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Wise Family Funeral to expand parking lot; add crematory

By Michelle Wirth on May 1, 2018

As a result of what they like to call wise choices, Wise Family Funeral and Cremation Services in Hastings will be expanding their parking lot and adding a crematory to the existing building located at 400 Spring St. Click here to read the full story.

Every story matters.  Laying to rest, John Doe, unidentified male.

July 1, 2017 - Rest in Peace ~ John Doe

Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services, upon request of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office, was asked to assist in the proper burial for John Doe, an unidentified male.

The Wise Family, as well as many others who had worked on this case, felt that it was important that this gentleman receive a dignified burial, since no next of kin have been located. He was found deceased alongside the train tracks in Rosemount, MN in 2014. Authorities believe he likely passed in the fall of 2013. After police and authorities exhausted all efforts to identify him, they decided to proceed with his internment. His story, in his death, has impacted many people.

We urge you to reach out to those loved ones that you have not had contact with in a while. Talk to your neighbor. Connect and get to know someone that you are curious about. Their identity, personality, and story matters. Let’s not let another person pass away and not be identified. For the full story, click here.

We were honored to be a part of the burial of John Doe, unidentified male.

July 10, 2017 - Thank you to Nick Ferraro and the St. Paul Pioneer Press & for bringing more light to the story regarding John Doe. Not a day goes by that we are not still impacted and curious about this unidentified man's story. For more information and to learn more about what we do know about John Doe, click hereWise Family Funeral & Cremation Services and Gordon Gathright were honored to be a part of providing a proper and dignified burial for John Doe. His story, even in death, matters.