Obituaries

Lewis Shelton
B: 1947-08-06
D: 2019-03-01
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Shelton, Lewis
Rita Mach
B: 1930-11-16
D: 2019-02-13
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Mach, Rita
Hazel Richie
B: 1924-06-24
D: 2019-04-20
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Richie, Hazel
Raymond Krygowski
B: 1922-08-20
D: 2019-04-18
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Krygowski, Raymond
Rufino Magno
B: 1935-02-28
D: 2019-04-17
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Magno, Rufino
Todd Topel
B: 1955-01-03
D: 2019-04-15
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Topel, Todd
Mark Hannan
B: 1948-10-31
D: 2019-04-11
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Hannan, Mark
Patricia Spinner
B: 1937-08-30
D: 2019-04-13
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Spinner, Patricia
Frank Ahmann
B: 1929-09-22
D: 2019-04-05
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Ahmann, Frank
John "Bud" Carroll
B: 1925-09-14
D: 2019-02-23
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Carroll, John "Bud"
Elizabeth Becker
B: 1921-02-13
D: 2019-01-03
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Becker, Elizabeth
Barbara Haraldsen
B: 1941-02-22
D: 2019-04-04
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Haraldsen, Barbara
James McLaughlin
B: 1932-09-20
D: 2019-04-02
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McLaughlin, James
Ronald McDaniels
B: 1928-02-16
D: 2019-03-26
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McDaniels, Ronald
Emily Keating
B: 1928-03-01
D: 2019-03-28
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Keating, Emily
Geraldine Ascher
B: 1925-05-20
D: 2019-03-31
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Ascher, Geraldine
Eleanor Raidt
B: 1925-04-10
D: 2019-03-19
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Raidt, Eleanor
James McGuire
B: 1936-11-28
D: 2019-03-21
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McGuire, James
James Madsen
B: 1945-10-09
D: 2019-03-25
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Madsen, James
Fred Parenti
B: 1923-03-03
D: 2019-03-23
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Parenti, Fred
John Gieske
B: 1929-03-11
D: 2019-03-24
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Gieske, John

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Gill Brothers Funeral and Cremation Services offers Simply Cremation®, the affordable cremation costs for the Minneapolis, MN area, as an alternative to a funeral service, cremation helps families remember their loved ones.

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The  Cremation  Process 

Cremation  is  the  process  of  reducing  a  body  to  brittle,  calcified  bones  through  the  use  of  intense  heat.  The  process  begins  by  placing  the  deceased  inside  of  the  cremation  chamber.  Once  inside,  the  heat  rises  to  more  than  1800°  F.  After  about  2-3  hours  the  remains  have  been  reduced  to  brittle,  calcified  bones.  They  are  then  cooled  before  being  pulverized  and  processed  into  an  ash-like  substance. 

After  the  cremation  process  has  been  completed,  the  ashes  are  placed  in  a  temporary  urn  or  one  that  the  family  has  purchased.  Finally,  they  are  returned  to  the  funeral  director  who  then  delivers  the  remains  to  the  deceased’s  family.

Cremation Costs

Families  should  always  be  mindful  of  cremation costs  when  caring  for  a  loved  one’s  remains.  It  is  important  to  establish  a  budget  early  on  in  the  arrangement  process  and  do  your  best  to  stick  to  it.  Typically,  cremation  costs  are  about  one-third  of  the  cost  of  a  traditional  burial.  

For  many  families  who  are  looking  to  honor  a  loved  one  with  a  meaningful  celebration  of  life  or  memorial  service;  choosing  cremation  allows  for  more  of  the  budget  to  be  allocated  to  other  memorialization  costs.  Coming  to  terms  with  the  death  of  a  loved  one  is  important  and  can  be  achieved  with  a  memorial  service.  Bringing  family  and  friends  together  provides  everyone  with  the  opportunity  to  share  memories  and  receive  support. 

At  Gill  Brothers  Funeral  Chapels,  we  pride  ourselves  on  offering  families  affordable  cremation  services  that  do  not  sacrifice  quality  for  the  price.  Our  cremation  costs  are  fair  and  designed  to  meet  the  budgets  of  most  families.  


Our Cremation Options

The affordable online, cremation-only, no-embalming, no-ceremony option

Simply Cremation® is a fast, easy, low cost cremation that you can order in just a few steps, which offers:

  • cremation only
  • no embalming
  •  no ceremony or service

Since this option minimizes the involvement of our staff, we can offer this low priced cremation option. So, this plan is ideal for those who want a cremation-only option for an immediate Minnesota death. If you plan on having a service of any kind for your loved one, please see our other options.

Cremation Cost: $3,195


 

 


Cremation With Memorial Service and or Gathering

Memorial Service at Funeral Home or Other Facility

Cremation Cost: $4,145


 

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Cremation Process

  • What is a cremation?
    • the human body is incinerated in a cremation chamber
    • the remains are then retained by the family within a cremation urn or dispersed in various ways, such as:
    • being spread throughout their favorite place
    • being tossed in the sea
    • being buried
    • and many other ways based on the family's wishes