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 Cremation Society of MN – First Memorial Funeral Chapels

The Cremation Society of Minnesota and First Memorial Funeral Chapels began as, and remains, a family owned and operated business. In 1955, we opened our South Minneapolis chapel. Since that time, Cremation Society of Minnesota and First Memorial Funeral Chapels has become Minnesota’s leading provider of cremation and funeral services.


Our company reaches out to families in the entire state of Minnesota and western Wisconsin, providing services that can save families thousands of dollars versus the higher cost, (sometimes double) of local funeral homes.

We provide:

  • Cost effective direct cremation services
  • Full traditional funeral services followed by cremation to save families cemetery expenses
  • Full traditional funeral services followed by burial
  • Direct Burial

We have streamlined our services so that families need only make one call to begin the cremation and/or the funeral process.

Our Directors are available 24 hours a day, seven day a week, 365 days a year, including holidays, at no extra charge, to help families at the time of death. We will respond and provide transportation of your loved one from the place of death into our care from (home residence, hospital, care facilities, medical examiners’ offices).

Our Directors help with arrangement planning, ordering death certificates, notifying social security, providing assistance in the preparation and placement of obituary notices, and arranging burial services at national cemeteries for veterans, all of which are included in our prices.

Each of our chapels have seating for 125 people for memorial services. We also have reception rooms at each of our locations for food and fellowship and/or memorial gatherings. Attendants are included in rental prices, to assist families in the set up and execution of services.


Please call or email us at regarding your specific needs so we can help.



Kevin Waterston, President, and the entire Waterston family


LOCATIONS – Call to schedule an appointment time


Cremation Society of MN – Minneapolis

4343 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409
Phone: (612) 825-2435
Fax: (612) 827-0370
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Cremation Society of MN – Edina

7110 France Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55435
Phone: (952) 924-4100
Fax: (952) 925-4172
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Cremation Society of MN – Duluth

4100 Grand Ave
Duluth, Minnesota 55807
Phone: (218) 624-5200
Fax: (218) 624-1700
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Cremation Society of MN – Brooklyn Park

7835 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445
Phone: (763) 560-3100
Fax: (763) 560-8166
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Cremation Society of MN – St. Paul

1979 Old Hudson Rd
St Paul, MN 55119

Phone: (651)789-0404

Fax: (651)789-0079

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Owned and Operated by the Waterston Family Since 1955