Another reason for perpetual care cemeteries…

“The city told us that there are a lot of abandoned cemeteries and they can’t afford to take care of them.  I feel sad for those poor souls buried there.” 

This is a quote from an official in a small town in Connecticut, and it could just as easily have been uttered from just about every

small town or large city mayor across this great nation.  It is sad to see a cemetery fall into such neglect, and it is a valid reason to make sure that the cemetery you choose for your family estate is a perpetual care cemetery.

     With Memorial Weekend just around the corner, it might be a good time to be aware of your surroundings when you visit your loved ones, veterans or not, on your next trip to the cemetery.  Maintaining a well-kept, beautiful active and functioning cemetery is no easy task, but it is a task that Calumet Park is honored to be trusted with from the families that let us serve them.    

     Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrrillville, Indiana is one of the prettiest, best kept cemeteries in the state of Indiana; if not the country.  The cemetery is family owned and operated, and has been since its inception back in 1928.  The grounds crew takes pride in Calumet Park Cemetery, and believes it is their sacred duty to ensure the cemetery is, and always will be, a place of peace, tranquility and beauty. 

     For a photo journey through Calumet Park Cemetery,   look through our previous posts of newsletters  and  especially click on the article “After a death, then what happens...”  It will take as much as two minutes to load this post (11.09 MB), but it is filled with photos of what a well kept cemetery should look like.  A perpetual  care cemetery simply means that funds have been, and will continue to be, set aside for the continued maintenance of the cemetery.  There is a page in the “After a death, then what…” article that gives a full definition of what a perpetual care cemetery is caring for perpetually.  For more information about Calumet Park Cemetery, go to our website at or email me at

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