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

  • 4 Reasons Why Pre-Planning Should Be Your #1 Goal in 2018 - Senior Pre-Planning Workshop

    Monday, March 05, 2018 : 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this informative seminar, Monday, March 5th at 10 am and 6 pm. We’ll have speakers on MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, ELDER LAW & LEGAL TOOLS and FUNERAL & CREMATION PLANNING at the Hastings Senior Center.

    • Ben Pawlitschek, Pre-planning & Medical Assistance Specialist from Laker Planning Service
    • Michael Wise, Funeral Director & Owner, Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services
    • Jennifer A. O'Neill, Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney, O'Neill Elder Law
    • Sarah Wise-Schwieger, Advanced Planning Consultant, Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services

    Join this great line-up of presenters for this 90-minute program and learn more about:
    • Legal Tools: How to avoid probate with non-probate planning.
    • Medical Assistance: How can I protect my money from the nursing home?
    • Advance Funeral Planning: explore your options and get the facts.
    • Starting the Conversation with Your Loved Ones
    • And much more!

    Statistics show that 70% of us are unprepared in one or more of these extremely important areas of planning. Don’t be one of those statistics.

    Each person will receive a complimentary pre-planning packet to help you get started on making your pre-planning resolution a reality in 2018!

    Register by calling the Hastings Senior Center at (651) 480-7689 or online at http://bit.ly/2D6YXa6

  • 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.

  • Spring Cleaning: Clear the Clutter, Keep the Joy!

    Thursday, March 29, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Are you transitioning into a different stage in your life? Are you thinking about downsizing? What will you do with all the stuff you have accumulated from a life well-lived? Will your loved ones want it? What will happen to all that stuff when you pass away?

    You are never too old, or too young to take a good look at organizing the “stuff” you have in your life! Valerie Cady, professional organizer with Winnow & Spruce Organizing, will share the psychological benefits of getting organized, how to overcome the organizing hurdles that stop us in our tracks, how to decide what to keep and clever creative ways to enjoy what we love. Whether you own too many things, are surrounded by an abundance of items you've inherited from loved ones or wanting to downsize and not sure where to start, you'll learn strategies for success that will take you from feeling overwhelmed to overjoyed.

    Reserve your seat today by calling our office at 651-437-3752 or online at

April Events

  • Nourished by Nature with Wendy Loomis

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Join us and learn about nature in a whole new light! Hastings’ own, Wendy Loomis, will be sharing some insights with us about how our mind, bodies and souls can be nourished by nature. Nature touches us all and exploring the healing components of connecting with nature can change attitudes, outlooks and our overall health! Nature can be calming, exciting and even help us focus! Wendy will share a bit with us about how plants and nature can be medicine, especially to those suffering illness or loss.

    Bring a little nature into your life with Wendy’s help. Enjoy a sensory experience as Wendy shares some of the sights and smells of nature right in the room. Touch and feel some plants, smell some amazing aromatherapy and take a little bit of nature home with you, as we make a planting project together. Studies show that a plant in a room can improve mood, cognition, energy and even decrease pain. We will have everything you need, however, feel free to bring a small, tea cup-sized container to use for your project if you would like.

    Whether you are experiencing loss, loneliness or just need a spring “pick me up”, this session is for you. This session is free for all who attend. Space is limited, please reserve your seat today to ensure there are enough project materials for each person.

    Registration is easy! Online at http://bit.ly/2rVo925, call 651-437-3752 or email Melissa at Melissa@wisefamilyfh.com

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.