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

OUR LOCATION
774 Transfer Road, St. Paul, MN 55114

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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.

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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.

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Heidi Palenik

Funeral Director
Heidi is a Green Bay Packer loving Wisconsinite who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with a degree in Mortuary Science. She lives in Blaine with her boyfriend and two olde english bulldogges – Molli & Frank, who keep her plenty busy outside of work. 

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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.

Kat Statler - Funeral Director

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 makeup, film, and spending time with her 3 rescue cats.

Jose Rizo - CANA Certified Crematory Operator

Jose Rizo

CANA Certified Crematory Operator
Jose dedicates time to serve as a crematory operator by dividing responsibility, working efficiently, and collaborating to make a pristine job. He is currently a Mortuary Science Student. He grew up in the Southern Pacific area in Mexico and now lives in Spring Lake Park. bilingual in Spanish & English. Personal Quote; Define, Act, Rest, Heal.

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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).

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Susan Biales

Administrative
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.