First Lutheran Church Columbarium Niches
Left to right: The Columbarium & Memorial Wall, Garden Sculpture, Memorial Wall, and Columbarium.
A columbarium is a wall with a group of compartments known as “niches” designed to hold cremation urns. Each 12” by 12” by 12” niche will accommodate up to two urns. Each columbarium niche has an individual facing stone made of polished granite. Urns are protected from the weather by a granite faceplate and secured by a patented locking system. Urns, inscription, and perpetual care are included in the price.
The columbarium is available to FLC members and their immediate family members, pastors and families and other applicants approved by the First Lutheran Church Columbarium and Memorial Wall Committee on a case-by-case basis.
Your niche is chosen at the time of purchase. See this post for the current pricing. Cremation and funeral services are not included with the price and must be obtained elsewhere.
This columbarium will be in full compliance with Wisconsin Statutes 157.123 which governs columbaria maintained by religious associations. That statute required that “at least 25 percent of each payment be held in a care fund until the fund equals 25 percent of the cost of constructing the columbarium. The care fund and any income from investment of the care fund may be used only to maintain the columbarium.”
An application to purchase the right of inurnment must be submitted along with payment made out “First Lutheran Columbarium”. Your application will be reviewed, and eligibility determined by the FLC Columbarium and Memorial Wall Committee. Once approved you will receive a Right of Inurnment Certificate. The copy of the application and certificate will serve as your receipt. You may want to keep a copy of the certificate with your will and with any funeral home where prearrangements have been made.