Funerals

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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:

Lisa Grundtner, Funeral Coordinator, 651.762.9117, lgrundtner@saintandrews.org

Download our Funeral / Memorial Service brochure  pdf


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:

2018

Constance Larivee-Connie died at the age of 67 on March 5. Her memorial service was held on March 12.

Joan Johnson-Joanie died at the age of 78 on February 19. Her memorial service was held on February 26.

Katrina Lindner-Katrina died at the age of 14 on February 19. Her funeral service was held on February 24.

John Sandahl – John died at the age of 83 on February 6. His memorial service was held on February 10.

Les Layton – Les died at the age of 70 on January 15. His memorial service was held on February 9.

Edward Dulak -Ed died at the age of 50 on January 8. His memorial service was held on January 19.

Dick Lindeke -Dick died at the age of 90 on January 7. His memorial service was held on January 19.

Betty Cash -Betty died at the age of 88 on January 7. Her memorial service was held on January 12.

Jim Walline – Jim died at the age of 72 on January 1. His memorial service was held on January 5.


2017

Richard Baken -Richard died at the age of 91 on December 31. His memorial service was held on January 11.

Joan Casserly -Joan died at the age of 85 on December 30. Her memorial service was held on December 30.

Fred Espe, Sr. – Fred died at the age of 80 on November 29. His memorial service was held on December 5.

Gordon Hoffmann – Gordy died at the age of 77 on November 29. His memorial service was held on December 5.

Lorne Friend – Lorne died at the age of 82 on November 22. His funeral service was held on November 30.

Janice Lundberg – Jan died at the age of 78 on November 19. Her memorial service was held on November 28.

Jon Lundberg – Jon died at the age of 49 on November 18. His memorial service was held on November 28.

Norris Erdal – Norris died at the age of 92 on November 8. His funeral service was held on November 14.

Dale R. Anderson – Dale died at the age of 82 on November 7. His memorial service was held on November 27.

Robert Ferguson – Bob died at the age of 92 on October 26. His funeral service was held on November 4.

Tony Bohmert – Tony died at the age of 52 on October 25. His memorial service was held on November 3.

John Wallace, Jr. – John died at the age of 49 on October 17. His funeral service was held on October 27.

Marina Challeen – Marina died at the age of 24 on October 9. Her memorial service was held on October 18.

Allan Siekmeier – Allan died at the age of 87 on October 9. His funeral service was held on October 12.

Joan Hilton – Joan died at the age of 63 on September 19, 2017. Her memorial service was held on September 25.

Maxine Rohrer – Max died at the age of 13 on September 14, 2017. Her funeral service was held on September 21.

Jeffrey Parker – Jeff died at the age of 53 on September 11, 2017. His memorial service was held on September 15.

Cindy Werner – Cindy died at the age of 62 on September 8, 2017. Her memorial service was held on September 14.

Zella Bailey – Zella died at the age of 88 on August 31, 2017. Her funeral service was held on September 7.

Beverly Wright – Beverly died at the age of 82 on August 31, 2017. Her memorial service was held on September 5.

Vernon Reichow – Vern died at the age of 70 on August 25, 2017. His memorial service was held on August 31.

Vera Lancaster – Vera died at the age of 95 on August 23, 2017. Her memorial service was held on September 2.

JoAnn Johnson – JoAnn died at the age of 88 on August 13, 2017. Her funeral service was held on August 16.

Yvonne Jensen – Yvonne died at the age of 95 on August 10, 2017. Her memorial service was held on August 16.

Patricia “Patti” Bakken – Patti died at the age of 55 on August 8, 2017. Her memorial service was held on August 14.

Vija Vilks Davidsons – Vija died at the age of 87 on August 4, 2017. Her memorial service was held on August 13.

Theodore “Ted” Lukin – Ted died at the age of 92 on August 2, 2017. His funeral service was held on August 14.

Marion Casto – Marion died at the age of 91 on July 28, 2017. Her memorial service was held on August 3.

Sophia Fleming – Sophie died at the age of 15 on July 16. Her funeral service was held on July 21.

Mary Stoudt – Mary died at the age of 62 on July 15, 2017. Her memorial service was held on July 21.

Lanette Zaiger – Lanette died at the age of 55 on July 11, 2017. Her memorial service was held on July 28.

Lois Forsberg – Lois died at the age of 73 on July 2, 2017. Her funeral service was held on July 7.