Elim manages two separate cemeteries. The larger cemetery is across from the church and has been in use since the early 1850's. The south cemetery (1/2 mi south of the church on Olinda) originally belonged to a Swedish Methodist congregation. They left in 1894 and Elim has been managing it since then.
The church elects a cemetery committee to manage the cemeteries. Specifically:
To report to Elim’s church council.
Oversee burials (both full vault and cremations).
Keep records on purchases, burials, veterans etc.
Manage the money from sales and perpetual care fees to keep cemeteries running in the future.
Keep the cemetery grounds neat, clean & functional. i.e. tree removal, mowing, fixing water lines, seasonal cleanup etc.
Mark veterans graves with stars & flags for Memorial Day and remove them shortly after Memorial Day.
We are also working on getting cemetery information digitized and easier for people to access the information.
The cemetery committee consists of these members: Scott Walcker Chair of Cemetery Committee, LCT 2016 & databases Larry Engstrom Past chair Wayne Schmitt Past chair & CAD drawings Sally Dalluhn Secretary Floyd Docken Jeff Kissel Don Cramer Joe Rettner Myron Lindgren Historian