Lewis Shelton
B: 1947-08-06
D: 2019-03-01
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Shelton, Lewis
Rita Mach
B: 1930-11-16
D: 2019-02-13
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Mach, Rita
Hazel Richie
B: 1924-06-24
D: 2019-04-20
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Richie, Hazel
Raymond Krygowski
B: 1922-08-20
D: 2019-04-18
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Krygowski, Raymond
Rufino Magno
B: 1935-02-28
D: 2019-04-17
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Magno, Rufino
Todd Topel
B: 1955-01-03
D: 2019-04-15
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Topel, Todd
Mark Hannan
B: 1948-10-31
D: 2019-04-11
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Hannan, Mark
Patricia Spinner
B: 1937-08-30
D: 2019-04-13
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Spinner, Patricia
Frank Ahmann
B: 1929-09-22
D: 2019-04-05
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Ahmann, Frank
John "Bud" Carroll
B: 1925-09-14
D: 2019-02-23
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Carroll, John "Bud"
Elizabeth Becker
B: 1921-02-13
D: 2019-01-03
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Becker, Elizabeth
Barbara Haraldsen
B: 1941-02-22
D: 2019-04-04
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Haraldsen, Barbara
James McLaughlin
B: 1932-09-20
D: 2019-04-02
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McLaughlin, James
Ronald McDaniels
B: 1928-02-16
D: 2019-03-26
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McDaniels, Ronald
Emily Keating
B: 1928-03-01
D: 2019-03-28
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Keating, Emily
Geraldine Ascher
B: 1925-05-20
D: 2019-03-31
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Ascher, Geraldine
Eleanor Raidt
B: 1925-04-10
D: 2019-03-19
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Raidt, Eleanor
James McGuire
B: 1936-11-28
D: 2019-03-21
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McGuire, James
James Madsen
B: 1945-10-09
D: 2019-03-25
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Madsen, James
Fred Parenti
B: 1923-03-03
D: 2019-03-23
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Parenti, Fred
John Gieske
B: 1929-03-11
D: 2019-03-24
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Gieske, John


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At  Gill  Brothers  Funeral  and Cremation Services,  we  understand  the  pain  that  comes  from  losing  a  loved  one.  Whether  the  loss  was  expected  or  not,  losing  a  loved  one  is  never  easy.  In  addition  to  the  grief  that  follows,  many  families  struggle  with  the  financial  and  emotional  stresses  of  planning  a  funeral  service  for  a  loved  one.  To  help  ease  your  pain  and  say  a  meaningful  goodbye,  we  strive  to  offer  affordable  funeral  services  in  Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding metro area.   
From  the  first  call  until  long  after  the  service  has  ended,  your  family  can  rest  easy  knowing  we  will  be  there  to  assist  you.  Whether  it’s  helping  you  select  music  to  play  during  the  service  or  connecting  you  with  grief  support  resources,  we  will  be  by  your  side.  It  is  our  goal  to  plan  a  service  that  allows  your  family  to  say  a  loving  and  meaningful  goodbye while  providing  a  level  of  service  that  exceeds  expectations. 

Components of a Traditional Funeral Service

A traditional funeral services includes:
  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: This stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery for the burial service itself.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.
A traditional funeral service, has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

Funeral  Options 

There  are  many  options  to  consider when planning a funeral service.  With  each  offering  their  own  unique  benefits,  the  choice  is  ultimately  up  to  you  and  your  family.  Each  of  the  funeral  options  listed  below  can  be  personalized  to  meet  your  family’s  unique  needs  and  requests.  For  more  information  about  our  funeral  packages  and  pricing,  please  speak  with  a  member  of  our  staff. 

Funeral  with  Burial  Service

A  funeral  with  burial  service  is  the  most  traditional  type  of  funeral service  and a popular  choice  among  families. Featuring a visitation, funeral, and  committal  reception, families  often  choose to  hold  the funeral  service  at  a  church  or  the  funeral  home. 

Funeral  with  Cremation  Service

A funeral with cremation service features many of the same parts of a  traditional  funeral  with  burial  service except  there is no committal service.  Following the completion of the funeral, guests can begin the reception  and  the  deceased  is  transported  to  the  crematory  for  care. 

Graveside  Service

Some  families elect  to hold  the  funeral  service  at  the  cemetery  beside  the  grave  plot.  This  type of service is a beautiful  alternative  to  a  traditional  funeral  as  it  allows  guests  to  gather  in  an  outdoor  setting.  A  graveside  service  also  eliminates  the  need  for  guests  to  form  a  processional  and  commute  to  the  cemetery  after  the  funeral.  Instead,  the  service  and  committal  can  occur  at  once.
It is important to budget for the service you would like. Please feel free to view our funeral and cremation price guide to ensure you budget accurately. 
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Things  to  Consider  

It’s  important  to  remember  that  when  planning  a  funeral,  the  service  is  not  just  for  the  deceased,  but  also  the  guests.  Although  everyone  is  gathering  to  say  goodbye  to  the  deceased,  they  are  also  there  to  comfort  and  support  one  another.  As  you  begin  to  start  planning  a  funeral,  remember  to  think  about  the  guests  who  will  be  there.   
There  are  many  decisions  to  be  made  and  it’s  best  if  you  work  alongside  others.  We  recommend  speaking  with  other  members  of  your  family  and  listening  to  their  input.  Together  you  can  come  to  a  consensus  and  select  the  options  that  best  suit  everyone’s  needs. 
If  you’re  ready  to  begin  planning  a  funeral  service,  below  we  have  provided  a  checklist  of  steps  when  planning  a  funeral  service. 
  • Work  out  your  budget 
  • Pick  ceremonial  participants 
  • Create  a  guest  list 
  • Reserve  a  date  and  time  for  the  event 
  • Hire  an  officiant  pastor  or  celebrant 
  • Select  floral  arrangements 
  • Select  music  for  each  phase  of  the  ceremony 
  • Finalize  the  readings 
  • Write  personal  statement(s)  to  be  read  at  the  service 
  • Finalize  the  order  of  the  ceremony 
  • Submit  an  announcement  to  newspapers 
  • Select  your  outfit  for  the  service 
  • Arrange  for  transportation 
  • Select  food  and  beverages  for  the  post-service  reception