A past that we honor;
A present that we give meaning;
A future that we build together.
Oakland Cemetery Association
MINNESOTA CITY, MINNESOTA 55959
115 Front Street, Minnesota City, Minnesota
Contact: Lori Donehower, firstname.lastname@example.org
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OAKLAND CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
MINNESOTA CITY, MINNESOTA 55959
CEMETERY CLEAN-UP ON SATURDAY, April 30, 2016
The Oakland Cemetery Association of Minnesota City will hold its eighteenth annual spring clean-up on Saturday, April 30,2016 from 8 AM to 11 AM. In case of inclement weather, it is possible (but not likely) that the work day would be rescheduled for the following Saturday on May 7th. We will either be having chicken (from the Minnesota City Fire Department's annual chicken barbeque) or pizza and beverages for lunch following the work day.
Plans for this workday include cutting up downed tree branches, trimming trees, mowing, trimming around stones and the fence, raking, brush cutting, and generally cleaning up the cemetery. Please come ready to work and bring your tools such as rakes, shovels, pruning shears, weed eaters, etc. We also may be spreading some black dirt and crushed rock.
Monetary donations are always appreciated to help defray the costs of maintaining and improving the cemetery. Donations may be mailed to Lori Donehower, 120 Dakota Street, Minnesota City, MN 55959. Donations can be earmarked for a specific purpose and can be given in honor or in memory of someone. Lots are available at a cost of $500 each. To inquire, please contact Lori at 507-689-4344 or 507-458-7111.
In an effort to make the Cemetery easier to mow and to look more attractively maintained, we have set up some guidelines for grave decorations. Plantings, shrubs, or decorations which inhibit mowing may be moved or removed. Any decorations or flower arrangements not removed will be picked up at our annual cemetery clean-up on April 30th at which time we will attempt to leave any spring or summer decorations that look to be in good shape and comply with the rules of the cemetery. Summer/fall decorations are to be removed by November 1.
VFW HONOR GUARD – SUNDAY OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
The Honor Guard of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will present at the Oakland Cemetery on Sunday, May 29th in the late afternoon. Please check the local news for the exact time.
Please check the Minnesota City website – minnesotacity.org – for more information about the Oakland Cemetery.
OAKLAND CEMETERY BOARD
Marvin Hunger has been serving as the Cemetery Board President and we would like to thank him for all his hard work and dedication. Hollis Donehower will be serving as the new Board President. We welcome Dallas & Corinne Denzer to the Board as new members. We are hoping to add more members to the Board and anyone who has an active interest in the cemetery is welcome. Please contact a current Board member for more information.
Hollis Donehower, President
Marvin Hunger, Past President
Lori Donehower, Secretary-Treasurer
Lester and Joan Denzer Lester, age 90, died on May 12, 2012. Joan (Stewart) Denzer, age 80, died on May 18, 2012.
Rachel Barak who died on July 5, 2012.
Connor James Flynn who died on August 10, 2012.
Doris Dean who died on October 8, 2012
Alvin Denzer, Jr. who died on May 17, 2013
Eloise Brown who died on June 21, 2013
Ruth Mrozek who died on Dec. 27, 2013
Roselyn Wamhoff who died on May 22, 2014
David Kleinbach who died on July 12, 2014
Steven C. Johnson who died on October 31, 2014
Eleanor Judy who died on March 8, 2015
Leonard Mastenbrook who died on March 15, 2015
(burial in May)
Marianne Mastenbrook who died on May 23, 2015 and was buried on May 27, 2015
Russell "Pete" Whetstone who died on October 4 and was buried on October 9, 2015
Kelden Samb who was born and died on March 20, 2016 and was buried on March 26, 2016
Memorials have been received from:
Howard and Gladys Volkart for Roger Church
Nat Miller in memory of Mabel Miller, Henry Miller, and Lisa Pitts
Lester & Maxine Spaag in memory of Captain Curtis Church
Judy Kleinbach in memory of Dvid Kleinbach
David and Kaye Vanderzee in memory of Pete Whetstone
Bruce Volkart in honor of his parents, Howard & Gladys Volkart
Nancy O'Malley in honor of her parents, Howard & Gladys Volkart
Volkart family in honor of Howard and Gladys Volkart (2015)
Donations to the Cemetery have been received from:
Ried & Linda Church
Reid & Arlas Johnson
Richard & Ardys Odegaarden
Richard and Ardys Odegaarden (2015)
VFW Honor Guard pays tribute to all veterans
at Oakland Cemetery