Ballard-Sunder is committed to protecting our community, our customers and our team during this pandemic. We are following the guidelines from the CDC and MN Dept. of Health as well as the recommendations from the President and our Governor.
This is a difficult time for everyone, especially families suffering the loss of a loved one. We will work hard to help them through their loss while also navigating the special circumstances surrounding our National Emergency. We invite everyone to join us in doing their part to keep our communities safe.
Funeral Homes and Crematories are considered essential services in Minnesota.
Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation is open and will continue to care for our dead and their families with the highest level of respect & care.
We hope this information helpful as you navigate this difficult time. Please reach out to us if you have specific questions regarding the impact of COVID-19 on funeral services.
Planning and Scheduling Services
For everyone’s health and safety, we have been planning services with families over the phone and through email. This has been going very well, and families have been very receptive and understanding when it comes to being as safe as possible.
Most families are having small Private Family Service at this time, and they also plan to have a public services at a future date. We are working closely with families to ensure public services are scheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
(All services have been in compliance with CDC and MDH recommendations as well as Executive Orders from our Governor.)
Streaming Funeral Services
With current restrictions, we are limited to 10 people at a funeral service. This includes family members, funeral directors, clergy & musicians. Many families have taken advantage live streaming so extended family and friends can participate safely from their homes.
At this time, we are doing all of our pre-planning over the phone and through email. Jean Breeggeemann is our pre-planning expert. She’d be happy to schedule a meeting with you or send some helpful materials for you to review in your own home. We encourage everyone to share your wishes with your family; it is truly a gift.
How Can You Support Friends Suffering a Loss During Social Distancing:
Share a memory or words of encouragement on our website
This can be done the obituary page of our website: Ballard-Sunder
Participate in services through Live Streaming
Links to Live Streaming are available in individual obituaries.
Place your hand over your heart to show your love
This is safer alternative than hugs or handshakes
Attend public services when they are scheduled
This may be weeks or months from now, but families will still need your support
Show Support Now!
Social Distancing does NOT mean Emotional Distancing
Call, Text, Email or Facetime / / Give Gift Card Memorials / / Send a Card in the Mail / / Share a Photo