The funeral profession used to be defined by hard geographic lines. You went to the funeral home in your town, and so did all of your neighbors. But that’s no longer the case. What matters now is that you find a funeral provider that will make you feel comforted and cared for at a time when you need it most.
At Mueller Memorial, we don’t turn people away because they are outside our traditional area of service. We do everything we can to facilitate an experience anywhere in the Twin Cities, no matter the effort it takes.
I’ve been thinking about this recently because I got a call from a friend of mine who regretted not using our services. He thought he was outside of our parameters. I was sad to hear about his regret, and told him that if he ever needed our services in the future, he should reach out no matter the distance.
There are all sorts of possibilities when it comes to providing funeral services miles away from East Side St. Paul and White Bear Lake. If it means we need to work hand-in-hand with another funeral home, we’ll reach out to them. If we need to get in touch with a church, country club, or other venue, we’ll do that too. We love our facilities, but they don’t define the extent of our services. We’re happy to go above and beyond in order to make the service for your loved one everything it should be.
We get calls from all over the Twin Cities, largely thanks to our vocal supporters who refer their friends and family members. I want to thank everyone who shares their sincere appreciation and admiration for what we do. It’s truly the greatest compliment we can receive. To know that people feel satisfied with the care and compassion we provide is what makes the job special to me.
Before I go, with Mother’s Day right around the corner, I would be remiss without taking a little time to celebrate my mom. Connie, my mother, is a huge inspiration to me, and I’ve always admired her personal discipline. Though she didn’t work outside of the home, she raised nine kids (!) while being active in her church and doing a ton of volunteer work. On February 15, she celebrated her 90th birthday, and she’s full of energy and vitality. She’s a selfless, loving woman and a huge reason why I am the person I am today.
I want to remind everyone to cherish the time they get to spend with their parents. Parent-child relationships are sometimes complicated, but the ability to compromise and commiserate is what makes these relationships so crucial to our lives. It can be easy to take for granted all the sacrifices our parents make for us, but we should be mindful of them, especially during this time of year. I want to close simply by saying, “I love you, Mom. Thanks for everything.”