Chamber Business Spotlight of the Week for January 23, 2023 is Riggin, Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home

The Business Spotlight of the Week for January 16 and 23 (because the social media posts were not published on the 16th) is Riggin, Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home.


Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville has been serving southern Illinois since 1930, when William Henry Riggin established Riggin Funeral Home at its former location on West Illinois Avenue. 

Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home is family owned and operated, by funeral director, Michael "Junior" Burke. Junior, Lori, and their sons, currently reside above the funeral home. Junior celebrated his 40th year with the funeral home on May 15, 2022. 

Tiffany Holmes Etherton, a native of Red Bud, Illinois, joined the staff in August of 2007. She celebrated her 15th year with the funeral home in August of 2022. 

Lin Yack Crisco, a native of Carterville, joined the staff in January of 2017. She is beginning her 6th year with the funeral home. 

Our staff takes pride in continuing the tradition of excellence in serving our community these past 93 years. 

We Specialize in:

Pre-Arrangement Services • Traditional Funeral Services

Cremation Services • Aftercare Services 

In 2017, the funeral home underwent a complete renovation on the interior. In 2021, our porch columns got a much-needed update.  

Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home was selected as the Southern Illinoisan Readers' Choice for Best Funeral Home in 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021. 

Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home continues the advancement of education by awarding area students a “Student of the Month” at Carterville High School. Teachers nominate the students, and they are awarded $25.00 from the funeral home. We also award the Jack & Jean Burke Memorial Scholarship, in memory of Junior's late parents. Two scholarships a year are awarded- one to a Mortuary Science Student at SIUC and one to the Carterville High School Student of the Year. 

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