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A caring St. Paul funeral home
The experienced and dedicated staff at Wulff Godbout Funeral Home offers exceptional, compassionate care to families at a difficult time. We believe funeral services should reflect the lives of those being honored, and we'll help you create a meaningful tribute for your loved one.
Our St. Paul funeral home staff will guide you through creating a personalized funeral, including themes, locations, an obituary, keepsakes and more that respectfully celebrate life. All of our services are customizable, allowing you to design a one-of-a-kind memorial that reflects your loved one's interests and individuality.
We Honor Veterans
At Wulff Godbout Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.
In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. 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.
In addition to serving families during their time of need, the Wulff Godbout Funeral Home team demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the community. We support community events and groups such as the White Bear Avenue Parade, White Bear Business Association and Woodbury Days—as well as the West 7th Business Association. Our St. Paul funeral home staff is involved with numerous organizations including local church events, festivals and Rotary.
As a part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, we're committed to integrity, respect, service excellence and relationships. We assist families with guidance and service beyond expectation as we celebrate life.
Please allow us the opportunity to serve you. Contact us to find out more about funeral and cremation options in St. Paul.
Jackie the funeral home therapy dog
Experiencing 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.
Wulff Godbout Funeral Home in St. Paul, Minnesota, began with a commitment to a high standard of service. Throughout our history, we’ve continued to lead and innovate while maintaining that standard.
History of Wuluff Godbout Funeral Home
In 1884, August Wulff, a 24-year-old German immigrant, founded what has become the oldest continuing business on St. Paul’s east side. A cabinet maker by trade, August embraced a calling of necessity in a rapidly growing community.
At the time, there were no funeral homes in St. Paul, so August served the surrounding communities from his home at East 7th Avenue and Bradley Avenue (now Payne). He made his own caskets, transporting them by horse with wagon (or sleigh in the winter) to the people he served.
As more people sought the assistance of Wulff Family Mortuary, August recognized the need for a new location. The new location quickly became known as the Wulff Block. August changed the business name to A.L. Wulff and Son Undertakers when his son, Arthur, joined the firm in 1911.
A family tradition
In 1934, Arthur’s son, Owen, joined the staff of the family business. In 1964, Wulff Family Mortuary moved to a more central location for the convenience of the ever-expanding east side of the St. Paul community. The new funeral home, Crestwood Park Mortuary—located at 1485 White Bear Ave.—is an attractive, modern and spacious facility.
In 1970, Gregory Wulff became the 4th generation to join the family firm. Under his direction, the business grew dramatically to encompass several more communities, including the purchase of Godbout Mortuary at 560 West 7th in 1988, and then in 1990, a new facility, Woodlane Mortuary, was erected at 2195 Woodlane Drive.
Today, that family tradition of service continues. Our specially trained staff is here to give you personalized service. We hope you'll place your trust in us as we provide caring service in your time of need.
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