Cottage Grove Cemetery
10999 70th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Cemetery Grounds - Cemetery gates are open every day, including holidays.
Cemetery Superintendent - Contact Kendall Otto for availability.

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The Cottage Grove Cemetery will not have a Memorial Day Service this year due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Stars and Flags will be placed at the grave site of all Veterans as usual.

The Honor Roster will be displayed near the Flag pole.

We hope all families observe social distancing and stay well.

May 1, 2020 - The Cottage Grove Cemetery Association Bylaws have been updated. The new version can be found under the Bylaws tab.

It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of Norma Manke. She was the heart and soul of our Cemetery for many years.

Norma was the first person met by most of our cemetery families and was always cheerful, friendly and helpful. She had a wealth of knowledge about the history of the families at our cemetery and their stories.

We are grateful for her stewardship over the years.

Please CLICK HERE to read Norma's full obituary.

-- Cottage Grove Cemetery Association Board


The Cottage Grove Cemetery Board of Trustees will be holding its Annual Operational Meeting on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Training Room at Cottage Grove City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016.


♦ Report on past activities
♦ Financial summary
♦ Problem resolution system
♦ Lawn care
♦ Special care flower planting
♦ Memorial Day service planning

This is to clarify lighting rules for Cottage Grove Cemetery.

The pictures below are examples of the approved memorial lighting. One of these Eternal Lights may be placed next to or directly in front of a monument.

No other types of lights (battery, solar, or electrical) are approved and will be removed.


Fall cleanup will begin after the first hard frost, or October 15th, whichever comes first. This will include cutting back perennials and flowers, along with removal of leaves.

Christmas wreaths (fresh or artificial) are permitted from December 1st through January 31st. Unsightly decorations may be removed prior to January 31st. Wreath stands are available from the Superintendent free of charge, as long as the supply lasts.

Water will be turned off as of October 15.