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Recent Obituaries

At Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services, we understand the vital role our chapels and staff play in providing essential services to our communities. As the world learns to navigate the evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation, the health of our staff as well as the well-being of the bereaved families that we care for continue to be among our highest priorities.

 

As a result of recent Whitehouse and CDC guidelines recommending the limiting of public gatherings to 10 individuals or fewer, and NFDA (National Funeral Director Association) guidelines the following standards and practices will apply to all families requiring our care from Friday, March 20, 2020 until at least Friday, May 8, 2020:

 

 

  • Our licensed funeral home staff will continue to immediately respond to deaths regardless of location, cause of death, or suspected COVID-19 infection. Families should expect to see our staff implement “best practices” including consistent use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), social distancing, and liberal hand washing.
  • Participation in arrangement conferences at the funeral home will be limited to essential immediate family members only. Again, appropriate social distancing should be expected.
  • Public visitations will be significantly restructured. Following an optional private family viewing of the deceased, a defined period of public “calling hours” may be made available if the family desires to offer such an opportunity. During these public calling hours, family members will not be present at the funeral home. We believe offering a time for unrelated individuals to pay their respects without greeting the family will lessen the size of potential groups and therefore potential COVID-19 exposure.
  • Funeral services, regardless of location, will be limited to immediate family only. Immediate family will be defined as the following relations to the deceased: parents, spouses, children and their spouses, grandchildren, and siblings. We will ask that families regulate their own groups to comply with this difficult but necessary policy.
  • Funeral luncheons or receptions will be suspended regardless of group size. Often, the individuals that volunteer to provide luncheon services to bereaved families are the very same as those most susceptible to infection. It is our desire to protect these selfless individuals from group interaction of any kind.

 

 

Our funeral home has recently acquired the equipment needed to begin webcasting funerals to the public via our funeral home’s webpage. Recordings of individual funeral services will be posted to our webpage as soon as possible following the actual service.

 

Obviously, the novel COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation. Our funeral home will continue to stay informed of CDC recommendations and ongoing updates to NFDA’s mortuary “best practices”. We would like to thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times. We assure you that we will continue to make every effort to appropriately support our customers, our employees, and our communities.

When you have experienced the loss of a loved one, you can trust Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services to guide you through the process of honoring their life. At Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services, we pride ourselves on serving families in Waseca, Janesville, Waterville and the surrounding areas with dignity, respect, and compassion.

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Third Street Chapel
(507) 835-2190
109 3rd Street NE, Waseca, MN 56093

State Street Chapel
(507) 835-2870
711 N. State Street, Waseca, MN 56093

Waterville Chapel
(507) 362-8645
401 W. Main Street, Waterville, MN 56096

Janesville Chapel
(507) 234-6775
107 N. Skookum Street, Janesville, MN 56048


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