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Mary Nixon
B: 1948-04-28
D: 2018-01-11
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Nixon , Mary
Gary Watson
B: 1957-12-09
D: 2018-01-11
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Watson, Gary
Gene Haugland
B: 1941-09-24
D: 2018-01-10
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Haugland, Gene
Emma Boerner
B: 2000-09-28
D: 2018-01-11
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Boerner, Emma
Donald Lynch
B: 1937-02-13
D: 2017-12-11
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Lynch, Donald
Shawn Remme
B: 1973-06-21
D: 2017-12-31
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Remme, Shawn
Evelyn Miller (Olson)
B: 1926-10-31
D: 2018-01-05
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Miller (Olson), Evelyn
Florence Rischmiller
B: 1934-11-07
D: 2017-12-29
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Rischmiller, Florence
Elaine Page
B: 1957-04-01
D: 2018-01-05
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Page, Elaine
Charlotte Anderson
B: 1931-09-20
D: 2018-01-06
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Anderson , Charlotte
Dennis Walker
B: 1946-12-30
D: 2017-12-30
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Walker, Dennis
Lynn Stellick
B: 1944-06-04
D: 2018-01-07
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Stellick, Lynn
Frederick Olofson
B: 1942-12-27
D: 2017-12-12
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Olofson, Frederick
June Shepperd
B: 1929-06-13
D: 2017-12-19
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Shepperd, June
Jeanne Carroll
B: 1924-03-02
D: 2017-11-16
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Carroll, Jeanne
Jeanne Carroll
B: 1924-03-02
D: 2017-11-16
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Carroll, Jeanne
Dorothy Merrick
B: 1924-07-29
D: 2017-12-22
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Merrick, Dorothy
Winston Carpenter
B: 1930-08-24
D: 2017-12-27
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Carpenter, Winston
Bruce Anderson
B: 1931-04-08
D: 2017-12-23
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Anderson, Bruce
Teodora Hernandez
B: 1928-12-27
D: 2017-12-27
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Hernandez, Teodora
Sirina Vargas
B: 1929-11-05
D: 2017-12-30
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Vargas, Sirina

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GENERAL PRICE LIST

These prices are effective November 1, 2015 and are subject to change without notice.

Thank you for choosing Gill Brothers Funeral Chapels, Inc. We are honored to serve your family.

The goods and services shown on these pages are those that we provide. You may choose only those items you want. However, any funeral arrangement will include a charge for our basic services and business expenses. If due to legal or other requirements, you must purchase any items not specifically requested, we will explain the reason in greater detail. This list does not include merchandise or prices for cash advanced items that you may select such as: motorcycle escort, cemetery or crematory fees, flowers, honorariums and newspaper notices. We will show these items on your Funeral Service Order Agreement.

It is important to us that the families we serve are fully informed about our charges. (If you feel any items listed on the next pages need clarification, please bring them to our attention.) This information is provided to insure that all charges are understood and to guard against any misunderstandings about this business transaction.


Gill Brothers accepts county burial assistance funerals, but services are very limited. If assistance is being applied for, please let the funeral director know at the time of arrangements. We can give you an application to complete, but assistance must be applied for by the family.

Payment Policy: Gill Brothers Funeral Chapels, Inc. accepts cash, check, credit card, life insurance assignments and/or pre-paid burial accounts. Cash advanced items are due at the time of funeral arrangements by cash or check only. Half of the remaining balance is due by the time of the funeral and the balance 60 days from the date of death.

BASIC SERVICES OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND STAFF $2,895
Our fee for the basic service of funeral director and staff includes, but is not limited to staff to respond to initial request for service, arrangement conference with family and responsible parties, arrangement of funeral, preparation and filing of necessary authorizations and permits, recording vital statistics, preparation and placement of obituary notices, sheltering of remains and coordination with those providing other portions of the funeral, e.g., clergy, cemetery, crematory, vault companies and others as required. This charge also includes business expenses pertaining to our facilities such as professional licensing, legal and accounting fees, insurance, maintenance and utility expenses, equipment, inventory costs, record keeping and administrative expenses. The fee will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangement you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremation, immediate burials and forwarding or receiving remains.)
 
EMBALMING  $800

Embalming is the process that provides temporary preservation of the body, sanitation, restoration, and elimination of health hazards. Except in certain cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial, or when refrigeration or use of dry ice is available.

OTHER PREPARATION OF THE BODY $350

This charge includes proper disinfection, cosmetic treatment, dressing, hairstyling and placement into the casket.

  • Post Autopsy Care     $300

 

  • Post Autopsy & Organ/Tissue Donation Charge     $700

 

  • Post Organ/Tissue Donation Charge     $400

 

  • Dressing of Unembalmed Remains     $300

 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND FACILITIES

A) Visitation at the Funeral Home or Other Facility (0-3 hours)
 
Our services include setup of the visitation, use of visitation room and/or funeral home equipment, display of floral arrangements and supervision and attendance by Gill Brothers staff.

 $450

  • Additional Visitation Charge per hour
$150
B) Visitation One Hour Prior to Service Only
Our services include setup of the visitation, use of funeral home equipment, display of floral arrangements and supervision and attendance by Gill Brothers staff.
 $250
C) Private Family Identification of Unembalmed Remains Prior to Cremation or Burial
(Without Autopsy and/or Tissue Donation) 
An informal identification to allow the opportunity to say good-bye, up to one hour.
$300
D) Funeral or Memorial Service at Funeral Home or Other Facility
Our services include coordination of the funeral arrangements, supervision of the funeral and committal or disposition service, setup and/or use of facilities for ceremony and staff.
$700
E) Graveside Service Only 
Our services include the coordination of committal service and Gill Brothers staff.
$300
F) Lunch Delay/Waiting Time (Monday-Friday)  $250
G) Lunch Delay/Waiting Time (Saturday, Sunday, Holidays)  $500
H) Additional Fee for Saturday, Sunday, Evening or Holiday Services  $250
I) Reception Fee  $250

 

TRANSFER OF THE DECEASED TO FUNERAL HOME OR OTHER LOCATION
Within a 30 mile radius of Gill Brothers Funeral Chapels, Inc. (There will be additional charges for miles outside our local service radius.)
$425

AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT

A) Funeral Coach (Hearse) to local church, cemetery or crematory for services  $445
B) Limousine for family or casket bearers to the cemetery (4 hours max)  $375
C) Motorcycle Escort from church to cemetery or crematory for procession  $220
D) Safety/Lead Car and/or Staff to bring clergy to cemetery or crematory  $150
E) Service Vehicle for floral delivery, church setup and/or necessary errands  $150
F) Additional Mileage per vehicle used over 35 miles (per mile, one way)  $3

 

CASKETS A complete list will be provided at the funeral home 
(Packaging disposal fee from 3rd party vendors - $150)
$685-$31,000
OUTER BURIAL CONTAINERS A complete list will be provided at the funeral home  $1,200-$12,200
URNS complete list will be provided at the funeral home  $39-$1,149
URN OUTER BURIAL CONTAINERS A complete list will be provided at the funeral home  $450-$1,400

FUNERAL MERCHANDISE

A) Guest Book/Visitor Register
$49
B) Thank You/Acknowledgement Cards
$49
C) Memorial Folders/Prayer Cards (per 100 or portion of)
$110
Additional Folders/Prayer Cards (per 50)
$25
Two sided printing (per 50)
$25
D) Color Photo Memorial Folders (per 100 or portion of)
$175
Additional Color Photos (per 50)
$25
Two sided printing with color (per 50)
$25
E) Other printed materials 
(ask for quote)

 

FORWARDING REMAINS TO ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME $2,895
This charge includes removal and shelter of the deceased, administrative and staff services, embalming, filing of the death certificate and issuing permits, local transportation and receptacle for shipping. (This does not include any visitation or ceremony prior to forwarding of the remains or transportation fees.) This charge is for domestic shipping only. There will be additional charges for international shipping.
RECEIVING REMAINS FROM ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME  $2,650

This charge includes administrative and staff services, pick up and shelter of the deceased, and transportation of the deceased to cemetery or crematory. (This does not include visitation, rites or ceremonies).

IMMEDIATE BURIALS  $3,745
This charge includes removal and shelter of the deceased and administrative and staff services.
(It does not include a casket, a visitation or ceremony prior to burial or the cost of an outer burial container that may be required by the cemetery.)
STORAGE OF REMAINS
 
Gill Brothers Funeral Chapels will store/shelter embalmed remains until the time of a scheduled burial/cremation up to eight days at no additional charge. Charge per day for each day after. $100 per day
Refrigeration of un-embalmed remains (maximum six days by law).  $100 per day

Gill Brothers Funeral Chapels will store cremated remains until the time of a scheduled burial  and/or funeral service or up to 30 days following cremation. After 30 days there is a charge for storing the cremated remains.

$50 per month

SPECIAL NOTE: Charges made by Hospitals, Medical Examiners and/or Government Agencies for mandatory protective items and/or for special permits will be charged at our cost and added to the Funeral Service Order Agreement. Cash Advanced Items are also charged at our cost and may be billed to Gill Brothers or directly to the family. These charges are subject to change.

Medical Examiner Supplies
$35
County Cremation Approval Fee
$50
MN Death Certificates $13 for the 1st, $6 for each add.
Removal of Medically implanted devices
$200 per item

 

TRADITIONAL CREMATION PACKAGE  $5,775

Visitation/Viewing the night prior to the service and/or just prior to the service on the day of the funeral. A funeral ceremony at the funeral chapel or another offsite location (e.g. church or nursing home chapel). The cremation and burial (if selected) to take place after the ceremonies.

Our Charges Include: Basic Services of funeral director and staff, embalming, dressing, casketing and care of the deceased, Facilities, equipment and staff for the funeral service and visitation, graveside committal service (local), local transfer of the deceased to the funeral home, local transfer of the deceased to a church and crematory.

DIRECT CREMATION OPTIONS

We have grouped these services together because they represent the options most often selected by the families we serve that choose cremation. These are merely examples; we are able to construct any combination of services and merchandise that is meaningful to you and or your loved one.

Unless otherwise stated, cash advanced items and merchandise are not included, all of our packages include a charge for a “Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff”. These services include but are not limited to: overhead expense relative to our facilities such as professional licensing, legal and accounting fees, insurance, maintenance and utility expenses; taxes, equipment and inventory costs, record keeping; secretarial and administrative costs.

In addition, a Licensed professional completes a safe and secure transfer of the remains from the place of death to our facility, completes the arrangement conference, secures the legal paperwork and necessary permits and authorizations, provides sanitary care for temporary secure storage of the deceased, proper I.D., safe and secure delivery of the remains to the crematory; helps coordinate with clergy, newspaper notices, cemetery arrangements, memorial service, and could also help with the flowers and other merchandise selections.

*The crematory fee is added to each package: Cremation Trade Service $200, Lakewood $320. Additional crematory charges for remains over 300 lbs. $100.
*Cremation caskets/alternative containers start at $125.

If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The containers we provide are a fiberboard container or an unfinished wood box.

DIRECT CREMATION

Cremation with Memorial Service and/or Gathering $3,495

Includes professional service of funeral director and staff, initial transfer of deceased, other care and preparation of the body, automotive equipment, direction of visitation, memorial and graveside services by staff. Add urn (if selected), and cremation casket/alternative container.

Cremation casket/alternative container

Crematory Fee

Medical Examiner fees (Currently $50 for Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota and Anoka Counties)

Total 

Optional (add evening visitation/gathering, $225)




 

$150

$200


$50

$4,145

Cremation with Memorial/Funeral and Graveside Service

$3,080
Includes professional service of funeral director and staff, initial transfer of deceased, other care and preparation of the body, automotive equipment, direction of memorial and graveside services by staff. Add urn (if selected), and cremation casket/alternative container.  

Cremation with Visitation and Memorial/Funeral Service
 
$3,430
Includes professional service of funeral director and staff, initial transfer of deceased, other care and preparation of the body, automotive equipment, direction of visitation and memorial services by staff. Add urn (if selected), and cremation casket/alternative container.  

Cremation with Memorial/Funeral Service
 
$2,980
Includes professional service of funeral director and staff, initial transfer of deceased, other care and preparation of the body, automotive equipment, direction of memorial service by staff.
Add urn (if selected), and cremation casket/alternative container.
 

Cremation with Graveside only
 
$2,495
Includes professional service of funeral director and staff, initial transfer of deceased, other care and preparation of the body, automotive equipment, direction of graveside service by staff.
Add urn (if selected), and cremation casket/alternative container.
 

Cremation with no Memorial/Funeral services or viewing
 
$2,295
Includes professional service of funeral director and staff, initial transfer of deceased, other care and preparation of the body.
Add urn (if selected), and cremation casket/alternative container.
 

Private Family Identification of Unembalmed Remains Prior to Cremation
(without Autopsy)

$295
An informal identification to allow the opportunity to say good-bye, up to one hour.  

Witnessing of Cremation

$300

Receiving Cremated Remains from Another Funeral Home or Family

$495
This charge includes administrative and staff services and transportation to the cemetery.
(This does not include visitation, rites or ceremonies.)
 

Mailing Cremated Remains (Continental United States only)

$100

*Cremation/ceremonial caskets range from $300