As a funeral home, Nathan states, “We first and foremost need to educate the families at this difficult time as to options, especially the option of a private service or limited service with a public service down the road, but we also have to be understanding of the need/preference of a public service and allowing people to use their own discretion.” We have had direction from both the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC in regards to public gatherings

Options are as follows:

  • The funeral home will abide by whatever the churches have adopted for policies during this time. So, for example, if a church has suspended all activities in the church, the funeral home will support that decision and there will be no funeral in the church. If a church funeral is not an option, then a private funeral at the funeral home is a possibility.
  • A private internment is possible and with a public service at a later time.
  • Due to the recommendations of the health officials, there will be NO public services held at this time until further notice.  We apologize for heartache this may cause but it is something we as a community need to follow as to keep everyone safe.  

 It is the recommendation of a caterer who has been in contact with public health officials to follow the recommendations below.

As for food .....

  • if there will be 50 or less attending, then the caterer will prepare a box lunch.
  • if a hot meal is requested, then the caterer will prepare and serve it all. (It is recommended that the local churches and their volunteers are removed from preparing any food, including bars and cakes, or serving at all. The caterer would simply take over the kitchen for the service.

Welcome to Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Home

Our Locations


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1000 19th Ave SW
| Willmar, MN 56201
Tel: 1-320-235-0545


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PO Box 521 435 Wells St
| Belgrade, MN 56312
Tel: 1-320-254-8262

Clara City

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20 North Main St Box 546
| Clara City, MN 56222
Tel: 1-320-847-3583


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307 N 14th St
| Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Tel: 1-320-264-3261

New London

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PO Box 426 19 Central Ave E
| New London, MN 56273
Tel: 1-320-354-2211


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415 Business 23 W
| Paynesville, MN 56362
Tel: 1-320-243-3618
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