Twelve Corners Cemetery

THE HISTORY OF TWELVE CORNERS CEMETERY

The Twelve Corners Cemetery is located approximately nine miles north of Appleton at the intersection of Center Valley Road and Twelve Corners Road in the Township of Center, in a very peaceful country setting. To reach the cemetery take highway 47 north of Appleton to Center Valley Road, then turn left.

The cemetery became part of the church ministry in February of 1996.  Originally the cemetery was part of the ministry of St. Matthias Lutheran Church, which was located on grounds of cemetery in area where the cremation garden is located. That church closed its doors in 1929, and the cemetery fell into a state of disrepair and neglect.

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The cemetery was reclaimed by the Eagle Scout project of Gary Koerner in 1976, and in 1978 the families of those buried in the cemetery formed the St. Matthias Cemetery Association and filed legal documents with the State of Wisconsin to become the owners of the cemetery. In 1995 the Association decided that they could no longer continue to care for the cemetery. They began looking for a church to take over this responsibility. St. John UCC was approached because a number of families who have loved one buried in the cemetery are members of our fellowship.

OUR PURPOSE

It is our purpose to provide Economical burial plots to members of St. John UCC and others who may have such need, and to provide a beautiful setting for persons to pay respect to and remember their loved ones.

OUR PROGRAM

Twelve Corners Cemetery provides a number of options to those wishing to purchase burial plots, which consists of two or more graves, for themselves or loved ones, or a single grave. These graves can be used for traditional casket/vault burials or can be used for the burial of ashes after cremations. Three cremation burials are allowed on one grave. The cemetery has a garden where ashes can be scattered.

OUR FEES

Our fee structure has two categories, one for members of St. John UCC, and one for non-members.

PRICE OF GRAVES

Church Member................................................$550.00

Non-Church Member.......................................$750.00 

Oversized Grave................................................$800.00

Grave in Infant Angel Garden...........Free (for infants only 0-1 yr)

Cremation Garden/Sprinkle Ashes.....................$75.00

Cremation Garden/Sprinkle Ashes (Member)....$65.00

 * Burial costs (grave opening and closing) are extra

We ask that families purchase a memorial to be placed on grave of deceased for all buried at Twelve Corner Cemetery regardless of which type of interment is chosen.

FOR MORE INFORMATION – Cemetery Ministry Members

Carol Maynard – 830-6475

David Kuhn – 984-3387

Tim Eichstaed

Joan Moericke

* This price is set by company that does grave digging, not by cemetery.

Twelve Corners Pet Cemetery

The Pet Cemetery is located on south end of cemetery. It is enclosed by a fence. As you enter through the opening that gives access to pet area, to the left is area for burying small pets, and to the right an area for cremation burials, plus a garden for sprinkling of ashes from cremations of pets on the southeast corner.

Prices to have your pet buried in Pet Cemetery include grave space and burial as follows:

Pet Grave (small pet)..........................................................$200.00

Pet cremations burial...........................................................$100.00

Pet Scatter garden................................................................$25.00

All pet graves must have a memorial marker. Markers can be purchased from the cemetery for $30.00 or can be purchased at any place that sells pet markers. Sandra Buettner, who is an owner of graves in the regular cemetery, volunteered to be Pet Chaplin for those that desire her services when a pet is buried in Twelve Corners Pet Cemetery

It is not necessary to be a member of St. John U.C. C. to have pet place in the cemetery. For information call Carol Maynard, 830-6475 or David Kuhn, 984-9534