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Flags for Fort Snelling

Posted on May 10, 2022 by Evans Nordby Funeral Homes

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, Flags at Fort Snelling will be hosting their annual Memorial Weekend flag placement at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Evans-Nordby Funeral Home invites you to volunteer, attend or donate! To sign up to volunteer or request a flag placement please visit flagsforfortsnelling.com.

If, like us, this is a new group to you we have included a bit of their history and mission below.

It was May 2015, when Minnesotans learned it had been over three decades since American Flags were placed at Fort Snelling on Memorial Day. Learning that this tradition had been lost on everyone was a shock nobody could ignore. Step by step, a small group of patriotic Minnesotans had a plan to slowly grow the organization’s systems both operationally and logistically, to ensure a strong, sustainable structure to support the tradition year after year.
In 2018, four local Minnesota businesses stepped up to join Flags for Fort Snelling in partnership roles, blowing the doors of opportunity wide open: VantagePoint Marketing, Richfield-Bloomington Credit Union and KARE 11. With leaders from each organization dedicating their time and effort to the Flags for Fort Snelling goals, Minnesota was able to place an American Flag at every headstone of Fort Snelling National Cemetery for the first time in over 35 years! It was an incredible sight to see the flowing sea of red, white, and blue- One we intend to see year after year as long as we have the drive to keep this tradition alive.

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Walk to Remember

Posted on April 1, 2022 by Evans Nordby Funeral Homes

Friends of the Angel 12th Annual Walk to Remember

Friends of the Angel invites you to their 12th Annual Walk to Remember on May 7 2022. The Program begins at 10 AM and the Walk begins at 10:30 AM. The Program and Walk begin at the Angel of Hope in the Maple Grove Arboretum which is located at 9400 Fernbrook Lane. For more information please visit www.friendsoftheangel.org or email info@friendsoftheangel.org.

Evans-Nordby is proud to support Friends of the Angel and their Walk to Remember.

The Angel of Hope us based on Richard Paul Evans’ best-selling novel The Christmas Box, there are more than 120 Christmas Box Angel of Hope statues across the country, including statues in Canada and Japan. There are currently six Christmas Box Angel of Hope statues in Minnesota.

In The Christmas Box, a widow mourns the loss of her child at the base of an angel monument and discovers the precious gifts of life alongside a young struggling family that moves in with her.

As more and more people read the book and passed it on, demand grew for an angel memorial as a place to grieve and heal. Evans commissioned the monument and Ortho and Jared Fairbanks, a father and son, created the sculpture. The first Angel of Hope was dedicated in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 6, 1994, corresponding with the date of the child’s death in The Christmas Box.

With the face of a child, upturned palms and outstretched wings, the Angel of Hope offers solace to the grieving. The angel stands as a symbol of hope and healing for parents and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. Look closely at the angel’s right wing and see the word “Hope.”

The angel in the Maple Grove Arboretum, located just north of County Road 30 at 9400 Fernbrook Lane, was dedicated on May 6, 2001.

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Evans-Nordby Coronavirus Update

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Evans Nordby Funeral Homes

Weathering the storm during this time of uncertainty.

We at Evans-Nordby Funeral Homes know that you may have been inundated with emails, social media posts, and news about Coronavirus, but we want to update you with our mission during these trying times. We are here for you and will be continuing with operations but in a different manner than normal.

We are following the rules that the Center for Disease Control has laid out for group limits and social distancing. We have begun making arrangements over the phone or online in order to limit face to face time and avoid any unnecessary exposure. While things are operating differently here, we strive to maintain an open, clean space for families to have viewings or small private services. We want each family to be able to grieve in a manner that works best for them, but also need to abide by the CDC guidelines in order to protect the numerous families we serve, especially a large population of at risk individuals, as well as ourselves. If we are exposed and need to shut down, we can no longer serve the families that come to us in their time of need.

Please contact us at the funeral home if you need any assistance during this time, we are available and here to help in any way we can. We answer our phones day and night.

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Join us for Desserts!

Posted on August 26, 2019 by Evans Nordby Funeral Homes

Advance registration is requested but not required.
Please call at 763-533-3000 to make a reservation.

Pre-Planning Seminar at Evans-Nordby Brooklyn Center.

You are cordially invited to Evans-Nordby Funeral Homes’ Pre-Planning Seminar. Our goal is to show you how, by advance planning and directives, “you can have your cake and eat it too!” Susan Peterson-Lerdahl, estate planning and elder law attorney and partner at Henningson & Snoxell Ltd., and the Evans-Nordby team will provide information and straightforward answers about estate planning and preservation, personalized funerals, cremation services, and the benefits of planning ahead.

Please join us for either session at our location at 6000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:00pm or Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:00am.

Advance registration is requested but not required. Please call at 763-533-3000 to make a reservation. Dessert and refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you at our seminars.

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Happy Easter! ?

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Evans Nordby Funeral Homes

Happy Easter from Evans-Nordby Funeral Homes.
Whether you are traveling to visit family or family is traveling to visit you,
we want to wish you all the best. Easter is a great time to re-connect to family and make plans for
the warmer weather months (hopefully!) that are headed our way.
It’s also a time to pause and reflect on those that aren’t with us this Easter holiday.
Best wishes from our staff and families to yours.


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Happy 4th of July!!! ?

Posted on July 4, 2018 by Evans Nordby Funeral Homes

We at Evans-Nordby Funeral Homes, would like to wish you all a wonderful July 4th!
Whether you are headed to a cabin up north, enjoying a BBQ with friends, or watching fireworks at home with family, we want everyone to have a fun and safe holiday. Take a moment to reflect on our nations independence and spend some quality time with the ones you love while remembering those who aren’t with us anymore.

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Join us for a Pre-Planning Seminar, there will be cake! ?

Posted on June 6, 2018 by Evans Nordby Funeral Homes

You are cordially invited to Evans-Nordby Funeral Homes’ Pre-Planning Seminar.
Our goal is to show you how, by advance planning and directives,
“you can have your cake and eat it too!”

Please join us for an informative presentation by Susan Peterson,
estate planning and elder law attorney of Henningson & Snoxell Ltd.,
and Doug Stolt, pre-planning specialist and licensed funeral director.
We will provide straightforward answers and information about
personalized funerals, cremation services, estate planning
and preservation, and the benefits of advance funeral planning.

Please join us at 10am or 6pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
at Evans-Nordby, 34 Second Street N.E., Osseo MN.
Advance registration is requested but not required.
Please call us at (763) 424-4000 or email brittney@evansnordby.com
to make a reservation, and mark the date and time on your calendar.
We look forward to seeing you at our seminar on Tuesday, June 19th in Osseo.
Cake, desserts and refreshments will be served.

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Meet the Evans-Nordby Staff Members

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Evans Nordby Funeral Homes

Evans-Nordby Staff

We want to announce new staff members who have recently joined our team here at Evans-Nordby Funeral Homes. Joining our firm is Chelsea Smolenski-Johnson and Michael Woelffer.

Chelsea joined us in April of 2017 and Micheal joined us in December of 2017. They both graduated from the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program and are licensed funeral directors with the state of Minnesota. They each bring years of experience working in funeral service before their arrival at Evans-Nordby. Chelsea and Michael are hardworking and dedicated funeral directors that we are privileged to add to our staff.

Please say hello next time you see them on a funeral or at the funeral home.

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Welcome to Our New Website!

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Evans Nordby Funeral Homes

Evans-Nordby Funeral Homes just launched a brand new website! Featuring responsive design and interactive content, our site layout offers a customized user experience on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops of any screen size.


Visit our beautiful new website to learn more about Evans-Nordby Funeral Homes and the meaningful funeral services we provide throughout the Northwest suburbs. Family-owned and operated since 1905, our compassionate and highly-experienced funeral directors strive to be a positive healing force in the community.

Our new website makes it easy to find obituaries. Use the search bar, scroll or sort by dates to locate your loved one. Within each obituary, you can find visitation and funeral service information, share a memory and share on social media.

Our new site also features a wide range of local resources for funeral planning and organizing. Our extensive list of nearby hotels cemeteries, caterers, grief resources and florists will provide you with peace of mind as you grieve.

Evans-Nordby offers pre-planning and pre-funding services to ensure your wishes will be honored and lift the burden of funeral planning from your loved ones during a time of grief. Fill out our short pre-planning guide and check out our educational seminars and travel plan to get started.

Featuring locations in Osseo and Brooklyn Center, Evans-Nordby works with families of all faiths and beliefs. Our services include:

Ultimately, we hope our new website will help Evans-Nordby better serve the community and establish lasting relationships built on trust, compassion and respect. Subscribe to our blog and look us up on GooglePlus to stay in touch!

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