Our care team consists of Pastoral Staff, a spiritual advisor, a parish nurse, a resource counselor and a variety of caring individuals experienced in walking with people through the storms of life, bringing the presence of Christ and promise of God to others.

Funerals

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26

Funerals and memorial services have a long history in our Christian culture. People gather together after the death of a loved one for at least three reasons.

  • First, they come to remember and celebrate the person’s life. Every human being leaves some kind of legacy and it is highly appropriate for family and friends to remember the unique life and stories of the deceased.
  • Second, people gather to say goodbye. This is often painful, but the public expression of sorrow often helps family and friends bring closure to the person remembered. The funeral or memorial service is one of the first steps in the healing process called grief.
  • Third, people gather to renew and strengthen their faith in God’s love expressed to us in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As Christians we know that the grave is not the final word. Jesus and his promise of the resurrection give us the hope that someday all God’s children will be united around God’s heavenly throne.

We welcome any family that is seeking a Christian service for their loved one. Membership at St. Andrew’s is not required. Our staff is experienced and compassionate and can guide you through the basics of planning a service.

The St. Andrew’s Columbarium and Memorial Garden is located immediately north of the Sanctuary on our campus, and is another option for families to place cremated remains of their loved one.

Funeral / Memorial Service / Columbarium information:

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Lisa Grundtner, Director of Funeral Ministry,  651.762.9117.

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In Christian Sympathy

Christian love and sympathy are extended to families who mourn. May Christ’s resurrection bring hope and comfort to those who grieve their loss.  As a community of faith, we mourn the loss of the following sisters and brothers in Christ:

2022

Kelly Cadwallader, Jr., died June 15, 2022. A funeral was held on June 22 at St. Andrew’s.

R. David Steiner, 57, died April 24, 2022. A private inurnment was held on June 11, 2022 at St. Andrew’s.

Thomas Solberg, 75, died June 4, 2022. A funeral service was held on June 14 at St. Andrew’s.

Mary Lou Johnson, 87, died June 1, 2022. A funeral service will be held on June 16 at St. Andrew’s.

Carol Baker, 64, died May 16, 2022. A funeral will be held June 24 at St. Andrew’s.

Robert Trier, 82, died May 15, 2022. A memorial service will be held June 25 at St. Andrew’s.

Paul Susag, 53, died September 15, 2021. A funeral service will be held June 27 at St. Andrew’s.

Peter Aus, 79, died May 9, 2022. A funeral will be held at St. Andrew’s on Friday, May 20.

Corinne Metcalf, 91, died May 1, 2022. A funeral was held at St. Andrew’s on Monday, May 9.

Randy Baran, 68, died April 16, 2022. A funeral service was held on Monday, April 25 at St. Andrew’s.

Jeff Nicholls, 71, died December 13, 2021. A funeral service was held at St. Andrew’s.

Steve Birkeland, 90, died April 24, 2022. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 5 at St. Andrew’s.

John Sutter, 83, died April 23, 2022. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 19 at St. Andrew’s.

Craig Killian, 32, died April 24, 2022. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 21 at St. Andrew’s.

Tom Skalbeck, 89, died March 31, 2022. A funeral will be held at St. Andrew’s on April 19.

Dorothy Mae Johnson, 93, died March 30, 2022. A funeral will be held at St. Andrew’s on May 6.

Al Henriksen, 86, died on March 10, 2022. There will be private family interment at a later date.

David Read, 78, died March 14, 2022. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 9 at Holcomb Henry Boom Purcell Funeral Home in Shoreview.

Earl Olson, 91, died March 16, 2022. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s on April 2.

Ramona Sanders, 81, died March 6, 2022. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s on May 21.

Kathryn Nixdorf, 42, died March 3, 2022. A funeral was held at St. Andrew’s on March 11.

Kurt Marquardt, 66, died January 26, 2022. A celebration of life was held March 5.

William “Bill” Meldahl, 92, died February 12, 2022. A visitation will be held on Monday, March 7, at St. Andrew’s.

Shar Knutson, 72, died February 2, 2022. A funeral will be held on Monday, May 16 at St. Andrew’s.

William Schultz, 72, died January 25, 2022. A private funeral service will be held February 11.

Cheryl McChesney, 70, died January 25, 2022. A funeral service will be held February 9.

John Joseph, 73, died January 31, 2022. A funeral service will be held February 8.

Nathan Prigge, 19, died January 25, 2022. A funeral was held at St. Andrew’s on February 3.

Wanda Patzoldt, 86, died January 25, 2022. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Sarah Epperson, 39, died January 18, 2022. A celebration of life was held January 25.

Denny Lentz, 70, died January 11, 2022. A funeral service was held at St. Andrew’s on Monday, Jan. 24.

Marcie Mitchell, 93, died January 4, 2022. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s on Thursday, January 27.

Keith Killian, 30, died January 11, 2022. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 29, at St. Andrew’s.

Jeff Nicholls, 71, died December 13, 2021. A funeral service will be held Friday, April 29, 2022 at St. Andrew’s.

2021

Jesse Otterholt, 43, died November 21, 2021. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Jim Nash, 84, died December 6, 2021. A funeral service will be held February 21, 2022 at St. Andrew’s.

Kathleen Roan, 80, died Dec. 11, 2021. A funeral service will be held January 29, 2022 at St. Andrew’s.

Donald Guette, 94, died December 19, 2021. A funeral service will be held Jan. 13, 2022 at St. Andrew’s.

Art Kotz, 88, died Dec. 20, 2021. A funeral service will be held January 11, 2022 at St. Andrew’s.

Robert Linell, 97, died December 21, 2021. A funeral service will be held January 4, 2022 at St. Andrew’s.

Ginny Anderson, 87, died December 22, 2021. A funeral service will be held December 30, 2021 at St. Andrew’s.

David Berg, 59, died December 6, 2021. A funeral service will be held December 18.

Deloris Koneczny, 92, died November 29, 2021. A funeral service was held December 7.

Lloyd Ford, 95, died November 21, 2021. A funeral service will be held on December 16 at St. Andrew’s.

Raymond “Bud” Lundell, 85, died November 18, 2021. A funeral service was held on December 13.

Richard “Dick” Johnson, 85, died November 29, 2021. A funeral service was held on December 6.

Bill Butler, 102, died on November 27, 2021. A funeral service was held on December 2.

James Lindstrom, 89, died November 11, 2021. A funeral service was held on December 4.

Elaine Wolsky, 80, died November 9, 2021. An inurnment service was held on December 4.

Arlie Peltier, 71, died October 16. A funeral service and reception will be held on December 19 at 7 Vines Vineyard.

Deb Schell, 63, died October 23. A funeral service was held November 9.

Nicholas Henton, 43, died on November 2. A visitation and Celebration of Life was held on November 12.

Catherine Hansen, 62, died on October 28. A visitation and memorial service will be held on November 17.

Marjorie Meier, 87, died on November 7. A visitation and funeral service will be held on November 22.

Jane Hanson, 80, died on October 21, 2021. A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 28, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Sanctuary.

Patti Ihrke, 61, died on October 22, 2021. A visitation will be held on Friday, October 29, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church with a funeral service to follow at 10:30 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Sanctuary.

Susan Jackson, died on October 25, 2021. A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 31, at 1 p.m. at Wulff Funeral Home, Woodbury. A visitation will be held on Monday, November 1, at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church with a funeral service to follow at 10 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Sanctuary.

Robert Young, 84, died on September 23, 2021. A graveside service was held September 30.

Paul Susag, 53, died on September 15, 2021. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Thomas Wegscheider, 76, died on August 25, 2021. A funeral service will be held Sept. 22  at 3 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Sanctuary.

Donna Plan, 94, died Sept. 2, 2021. A funeral service will be held September 20, with lunch to follow in St. Andrew’s Gathering Space.

Paul Rohrer, 51, died on August 27, 2021. A visitation will be held September 7 with a funeral service to follow at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center in Stillwater.

Roger Seiberlich, 92, died May 8, 2021. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, at 11 am in St. Andrew’s Sanctuary.

John Grundtner, 89, died on August 15, 2021. A visitation will be held Friday, August 27, at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Sanctuary Atrium, with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Bob Olson, 87, died April 23, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 26, in St. Andrew’s Sanctuary. A private family interment will take place at a later date.

Tom Linnerooth, 80, died on July 20, 2021. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 29, at 10 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Sanctuary Atrium, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m.

Sam Quy, 76, died January 31, 2021. A funeral service will be held on July 31, 2021 at Prestwick Golf Course in Woodbury, MN.

Gus Johnson, 99, died June 4, 2021.

Joan Goepfert, 90, died May 27, 2021. James Goepfert, 88, died April 20, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on July 17 in St. Andrew’s Sanctuary.

Delores Durree, 90, died June 25, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on July 5 at St. Andrew’s Village Chapel.

Joe Ramnarine, 86, died June 8, 2021.

Bob Revere, 79, died June 3, 2021. A service will be held at a later date.

Jim Olson, 70, died December 3, 2020. A funeral service will be held June 14, 2021 at St. Andrew’s.

Eduardo Gantchoff died May 20, 2021. A memorial service was held in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Dianne Ruud, 74, died February 18, 2021. A funeral service was held in Preston, Minn.

Jim Pederson, 81, died January 23, 2021. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s on June 5, 2021.

Ann Miller, 57, died December 24, 2020. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s on June 4, 2021.

Mary Morseth, 65, died May 10, 2020. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s on June 5, 2021.

Mary Sheets, 39, died April 4, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, at St. Andrew’s Sanctuary.

Cat McNerlin, 49, died March 29, 2021. A funeral service was held on April 9 at St. Andrew’s Sanctuary.

Lucille Hallanger, 90, died March 19, 2021. A private family memorial service will be held.

Jane Ellingson, 76, died March 9, 2021. A funeral service was held St. Andrew’s Sanctuary on March 16.

Bob Kittel, 81, died on February 15, 2021. A funeral service will be held at a later date.

Hugh Ivie, 88, died on March 10, 2021. A private family service will be held.

Gonzalo Flores, 41, died February 23, 2021. A service will be held at St. Andrew’s Sanctuary on March 2.

Ron Kostron, 86, died February 15, 2021. A private family funeral service will be held.

Richard Van Nelson, 68, died February 18, 2021. A funeral service will be held at Bradshaw Funeral Home on February 26.

Mary Ann Milton, 99, died January 2, 2021. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Shelly Paulsen, 67, died January 26, 2021. A funeral service will be held at a later date.

Delbert Leaf, 94, died January 30, 2021. A private family funeral service will be held.

Claire Olsen, 87, died January 30, 3032. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s on February 18.

Carl Pierson, 86, died January 24, 2021. A private family funeral service has been held.

Ruth Golda, 92, died January 26, 2021. A private family funeral service has been held.

Chuck Bille, 73, died January 19, 2021. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church on January 30.

Kent Maffitt, 84, died January 23, 2021. A private family funeral service will be held.

Carmen Nydegger, 46, died December 31, 2020. A livestream of the private family funeral service was held at St. Andrew’s on January 14, 2021.

 
 
 

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