We are facing unprecedented challenges, but you don’t have to walk through them alone. St. Andrew’s Pastoral Care ministry exists to reach out to members, friends and families of the church and community to share Christ’s healing love with all people.

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:

Download our Funeral / Memorial Service brochure

Lisa Grundtner, Director of Funeral Ministry,  651.762.9117.

Pastoral Care Team

Kyle JacksonExecutive Pastor of Serve and Care
Dana GaborParish Nurse
Lisa GrundtnerDirector of Funeral Ministry / Support Groups

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:

2021

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. Registration is required to attend.

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.

2020

Marjorie (Marge) Johnson, 82, died December 24, 2020. A private family funeral service is planned.

Greg Borgen, 64, died December 21, 2020. A funeral service was held at St. Andrew’s on December 31.

David Richard Johnson, 48, died December 27, 2020.

Sherry Joyce, 81, died Dec. 1, 2020. A funeral service was held at St. Andrew’s on December 8.

June Nielsen, 87, died Dec. 9, 2020. A private family service was held Dec. 17.

Terry Wenzel, 76, died Nov. 12, 2020. A funeral service was held at St. Andrew’s Sanctuary on Thursday, Dec. 3.

Gary Buck, 84, died March 6, 2020. A funeral service was held at St. Andrew’s on November 21.

Roger Schrankler, 85, died November 6, 2020. A funeral service was held at St. Andrew’s on November 14.

Beatrice Kotz, 90, died September 26, 2020. A private family service was held.

William Sauerbrey, 82, died Sept. 27, 2020. A funeral service was held at St. Andrew’s Sanctuary on Oct. 2.

Myron Johnson, 82, died July 28, 2020. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Naples, Florida.

Harold Kingsbury, 77, died Aug. 28. Intermet took place in Illinois.

Roger Lee, 86, died August 19. A private service was held August 26.
 

Jan Hess, 88, died August 16. A private service was held September 4.

 Orville Anderson, 90, died March 29. A private service was held on August 19.
 Kevin Galvin, 71, died August 14. A private service was held August 20.

June Straiton, 101, died July 9. A private family service was held on July 22.

Vernon Taplin, 56, died April 3. His funeral service was held on July 24.

Amy Grabow, 51 and Abbey Grabow, 16, died May 26. A funeral service was held on July 24.

Dolores Bogart, 98, died April 14. Her funeral service was held on July 18.

Roger Carlson, 74, died June 19. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Pat Holt, 94, died May 28. A private family service was held June 2.

Bruce Myers died at the age of 75 on April 29. A private family funeral service was held on May 6.

Carol Voyen died at the age of 85 on March 10. Her memorial service was held on March 15.

Audrey Jensen died at the age of 85 on February 16. Her memorial service was held on February 27.

Phyllis Stenstrom died at the age of 88 on February 8. Her funeral service will be held at a later date.

Herb Tousley died at the age of 67 on January 30. His memorial service was held on February 7.

Jane Palokangas died at the age of 77 on January 30. Her memorial service was held on February 6.

Phyllis Seim died at the age of 83 on January 24. Her memorial service was held on February 28.

Ruth Pallmeyer died at the age of 92 on January 22. Her memorial service was held on February 14.

Roger Olson died at the age of 91 on January 19. His memorial service was held on January 31.

Susan Oeltjen died at the age of 55 on January 6. Her memorial service was held on January 11.

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