HALOS of the St. Croix Valley 

We are a Non-Profit Foundation supporting 

families through the loss of a child 

Emergency Line: (651) 504-4256

                         Non-Emergency Line: (651) 504-4254

Family Testimonials

"Halos of the St. Croix Valley is an amazing ministry. They were dedicated to providing help to my son and daughter in law and the entire family when we lost our precious Hazel Mae. Halos was born from an amazing mom who lost her precious son, and has a heart for others. God bless you Kelli for all you and your volunteers do." 

-Sharon Smitley

"Halos was wonderful when our community lost one of our teenagers to depression. They helped the father put together and fund a funeral for his son. This may not have happened without their help. This memorial service was crucial for the young friends that lost their friend and classmate. I will always be thankful to them for that."

-Carol Bodish

"My niece passed away suddenly in September. We were lost without the help of Halos. Kelli (and Halos) was a tremendous blessing to our family. She helped guide us in planning a memorial service, doing most of the leg and hands-on work herself. She also helped guide my Sister and Brother-in-law to a great counselor. I don't know what we would have done without Halos."
-Jessi Alia Lund 

"Halos was there for the family of my dear family friends when they experienced the sudden death of their precious little #HazelMae recently. Halos helped create such a precious, touching memorial service honoring the life of Hazel. Their genuine compassionate care and experience took such a tremendous burden off of this grieving families shoulders, which allowed them to grieve without having to press "pause" to attend to the details of planning a beautifully appropriate memorial for Hazel. Thank you, Halos of St. Croix - you definitely have angel wings!"

-Mary Stoehr

"Our family had no direction when we lost my niece; we had no idea how to help my brother and sister-in-law and no clue about where to begin with arrangements. Kelli and Halos stepped in to help with everything from funeral arrangements to guiding my brother and sister-in-law onto a path of healing. We are blessed to have been put in touch with Halos and are committed to supporting the organization in my niece's memory for years to come."

-Jackie Pflugi Smitley

"This group was amazing! When my sister experienced a neonatal death of her child they stepped up and helped in whatever way they could. They gave direction and support and prayer, what more could you ask? I love seeing your location on Main Street in New Richmond! Keep up the great work! What a wonderful gift our community has! Thanks for all you do."

-Molly Perry

"I absolutely love these people and this place. They seriously are amazing caring and loving people. They help you with so much and they take so much stress off you to make someone's service and other things perfect for their loved ones. My husband and I just lost our 5 month old baby boy and they were there every single step of our way to make our boys day the most memorable amazing service we ever imagined for our boy. I couldn't and still can't thank them enough. They have helped, cared, supported and been the most amazing people out there to help us through this tough time. I'm proud to say they did all this for us because they truly did amazing. And I'm happy to have met with them and worked with them during this time. We wanted our boy to have everything he deserved and they made sure he got it all."

-Kristen Ann Pannanen

"Halos helped me and my family tremendously when we were in our worst spot in our life. Its hard and they are amazing people to help you with such heart breaking events!!!"

-Angie Bohn

"They had done so much to help me and my wife through the hardest times of Our Lives. Thank you so much. The service was absolutely beautiful and just the way Grayson would have wanted it. We miss you and love you Grayson - 04/26/16-10/17."

-Corey Paananen Sr.

"It is just amazing what you offer to families that have lost a child, doesn't matter of the age, etc. It is still a loss. I wish we new there was something like this when my stepdaughter passed away. Keep up what you are doing."

-Kim Ellefson

"On May 5, 2013 I was feeling uneasy, I hadn't felt our daughter move all day. We went to the hospital to make sure that everything was alright. When we got there, they hooked me up to the fetal monitor. They couldn't find her heartbeat anymore. We had an ultrasound and our worst fear was true, our little girl had passed. I spent the next two days in the hospital and gave birth to our beautiful angel on May 7, 2013. While in the hospital, one of our nurses brought us in a basket from halos. It meant a lot to me, we hadn't gotten Emory a blanket yet and there was a beautiful pink blanket in the basket and there was also a book, "We were gonna have a baby but had an angel instead", which I plan on reading to my son. Halos also helped me plan our daughters service and helped us with the cost. I don't think I could have done this without Halos. Halos is wonderful and I am glad I get to be part of the Halos family. Kelli and everyone are wonderful."

-Amanda Larson

"My experience with Halos began when I suffered the loss of my beautiful baby girl Vineicia at 24 weeks on September 25th, 2011. I gave birth to her at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN. It was there that I was given a beautiful basket full of items for my little girl. It had blankets, a candle, a pacifier, a cap, gown, and booties, a mold for her hand and foot prints, the book Heaven Is For Real as well as other items. It was such a comfort to have those things for my little girl. During a time of such deep sadness I felt such compassion that someone took the time to put these things together for parents grieving the loss of a child. It wasn't until the next August that I was united with Halos at the 5k walk in remembrance of our little angels. I really felt this immediate bond with other families that had been through what I was going through. I've kept in contact with Halos since that day and through them I learned that I could actually get a certificate of birth by stillborn which was so deeply important to me! Halos also was there for me again to help me pay off the rest of Vineicia's funeral expenses. I'm so thankful for everything they have provided me during this terrible time of my life. I feel so blessed to have their support! I can only hope to pay it forward and be a part of this amazing support group!"

-Jamie Casey