Calumet Park thanks all who visited the park this weekend to pay their respects. Thousands of cars passed through the gates over the weekend with people coming out to remember their lost loved ones.
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The Veteran Memorial Columbarium is located in the Veteran Section. New this year are the five flagpoles that will have the branch of service flags flying high. They will be in place by Memorial Day.
The Memorial Weekend service for veterans will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. Pastor Dan Jacobsen will deliver the invocation. The service is organized by The American Legion First District and will have a number of dignitaries speaking, including the Honorable Peter Visclosky, with Captain James Wiltshire, USNR (ret) presenting the Memorial Day address.
Special thanks go to the Merrillville High School Symphonic Band, Wolff Gang singing group from Hobart High School, Mattie Willis singing My Buddy and Tom Cushing playing Taps. Other participants will be Tim Conner, Joe Simonetto, Marty Dzieglowicz, Judy Morris, Dewey Long, Denise Delaney-Wrolen, David Tretter, Chaplain Bob Downy, the Marine Corps Howlin Mad Detachment 93 and the many who make up the color guard.
This event offers an opportunity for all to show their respect and appreciation for all that our veterans have done to keep this country safe for democracy. To them and to their loved ones, Calumet Park salutes you and offers our most sincere thanks.
Questions regarding any of the Memorial Weekend’s many services, or for info about the annual fireworks on Saturday night, call 219-769-8803. Calumet Park is located at the corner of 73rd and Taft in Merrillville just one mile north of Route 30. See you there! When you call, ask about the many specials available for Memorial Weekend with the sale ending June 14.
Calumet Park Cemetery is giving a facelift to the mausoleums in preparation for Memorial Weekend. Over time, the buildings have become an eyesore due to weather, pollution, and who knows what. On your next visit to the park, drive past the three mausoleums at the west side of the cemetery. Something old can look like something new with some tender, loving care which is proven by the restoration shown above as Calumet Park gets ready for the thousands of families that will visit Calumet Park Cemetery over Memorial Weekend.
For information on preplanning your cemetery and funeral arrangements, call 219-769-8803 and let us answer your questions about this need that we all have. http://www.mycalumetpark.com
What is 20′ x 30′ and flies 80 feet in the sky? Answer, the new flag flying over the entrance to Calumet Park Cemetery … 80 foot flagpole and huge flag … we salute all Americans! For Memorial Weekend, the following are specially priced: 25% off the Veteran Memorial Columbarium, 25% off the new Meditation Pond Columbariums (see pictures above), 25% off a new private mausoleum on a pond with a fountain next to the original community mausoleum, 25% off specific graves (ask a Family Service Counselor to show them to you…new sections, 50% off all selections in the Black Monument/bronze flush marker section, and 15% off all monuments and markers. We can deliver to any cemetery in NW Indiana.
For more information, call 219-769-8802
Go to YouTube and enter Calumet Park Cemetery Benefits for veterans
Calumet Park Cemetery will be posting short informational videos on YouTube periodically. Some videos that will be coming soon will be tours of the cemetery and of the three funeral homes: Calumet Park Funeral Chapel on Taft in Merrillville (219-736-5840), Calumet Park Funeral Chapel on County Line Road between Portage and Hobart just north of the Apple Orchard (219-940-3791) and Rendina Funeral Home (219-980-11410) at the edge of Gary and Merrilliville on Cleveland.
On the morning of September 28, 2017 Paul Vogel passed away. Paul was the CEO of Calumet Park Cemetery and Funeral Chapels in Merrillville and in Hobart and Rendina Funeral Home. Paul will always be in the hearts of anyone who ever had the pleasure to meet him. He was a truly great patriot and was dedicated to any veteran-related clause. More info and details of his funeral will be forthcoming.
Go to calumetparkcemetery.com for obituary and funeral scheduling details.
From its humble beginnings in 1928, Calumet Park has grown to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country. Besides the cemetery, Calumet Park now owns and operates two crematories and three funeral homes: Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Merrillville, Rendina Funeral Home in Gary and Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Hobart.
For information on pre-planning your cemetery and funeral arrangements, call 219-769-8803 or stop in for a tour of any of our facilities. Find out more about us by reading some of the posts in this blog or go to http://calumetparkcemetery.com
The Rendina family has served the community since 1961. Thousands of families have had their funeral needs taken care of by Tony and his family, and now the torch has been passed to Calumet Park Cemetery. By combining this completely renovated Rendina Funeral Home facility with Calumet Park Cemetery’s rich tradition of “family first”, even a casual visitor will be impressed.
Stop in between 5 and 7 on September 29th and say hi to your old friend Tony. Refreshments will be served and you will be able to take a casual tour of the facility and see for yourself how comfortable and well appointed the remodel is.
For For over 53 years the Rendina family served your families in a tradition of excellence. And now, the continuation of this remarkable family’s life’s work is going to be carried on by Calumet Park. Meet some of our staff and enjoy an evening reminiscing about old times and making new friends. The funeral home is located at 5100 Cleveland Street and you can call 980-1141 for more information and directions. It’s close proximity to Calumet Park Cemetery makes this a perfect marriage between Rendina and family owned and operated Calumet Park Cemetery.
Look for the grand opening of Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Hobart and Portage. Located just south of Route 6 on County Line Road between Hobart and Portage, this facility is now open to serve Hobart and Portage families. Stop in when passing by and have a free tour of the building. A complete remodeling of the building will greet families as they pass through the main entrance to the funeral home.
There is parking for 98 vehicles, and the funeral home has the size and staff to easily serve two families at the same time. The building is approximately 12,000 square feet and there is a crematory on the premises.
This is the third funeral home acquired by Calumet Park Cemetery since 2004. The first funeral home was purchased in 2004 on the site of the original Stilinovich and Wiatrolik funeral home on Taft in Merrillville, and in 2014 a smart investment was made in adding Rendina Funeral Home to serve local families and their funeral needs. Rendina is just two miles north of the cemetery on Cleveland in Gary. Calumet Park, started in 1928, is still owned and operated by the same families. Calumet Park and its affiliates have the funeral home resources to help 500 families a year through one of life’s greatest challenges…the death of a loved one…and the next few days after such a loss. Already serving over 600 families with their cemetery needs, the addition of funeral homes makes this transition between life and death much easier for the families that suffer a loss.
Call now at 219-940-3791 to find out how the right place with the right people may be just what you are looking for from your cemetery and funeral providers.
The flag that stands for freedom,
Shouts loud for all to hear…
“We are the good old U.S.A.,
the land we hold so dear.”
The boys and girls who dressed the part,
Aged beyond compare
when they hit the shores of Normandy
or places ‘over there’.
Men and women served with pride,
At home or overseas…
All sacrificed their days of youth
So we could all be free.
And others, please remember,
Have never returned home.
Their souls to God, their blood to soil,
Their families left alone.
At Cal Park, we thank them all,
and understand their plight.
Peace the goal, but because of them
the world still fears our might.
The uniform that makes us one,
from Army to Marines…
and Navy, Air Force and the Guard,
brings peace by any means.
To all veterans and their families, Calumet Park Cemetery and affiliates salute you.
Join us this Memorial Weekend in our show of appreciation for all who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
For more info on the weekend, see our Newsletter on this blog or call 219-769-8803.