Upcoming Events

Wise Family Funeral Home is pleased to offer a wide variety of both on-going and seasonal events. We invite you to return often to see what’s coming up on our calendar. If you’d like to keep up-to-date, we invite you to visit our social media pages. Click on READ MORE below for more information. Click here to sign up for event notifications.

March Events

  • Grief Share - Weekly Support Group

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 : 5:30 PM to Thursday, June 14, 2018 : 7:00 PM

    Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. Join the group for "Your JOURNEY From Mourning to JOY", a 13-week series dealing with grief. You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any point. Each session is "self-contained", so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will be able to pick up any sessions you missed in the next 13-week cycle.

    Sign up online at: https://www.griefshare.org or www.hustingsumc.org or by calling the church office at 651-437-4398.

May Events

  • Barbershoppers & Bereavement - Music to the Ears and Healing for the Soul - FREE MAY DAY CONCERT

    Tuesday, May 01, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services, along with the Hastings Art Center, proudly present a May Day Coffee Concert with SummerTime Quartet, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:30 am.

    We know that music to the ears can also be healing for the soul. Oftentimes, music helps relieve stress, helps revive and honor memories, eases grief and pain, provides self-expression, reflection and relaxation, along with soothing the soul. Join us as we embark on a fun musical journey with SummerTime. They will share delightful songs, traditional hymns and a little comedic relief! (They may even throw in “Name that Tune”!) This concert is free for the public. Please reserve your seat today by calling our office at 651-437-3752 or online at http://bit.ly/2oQvpdM.

    About SummerTime Quartet:

    SummerTime, an a cappella Quartet from the Twin Cities metro and Western Wisconsin. The Quartet was formed in the fall of 2007 to perform a Christmas program at a local nursing home. This turned into an annual event, and has led to various other performances around the region.

    SummerTime has they've participated in various civic, church, corporate and seasonal events including the Twin Cities' Strides for Stroke benefit walk, as well as in the Croix Chordsmen Chorus Annual Spring and Christmas shows. They have performed complete wedding ceremonies, church services, serenades, concerts and performances that have worked the crowd at St. Paul Saints’ games.

    Their repertoire includes new and traditional music, fun songs, and tags sung in traditional barbershop harmony.

    Members include: Duane Schuh, Tenor; Cliff Turnbull, Lead; Loren Paulson, Bass; and Dale Schueffner, Baritone.

June Events

  • The Changing Face of Caregiving

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Join us for this very special speaker who will share with us how the face of caregiving is changing. As someone who spent the majority of her 30’s as a caregiver, Amy Lokken knows firsthand that society doesn’t often recognize what a caregiver looks like. It’s time to change that and now is the time that we need to start the conversation. This event will inform, support and encourage both those who are caregivers and those wanting to learn more.

    As the inventor and founder of MüD (pronounced Mood) Modular, Amy Lokken has over 20 years of experience in the design world. Amy spent much of her 30’s in dual roles of building her career while caring for her ailing parents. She is also a volunteer for the Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Association Inc., founder, and facilitator of a LBD caregivers support group and speaks on her “Lessons Learned As a Daughter” raising awareness at various events throughout the Midwest including the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

    Register by calling 651-437-3752 or online at https://bit.ly/2pJk0L6

    “I believe it is how we stumble through one journey that creates our next.” –Amy Lokken