For most traditional services the body
is placed in a casket and there is a visitation that will take place.
After the visitation a funeral service is held. The service can
take place at a church or even right at our funeral home. After
the service the body is buried in a cemetery or entombed in a mausoleum.
For those families preferring cremation,
many options are available. We offer memorial services or a full
funeral with visitation, followed by cremation. We also offer minimal
cremations for those families preferring no ceremony.
At the Chilson Funeral Chapel we offer our
services at no charge to the families affected by an infant's death.
We will provide a visitation with a funeral service, or simply a
graveside service. The combination casket/vault are also something
that we provide free of charge.
funeral homes have served the Lakota, Dakota and Chippewa families
for many years. All night wakes are customary at our
chapels and we have funeral directors and embalmers who are fully
licensed in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
There are no
extra transportation costs for any deaths in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
or Minnesota. Also there are no extra costs for deaths and funerals
in the Minneapolis area. Kevin Chilson will personally come to the family's home to make all funeral arrangements.
Maria F. Ramos
Maria is a Spanish Family Advisor with
The Chilson Funeral Chapel. Maria has served in this capacity for over
five years. Maria is a native Spanish speaker and has taught Spanish
in local schools for 15 years. Her experience and knowledge assist
The Chilson Funeral Chapel in caring for the concerns and needs of the
Spanish speaking community. Maria and her husband have four adult
Maria es una consejera de familias cuyo
lenguaje es español con la Casa Funeral Chilson. Maria a
servido en esta capacidad por más de cinco años. El
lenguaje principal de Maria es español, ella a trabajado
como maestra de español en las escuelas locales por 15 años.
Con su experiencia y sabiduria ella le asite a la Casa Fueral Chilson
y sus cliente. Maria y su esposo tienen cuatro hijas.
Specialists in shipments into and out of Mexico.
Especialistas en envio a Mexico y afuera de Mexico.
Photo couresty of Art Caskets
A Choice in Costs
Our wide choice of services allows families
to select only those services that are affordable to them. Sometimes
people are hesitant to discuss cost, but we want to be open about
all aspects of our services. Please feel free to call anytime for
an exact cost estimate.
• Hope Retreat Day: Dealing with Loss will be held Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, Minnesota.
The retreat begins at 9:00am and concludes at 3:00pm. The theme of the retreat is "Finding a Reason to Hope." The retreat will be
conducted by Sr. Brenda Szegedy, OSF. and Fr. Lon Konold, OMI.
Please call (763) 682-1394 for a registration form and more information.
For more information, please contact:
Christ the King Retreat Center
621 First Avenue South
Buffalo, Minnesota 55313
View the flyer
• The BeFrienders Program of Buffalo United Methodist Church hosts a confidential, grief support group. For more information please call 763-682-3538.
• The Care Community has a web site which features help to those who are caring for
the elderly or are in grief. It also has blogs from Doug Manning, a nationally know grief support expert.
• GriefShare is a grief recovery support group offering a wide variety of video seminars and group discussions.
GriefShare video topics are presented by leading authors, counselors,
and pastors with years of experience in grief recovery.
Registration is $15, scholarships available.
Two 13 week sessions are held on Tuesday nights:
The first 13-week session is Feb. 17 thru May 12, 2014 from 6-8pm
the second 13-week session is Sept 9 thru December 2, 2014 from 6-8pm
Both sessions are held at the Buffalo Covenant Church in Buffalo, MN
For more information on the next scheduled sessions or to register, please contact:
Dick and Lois Barth at 763-682-3742 or visit www.griefshare.org for more information.
For additional grief support information, please visit www.loveincbigwoods.org