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.

Heartland and Hirsch Family History

As a traditional funeral home and full service cremation facility, we at Heartland Memorial Center, truly celebrate and honor the life lived. Owned and operated by James C. Hirsch and Lelia Hirsch-Amadio, Heartland Memorial Center was designed to help families heal after the loss of a loved one.

J.C. Hirsch and Lelia Hirsch-Amadio opened Heartland Memorial Center after an extensive renovation and addition to the facility at 7151 183rd Street in Tinley Park in 2006. Changes were made to provide families with the best possible amenities and service. Heartland Memorial Center at 1340 Otto Boulevard in Chicago Heights opened in 2010.

Through personal family service, our staff at Heartland Memorial Center is able to create meaningful tributes as unique as those whose lives they celebrate.


Carl J. Hirsch


Heartland Family

James W.

James W. "Bud" Hirsch, Retired Funeral Director and former owner.


James C.

James C. "J.C." Hirsch, Funeral Director and Owner

J.C. has been in funeral service for over 35 years doing what he truly loves, taking care of families. He lives at Heartland Memorial Center in Tinley Park and is the father of four and proud grandfather of four.


Lelia Hirsch-Amadio

Lelia Hirsch-Amadio, Funeral Director and Owner

Lelia is a funeral director, wife, and mother to two young sons. She enjoys using her back round in art to help families create unique custom tributes.