For the foreseeable future, Crescent Tide Cremation will no longer be involved with public funerals/visitations due to the increased risk of spreading/contracting COVID-19. This does not change anything for 98% of our current customers who use our services for cremation, and then may or may not have a memorial service/gathering on their own at their church or elsewhere. We will still be available by phone 24/7 and, if necessary, by appointment at our office.

Crescent Tide Cremation Services

A Licensed Funeral & Cremation Provider

offering the best service at affordable rates

Peace of Mind

The time of death can be a very stressful time for survivors. Not only is there grieving, but there is often traveling, legal issues, and many decisions that must be made in a short period of time. Pre-planning funeral/cremation arrangements with Crescent Tide is a way to reduce the number of tasks that must be completed by the survivors at the time of death and add peace of mind beforehand. However, whether or not the funeral arrangements are made with a funeral home, it is best to communicate plans and expectations with family members.

Financial Concerns

Funerals rank as one of the largest purchases consumers make. Therefore it is often helpful to plan ahead financially as well. Funeral and Cremation Providers are not allowed to hold money in advance (this is for the consumers protection). Services are prepaid by setting up an irrevocable trust with a financial institution so that the money is protected in case of of a Medicaid spend-down situation. Crescent Tide will assist in setting this up (we work with United Heritage) and Crescent Tide guarantees prices for services to protect against possible price increases.

Click here for a simple one page form to start the process for prepaying for services, or to have us keep your information/plans on file. Feel free to call us with any questions or if you want to make an appointment to meet with us in person to make these plans.



  • Jonathan Frelich

    May 19, 1963 – January 15, 2021 He had special needs and occasionally battled with mental illness yet remained so gentle and sweet with such a beautiful mind. Go be with mom and dad. Survived by siblings, Suzanne & Scott; and very good friend, David....

  • Maureen Rannow

    October 13, 1935 – January 13, 2021 Age 85 passed away peacefully on Jan 13, 2021 @ Maranatha Pres Homes. She had been a resident of Summerwood of Plymouth Pres Homes for 16+ years, moving to Maranatha in Oct. She was born Oct 18, 1935,......

  • Larry E. Hesse

    August 19, 1943 – January 12, 2021 Age 77 of Minneapolis passed away January 12, 2021. Preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Mae; and 2 brothers, David and Ronnie. Larry was a storyteller who loved to talk, whether it be about his love......

  • Annette Amy Gable (Weberg)

    August 11, 1927 – January 11, 2021 Age 93 of Saint Anthony, MN Formerly of Shoreview, MN. Passed away peacefully January 11, 2021. Preceded in death by husband, Thornton F. “Bozo” Gable. Survived by sister, Dorothy M. Johnston, and many nieces and nephews. Thank you......

  • Jon Scott Cashin

    April 19, 1955 – January 10, 2021 Age 65 of Montrose, died at home from cancer on January 11, 2021. Jon was preceded in death by parents James and Darlyene and brothers Lyle, Greg and Tommy. He is survived by his lifelong love and partner,......

  • Farrel B. Bergner

    June 27, 1933 – January 9, 2021 Age 87 of Lindstrom MN, died Saturday, January 9, 2021 due to COVID complications. He was born in Garfield MN on June 27, 1933 to Edward and Ethel (Thorson) Bergner. Farrel was a very active person who loved......

  • Benjamin Bratter, Jr.

    November 12, 1932 – January 10, 2021 Passed away peacefully. Preceded in death by, parents, Sarah & Ben, Sr.; brothers, Howard, Bernard & Jerry; sisters, Peggi & Della; sister-in-law, Molly. Survived by loving wife, Carol, of 42 years; children, David (Nancy), Miriam (Rob), Sarah (Rob);......

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