The caring and experienced professionals at SUMMIT Funeral & Cremation are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of affordable and personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.
You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.
Derek is a licensed mortician in MN & WI. He knew from the age of 4 he was going to be a funeral director. His passion for helping people continued to grow. Upon completion of his internship, "Glenna Mortuary Trade Service" was created. A "funeral home coverage" service offered exclusively to funeral homes in MN & WI.
The idea of creating an "affordable funeral provider" that offered the highest quality signature service, but also the BEST affordability was something he knew he was called to do.
Licensed Insurance Producer & Support Staff
Emily grew up in South St. Paul. She is a licensed Insurance
Producer for the state of Minnesota, and is a notary public. She attended Minnesota State University,
Mankato and obtained her Bachelor’s of Science Nursing degree. Derek and Emily
met in Mankato while attending college. Their wedding took place in August 2013
at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul and they now have two loving
children, Benjamin and Gabriel. Emily loves to go camping, and spending time
with her family. She enjoys bringing her boys to South St. Paul Early Childhood
classes and swim classes at the Grove in Inver Grove Heights.
They are active members at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul, MN
Kim’s professional background consists of health information management, educator, worship leader, and administrative assistant. Here at SUMMIT Funeral & Cremation she helps with everything from paperwork to cleaning. In her spare time, she coordinates a prayer ministry and volunteers at her church. She and her husband Scott enjoy making music together, RVing, and spending time with their family especially their four grandchildren.
Laurie has a professional background in hospice nursing and photography; professionally trained midwife for the dying and owner of The Passage Planner. Laurie recently moved to South Saint Paul with her husband of 28 years, with whom she shares two adult children and one granddaughter. Laurie enjoys cooking, practicing energy work, and bible study. Laurie and her husband attend Berean Baptist Church in Burnsville.
Funeral Director Assistant
William is a South Saint Paul local, who has an interest in mortuary science. He realized that he wanted to be a funeral director after attending a friend's funeral. William is a recent South Saint Paul High School graduate and enjoys spending time time with his friends, family, and at church. He attends Holy Trinity Catholic church in SSP and was recently baptized. William hopes to start college in the fall, majoring in mortuary science.