A Full Service Provider of Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services
Our Services to You During the Coronavirus Outbreak
During these unusual times, we continue to evaluate how we can best serve you while following the guidelines of state and federal officials, doing our part to help prevent the spread of the virus, and safeguarding the health and well-being of those we serve and of our staff.
On March 25, Gov. Tim Walz issued an executive order requiring all Minnesotans not conducting critical business to stay at home until April 10, and extending the prohibition on public gatherings until May 1.
Funeral service is considered a critical business, and we remain open as normal to attend to your immediate needs. Our current guidelines for assisting you during this unprecedented time, while still protecting the health of the public and of ourselves, are as follows:
1) We will be unable to schedule public events in our facilities until a date determined safe by the state of Minnesota to again hold public gatherings. This is, as of now, May 1. While you are welcome to schedule events now for after May 1, please bear in mind the state could extend that date and you may have to reschedule.
2) While we have no say in other venues’ willingness to hold public events prior to May 1, we would strongly discourage you from scheduling one, and ask that you stay in keeping with the order for your own health and that of your family and friends.
3) In the meantime, we can accommodate private, immediate family viewings and services and graveside services. We ask that you please follow the 10-person guideline put in place by the CDC in these circumstances. Many local cemeteries are also instituting 10-person rules, requiring distancing, and/or asking people to view interments from their vehicles rather than at the gravesite.
4) If at all possible, make preliminary arrangements with us over the phone and via email. We can also do final arrangements via phone and email as well. We will continue to meet with you in person as needed, but we ask that this be kept to a minimum of essential family members for your sake and for ours. If you are not symptomatic but are experiencing seasonal allergies, a simple cold, etc., please stay home; we will find a way to work with you and include you in the process.
5) In the case of cremation, memorial services can be held at any time after the restrictions lift. In the case of casketed services, you may wish to consider having a small, private proceeding now and a public memorial service in the future. If you would prefer to wait, and hold a funeral service when permitted, you may certainly do so, but bear in mind that while that is currently believed to be after May 1, that date could certainly change. We are keeping track of everyone who has not been able to have a public service and plans to have one in the future, and we will be here to fully support and assist you, both now and when that time comes.
6) As for the virus itself, there is no impact on how we do things when the death is caused by it. There are currently no required special procedures or requirements implemented by state or local authorities, and our immediate care would proceed in a normal fashion. You will absolutely not be subjected to any additional impositions or costs on our part should the death be attributable to COVID-19.
Losing a loved one is never easy, and the uncertainty of our present situation compounds the difficulty. Funerals are an essential part of the grieving process, bringing people together to share their grief and support one another. To have to experience the grief alone in these troubled times is just one more awful side effect of this pandemic. We will continue to do everything we can to help you, and our offices remain fully staffed so we that we may communicate with and assist you without delay or inconvenience. We will continue to revise these guidelines as new information becomes available.
We remain available to serve our community to the best of our ability, while also being mindful of the health of the families we serve, the public around them, and ourselves. With patience, understanding, flexibility, and accommodation, we will all get through this together.
- The staff of Mueller-Bies Funeral Home
How can we help?
At Mueller-Bies Funeral Home, we have been serving the needs of families in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area for over a century. Founded in 1905, we have been continuously owned and operated by our founder's family since our inception. We are now into our fourth generation of serving you as an independent, single family-owned, full service provider.
Mueller-Bies Funeral Home has chapels located in Roseville and Lino Lakes, and conducts services throughout the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area.
We are a full service funeral provider, and can fulfill the needs of those desiring complete traditional funerals - as well as cremation services and many other more individualized options.
Here you will find a wealth of information about service options, merchandise, and pricing. We are proud to be one of the few local funeral providers to provide complete service and merchandise pricing right here online.
We also provide useful information to help you estimate your complete service price, and compare it to other funeral providers.
We also offer full advance planning services, and guaranteed advance funding services. Call us at either of our locations to set up a free, no-obligation preplanning consultation, and begin to ease the burden for your loved ones.
Current and past obituaries - along with space for comments and condolences, maps to service locations, and links to the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minneapolis StarTribune obituary sections.
Links, addresses and phone numbers for a number of florists in the area who serve us often. We highly recommend working directly with local florists as opposed to using generic "send flowers" links found elsewhere.
Complete service and merchandise pricing, including caskets, urns, and burial vaults; additionally, helpful sections on estimating total funeral costs and comparing prices between providers.