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Who We Are

Companions Forever Pet Cremation Service


We founded Companions Forever as an open-door policy pet death care provider. We offer on-site pet cremation services for companion pets of all kinds and serve all of Central Minnesota. We are pet lovers who have worked in the death care industry for over a combined 85 years. We only offer cremation for pets. Our pet cremations are human-like in that we use the same type of cremation equipment and only perform one pet cremation at a time. We are certified crematory operators. Companions Forever realizes that losing a pet is losing a family member.

Marc & Cheryl

Owners, Marc & Cheryl Kelash grew up on dairy & hog farms located near Foley, MN in Benton County. Taking care of animals & pets were a daily routine for them. Today they still have a pet dog, Bella and a turtle Izzie. So it's natural that they want to help families with their pets in pre-need/afterlife arrangements.

Russ & Tracy

Owners, Russ & Tracy Karasch grew up near Sartell, MN in Stearns County. Russ has always had dogs, rabbits and fish for pets, while Tracy grew up on a hobby farm with horses, cats, chickens, ferrets, hamsters, squirrels, etc. Tracy is also a R.N. at St Cloud V.A. They currently have their pet, Mercedes. They understand your special bond you have with your family member.

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