Cemetery Rules

 

CEMETERY RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

  1. DECORATIONS are allowed during these dates. 

Winter decorations December 1 – March 31

Spring/Summer decorations April 1 – September 30

Fall decorations September 1 – November 30

Fresh-cut flowers in non-breakable container - one week.

Decorations must not impede lawn maintenance.

ALL DECORATIONS ARE LEFT AT YOUR OWN RISK.  THE CEMETERY DOES NOT MAINTAIN DECORATIONS.  ALL WORN, OUTDATED, OR EXCESSIVE DECORATIONS WILL BE DISPOSED OF.  THE CEMETERY LANDSCAPE PROVIDER HAS ASKED THAT ALL CEMETERY DECORATIONS BE PLACED ON A SHEPHERD'S CROOK AND THAT NO DECORATIONS BE PLACED ON THE GROUND.

  1. Cemetery visiting hours are dawn to dusk.

  2. Cemetery markers will be flat flush to the ground, no larger than one foot by two feet for a single grave and one foot by four feet for a double grave.  Markers are installed on and with a cement collar.  There is a fee to install markers.  Double markers should be approved to verify names are in correct placement to graves.  The cemetery is not responsible for wrongly etched markers.

  3. Cremation remains are to be enclosed in polyurethane, granite or non-breakable container.  Visit your local funeral home or cremation services for approved containers.  The approximate size of container is 10x8x8.  There is a burial fee to intern remains.

  4. Funeral Home, trustee or person designated must supply a Permit of Disposition of Human Remains from the state and payment for opening and closing of grave to St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery prior to burial.

  5. All checks for services rendered are to be made out to:  St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery.

 

Rules and regulations are subject to change and expansion.

 

January 2018

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