FAQ

 

If your question is not answered here or you would like more information, please call us at 651-739-0466 or send us an e-mail. We look forward to speaking with you.

 

Where are you located?
We’re located in Maplewood, MN. Our address is 2505 E. Minnehaha Avenue. Get directions.

When can I visit the cemetery?
The cemetery gates are open for visitors every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., April-August, and 8 a.m. until dusk, September-March.

When is the office open?
The office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, excluding holidays.

How do I find a loved one’s grave?
You can search our database online. You will be able to print out a map with your loved one’s location on it to bring with you when you visit. Or, stop by the office during office hours. We’re happy to help you locate a grave.

May I plant flowers at my loved one’s grave?
Yes, you may plant live annual flowers in the flowerbed on the grave side of the marker adjoining the grave's marker (the flowerbed is the same size as the marker). If you have a monument lot, you may plant flowers adjoining the monument on the grave side of the monument. Owners of graves on both sides of the monument may plant flowerbeds on both sides of the monument. Please call us if you have questions.

What decorations may I leave?
Please review our decoration policies – the rules vary depending on whether you have a traditional grave, a mausoleum crypt, a cremation grave or a columbarium niche.

What are my options for burial at Union Cemetery?
Please see our burial and cremation choices section.

What are my options if I choose cremation?
Please see our burial and cremation choices section and click on the green "Cremation" tab to learn your options for cremation burial or inurnment at Union Cemetery.

What if I want traditional burial and my spouse wants to be cremated?
We offer what’s called “second right of interment,” which means that you can place cremated remains in a traditional grave with a casket.

What are the advantages of pre-planning?
Purchasing cemetery property in advance has several advantages, including sparing your loved ones from making these decisions while grieving, buying at today’s prices, and being able to choose what you would like for your final resting place.

Do you sell monuments and markers?
Yes, we have a variety of monuments and markers for purchase. Visit our burial and cremation choices section, and click on the green "Monuments and markers" tab. You can also contact us for more information. Please note: In order to maintain our nonprofit status, we may only sell monuments and markers for use in Union Cemetery.

What are vaults?
Vaults line the outer edges of a grave to help protect the grave from caving in. They help maintain the appearance of the surface above the grave, and prevent visitors from walking over uneven surfaces throughout the cemetery. Vaults are required for traditional in-ground casket graves. They are not required for above-ground spaces. You can purchase a vault from Union Cemetery.

Do you have a special section for children?
Yes, we have a special area of graves for children only. It features a comforting monument. The flowers around the monument are planted and maintained by cemetery staff.