Saint Anthony Catholic Cemetery
The following image was taken from a drone on November 2, 2018 after the initial site preparation work was started. You can clearly see the circle drive. Features have been annotated on the image.
Drone Image Taken November 2, 2018
We have selected the columbarium style below. It will have a flat, smooth, Mesabi black faceplate with etched lettering on front of the niches. There will be no raised lettering or decorative attachments such as flower holders on the faceplates. As funds become available, there will be a nearby memorial garden.
Romanesque Style Columbarium Example
As you can see from the above photos, one side of the columbarium is wider than the other side in the above picture. The two sides that are not seen in the picture are just like these two sides. The wider sides contain twenty four (24) double niches each for a total of forty eight (48) double niches. A double niche can only contain two urns.
The two narrow sides contain fourteen (14) single niches each for a total of twenty eight (28) niches. A single niche can contain only one urn. Therefore, a single columbarium can hold a total of one hundred and twenty four (124) urns or niches (spaces).
The following figures show the numbering sequence that will be used on all four sides. The numbers will begin with number 1 in the upper left corner on the south side double niches and end at number 24 in the lower right. The next side will be single niches on the east side beginning with the next sequential number 25 in the upper left and ending with number 38 at the bottom right. The numbering sequence continues to the next adjacent side on the north following the same pattern and finally the west side.
Columbarium Niche Identification
The following image shows the drone view of the cemetery with the future location of the columbarium. There will be a concrete pad on all four sides of the columbarium with a walkway from the road on the north (lower part of the image) end of the cemetery.
Annotated Drone Image Depicting Future Columbarium Location
These three pictures show the columbarium footing pad in the middle, the walkway around the future columbarium and the sidewalk from the road to the columbarium.
We were fortunate to get this work done the 2nd and 3rd weeks in December, 2018 before it got too cold to pour concrete and we had a break in the precipitation that was delaying for several weeks this part of the cemetery development.
We have ordered the columbarium and expect it to arrive in late January or early February.
The above picture was taken from the edge of the circle drive looking toward the southeast. On this day, in early January, the gravel base was completed for the drive. Topsoil was spread around the concrete and grass seed was sowed.
The above picture was taken from the circle drive looking back to the pad where the columbarium will be located. Although this picture was taken in early December, the oaks that keep their leaves and the native cedars provide a nice background view in the winter.
Our Burial Plots
The following drone image shows the layout of the one-hundred full-sized burial plots and the thirty five smaller infant plots. There will be four rows of twenty-five plots each, resulting in the one-hundred plots. The plots will be a little wider than most cemetery plots. Ours will be 5 ft wide by 10 ft long. The smaller 5 ft x 5 ft infant plots will be near the entrance road. A 20 ft. wide entrance road (allowing for two way traffic) will merge into a 12 ft. wide one-way circle drive on the west end of the parking by two big cedars. Additional parking will be provided as our cemetery expands.
Annotated Burial Plot Layout, Parking and Circle Drive on Drone Image
The following figure shows the one hundred numbered burial plots and the smaller thirty-five numbered infant plots.
Numbered Burial Plots
Additional information about our cemetery can be found by selecting the following links.