It is butterfly release time once again at Calumet Park Cemetery…


Live Butterfly Release Ceremony July 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Calumet Park Cemetery on the corner of 73rd and Taft in Merrillville, Indiana

Call now to reserve your live butterfly for our 7th Annual Butterfly Release Ceremony.  This has become a great tradition for over 300 people each summer; all compliments of Calumet Park Cemetery.

046 During this one hour program, there will be live music from Brant Vogel appropriate to the occasion, readings on the Native American Indian Butterfly Legend by Rob Vogel, a short greeting and prayer from Paul Vogel II and the release of the butterflies.

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Paul Vogel sharing his heartfelt thoughts on gathering for a butterfly release.

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Rob Vogel reciting the Legend of the Butterfly.


Brant Vogel, country music recording artist.

Calumet Park will order 300 butterflies for the occasion, so we recommend you call in to reserve yours as soon as possible.  The deadline to call in will be July 17.  Call 219-769-8803 (cemetery), 219-736-5840 (Calumet Park Funeral Chapel) and 219-980-1141 (Rendina Funeral Home).  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket for your comfort during the program, and come a few minutes early to get your butterfly.  The program will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.  See you there!

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