Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Our families are committed to serving your family. We are a family owned and operated funeral home - living and working right here in our local community. We strive to live by our philosophy of treating every family the way we would like to be treated.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Sunrise Funeral Home, Cremation Services and Cemetery has been established and serving families for years. We always have had a focus on treating families like we would want to be treated. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will. We are here to help you plan the celebration with your needs and wants for your loved one.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
We work as a team to make sure the details of your celebration happen.
If that means in 2 days or two months from now.
CEO of Sunrise Funeral Home, Cremation Services, and Cemetery.Read Bio
3rd generation cemeterian, son to Tom Porter
30+ years of land development experience, has been spearheading the
developments of Sunrise since 2005.
Licenced Residence Insurance Producer for Life Insurance, specializing in funeral
pre-planning and government spend-downs
Grounds Keeper, General Manager and President of CemeteryRead Bio
2nd generation cemeterian
47 years working as a Cemetery Superintendent and managing operations.
Started in Sunrise in 1970. He has been instumental in the development and
installation of every mausoleum, nitch, and building over the years. Has been
managing and caring for families and friends, and constantly making the cemetery
a better place.
President of Funeral HomeRead Bio
Former owner of Crawford Funeral service, which served Duluth and its
surrounding area for 4 generations, from 1889-1996.
4th generation of funeral pre-planning, 40 years of experience in creating custom
services for families.
Custom Marker & Monument Design Specialist.
Larissa (Porter) Paulson
Funeral Director DirectorRead Bio
4th generation cemeterian, daughter to Bart Porter
Attended the University of Minnesota- Program of Mortuary Science, earned a
Bachelor of Science with a focus on Mortuary Science.
See where we are and find the place that best meets your needs.