About Us

Crescent Tide Cremation Services was started in 2011 by Verlin Stoll (licensed funeral director in MN, WI) and wife, Lisa Stoll (licensed funeral pre-arranger) to be a different kind of cremation provider. We provide many of the same services as other funeral homes and cremation societies, but with lower overhead (of not having a chapel) and prices at about half or less.

Verlin and Lisa Stoll Crescent Tide Cremation
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Jen Bloom

Funeral Director
Jen grew up in Sacred Heart, MN. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice: Sociology from North Central College in Naperville, IL and then went back to college to get her Mortuary Science degree at the UofMN. She enjoys spending time with family (especially all the little ones), fishing, playing with her dog, Duke and officiating basketball. She lives in Ham Lake with her husband, Andy and their chocolate lab, Duke.

Ross Lemmon

Funeral Director
Ross graduated from The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has been a Licensed funeral director since 2001. He lives with his wife and 2 daughters in Eagan.

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Erin Smith

Funeral Director
Erin graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2005 with a degree in Mortuary Science. She lives in Minneapolis.

Kat Statler

Funeral Director
Kat grew up in Minneapolis and went on to get her Bachelor’s in Communication at the University of Southern California with a minor in Forensics and Criminology. After graduating from USC, she studied abroad in the UK, getting her Master’s in Criminology at King’s College in London. Kat discovered a passion for funeral service and moved back home to Minnesota to get her Bachelor’s in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota in 2015 and has been working in the field since. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her fiance and 3 cats.

Nancy Kukowski

Administrative
Nancy is a resident of St. Anthony and has 15 years of experience in funeral related administrative work, (and is Lisa and Verlin’s mother/mother-in-law).

We operate our own crematories on site

operated only by our licensed funeral directors

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