Foundation Partners Group Adds to Minnesota Footprint

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Foundation Partners Group Adds to Minnesota Footprint

ORLANDO, Fla. Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, today announced the acquisition of Sandberg Funeral & Cremation Services in North St. Paul, Minnesota. The acquisition expands the Foundation Partners network in Minnesota to seven locations with five in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.

“The Sandberg family’s mission of providing exceptional, caring service perfectly aligns with ours,” said Tom Kominsky, Foundation Partners Group chief financial officer. “Their team has been serving the St. Paul community for three generations and we are honored they have chosen to become part of the growing Foundation Partners family of firms in Minnesota.”

Gus Sandberg purchased the mortuary in 1942. His two sons, Paul and Bill, helped him run the business and assumed operations from their father in 1963. Paul’s daughter, Mary Kaye Sandberg, joined the family business in 1987 and worked alongside her father for 11 years before taking over herself.

“The generations before us really took care of our community and built a beautiful, lasting relationship, and I feel very lucky to have been able to carry it on,” said Mary Kaye Sandberg, owner of Sandberg Funeral and Cremation Services. “Selling the business was all about continuing our legacy and making sure what our grandpa started can be carried on. With Foundation Partners, we are joining a company that cares about legacy and the families we serve just as much as we do.”

About Foundation Partners Group: Foundation Partners Group is one of the industry’s most innovative providers of funeral services. The company owns and operates a network of nearly 170 funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries across 20 states. Our organizational structure allows us to embrace and grow the legacies of the local funeral homes we acquire while leveraging the economies of scale, deep understanding of technology, and our ShareLife® customer experience-centered approach to deliver truly innovative and compassionate care to the families we serve. Visit to learn more.