Cemetery Board

John Theisen

Bob Lester

Cemetery Guidelines

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

Prior approval must be sought before headstone can be placed on gravesite. Headstones must follow local guidelines. All decisions of the cemetery board are final.

No planting of permanent trees, shrubs, bushes, etc. without prior approval of cemetery board.  To submit a request to the cemetery board, contact the St Elizabeth Pastorate Office at 563-876-5540.

No artificial flowers or decorations including solar lights may be placed directly on the ground beyond a 10 inch radius of the headstone. All decorations must be removed at proper times.

Flowers or decorations not attached to monuments may be placed on grave through the following holiday weekends: Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, All Souls Day and Christmas Day.  These will need to be removed by Friday of that week to allow for cemetery maintenance such as mowing.  Items not removed will be discarded.

Without notice, cemetery reserves the right to prohibit or remove from lots or graves, any articles not given prior approval by the cemetery board.

Shepherd hooks are to be placed in the cement foundation, only one per headstone, and no more than three feet high.

  • Cemetery is open from dusk to dawn.
  • No littering.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash. Owners responsible for clean-up.
  • Please drive on hard surfaced areas only.
  • Please do not drive on the lawn.
  • No off-road vehicles such as snowmobiles or ATV’s.