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About First Memorial Funeral Chapels

First Memorial Funeral Chapels, originally Waterston Funeral Home, was founded in 1955 by Leo and Jean Waterston at 4343 Nicollet Ave. in South Minneapolis. Over 50 years later and now in its 3rd generation of family funeral directors and ownership, our main chapel still occupies the same location. Since 1955, First Memorial has provided our community with affordable and professional funeral services for all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

In 1980, as a compliment to the funeral home, we formed the Cremation Society of Minnesota for the growing number of families choosing cremation. At the time we started the Cremation Society of Minnesota, the rate of cremation was under 10%, today in the 7 county metropolitan that rate is over 53% and growing.

Although a large part of our business today is serving cremation families we still have all the resources and staff to direct traditional casket funeral services.

Whatever services your family desires we will be here to help you, from very simple cremation, to traditional burial.

From all of us at First Memorial and the Cremation Society of Minnesota,
- The Waterston Family