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.

We operate our own crematories on site – Operated only by our licensed funeral directors / certified crematory operators.

Crescent Tide Cremation

774 Transfer Road, St. Paul, MN 55114


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.

ERIN SMITH Funeral Director

Erin Smith

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


Grant Kuhlmann

Funeral Director
Grant originally hails from Iowa.  He graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Sociology and Anthropology and later attended Des Moines Area Community College where he obtained his Mortuary Science degree.  He lives in south Minneapolis.

Shane Bustin Crematory Operator

Shane Bustin

CANA Certified Crematory Operator
Shane grew up in the Twin Cities and currently lives in the Merriam Park neighborhood of Saint Paul. He enjoys traveling when he can and playing music with his friends.


Nancy Kukowski

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).


Susan Biales

Susan received her BA in Theatre and Social Work from St. Catherine University in 1996.  She went on to receive her MA in Performing Arts Administration from New York University in 2006. She currently resides in Saint Paul.