Oakland Cemetery Association


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The Oakland Cemetery Association of Minnesota City will hold its twenty first annual spring clean-up on Saturday, May 4, 2018 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 11th.

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.

The Oakland Cemetery has a new mailing address - PO Box 46 in Minnesota City MN 55959. Monetary donations are always appreciated to help defray the costs of maintaining and improving the cemetery. Lots are available at a cost of $600 each. To inquire, please send an email to mncityoakland@outlook.com or contact Lori Donehower 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 October 15th.


The Honor Guard of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will present at the Oakland Cemetery on Sunday, May 26th 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.

Board members are:

  • Hollis Donehower
  • President Marvin Hunger
  • Past President Kelvin Penrod
  • Howard Volkart
  • Sharon Penrod
  • Judy Kleinbach
  • Susan Althoff
  • Dallas Denzer
  • Corinne Denzer
  • Sarah 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

Ze Xiong who was born and died on June 4, 2017 and was buried on June 7, 2017

Richard H. Witt who died on October 11, 2017 and was buried on October 21, 2017

Betty Odom who died on December 10, 2017 and was buried on May 26, 2018

Constance Buswell who died on August 5, 2018 and was buried on August 11, 2018

Merlin Lidtke who died on November 26, 2018 and was buried on December 5, 2018

Audrey Hunger who died on March 10, 2019 and was buried on April 27, 2019

Dirk Nelton who died on November 19, 2018 and was buried on May 18, 2019

Lola Denzer who died on May 18, 2019 and was buried on May 21, 2019

Glenn Maxham who died on September 10, 2018 and was buried on Friday, June 14, 2019


VFW Honor Guard pays tribute to all veterans at Oakland Cemetery ____________________________________________________________________________________________