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

St. Andrew’s Death Notifications Email List


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:

2019

Barbara Swanson died at the age of 80 on September 4. Her memorial service will be held on November 2.

Arndt “Jack” Duvall III died at the age of 88 on October 28. His memorial service will be held on November 1.

Craig Hochsprung died at the age of 62 on October 22. His funeral service was held on October 25.

Robert “Bob” Nelson died at the age of 80 on September 28. His memorial service was held on October 11.

Mary Ann Oswald died at the age of 83 on September 24. Her funeral service was held on October 1.

Carol Pfutzenreuter died at the age of 81 on September 8. Her memorial service was held on September 28.

Doris Buberl died at the age of 91 on August 22. Her memorial service was held on August 29.

Linda Sorenson died at the age of 67 on August 16. Her memorial service was held on September 16.

Ruth Barstad died at the age of 85 on August 11. Her memorial service was held on September 13.

Sandy Neville died at the age of 78 on July 24. Her memorial was held on August 23.

Bill Killian died at the age of 100 on August 3. His memorial service was held on August 14.

Tom Bennett died at the age of 84 on July 29. His memorial service was held on August 6.

Glenny Tomai died at the age of 85 on July 1. Her memorial service was held on July 6.

Lloyd Street died at the age of 84 on June 16. His funeral service was held on June 29.

William Cook died at the age of 88 on June 13. His memorial service was held on June 24.

Janice (Jan) Johnstone died at the age of 76 on June 5. Her memorial service was held on June 11.

Dale Rude died at the age of 78 on May 23. His memorial service was held on June 7.

Kristin Lundell Barth died at the age of 56 on May 20. Her memorial service was held on June 6.

Jim Berg died at the age of 87 on May 28. His memorial service was held on June 1.

Jim Nelson died at the age of 88 on May 17.

Jean Setterlund died at the age of 97 on May 11.  Her funeral service was held on May 30.

Donald Pabst died at the age of 74 on May 9. His memorial service was held on May 15.

Shirley Greeder died at the age of 85 on May 8. Her memorial service was held on May 20.

Dick Olsen died at the age of 87 on May 3.  His memorial service was held on May 29.

Chet Moutrie died at the age of 73 on May 1. His memorial service was held on May 8.

William “Bill” Erickson died at the age of 79 on April 24. His funeral service was held on April 30.

Marion Gifford died at the age of 87 on April 17.  Her memorial service was held on April 27.

David “Smiley” Letourneau died at the age of 67 on April 17. His memorial service was held on April 26.

Gary Lewis died at the age of 51 on March 27. His memorial service was held on April 14.

Mary Stirn died at the age of 72 on March 16. Her memorial service was held on March 21.

Carol Glover died at the age of 72 on March 12. Her memorial service was held April 13.

Eugene “Gene” Ermisch died at the age of 80 on March 12. His memorial service was held on March 18.

Larry Muellerleile died at the age of 64 on March 11. His funeral service was held on March 19.

Barb Most Kiel died at the age of 67 on March 3. Her memorial service was held on March 22.

Donald Goodwill died at the age of 82 on February 27. His memorial service was held on March 4.

Jerre Miller died at the age of 92 on February 22. Her funeral service was held on March 1

Roy Amundson died at the age of 95 on February 9. His memorial service was held on February 22.

Pamela Moran died at the age of 56 on February 7. Her memorial service was held on February 14.