Golden Valley

7560 Wayzata Blvd
Golden Valley, MN 55426

Recent Testimonials from Minnesota Families Served

I have worked with Shannon on 2 separate unexpected times.... Read More

I have worked with Shannon on 2 separate unexpected times. I can’t say enough about her compassion and respect that she brings to a very, sad, heartbreaking and sometimes stressful time of life. The Neptune Society has responded promptly, kept me well informed of the process and made me and our family feel comfortable that our loved ones were in good care and being taken care of with the utmost respect and dignity. I have in the past and will continue to recommend their services. Thanks to Shannon, Abby and Laura for all of their help. They are a great team to work with.

Janet M.
Vadnais Hts, MN

Laura was an excellent resource and a great comfort for... Read More

Laura was an excellent resource and a great comfort for me and my brother. She communicated efficiently and with kindness. She reached out by both email and phone when she had information to share. We appreciated the great service and support provided by Laura and the Neptune Society.

Allison C.
Minneapolis, MN

When we put my mother-in-law in the hospice, we knew... Read More

When we put my mother-in-law in the hospice, we knew she was gonna be cremated. We were given some options of who we should be looking into so I researched them online and thought Neptune Society was the best fit. They were very reasonable for their cost and very genuine. We met with an RN from the facility and then the main gal, and they were very nice and concerned. Even after we went with them, they contacted me a couple of times. I had a really good experience with the gal who sold it to us. I actually knew her sister, which was ironic, ’cause I had no idea until I was looking at her. She was very sweet and she laid everything out for me. I also had all my questions set out for her so it worked well.

Michele S.
Brooklyn Park, MN

Absolutely amazing service from the first phone call to when... Read More

Absolutely amazing service from the first phone call to when I received the remains. Laura ** I can’t thank you enough for your timely emails and constantly follow thru. As my only point of contact, you helped me navigate and make decisions effectively and relived the stress of knowing what all needed to be done. My family and I can’t thank you enough. My Dad was quite a character and would have certainly approved with a “Good Job” thumbs up!

John K.
Burnsville, MN

Wonderful experience, everything explained very well.

Michele S.
Minneapolis, MN

I had a great experience with Neptune. My father had... Read More

I had a great experience with Neptune. My father had pre-purchased a cremation agreement and the Neptune team is 100% professional, caring, empathetic, wonderful. Neptune is a great place to go if you want to pre-plan or go for your loved one’s cremation.

Patricia S.
St. Paul, MN

Abby was so helpful throughout the whole process.  She was... Read More

Abby was so helpful throughout the whole process.  She was quick to respond to emails as I live in California and my father passed away in Minnesota.  She made a confusing and upsetting process easier, even when still taking care of the final touches 6 months later!  Thank you thank you

Lesley D.
Norco, CA

Laura was awesome, I am so impressed with how they... Read More

Laura was awesome, I am so impressed with how they handled my dear departed father, very sympathetic and understanding and will go the extra mile to accommodate the family’s needs thru a very difficult time! I am thinking about getting a plan for myself from this company.

Patricia S.
Saint Paul, MN

We were not thrilled with our Mother's funeral arrangements made... Read More

We were not thrilled with our Mother’s funeral arrangements made when she lived in Arizona–especially since she now lived in Minnesota. She died at 95 and has some serious dementia so we wondered if this was all a scam. and from the first phone call to the final request for authorization statements for the County, Laura, and the Neptune Society team have been right there. They went out of their way to speak with siblings in Pennsylvania who had concerns about my Mother’s final resting place and how this would be handled.We experienced excellent communication, compassion, and real professionalism through the whole process of burying my Mom. I

Joy B.
Minneapolis, MN

My father unexpectedly passed away. We were in the hospital... Read More

My father unexpectedly passed away. We were in the hospital and didn’t know what we were going to do. My mother had made arrangements independently for herself. We went to my mother’s paperwork and found out who she used. I contacted the Neptune Society in California. And then they directed me to Golden Valley branch and from that moment on, Sara told me what I needed to do. We came in the next day. And she guided us from start to finish through the process. We couldn’t have been happier with everything that she did for us. Every single thing that she did for us made the process as smooth and as easy as could possibly be. I’ve already recommended it to people within my family to plan ahead themselves and to call Sara if they have any questions or needs. It’s also an affordable option.

Tim G.
Minneapolis, MN

My parents subscribed to Neptune Society many years ago, and... Read More

My parents subscribed to Neptune Society many years ago, and they gave me the phone number and said, “Here’s where you call.” They originally set this up with Neptune’s office down in San Antonio, Texas, when they lived down there. When they moved up here, they checked in advance with the local office here to make sure they had a record of this arrangement, and they did. My parents had it all pre-setup and there was one piece of paper that had to be different from Minnesota and they got that taken care of, and the Neptune team was very helpful in setting up the deal that my parents had over at the DVA Cemetery at Fort Snelling.

Both of my parents passed away, and Neptune Society was the smoothest part to manage. Neptune Society met every expectation, and the people were very prompt and friendly. I went over to their office and they had everything all set, and that worked very well. In both cases, I made the phone call and they had a person over there quick to pick up the ashes, and that person at the Valley office was very understanding and meticulous in making arrangements. I transported my parents’ remains to the DVA Cemetery myself as I wanted to do that. Neptune Society had things lined up on both sides and I just carried the remains over and gave it to them, and then they took it from there. There’s a lot that goes on when someone dies, and it’s nice to have a card with a number that you just call, and then they take care of it. But, if you would bother to pre-arrange, just pick up the Yellow Pages.

Dave B.
Minneapolis, MN

My father passed away unexpectedly and had made no previous... Read More

My father passed away unexpectedly and had made no previous arrangements.
I contacted Neptune Society while at the hospital and Sara Anderson with the Golden Valley Branch could not have been more helpful from start to finish.
This process is difficult enough to go through and the professionalism and thoughtfulness that Sara Anderson and her staff showed us was extremely helpful and very much appreciated.
I could not recommend enough using the Neptune Society for your cremation needs.
Thank you once again, Sara Anderson!

Tim G.
Andover, MA

Very professional and caring. They were glad to spend time... Read More

Very professional and caring. They were glad to spend time working out the details in advance, so when the time came all it took was a call — and the hospice service made that. Beyond that, everything went according to plan, relieving me of many worries. Thank you!

Dave B.
Minneapolis / Golden Valley, MN

Our father had purchased a cremation agreement with Neptune. When... Read More

Our father had purchased a cremation agreement with Neptune. When we engaged with them, we found the staff at the Golden Valley location to be patient, empathetic, efficient, professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend Neptune!

Emily B.
Scandia, MN

Our family worked with Laura at Neptune. Guided me through... Read More

Our family worked with Laura at Neptune. Guided me through every step of the way. Laura was kind enough to drive my husband’s remains out to me. Very personal and empathetic care. I would highly recommend Neptune.

Larry B.
Inver Grove Heights, MN

I am very pleased with Neptune Society and Sara **'s... Read More

I am very pleased with Neptune Society and Sara **’s help and services. After the sudden death of my brother, Sara helped me through every step, during this difficult, complicated time in my life. I came back to Neptune Society, after my Mother’s passing, 4 years ago. I greatly appreciated their help, services, and professionalism. I felt great confidence and comfort in returning to Neptune Society again.

Ann N.
Seattle, WA

We've worked with the Neptune Society out of Golden Valley... Read More

We’ve worked with the Neptune Society out of Golden Valley 2 different times and both were wonderful experiences. They handled all the busy work and made sure all details were covered, relieving us of so much stress.

Dave H.
Medinah, IL

AMAZING! The team at Neptune really support the families! I... Read More

AMAZING! The team at Neptune really support the families! I am in Houston and my mom passed in Minneapolis. Abbey really assisted with the transfer of mom’s remains and checking to make sure I knew what options we had due to Hurricane Harvey. If you want peace of mind during the difficulties of losing loved ones – this organization is a sure bet. Thank you Neptune Society for all your support!

Kathleen S.
Houston, TX

My brother recently passed away and had a pre-arranged plan... Read More

My brother recently passed away and had a pre-arranged plan from a company in CA, where he used to live. Laura was extremely helpful in making the arrangements to have his cremation done here. Any questions were answered immediately and the whole process went very smoothly. Thank you, Laura.

Robert Soderberg
Golden Valley / Minneapolis , MN

Great coverage. We prearranged for my mom and dad and... Read More

Great coverage. We prearranged for my mom and dad and this was one of the few companies who offer coverage anywhere in the world. Because our parents like to take cruises and spend some time in Arizona each year, this seemed to be the best choice. Representative was very friendly and paperwork was pretty straightforward. Also like that they lock in prices.

Sommer M.
Minneapolis, MN

My mother passed away rather suddenly, and I had to... Read More

My mother passed away rather suddenly, and I had to rush from Seattle to the Twin Cities to make arrangements. I was upset and overwhelmed in those moments. Abby at Neptune was responsive, thorough and attentive. She did not pressure me to make extraneous decisions and seemed concerned about my well-being. I found the pricing affordable and would recommend Neptune to others.

Kelly Barnebey
Minneapolis, MN

The staff at Neptune in Golden Valley Minnesota and Laura... Read More

The staff at Neptune in Golden Valley Minnesota and Laura Anderson in particular, could not have been more compassionate, understanding and professional as they guided us through a difficult time. We had no idea how to go about planning a funeral at the National Cemetery and didn’t have to because Laura took care that all the details went smoothly. We all realize our parents absolutely made the right decision by choosing Neptune Society to handle our needs.

Barbara Edhlund
Minneapolis / Golden Valley, MN

Excellent service and wonderful personal attention. I would recommend their... Read More

Excellent service and wonderful personal attention. I would recommend their service.

Gail V.
Minneapolis / Golden Valley, MN

My dear 92 year old Mother passed away a few... Read More

My dear 92 year old Mother passed away a few months ago … she was a Neptune member. When my Mother moved into hospice she asked me to reached out to Neptune in Golden Valley, MN to make sure as a WWII Vet that she could be buried at the Ft Snelling National Cemetery with my Dad (also WWII Vet who passed 20+ years ago). I reached out to Laura Anderson, Funeral Director … she couldn’t have been more helpful, sensitive and professional. She provided me with the VA forms needed when my Mother would pass to be buried at the same site as my Dad – she provided me with the list of documents needed etc. She also advised me how to coordinate with the hospice and Neptune upon my Mother’s passing. A few weeks later my Mother did pass … I contacted Laura. Her team handled a timely and sensitive pickup of my Mother and immediately coordinated with the Veterans Administration regarding a burial date and ‘Full Military Honor’ services (21 gun salute, flag service, etc). Net-net everything went extremely well … the fine work Laura Anderson and her team did to handle my Mother’s last wishes did not go unnoticed by our family. Highly recommend Neptune!

Jay Melquist
Minneapolis / Golden Valley, MN

Very friendly, compasionate, and respectful business. Made things easy for... Read More

Very friendly, compasionate, and respectful business. Made things easy for my family at one of the toughest points in our lives. Would recommend them to anyone and everyone.

Dale S.
Minneapolis, MN

I just met with a Representative (Shannon) to establish a... Read More

I just met with a Representative (Shannon) to establish a Prearranged Cremation Trust. Shannon was professional, thorough, knowledgeable, courteous and came to my home to do all the necessary paperwork. As a Clinical Social Worker, I have experienced families in crisis when dealing with the death of a parent (s) and not knowing their wishes for services. As a single woman of four adult children, I feel good and fortunate that together with Shannon and my children, a Trust has been established and in place and that Neptune Society will be there for my four children, at the time of my death.

Margaret M.
Minneapolis, MN

No nonsense. Professional, accommodating, flexible and reasonable. Pricing is very... Read More

No nonsense. Professional, accommodating, flexible and reasonable. Pricing is very well explained, no pushing. We needed to send ashes oversees (former Soviet Union) to bury there, and Laura was a huge help throughout the process – speaking with embassy, preparing documents etc. Couldn’t have done it without her.

Irina P.
Minneapolis, MN

"I just wanted to take a minute and say "thank... Read More

“I just wanted to take a minute and say “thank you”!! Thank you for all your assistance with my sister. You did a great job on making it easy for the kids at this horrific time. I don’t know what else to say, Neptune Society ROCKS! Unfortunately, just a couple months ago, my mom passed away and Neptune Society was there for us then as well to make very difficult times that much easier. Thank you again!”

Kate M.
Minneapolis, MN

Places to Scatter Ashes in Minnesota

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is an 11 acre park in Minneapolis near the Walker Art Center. For a quirky and memorable individual, this unique park could be a memorable spot for scattering where you can return to visit them any time you like. Be sure to contact the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to obtain consent for a scattering.

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Spirit Mountain

With views of Lake Superior and the city of Duluth, Spirit Mountain can be a magical place to scatter your loved ones ashes. Contact the City of Duluth to inform them you are coming prior to your scattering.

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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a 1,137 acre horticultural garden filled with gardens, trees collections, prairies, and woods. It is an excellent place to be with family and close friends, and hold a meaningful scattering service. Contact the Arboretum for details on regulations and written permission.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Minnesota

There are no regulations for scattering ashes in public areas or waterways in Minnesota. General guidelines to follow to avoid trouble when scattering in a public area are to scatter them far from private land, far from where people would be swimming or eating, far away from trails or roads, and to avoid creating a large pile of ashes (try to scatter them). Written consent from property owners if you’re on private land, and you need a permit if you are on federal land. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.

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Minnesota Cremation FAQs

What veterans benefits are available in Minnesota?

The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.

What is the average cost of cremation in Minnesota?

The average cost of cremation in Minnesota ranges from $600 (for a direct cremation) to $3,700 for a cremation with a service.

How many funeral homes are there in Minnesota?

There are 487 funeral homes in 346 cities of Minnesota.

Minnesota State Facts

State Nickname: North Star State

State Motto: “The Star of the North”

Population: 5,303,925 million

State bird: Loom

State tree: Red Pine

State flower: Lady’s Slipper

Bonus fact 1: Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline- more than California, Florida, and Hawaii combined.

Bonus fact 2: Minnesota has 1 recreational boat per every 6 people, more than any other state.

Bonus fact 3: Many streets in Minneapolis are named after US Presidents in the order they served. This was done to help immigrants prepare for their citizenship test.

Bonus fact 4: The Minneapolis Skyway is the longest continuous skyway system in the world at 69 downtown blocks.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2014.

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