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
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
Thomas Wallerus
B: 1933-08-27
D: 2019-03-21
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Wallerus, Thomas

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Cremation Services

cremation services in MinnesotaWhen considering cremation services, today's families are concerned with many complex issues: how cremation affects the environment (especially when compared to traditional burial), personal finances and faith being amongst the top three. If you, or a family member, are curious about cremation or wondering if cremation is the right option for your situation, we invite you to read the articles in this section.

Why Choose Cremation Services in Minnesota?

Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

Cremation Costs are Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  
 
He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."
 
Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.
 
You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.
 
To learn more about how cremation works please take a look at our What is Cremation? page.

Planning a Funeral Service for Cremation

The needs and expectations of our families are changing and we have responded with funeral service options tailored to these new expectations.

Two generations ago, traditional funerals (visitation, funeral service and service at the cemetery) were common. It was what everyone expected.

But, as the demand for cremation services increases, there has been a shift in the types of services available. Many more families are choosing cremation and holding a memorial service afterwards. Family members and friends still come together to pay their respects to the deceased and find emotional support but they do so in less formal ways.

Another option, the celebration-of-life service, has become quite popular because there are no limits to the how, where, and when the life of a loved one can be celebrated. 

We invite you to read more on our page about how to make funeral arangements for cremation.

Thinking about Your Funeral Service Options

The arrangements you make will be influenced by the lifestyle of your deceased family member; the time of year, your budget, and the number of people in attendance. But you don't have to think about it all on your own; we are here to help. This is what we do; it is our passion to help families celebrate the life of their loved one in a way that is meaningful to them. Just reach out to us; let us know what you'd like, and we'll tell you how we can assist you. 

Are You Ready to Talk about Cremation?

We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we are here to help you explore your options. When you are ready, call us at 612-861-6088 to set an appointment or simply drop by our office. You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.
Our Cremation Options
Do you think cremation is right for you, or a loved one? We provide a selection of cremation options designed to meet your financial and emotional needs.
Alternative Cremation Options
Traditional Cremation makes up the majority of cremation processes, however there are alternative options available.
Frequently Asked Questions on Cremation Services
Are you struggling to answer the question "what is cremation"? Are you curious about what's involved in making the cremation decision; or wonder if you can be involved in your loved one's cremation? This is the right page for you.

Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".