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:

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.

Shirley McIntyre – Shirley died at the age of 87 on June 28, 2017. Her funeral service was held on July 10.

Florence LaPlante – Florence died at the age of 93 on June 28, 2017. Her funeral service was held on July 7.

Norman “Scotty” Lyall – Scotty died at the age of 90 on June 25, 2017. His memorial service was held on June 30.

Barbara Sanz – Barb died at the age of 56 on June 20, 2017. Her memorial service was held on July 7.

Robert Melville – Bob died at the age of 99 on June 9, 2017. His memorial service was held on June 20.

Marsha Durkin – Marsha died at the age of 77 on June 3, 2017. Her memorial service was held on June 15.

Pearl Anderson – Pearl died at the age of 106 on May 31, 2017. Her memorial service was held on June 9.

George Leyda, Sr. – George died at the age of 81 on May 23, 2017. His memorial service was held on June 2.

Diane Frances Johnson – Diane died at the age of 83 on May 21, 2017. Her memorial service was held on May 25.

Daniel Delessio – Daniel died at the age of 85 on May 20, 2017. His funeral service was held on May 20.

Bernice Langholz – Bernice died at the age of 89 on May 19, 2017. Her memorial service was held on June 24.

Joan Ray – Joan died at the age of 82 on May 8, 2017. Her memorial service was held on June 3.

Sharon Dolan – Sharon died at the age of 75 on May 7, 2017. Her memorial service was held on June 8.

Carol Orlowski – Carol died at the age of 70 on April 29, 2017. Her memorial service was held on May 6.

Donald Skaar – Donald died at the age of 89 on April 25, 2017. His memorial service was held on April 29.

Natalie Nelson – Natalie died at the age of 62 on April 24, 2017. Her memorial service was held on May 5.

Betty Stoker – Betty died at the age of 89 on April 22, 2017. Her memorial service was held on May 8.

Agnes Carlson – Agnes died at the age of 85 on April 22, 2017. Her funeral service was held on April 27.

Helvi Dojan – Helvi died at the age of 99 on April 12, 2017. Her memorial service was held on April 18.

Margaret Amundson – Margaret died at the age of 88 on April 5, 2017. Her memorial service was held on April 25.

Terry Mikkelson – Terry died at the age of 71 on March 31, 2017. His memorial service was held on May 12.

Bob Klink – Bob died at the age of 68 on March 19, 2017.  His memorial service was held on March 31.

Marlys Hebaus – Marlys died at the age of 80 on March 16, 2017.  Her funeral service was held on March 21.

Annabel Hedin – Annabel died at the age of 95 on February 5, 2017.  Her memorial service was held on February 17.

Irene Willox – Irene died at the age of 82 on January 23, 2017.  Her memorial service was held on January 27.

Dolores Docken – Dolores died at the age of 92 on January 12, 2017.  Her memorial service was held on January 23.

Joan Rippe – Joan died at the age of 75 on January 9, 2017.  Her memorial service was held on January 20.

Pastor John Hogenson – Pastor Hogenson died at the age of 58 on January 4, 2017.  His memorial service was held on January 14.

Charles Cornelius – Charley died at the age of 88 on January 1, 2017.  His memorial service was held on January 9.

Lois Marston – Lois died at the age of 80 on January 1, 2017.  Her memorial service was held on July 6.