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Oakland Cemetery Association


115 Front Street, Minnesota City, Minnesota
Contact: Lori Donehower, loridone@hbci.com

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The Oakland Cemetery Association of Minnesota City will hold its nineteenth annual spring clean-up on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9 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 Thursday on May 10th beginning at 5:00 p.m. A brief annual association meeting will follow the work day with a pizza lunch at the City Hall.

Plans for this workday include cutting up downed tree branches, trimming trees, mowing, trimming around stones and the fence, raking, brush cutting, fence repair, 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.

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 May 5th 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.


The Honor Guard of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will present at the Oakland Cemetery on Sunday, May 27th 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.


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
Audrey Hunger
Howard Volkart
Gladys Volkart
Judy Kleinbach
Kelvin Penrod
Susan Althoff
Dallas Denzer
Corinne Denzer
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
Kevin Berhow who died on June 30, 2016 and was buried on July 6, 2013
Gladys Volkart who died on July 31, 2016 and was buried on August 3, 2016
Mary Ann King who died on January 14, 2017 and was buried on January 18, 2017

Memorials for 2017

Roger & Linda Horner in memory of Lester, Joan, and Wayne Denzer
Clare Denzer in memory of Gertie Denzer
Bruce Volkart in memory of Gladys Volkart
Greg & Mary Volkart in memory of Gladys Volkart

Donations for 2017

Richard & Ardys Odegaarden
Jackie Denzer
Ried & Linda Church
Dick & Judy Hohensee
Reid & Arlas Johnson
Maxine Spaag
Glenn Maxham
Dawn Church Webster

VFW Honor Guard pays tribute to all veterans
at Oakland Cemetery