Gearhart Funeral Home has been providing burial and cremation services in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, since 1972. Our founder, Tom Gearhart, began with a commitment to a high standard of service, and throughout our history, we have continued to innovate while maintaining a well-earned reputation.

Communities served in Coon Rapids

  • Andover
  • Blaine
  • Fridley
  • Ham Lake
  • Johnsville

Our Coon Rapids funeral home

Gearhart Funeral HomeOur caring funeral directors in Coon Rapids will help you create a tribute that honors your loved one with dignity and respect. We understand that losing someone is a personal experience, and we will guide you in creating a funeral or memorial service that celebrates life and showcases a person's passions and individuality.

Cremation services

Signature Dedication at Palm Cheyenne MortuaryWe specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.


For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.


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WHV 2020 - Level 3We honor veterans

At Gearhart Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we have a staff who is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

We also take pride in honoring other groups who play a vital role in the welfare of our community. Our sponsorship of The Nightingale Tribute, which recognizes nurses for their years of service, is just one example.

Spacious chapel for groups

Chapel at Gearhart Funeral HomeGearhart Funeral Home welcomes groups of all sizes. Our spacious chapel accommodates both small and large gatherings. We also offer amenities such as catering so you can spend more time with friends and family.

As a Dignity Memorial® provider, we have designed all of our services to help families through this emotional time. Our Coon Rapids funeral home associates provide the local attention you expect and the value you deserve. We'll be with you every step of the way, offering compassion and personal care.

Jackie the funeral home therapy dog

Jackie the Therapy DogExperiencing loss and grief can be one of the most emotional, somber moments of life. Jackie, our beloved funeral home therapy dog, offers comfort to family and friends during this difficult time. Jackie’s steady and unwavering companionship helps to relieve stress and anxiety and provide a sense of consolation and calm to an otherwise stressful experience. Whether families are preparing to say their final farewells or going through the grief process after loss, Jackie is here to provide additional support and unconditional love when you need it most.

A special tribute to nurses

The Nightingale Tribute honors registered or licensed practical nurses at their memorial services. Presented by the Nurses Honor Guard, volunteer nurses who give back to their profession by providing this special ceremony for their colleagues, the tribute includes a white rose, the Nightingale lamp and a final call to duty. If your loved one was a nurse and you’d like to include The Nightingale Tribute as part of their service, please let us know.

Plan a funeral

For decades, Gearhart Funeral Home has remained committed to the community. We consider it a privilege to serve you and invite you to contact us for more information about funeral and cremation services in Coon Rapids.

Celebration of Life Planning

Our planners are celebration of life experts. We plan more celebrations each year than any other provider, and we know just what to do to create a uniquely beautiful and heartfelt tribute with attention to detail like no other.

Every family who entrusts us with their loved one’s service can expect an event that includes:
  • meaningful music celebration of life
  • cherished memories celebration of life
  • a personalized message celebration of life

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