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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-- Date posted: November 19, 2021 --

The Board is pleased to welcome our new Trustee, Lisa Egbert. We thank all those who submitted their names for nomination and those who voted.

The following was the vote count:

Laura Edlefsen . . 7
Lisa Egbert . . 28
Duane Herman . . 4
Debbie Sorbel . . 2
Cindy Yff . . 1
Total Votes . . 42

Thank you for your support and interest in the Cottage Grove Cemetery.

-- Date posted: October 17, 2021 --

The Cemetery Board has received five nominations vying for a seat on the board. Click here to read about the candidates.

Click here for your ballot.

-- Date posted: October 1, 2021 --

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.

Water will be turned off as of October 15.

Christmas wreaths (fresh or artificial) are permitted from Thanksgiving weekend 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.

-- Date Posted: September 13, 2021 --

The Cemetery Board is accepting applications for an open board position. In order to ensure viability of board candidates and to help select the best suited candidate we are asking people who wish to join the board to print, complete and mail the attached Cemetery Board Nomination Form. Completed forms must be received by mail no later than October 6, 2021.

Mail to:

Cottage Grove Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 322
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Click here for Nomination Form.

Nominations are no longer being accepted. Interested lot owners should watch the website for the voting process and ballot.

-- Date Posted: August 25, 2021 --

Cemetery Board Meeting Notice

The board of the Cottage Grove Cemetery Association is calling for a meeting on 9/8/2021. Due to the continued Covid 19 restrictions the meeting will be held outdoors:

At the Cemetery,
South of the new flag pole
September 8, 2021
6 P.M.

Please take all precautions to prevent COVID spread.

Bring your own chairs.

State of the Cemetery
Discussion of concerns
Explanation of voting procedure

-- Date Posted: August 18, 2021 --

As of Monday, August 16, 2021, the Cottage Grove City Meeting Rooms will not be available for the foreseeable future. The Cottage Grove library meeting room was limited to 30 people. The board is considering alternatives and will update with a proposed meeting notice in the near future.

-- Date posted: April 26, 2021 --

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 new Flag pole.

We hope all families observe social distancing and stay well.

-- Date posted: October 28, 2020 --

As of October 28, 2020, we have a new Flag Pole at the south end of the cemetery.

This addition to the cemetery is the result of gifts from family and friends of the cemetery.

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.