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Top cemetery in the country awarded to Calumet Park Cemetery from American Cemetery and Cremation magazine…
ACE Winner Click here for the article announcing Calumet Park Cemetery as the winner of the best cemetery in the country. Thanks to all the employees and owners of Calumet Park Cemetery. It is due to the dedication and true spirit of service to our neighbors that inspires the Calumet team to be the best. Like the Wizard of Oz, we always knew that we had a brain, a heart and courage, and now we have bragging rights that our feelings about what we do is officially recognized. Calumet Park has received runner-up awards a number of times so it is appreciated to be the recipient of this honor from the American Cemetery and Cremation magazine (celebrating their 90th anniversary just as Calumet Park Cemetery is doing the same…both founded in 1928).
For info on prearranging you cemetery and funeral needs, call 219-769-8803.
The following letter was received from a sweet lady after the placement of her loving husband in the new niche bank on the north shore of the Meditation Pond at Calumet Park Cemetery. This letter is included in this facebook entry, not as a way to give special credit to Dan because he was just being Dan. It is here because we all need to be reminded that love like this exists, is real and the loss is felt so deeply. All of the staff at Calumet Park helps people every day of the year, whether our funeral home staff, office people, family service department or the people that oversee the grounds. Permission was granted to put this letter on Calumet Park’s facebook page.
November 20, 2018
Board of Directors
Calumet Park Cemetery
2305 West 73rd Avenue
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Dear Board Members,
I needn’t tell you as members of the Board of Directors of Calumet Park Cemetery that losing a loved one, any loved one, is one of life’s most painful and stressful experiences. However, losing someone that I loved as passionately as I did my late husband brought agonizing pain for which I was totally unprepared even though I knew of the unthinkable for the previous fifteen months. Thankfully I received and continue to receive consolation and support from dear family members and friends.
Occasionally someone new to me provided solace as well. One such person is a dedicated and sensitive employee of yours, Dan Moran. I met Dan briefly on my first visit to the cemetery. He stepped into the office where I was completing paperwork, introduced himself, and provided me with a business card. I am so incredibly thankful that he did. I contacted him a few days later to voice a concern but couldn’t initially speak through a deluge of tears. Dan was genuinely impacted, and after speaking with him, I sensed his sincerity and that he would absolutely resolve any issue I identified. And of course he did.
One issue that I will be eternally grateful to him and the Board is understanding how important it was to me, to us, that the inscription, “With all my love, always” be included on our niches. Joe signed hundreds of cards and letters using these five words for 56 years. Those five words reflect a love story the depth of which is difficult to express, let alone explain. Five words, two lives, one love.
I wish to commend Dan for the tender and professional manner in which he conducted himself each time we met or spoke. He is, needless to say, an incredible asset to Calumet Park Cemetery. Whoever had the foresight and insight to hire him also needs to be commended.
It is a beautiful fall day in Merrillville. Below are some random shots of Calumet Park Cemetery at the corner of 73rd and Taft in Merrillville, Indiana. From atop the hill of crosses, it feels like the property is endless. There are over 400 acres of land owned by Calumet Park, with 170 developed. There are thousands of graves available from all price ranges in the area that is currently developed. At approximately 1100 burials per acre and at the current rate of usage, Calumet Park has land for close to 550 years. This means that it is OK to not worry about using up all the land. In fact, there are seven different possibilities for permanent placement of cremains, along with private and community mausoleums, flush bronze on granite sections, flush granite sections, above ground monument sections and so much more.
Mark you calendars for Veterans Day, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. for a Memorial Service for veterans. Call 769-8803 for details.
November 29 will be the Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rendina Funeral Chapel from 6-8 p.m. (call early to reserve your angel and come early to have time to pick up your angel before the ceremony begins. Call 980-1141 for details.
December 1 will be the Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony at Merrillvile Funeral Chapel and will be from 3-5 p.m.. Try to come early to get your angel and to get good seats. Call 736-5840 for details.
December 8 will be the Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Hobart Chapel on County Line Road in Hobart near the Apple Orchard. The time for this event will be from 3-5 p.m. Call 940-3791 for details.
Call now to reserve your angel.
Happy thanksgiving to all. You are all appreciated.
Thanks to all who visited this year’s Trunk or Treat event at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Hobart. The funeral home is just north of the County Line Apple Orchard and just south of Route 6 and County Line Road in Hobart. A special thanks go out to all who helped make this event such a success. Lead by Violet de la Torre-Corona, funeral director, and Mike Poweska, many local businesses participated which offered a safe place for kids of all ages to spend a couple of hours having fun. Several employees from Calumet Park worked along side Violet and Mike and are appreciated for their contribution to this wonderful activity.
For information on pre-arranging or regarding future special community activities, call 219-940-3791 or stop by the funeral home for a personal, guided tour. Se habla espanol.
Mark your calendar for December 8 for the Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held at the Hobart Chapel (370 North County Line Road in Hobart. Merrillville’s tree lighting is December 1 and Rendina’s tree lighting is November 29. Call for times and to reserve your angels.
Path, Inc (for teens)
Operation Combat Bikesaver, Inc (vets)
Make checks payable to either and send to Calumet Park Cemetery at 2305 West 73rd Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410
Thanks for your support. For information on preplanning cemetery and funeral arrangements, call 219-769-8803. Visit our website at mycalumetpark.com
You can still participate in the Calumet Park Cemetery 5K Light the Darkness walk/run for suicide prevention…
Click on article above written by Jerry Davich, writer for the Post Tribune newspaper. His article tells the story Dr. Gold. She will be the guest speaker for Saturday, September 29, 5K fundraiser for suicide awareness. The map shows the path of the 3.1 mile course. All are invited to join in on this fundraiser to bring suicide awareness and prevention into the public conversation.
Call 219-769-8803 for details. Calumet Park is located at the corner of 73rd and Taft in Merrillville. Over 100 runners/walkers have signed up and will participate.