Like all cemeteries, Union Cemetery has rules and policies for decorations placed in the cemetery. Please choose the type of grave, crypt or niche:
- Traditional in-ground graves (PDF)
- Mausoleum crypts (PDF)
- Columbarium niches (PDF)
- Cremation garden (PDF)
- Baby graves (PDF)
Note: Any decorations that are not in compliance with the rules will be removed.
State law for inheritance of cemetery property
The inheritance of cemetery property is governed by a separate Minnesota State Law (Section 525:14). Unless disposed of by a specific designation in a will or by means of a trust agreement the present law (in brief) is as follows:
Upon the death of the lot owner the lot descends to the surviving spouse and to the eldest child. If no surviving children then to the youngest surviving sibling of the deceased. If there is no surviving spouse, child or sibling of the decedent, then, if not sold during the administration of the decedent’s estate, to the cemetery association or private cemetery to be held in trust as a burial lot for such other of the decedent’s relatives as the governing body of the cemetery shall deem proper.
Minnesota State Law requires private non-profit cemeteries such as Union Cemetery to deposit 10% of the sale price of columbariums into a Permanent Care and Improvement Fund. The income from this fund is to provide for the perpetual general care and maintenance of the cemetery.