Plan Ahead

Planning your funeral arrangements in advance ensures that your family and friends avoid stress and confusion at the time of your passing. Creating your arrangements ahead of time provides you with peace of mind knowing your wishes will be taken care of, allowing you to continue living your life to the fullest.
Ready to make your arrangements? Click the Member or Non-Member button to use our simple online planning guide to arrange and pay for your plan.

Let Your Loved One Know Your Wishes

When you choose to arrange your memorial tribute and needs, you allow yourself the time to sit down and consider how you want to be remembered. When you let your loved ones know how you’d like your celebration of life to be carried out, if you want a traditional burial or cremation, and where you want to be laid to rest, your loved ones can carry out these plans in the way that you chose.

Of course, after your passing, your family members and closest friends will grieve. However, by leaving them with funeral arrangements which state your wishes, you can alleviate some of that stress and grief by allowing them to honor your life in the way you would have wanted.

Keep Your Family Safe from Financial Pressure

Through a thorough arrangement process completed with a pre-payment plan, you can protect your family from unforeseen financial inflation and costs. By choosing to cover your expenses before the time comes, your family can focus on what truly matters: celebrating your life.

Take Control of Your Life

Planning your end-of-life wishes isn’t a depressing process; it’s one that frees you and your family from worry and unnecessary stress. Arranging your memorial service ahead of time helps to ensure that your family and friends know your wishes and needs so that the proper proceedings can be carried out when the appropriate time comes.

Prepaying for Your Cremation

Many people choose to pre-pay the cost of their cremation or funeral service.

When an individual pre-pays for his or her cremation or funeral service with the Cremation Society of Minnesota, they are issued a guarantee at the rate(s) paid. This guarantee allows the assurance that, at the time of death, the individual’s survivors will not be asked to provide any additional payments for any items or services that had been pre-paid. If costs at the time of death are higher than those pre-paid, the Cremation Society of Minnesota will cover the difference in the form of a discount.

Any item or service seen on our General Price List can be pre-paid for; however, only those costs under our direct control, such as the cost of cremation, an urn, the use of our facilities, etc., are guaranteed.

No third-party expenses, such as obituaries, flowers, etc. are guaranteed. If the costs of these items or services are higher at the time of death than the original payment, the individual’s survivors will be responsible for the difference in cost.

When pre-paid funds are received by the Cremation Society of Minnesota, they are placed into an insurance policy, in the name of the payer. The insurance policy is for no reason other than to protect the individual’s asset; it prevents the funeral provider from utilizing the pre-paid funds ahead of the individual’s passing. To further protect the payer, this policy is transferrable to any funeral home in the United States. Should the payer or his/her survivors choose to utilize a funeral or cremation provider more accessible to them at the time of need, the full value of the policy is accessible by the chosen provider. In the case of Medical Assistance or a spend-down of assets, the insurance policy can be made irrevocable.


Ready to make your arrangements? Click the Member or Non-Member button to use our simple online planning guide to arrange and pay for your plan. Or, if you have questions, call us today at (612) 825-2435  to discuss your unique planning arrangements.