Our Purpose

To provide every family with a welcoming and unbiased environment to grieve their loved ones.


Burial Options That Meet Your Wishes

Just within the last few years, burial options have expanded significantly. From traditional burials to nature-centric methods, our staff at Rochester Cremation Services can help you understand these options. We’ll support you with whatever plans you would like to make, whether simple, complex, traditional, or entirely personal. It’s completely up to you.

Cremation Burial Options

Traditional Burial

Urns can be buried in a cemetery plot during a traditional graveside service. A vault may be necessary to support the soil and prevent collapse. Cemeteries will often have their own rules governing their grounds. Our staff is familiar with the cemeteries around the Rochester area and can help you plan accordingly. We can also help you arrange transportation to a cemetery outside of the Rochester area.

Urn Gardens and Columbaria

Other options include urn gardens and columbaria. An urn garden is what it sounds like: a garden in which urns are buried or ashes scattered. These are often beautiful, peaceful places full of flowers, plants, and memorials. Please feel free to let us know if you would like to visit some urn gardens in the Rochester area.

A columbarium is an above-ground, permanent place to store urns. Many are in public settings such as churches. A columbarium holds many different “niches,” which hold individual urns and plaques. We can also direct you to columbarium options in the Rochester area.

Scattering and Storing Ashes

Many families like to spread ashes at an important place and time, or the individual might have chosen a place themselves. Many find comfort in this especially personal way of saying goodbye. If you’re thinking about scattering ashes, there are no firm rules or laws about where and where not to do so. Similarly, there are no laws about the storage of ashes. Get in touch if you would like to learn more.

Traditional Funeral and Burial

If you would like to plan a traditional funeral and burial, our conscientious staff can help you make the arrangements to ensure the ceremonies are personal, meaningful, and welcoming to all.

Call Rochester Cremation Services

Feel free to contact us online or call us at (507) 206-4449. Our knowledgeable staff is available to help you understand the burial options available in Rochester, MN.


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