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.



  • Joanne Herber Ronning (Stole)

    August 30, 1934 – September 16, 2020 Joanne Herber (Stole) Ronning, daughter of Aalvald (A.B.) and Blanche (Stueland) Stole was born August 30, 1934, in Kahnawha, Iowa. Joanne died peacefully at Emerald Crest of Minnetonka on September 16, 2020. Mary was by her side, and......

  • Martin Andrew Rongitsch

    September 1, 1953 – September 16, 2020 Age 67 of River Falls, Wisconsin Formerly of St. Paul, MN Marty passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by parents Bob & Dorothy and brother Mike. Survived by wife,......

  • Molly McLaughlin Antila

    February 17, 1970 – September 14, 2020 Age 50, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2020, in her Minneapolis home surrounded by family and friends, who loved her dearly. Molly fought courageously, for the past......

  • William G. “Billy” Hartman

    September 24, 1953 – September 13, 2020 Age 66 of White Bear Lake. Passed on Sept. 13th, 2020 due to complication from a stroke. Preceded in death by parents Anthony (Tony) and Janet. Survived by cousins too numerous to list. His outgoing cheerful manner will......

  • Nancy Class Blumel

    April 24, 1954 – September 14, 2020 Age 66 of Woodbury, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2020 surrounded by her devoted family. Nancy was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. She was a talented interior decorator, beautiful gardener, gracious host, but above......

  • Jeremy W. Pieper

    September 21, 1974 – September 13, 2020 Age 45 of Bloomington passed away unexpectedly on 9/13. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1994-1999 and then worked as a plumber for 20 years. Survived by mother, Kayla Crow; brothers, Steven Pieper,......

  • Keith Dinneen

    May 21, 1933 – September 13, 2020 Age 87, passed away on September 13, 2020, in hospice care at Sunrise Senior Living in Golden Valley, MN. Born to Jack and Catherine Dinneen in New Richland, MN on May 21, 1933. Preceded in death by son......

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