History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

About

Established in 1932. Fredrick Funeral Home is proud to serve our local area which includes Hampshire, Burlington, Plato Township, Genoa, Marengo, Elgin, and Kane, McHenry and DeKalb Counties.

Professional Associations
  • Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
Certifications
  • Licensed
Areas Served
  • Hampshire
  • Burlington
  • Plato Township
  • Genoa
  • Marengo
  • Elgin
  • Kane, McHenry and DeKalb Counties

Fredrick Funeral Home, in Hampshire, IL, is the area's leading funeral home serving Hampshire, Burlington and surrounding areas since 1932. We offer funeral planning, cremation services, keepsakes, funeral and cremation merchandise and more. For more information, contact Fredrick Funeral Home in Hampshire.


Fredrick Funeral Home, in Hampshire, IL, is the area's leading funeral home serving Hampshire, Burlington and surrounding areas since 1932. We offer funeral planning, cremation services, keepsakes, funeral and cremation merchandise and more. For more information, contact Fredrick Funeral Home in Hampshire.

Our Valued Staff

  • Walter J. Leucht

    Walter J. Leucht Owner - Funeral Director

    Born October 12, 1953 in Woodstock, graduate of St. Mary School in 1967 and Marian Central High School in 1971. Received B.S. in Political Science from Murray State University, Murray KY then graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1976. Married Judith L. Harper of Eminence, KY on November 6, 1976. Worked at Oberman Funeral Home in Plainfield in apprenticeship in 1976 and 1977.

    As a licensed funeral director, worked at Glueckert Funeral Home in Arlington Heights from 1977 to 1979 and Flagg Funeral Home in Crystal Lake from 1979 to April 1980 when they purchased Fredrick Funeral Home in Hampshire.

    Walter and Judy have two sons, Joseph (Jenny) and Matthew, and two precious granddaughters Emma Augusta and Cadence Mary Leucht.

    All of our family members are actively involved in our funeral operations, from providing lifting help, snow removal and indoor and outdoor maintenance. Judy is a full-time secretary, hair and makeup expert as well as a great shoulder to lean on and very easy to talk to.

  • Judy Leucht

    Judy Leucht Owner - Office Manager

  • John Freund

    John Freund Funeral Director

    Serving the Marengo and Union areas

  • Dale P. Tegtman

    Dale P. Tegtman Funeral Director

    Dale graduated from Hampshire High School in 1983. Received Associates Degree in Mortuary Science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1985. Started serving an apprenticeship for Staab Funeral Home in Springfield in 1986 and became a full-time funeral director and embalmer at Staab's, working there for six years. He returned to the area in 1991 taking a position with Querhammer Funeral Home in Crystal Lake and Marengo Union Funeral Home until 2002. In October 2002, he had the distinct honor of becoming partners with Walter Leucht, the man responsible for the privilege of working in this industry.
    Dale married Claire Ann Vonnahme of Springfield. Dale and Claire have three beautiful children--Luke, and twins, Ella Ann and Nicholas. As a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, you can find Dale ushering at 10:30 Mass. Also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 11666. Claire is a member of the Double Dilemma (twins) Club. It is an honor and privilege for our family to serve the Huntley community.

  • Diane Schiffer

    Diane Schiffer Funeral Assistant

  • Donna  Nichol

    Donna Nichol Pre-Planning

    Donna works with both James O'Connor Funeral Home in Huntley and Fredrick Funeral Home in Hampshire meeting with families who are wanting to pre-arrange their funerals.

  • Nicholas Tegtman

    Nicholas Tegtman Student Apprentice

  • Tom  Schiffer

    Tom Schiffer Funeral Assistant

  • Matt Leucht

    Matt Leucht Funeral Assistant