Columbarium/Memorial Garden Update - July 2023:

There have been many changes recently. Cement work for the sidewalk, patio area, and pad for two columbariums has been completed. Only one pad will be used at this time, with the other pad being ready for a future columbarium to be installed when needed. At this time there are 13 niches sold. The Columbarium is scheduled to arrive in late summer or early fall. Also, the memorial plaques are soon to be mounted on the church wall.

If you have any questions about the Memory Garden or wish to make a purchase contact any of the task force for information. Members of the task force are Jerry and Kathy Rasmussen, Betty Beckman, Bob Badal, and John and Carole Rusch.

Please keep this project in your thoughts and prayers.

First Lutheran Columbarium and Memorial Garden

If you have not made plans for your final resting place, then consider the First Lutheran Columbarium and Memorial Garden.  It will be a place of peace and hope, a reminder that death is not the end for God's people.  First Lutheran is creating a new columbarium and memorial wall to allow the congregation to remember and honor loved ones directly on our church grounds.  It makes your church a continuous focal point of faith.

Making It Possible

Tax deductible contributions are being sought to build the initial sidewalks, concrete pad, landscape and seating for the project.  Target completion is Spring 2023, but money is needed to complete this project.  A fund has been established for this purpose. The estimated cost is $31,000.

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(Actual will look similar to this photo only with the brick surround matching the church's brick.)

The Columbarium is a wall with 32 niches to a side, 64 per columbarium.  The plaque will be 12" x 12" granite engraved with names and dates.

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Memorial Wall

The photo is an example of the plaque, it would have names, relationships and dates. 

The Memorial Wall is on the outside wall of the sanctuary and next to the columbarium.   The bronze plaques are designed to honor loved ones who have died and whose remains are elsewhere.

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