Virtual Tuesday Programs: Funeral and Cremation Services in the New Norm

Event Date:

Event Time:
11:00 am

Guest Speaker: Bill McReavy, Jr.

In this Tuesday Program, Bill McReavy, Jr., the President of Washburn-McReavy Funeral & Cremation Services, will share the history about Washburn-McReavy and share how funeral and cremation services have changed and what they are doing currently to serve families in this challenging time.

Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels have a history in our community dating back to 1857. Starting as a furniture store, this 4th generation family business continues their focus on providing families with compassionate service. Started by William P. Washburn one year before Minnesota became a state, Washburn eventually chose to specialize in funeral service and changed the company name to Mortuary, to reflect this position. In 1931, to recognize the support and service of his nephew Donald R. McReavy, the company became Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels, the name it retains today. When Donald R. McReavy died unexpectedly in 1949, his wife Lillian and young son William L. were quickly called in to lead the business.

The McReavy family and many staff are involved in civic organizations throughout the area, including Rotary Clubs, numerous chambers of commerce, Kiwanis, and the Eastside Neighborhood Association. Kay McReavy (The Woman's Club of Minneapolis President from 1987-1989) and Cyndi McReavy-Seitz are both current Members of The Woman's Club of Minneapolis.


While in-person programs have been temporarily suspended, Tuesday Programs are still happening virtually! No registration is required, and meeting info is available in the weekly Zoom events email blast sent by The Woman's Club.

If you would like to get the meeting info for all virtual Tuesday Programs, contact Nadine.

If you don't have a computer or need to connect via your telephone, contact for more info.