Our Purpose

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


Meet Our Caring & Professional Funeral Home Staff

Our funeral home staff is like family. We’ve worked together at Rochester Cremation Services for over 10 years. We pride ourselves on our ability to work as a team to provide meaningful, personalized service to each and every family that comes through our doors. From our family to yours, we’re here to answer any questions you might have and to provide the level of direction and support you want. We welcome you to call or visit us at your convenience.

Michael D. Johnson- Funeral Director/Owner​

Mike is a native of southern Minnesota, growing up in Tracy, MN. He has been in the funeral business for over 25 years. He graduated from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1997 and has since gained experience in several funeral homes. In 2008, he founded Rochester Cremation Services to provide our community with cost-effective and tasteful funeral services. Outside of his business, Mike is deeply involved with community organizations like The American Legion. Please always feel free to reach out directly to Mike should you have any questions.

​James Archer – Funeral Director

James is a native of Pine Island, MN and a graduate of Pine Island High School, during which time he worked part time at the Mahler Funeral Home.  After graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1988, he worked twenty plus years in Indiana for both private family owned and corporately owned funeral homes.  In 2000 he bought interest in a funeral home in Frankfort, Indiana the Archer-Weston Funeral Home which he sold his interest in 2010, it still remains the Archer Weston Funeral Home yet today. His funeral service career has spanned over thirty five years and has held licenses in Indiana, Louisiana, Texas and Minnesota.  James is happy to return to the Rochester area and assist families during the most difficult time of their lives. In his spare time he likes spending time in his vacation home in McAllen, Texas.

Andrew Johnson – Funeral Directors Assistant

Don Johnson – Funeral Directors Assistant​

Paul Kreger – Funeral Directors Assistant

Taylor Benda – Funeral Directors Assistant

Troy Howland – Funeral Directors Assistant

Cheryl Thorson- Office Manager/Secretary

Tessa Johnson – Office Assistant


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