Let Hanson-Runsvold Help You Honor Your Life Well Lived

Written by: Brady Drake

Gen Eidem


Life, like any good story, has a beginning, a middle and an end. Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home makes every effort to honor each stage in a person’s unique journey and focuses a great deal of time in the area of preplanning to help families we serve prepare for life’s final chapter.

Their team has been serving the Fargo- Moorhead community for over 100 years. So, when Gen Eidem started thinking about preplanning, their team was the obvious and only choice for her.

“I chose Hanson-Runsvold because they’re like family to me, and if you work with them, that’s exactly how you are treated — like family.” Gen

Most people don’t want to think about the time when they are gone. It brings a mix of emotions. The team at Hanson-Runsvold genuinely understands this. They ask the necessary questions to help guide you through things you may have already thought of and also things you may not have, with the ultimate goal of exceeding your expectations.

Preplanning allows you to communicate your passions, culture, lifestyle, and budget, in a comfortable and relaxed setting. And you don’t need to make all of the decisions at once. Getting the process started is the most important step.

“My children are grateful I turned the arrangements over to Hanson-Runsvold. It’s comforting for them and me. I decided I wanted to prepay my funeral to make it easier for my children when I pass on. None of them live near me as I now reside in Florida and having most of the planning done will make it easier for them. That was very important to me.

Since if/when I cross over that bridge, and I’m not close to my funeral home, I was reassured that my children simply need to call Hanson-Runsvold and they will take care of everything. That is very, very reassuring. No matter where you are when you pass, they handle it all.” Gen

A common question is when is a good time to start the preplanning process? The answer is any time. Because life is full of many unknowns and death never comes at a perfect time, having your final wishes in the hands of a team that will celebrate your life with grace and dignity, exactly as you want it, provides a sense of solace.

Another benefit to preplanning is having the ability to set aside funds into a funeral policy to pay for your services when the time comes. Hanson-Runsvold helps to set up this policy in a way that protects your assets while ensuring that your family won’t be burdened with those expenses. The entire process is about peace of mind for all.

“My advice to anyone: Just do It! It makes perfect sense for many reasons…first of which is peace of mind. The process was extremely easy. I felt comfortable and comforted the entire time. And, I know that if any of my wishes change as time goes by, they are only a quick call away.” Gen

Throughout the last century of serving the Fargo-Moorhead community and beyond, the compassionate team at Hanson- Runsvold Funeral Home has been helping to walk families through the most difficult experiences they’ve faced. They also understand that there is no time better than the present to plan ahead, which is why their free preplanning services are available both online and in-person.

Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home
Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home
Located on the West Side of Island Park
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Brady is the Editorial Director at Spotlight Media in Fargo, ND.