Cemetery Board

John Theisen

Bob Lester

Cemetery Guidelines

Please contact the cemetery board through the St. Elizabeth Pastorate Office at 563-876-5540 with questions or concerns or to purchase lots.

Headstones must follow local guidelines.  Prior approval from the cemetery board must be sought before a headstone may be placed on the gravesite.

No planting of permanent trees, shrubs, bushes, etc. or any other types of landscaping without prior approval from cemetery board.

Decorations are allowed year-round if set directly on the headstone or cement foundation.  Please place items at your own risk.  Cemetery board does not monitor the grounds and cannot be responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.

Flowers or decorations not attached to monuments may be placed on grave during the following approved holidays:  Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, All Souls Day and Christmas Day. These decorations may stay up for one week prior and one week past the holiday.

Any decorations placed directly in the ground may not go beyond a 10-inch radius of the headstone during the approved holiday decorating times.  All decorations must be removed at proper times.  Items not removed will be discarded.

Shepherd hooks are to be placed in the cement foundation if it is to be a permanent decoration, only one per headstone, and not more than 4 feet high.

If you have a special occasion (birth date, anniversary) and wish to place additional decorations during a non-approved holiday time, please speak to the cemetery board prior to the date for consideration.

Without notice, cemetery board reserves the right to prohibit or remove from lots or graves, any articles that are dead, faded, broken, create a safety hazard, cause additional maintenance burdens, or any articles not given proper prior approval.