History

The Cremation Society of Minnesota and First Memorial Funeral Chapels began in 1955, when we opened our South Minneapolis chapel. Since that time, Cremation Society of Minnesota and First Memorial Funeral Chapels have grown to five locations and become Minnesota’s leading provider of cremation services.​

A History of Caring

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 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 info@csmcremation.com regarding your specific needs so we can help.

Our Staff's Dedication to Respectful Care