Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home
Funeral Services in Rochester, MN
Since 1879, Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes have been dedicated to serving Rochester and the surrounding communities with excellence and pride. In the fine tradition of our predecessors, we'll continue to adhere to the best levels of our profession - delivering services, counseling, and attention to all families, regardless of financial position, religion, or race. We pledge to continually grow as individuals and specialists through education, community service, and hard work. You'll find that our team is committed to helping our families & friends as they deal with the loss of a loved one.
read moreOur staff at Ranfranz and Vine is dedicated to serving you at your time of need. We can help you prepare for the future, guide you through a loss of a loved one, and everything in between. We are always here if you have any questions concerning our services.
read moreHave a question? Prefer to meet with us in person? Call us at 1-507-289-3600 to set up a meeting. To get started with your advance plan, please fill out the short form below and a Ranfranz and Vine pre-planning specialist will contact you. Fill in as much as you are comfortable with and we'd be pleased to meet with you to discuss further.
read moreCremation is a contemporary disposition, and therefore there still are many questions to be answered. Here are some questions Ranfranz and Vine's funeral directors commonly answer to give you insight on the cremation process. An alternative enclosed, rigid container constructed of wood or cardboard is required, which is cremated with the body. It needs to meet standards of safety, respect and dignity. In some states, no container is required. You may choose to keep the cremated remains in your possession, scatter them where allowed, or bury them in a cemetery or place in a mausoleum.
read moreThe death of a loved one often leaves us feeling lost and not sure what we can do. It is natural to feel this way. Here are some helpful suggestions to give you insight on how to comfort those who are grieving. Upon learning of a death, intimate friends of the family should visit the home to offer sympathy and ask if they can help. You may prefer to visit the family at the funeral home. This setting may be more comfortable for you and the family, as they are prepared for visitors. After the difficult and busy days surrounding the death, the family is faced with the challenge of trying to resume their day to day lives.
Send Sympathy Gifts
read moreHelp show your support to the family during this difficult time by providing them a gift of sympathy flowers, gift baskets, and more. It's secure and easy, plus we'll ship your gift directly to the services. Sunday deliveries are not available for flowers. We will try and accommodate early morning deliveries but need a 48 hours notice on placing orders for flowers. We cant not guaranteed early morning delivery if the order was placed late in the day.
read moreToday there are more options than ever on how to celebrate a life lived. Choosing burial as your final disposition allows you to have a final resting place with options to have a personal celebration. We believe that no two people are alike and no two services should be alike either. Through traditional or contemporary services, many are turning to unique, personalized ways of honoring a life lived and aiding the grieving process. A personalized celebration gives you and your family something to concentrate on as you relive memories.
Grief & Healing
read moreWe created our Hope After Heartache emails to provide you with messages that are inspiring, reflective and informative as you deal with your grief and healing. Growth House: discusses hospice care, dying with dignity, terminal illness, grief and bereavement. GriefShare: GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Groups are now meeting weekly online and in person. Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.
read moreWe believe that the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces deserve special consideration. To pay tribute to our fallen heroes, Ranfranz and Vine offers comprehensive veterans burial benefits to those eligible. Military members on active duty, Military retirees, members and former members of the Selected Reserve, eligible U.S. veterans of any war, other U.S. veterans who served at least one term of enlistment and separated under conditions other than dishonorable. Military honors are available to all veterans regardless of rank or location of burial.