What Happens Next

At Cremation Society of Minnesota, we understand the great deal of stress the passing of a loved one can cause the survivors. Our experienced and caring staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week to assist your family in any way possible. The guidance your family will receive from our knowledgeable staff will help to relieve some of the stress that comes with making final arrangements. From the time of the initial call, whether your loved one has made preliminary arrangements or this is the first time contact is made with us, our staff will guide your family through all steps in the process in great detail. 

What to Expect at the Funeral Home

We schedule meeting times seven days per week to best accommodate the needs of your family. The scheduled appointment you will have with one of our licensed funeral directors can last anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours. The meeting may include the following:

Planning and scheduling any services chosen, whether at one of our five locations or an outside venue.
Selecting all appropriate merchandise and services necessary for the type of service chosen.
Assistance with writing the obituary notice(s).
Preparing for and filing the certified death certificate and other documentation necessary to finalize cremation or burial services.

What Information Will the Funeral Arranger Need?

This helpful checklist provides you with the majority of the information necessary to complete the certified death certificate. It is helpful to your funeral arranger if you can provide the following information at the time of your scheduled appointment. All information on this list is relative to the decedent.

  • Full legal name.
  • Social security number.
  • Date of birth.
  • City and state of birth.
  • Father’s full name.
  • Mother’s full name, (Include maiden name).
  • Highest completed level of education.
  • Usual occupation, prior to retirement.
  • Last known physical street address.

In addition to the list above, please bring any other information or materials you believe would be helpful. This may include:

  • Honorable military discharge documents, (VA form DD214), if the loved one is a veteran.
  • A recent photograph of the loved one.
  • Pre-written obituary information.
  • The name and telephone number of any clergy person(s) you wish to be involved in any services planned.
  • Clothing, (if the loved one will be viewed publicly, prior to cremation or burial).

If you have urgent questions or needs, we’re here for you. You can call us at (612) 825-2435​.