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.



  • Pam Bergstrom (Peyer)

    February 16, 1965 – November 19, 2020 Age 55 of St. Paul. Preceded in death by father, George Peyer and uncle, Bobby. Survived by husband, James Bergstrom; mother, Linda Brown (Winner); sons, Jeffrey (Amy) & John; grandchildren, Taylee, Mariah & Cerenity; sisters, Kimberly (Rodney), Stephanie,......

  • Susan Caroline Thorson (Staber)

    October 31, 1938 – November 20, 2020 Age 82 of Mahtomedi. passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia. Sue grew up in South Minneapolis cherishing her very close group of friends who remained dear to her throughout her life. She graduated......

  • Kathy Ceason Munson

    November 13, 1952 – November 19, 2020 Age 68 of Cambridge. Survived by: Husband (Chuck Munson) Son (Andy Munson) Daughter in law (Miranda Munson) Grandson (Blake Munson) Two sisters (Rhonda and Bobby Anderson) and many nieces and nephews. Wake: November 28, 2020, Funeral with close......

  • Warren M. Hoffman

    May 18, 1933 – November 18, 2020 Age 87 of North Oaks. See full notice November 25. (Published in the Star Tribune & Pioneer Press on November 22, 2020)...

  • John Frazier Harley

    November 23, 1946 – November 17, 2020 Age 73, passed away at the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital Center hospice unit on November 17 surrounded by his children after a long and valiant battle with kidney disease. John was born on November 23, 1946 at Walter Reed......

  • Alice Mae Wilson

    May 3, 1927 – November 14, 2020 Age 93 of Maplewood. Preceded in death by husband, Earl; daughter, Linda Olson Sollman; and son, Dwight Olson. Survived by children, Debbie Thilgen, Sue Petersen, Paul Olson; several grand children, and great-grandchildren. Memorials to American Heart Association. Private......

  • Ada Ella Kirschen (Rhoads)

    June 26, 1924 – November 17, 2020 Ada passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020 in Roseville, Minnesota. She was born June 26 1924 in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania to Harry B. Rhoads and Emma L. Rhoads nee Harmeyer. She attended Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, graduating......

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