Helpful Resources

Planning Ahead

Minnesota Health Care Directive

This site will give you information about health care directives and allow you to download the forms necessary for you to complete your own health care directive.


Cremation Urns




AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose. Its publications, Funeral Goods and Services and Pre-Paying for Your Funeral, are available free by writing to the following address.

AARP Fulfillment
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049

Minnesota Funeral Directors Association

A non-profit organization for Minnesota Funeral Directors.

Grief Support

Childrens Grief Connection of Minnesota

Children's Grief Connection, formerly known as Camp Amanda-Minnesota is a nonprofit organization providing grief programs for children and teens in partnership with Minnesota's funeral directors.

Founded and supported by members of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association the Children's Grief Connection provides all its services and programs FREE of charge.

At the Children's Grief Connection of Minnesota our mission is to bring hope and healing to Minnesota's grieving children.

St. Mary's Grief Support Center

Life-changing events challenge our coping skills as individuals. They force us to reassess our priorities, and they transform our lives. Loss in its broadest sense is not only a "death,” but rather all of the endings that the impending death or the death itself brings upon us and our families.

At St. Mary’s Medical Center, our Grief Support Center (GSC) offers counseling, support and education to individuals of all ages who are affected either prior to or after the death of a loved one. Founded in 1985,
the GSC was the first center of its kind in
the United States. Today, we still serve as
a model for others who are interested in developing hospital-based community grief and bereavement programs.

Places of Worship

Apostolic Lutheran Church 

Grace Church

Journey Christian Church

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

Queen of Peace Catholic Church

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Zion Lutheran Church



Cloquet Pine Journal

Duluth News Tribune

Grand Rapids Herald Review

Mesabi Daily News

Proctor Journal

Voyageur Press


Local Interest

Carlton Chamber of Commerce

Cloquet Chamber of Commerce


Personal Interest

Friends of Animals

Pets make wonderful companions


Sympathy Expressions

Skutevik Floral and Greenhouse

114 14th Street
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720
Phone: (218) 879-6177

210 N. 6th St.
Carlton, MN  55718
(218) 384-4732

Sympathy Food

It has long been tradition to bring food to a grieving family as a sympathy gift but, because of distance or busy schedules, that’s not always possible. That’s where we come in. Let Sympathy Food prepare and deliver a delicious, chef-prepared meal that lets them know you care. Simply select your gift and we'll take care of the rest. With every gift, we offer a complimentary card so you can write your sympathy message.