Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Lax Mortuary exists because of your approval and our function is to serve your funeral needs. We will continue to build a tradition of quality funeral service for the community, thereby creating a successful position in the funeral service industry. We recognize our need in and by the community and will provide affordable quality funeral services to each of our families. We will treat each family as our personal friend and we promise to be responsible leaders in the execution of our professional duties.

Arthur and Ann Lax, the principal management team of  have a proven history of professional service in Kankakee County for over 20 years. Arthur and Ann Lax are the proud parents of Derrick, Heather and Sarah.

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Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Lax Mortuary was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Arthur  Lax

Arthur Lax

Owner
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Ann Lax

Ann Lax

Co-owner
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Ernest  Robertson II

Ernest Robertson II

Funeral Service Attendant
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Cameron  Wells

Cameron Wells

Funeral Service Attendant
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Bettie White

Bettie White

Funeral Service Attendant
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Delector Kennedy

Delector Kennedy

Funeral Service Attendant
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