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Minnesota Cremation - your questions answered about cremation sticky icon

Cremation in MNAre you considering a cremation - either to designate for yourself, or for a loved one? You are not alone in considering cremation - Minnesota has one of the highest rates of cremation. Minnesotans appreciate the fact that a cremation in Minnesota can cost less (anywhere from less than 1/2 the price of a traditional funeral - to free if you donate your body to the University of Minnesota for research. Plus,many are looking at cremation as a "greener" choice.

However, cremation is not something that Minnesotans talk about. There are a lot of questions to answer before you can feel comfortable making the decision to sign up for a  cremation - or, as the next of kin, to decide to cremate a loved one in Minnesota.  Read more »

What does a "Simply Cremation" or "affordable cremation" cost? sticky icon

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The "Simply Cremation Plan" or "affordable cremation" is an affordable cremation option offered by Minnesota through various established  time-honored and time tested funeral homes in the Twin Cities Minnesota Metro area. Read more »

I want my family to know that I want to be cremated when I pass away. How do I go about this so it is in writing and that they will follow my wishes? Should I do this in a legal document and if so, how?

I want my family to know that I want to be cremated when I pass away.  How do I go about this so it is in writing and that they will follow my wishes?  Should I do this in a legal document and if so, how? Read more »

Are organizations like Minnesota Cremation Society or the Cremation Society of Minnesota non-profit organizations?

You hear about organizations like a Cremation Society of Minnesota all the time. Are these organizations non-profit organizations? Read more »

Are there any Minnesota laws regarding urns for ashes?

As of this writing, there appear to be no Minnesota laws stipulating what types of urns for ashes are applicable - so the sky is the limit for  your cremation ashes. Read more »

Cremation costs in Minnesota - what is typical?

Cremation cost is one of the reasons why Minnesotans choose cremation. For, cremation costs can be 1/2 the cost of a regular services in Minnesota.  The Cremation Society of Minnesota or any other licensed funeral home such as Gill Brothers Funeral and Cremation Services can help arrange a simple memorial service, a life celebration, a traditional funeral followed by a cremation or any military or veteran's service. Read more »

Is a Minnesota license required for the cremation process?

Yes. Nobody can cremate a human without a license from the Minnesota commissioner of health.  See the Minnesota statute on cremation - Minnesota. Read more »

What are the Minnesota laws regarding who can decide on cremation?

According to  Minnesota cremation laws, the person who has the right to determine whether to cremate or not  is the person designated in the decedent's will or other written instrument, such as a health care directive. But, what if there is nothing written? Read more »

What should I know about scattering the cremation ashes in Minnesota?

There appears to be no Minnesota laws regarding scattering the cremation ashes on private property.  Read more »

Can more than one body be cremated during the cremation process in Minnesota?

No. During cremation, Minnesota laws stipulate that only one body at a time can be cremated. Read more »

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