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The goods and services shown below are those we can provide for our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.
Basic services of Funeral Director and Staff and Overhead $795.00
Our services include: conducting the arrangement conference, planning the funeral; consulting with family and clergy; shelter of remains; preparing and filing of necessary notices; obtaining necessary authorizations and permits; coordinating with the cemetery, crematory, or other third parties. In addition, this fee includes a proportionate share of our basic overhead costs.
This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)
Other Preparation and Care for Private Viewing $300.00
This includes necessary washing and disinfection, and preparation of body for viewing on dressing table or in the alternative container.
Private Viewing (1 hour) $220.00
Graveside Service for interment (includes Sedan) $350.00
Use of facilities, equipment, or staff for funeral ceremony: Not Available
Use of facilities, equipment, or staff for memorial service: Not Available
Vehicle for Transfer of Cremains to Cemetery $155.00
Transfer of remains to funeral home: Included in the flat fee of Direct Cremation
Hearse: Not available
Direct Cremation $795.00
Our packaged charge for direct cremation (without ceremony) includes: basic services of funeral director and staff, a proportionate share of overhead costs, removal of remains within 70 miles of the twin cities, transportation to crematory, necessary authorizations, minimum cremation container, medical examiner fees, and the crematory fee.
If you want to arrange a cremation, you can use an alternative container. MN Statute 149a does not require you to purchase a casket for cremation. A cremation container is a combustible, closed container resistant to the leakage of bodily fluids, that encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composite materials (with or without an outside covering). The container we provide, at no cost to you and included in the packaged price is cardboard.
A. Direct Cremation with container provided by purchaser $795.00
B. Direct Cremation with a cardboard container $795.00
Forwarding of remains to another funeral establishment: Not available
Receiving of remains from another funeral establishment: Not available
Immediate burial of an uncremated body: Not available
Cremation Urns $55.00 to $495.00
A complete price list is provided on the "Urn Price List" tab
Caskets: Not available
Outer burial containers: Not available
Effective July 1, 2021
Understanding of the Right and Duty to Control the Final Disposition of the Deceased
Minnesota Stat. § 149A.80 subd. 2 sets forth the individuals who have the right and duty to control the final disposition of a decedent's remains. The individual(s) who have a right and duty to control the final disposition of a decedent's remains are, in descending order:
The person(s) who are of the highest level in this order have the right and duty to control the final disposition of the decedent.
Please certify that the person making these arrangements is the person with the paramount right and duty to do so:
This authorization form is to comply with the cremation requirements of Minnesota Statutes §149A.95, subd. 4. This form grants permission to Cremation & Trade Services Inc. to cremate a dead human body. The person(s) signing this document declare(s) authority to control the final disposition of the deceased person named below in accordance with Minnesota Statutes §149A.80.
The person(s) signing this form below make(s) the following statements and/or acknowledge(s) being advised of the following:
This information will be used to complete a Minnesota State Death Certificate. There are two types of Death Certificates: Fact of Death and Cause of Death. The only thing one needs a Cause of Death Certificate for is life insurance claims. Everything else one would need a death certificate for can be accomplished with the Fact of Death Certificate.
Below is a list of some of the places that will ask for a Fact of Death Certificate:
Real Estate Title transfers
Title transfer of cars, boats, motorcycles, et cetra
Canceling of contracts such as Cell phones, cable, and internet
With the filling of the vital statistic information, the Social Security Administration will also be notified and social security benefits will be adjusted accordingly.
Please fill out every blank in this form it is all information required by Federal or State Statute.