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.



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    July 24, 1918 – July 24, 2020 Verna Ady (Arnhold) passed away peacefully in Princeton, MN on May, 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jesse Ady, married for 60 years. Verna is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Pat) Ady Nelson......

  • Robert Joseph VanLaningham

    July 26, 1958 – May 9, 2020 Bob VanLanigham, 61 Brooklyn Park MN, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by family and friends on Saturday May 9, 2020. Born July 26, 1958 in Independence IA, Bob was the son of David......

  • Deborah “Debbie” Jean McNeill

    October 29, 1957 – May 15, 2020 Age 62 of Minneapolis, MN passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 16th, 2020 with her family. She touched many lives with her joyful humor, and spent many hours listening to old country western music and watching......

  • George Douglas “Doug” Laing

    May 7, 1938 – May 12, 2020 Beloved George Douglas Laing, age 82, passed away in Minneapolis, suddenly and of natural causes; on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Preceded in death by parents George and Kathryn, brothers James and Christopher and niece, Kathryn Laing. Doug is......

  • Cecilia A. Sandstede (née Holz)

    March 11, 1932 – May 16, 2020 Age 88, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2020 at Heritage of Edina. She died of heart failure. Cecilia was born March 11, 1932 in Winona, MN to Henry and Lena Holz. She graduated from High School in......

  • Thomas Richard Rothanburg

    December 16, 1951 – May 14, 2020 Age 68 of Cambridge. Tom passed away May 14, 2020 st Princeton Hospital. He was born December 16, 1951 in St. Cloud to William and Elizabeth Rothanburg. He graduated from Foley High School and immediately entered the Army.......

  • Lisa Ann Hiljus

    November 17, 1963 – May 14, 2020 Age 56, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 14th at the A Villa Center in Robbinsdale. Lisa was preceded in death by parents, Duane Hiljus and Mary Lou Hiljus. Lisa is survived by children Tiffany Pittman, Michael Skiff,......

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