Here are some places on the Internet that we would like to share with you:
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose. Its publications, Funeral Goods and Services and Pre-paying for Your Funeral, are availabel free wy writing to the following address:
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
Camp Amanda–Minnesota is operated by the Minnesota Foundation for Children, a charitable project of the Minnesota Funeral Director’s Association. Camp Amanda–Minnesota is a special camp for children and teens, kindergarten through high school, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or significant person in their lives. It is our mission to bring hope and healing to Minnesota’s grieving children
Community Memorial Hospital
Places of Worship
Zion Lutheran Church
111 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
Toll Free: 1-877-879-1522
1716 Hwy. 210
Carlton, MN 55718
Black Bear Casino Resort
1785 Hwy. 210
Carlton, MN 55718
Toll Feee: 888-771-0777
Golden Gate Motel
3202 River Gate Ave.
Cloquet, MN 55720
Toll Free: 800-732-4241
Super 8 of Cloquet
121 Big lake Rd.
Cloquet, MN 55720
Toll Free: 800-800.8000
Duluth News Tribune
Duluth area daily newspaper
Cloquet's local area weekly newspaper.
City of Carlton
City of Carlton and Carlton Chamber of Commerce
Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce
Cloquet's largest florist and is locally and family owned by Paul and Marsha Johnson
Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
A non-profit organization for Minnesota Funeral Directors.
Cloquet Monument & Marker Co.
Cloquet Monument and Marker Co. is a service of Nelson Funeral Care, 1004 Cloquet Ave.,Cloquet, MN
218-879-3225 or 877-863-5484
A full selection of cemetery monuments, markers, and reference to local cemeteries.
A. VA Cash Benefits For Reimbursement of Burial Expenses - $300 is available for an honorably discharged veteran, IF: they were in receipt of VA non-service-connected disability pension benefits or service-connected compensation benefits at the time of death or IF the death occurred in a VA hospital, or VA contracted health care facility. Additional costs of transportation of the remains may be paid.
B. Active Duty or Service Connected Death - $2,000 is available IF the veteran died during active duty; or is an honorably discharged veteran and died as a result of a service-connected injury.
C. Burial Plot Allowance - $300 is available for an honorably discharged veteran not interred in a cemetery that is under the jurisdiction of the US government, IF: the veteran was receiving VA non-service-connected disability pension or service-connected compensation benefits at the time of death or IF the death occurred in a VA hospital, or VA contracted health care facility.
D. US flag - An honorably discharged veteran is entitled to a US flag provided by the Veterans Administration.
E. Headstone or Marker - In a National Cemetery, a veteran, spouse of veteran, and dependent children receive a free headstone. For burial in a private cemetery, a simple marker for veterans ONLY will be provided, if allowed by the cemetery officials. Reserved space for future inscription of spousal data may be allowed. The grave no longer has to be 'unmarked' unless the death was prior to September 11, 2001.
F. Burial in a National Cemetery - Free space is available for a veteran, spouse and dependent children (except Arlington). At the time of death, we will notify the US Department of Veteran Affairs.
For specific questions concerning eligibility claims and benefits please contact the Handevidt Funeral Home, or visit www.va.gov.
Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery
Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration office web site.HOW SOCIAL SECURITY HELPS FAMILIES
Social Security survivors benefits help ease the financial burden that follows a worker's death. Almost all children under age 18 will get monthly benefits if a working parent dies. Other family members may be eligible for benefits, too. Anyone who has worked and paid Social Security (FICA) taxes has been earning survivors benefits for his or her family. The amount of work needed to pay survivors benefits depends on the worker's age at the time of death. It may be as little as 1 ½ years for a young worker. No one needs more than 10 years.
WHO CAN GET SURVIVORS BENEFITS?
Here is a list of family members who usually can get benefits: Widows and widowers age 60 or older. Widows and widowers at any age if caring for the deceased's child(ren) who are under age 16 or disabled. Divorced wives and husbands age 60 or older, if married to the deceased 10 years or more. Widows, widowers, divorced wives, and divorced husbands age 50 or older, if they are disabled. Children up to age 18. Children age 18 - 19, if they attend elementary school or high school full time. Children over age 18, if they became disabled before age 22. The deceased worker's parents age 62 or older, if they were being supported by the worker.
A SPECIAL ONE-TIME PAYMENT
In addition to the monthly benefits for family members, a one-time payment of $255 can be paid to a spouse who was living with the worker at the time of death. If there is none, it can be paid to: A spouse who is eligible for benefits. A child or children eligible for benefits. This payment can not be made if there is no eligible spouse or child. HOW TO APPLY FOR BENEFITS You can apply for benefits by telephone or by going to any Social Security office. You may need some of the documents shown in the Information Needed section below. But don't delay your application because you don't have all the information. If you don't have a document you need, Social Security can help you get it.
Your Social Security number and the deceased worker's Social Security number. A death certificate. Proof of the deceased worker's earnings for last year (W-2 forms or self-employment tax return). Your birth certificate. A marriage certificate, if you are applying for benefits as a widow, widower, divorced wife, or divorced husband. A divorce decree, if you are applying for benefits as a divorced wife or husband. Children's birth certificates and Social Security numbers, if applying for children's benefits. Your checking or savings account information, if you want direct deposit of your benefits. You will need to submit original documents or copies certified by the issuing office. You can mail them or bring them to the office. Social Security will make photocopies and return your documents.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
You may contact the Social Security Office to find out what benefits are available for your individual circumstances, to change records, and to stop automatic deposits. The national phone number is 1-800-772-1213. For more information, write or visit any Social Security office, or phone the toll-free number. will file Form SSA-721 which informs Social Security of a death. You need not order a certified copy of the death certificate to send to your Social Security Administration office.