OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Swedish Cemetery Association History

Today, the cemetery is managed by a board of dedicated directors, many of whom are descendants of the original founders. Expenses are met through the sale of plots, and income from a small endowment.

Land is in tight supply, and while some additions have been made, there are a finite number of plots remaining for sale.

In order to maintain the cemetery consistently with its current and historic quality, it is essential to increase the level of the endowment and income potential. This can be accomplished in several ways.

First, it is interesting to note that many of the graves purchased by families many years ago have not been used, and it is anticipated that they may never be used, as people have moved from the area and have made other provisions for burial than at the Swedish Cemetery. Therefore, the cemetery is left with a significant number of graves which may never be used.