MN Association Of Cemeteries (MAC)
Workman Township has joined the Minnesota Association of Cemeteries on behalf of Lakeview Cemetery. This should enable our cemetery to gain access to expertise on cemetery responsibilities and activities that would lead to improvement in all areas of Lakeview Cemetery. The Association has a number of experienced professionals that can give our cemetery the best possible information.
The Lakeview Cemetery in Workman Township is located east of the township hall at 23647 480th Street (Cty Hwy 3), McGregor, Minnesota.
Lakeview Cemetery Map from 1904 is a historical artifact that provides a glimpse into the past of Workman Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota
You Can Judge The Character Of A Community By The Way Their Cemetery Looks!– Benjamin Franklin, One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America
HISTORY: On December 10, 1904, M.V. Chutte, Clear of Workman Township, signed the final deed to dedicate Lakeview Cemetery to the public. The first burial at the cemetery was Matlida Carlson buried on October 14, 1904. dated June 8, 2005, marking the 100th anniversary of the cemetery. Lakeview Cemetery located in Workman Township (not to be confused with Lakeview Cemetery in Aitkin Township) was discussed by the Board of Supervisors at their April 2015 meeting concerning upgrades that would enhance the cemetery appearance. Work began with a thorough brushing and tree trimming, leveling of soil in parts of the cemetery, and realigning some of the headstones and markers that were no longer level or straight. A new metal arch was erected over the main entrance. The arch was fabricated by Al’s Welding and Sandblasting of Aitkin. In addition a flagpole was placed on either side of the arch. One flagpole displays the United States flag and the POW/MIA flag. The other flagpole has the State of Minnesota flag and the Aitkin County flag. Both flagpoles have solar lighting so that the flags are illuminated when it is dark. This is a big improvement for the cemetery with much better identification and appearance. Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative has recently added a light directly across from the entrance to better illuminate our cemetery at night.
Workman Township thanks Mona Paris for the attractive placement of flowers in the containers.
In the summer of 2018, Lakeview Cemetery had a number of the large, old trees succumb to age, disease, and falling due to high winds. The township board made a decision to add over 30 trees to the cemetery including a number of different species. Varieties planted included: Red Oak, Sugar Maple, American Redbud, Silver Maple, Norway Pine, Spruce, White Oak, Birch, Poplar, and Willow. Several of these trees show beautiful red leaves in the Fall which should make our cemetery more attractive and colorful. We have just completed leveling and straightening of the headstones in the cemetery. Our next step will be to do some cleaning of several headstones. The hedge we planted last year that fronts the cemetery is growing nicely and should also add to the appeal of the cemetery in the coming years.
Lakeview Cemetery was established in 1903 and is approximately two acres. It has a number of tall, majestic pine trees on the cemetery and is surrounded by a nice grove of oak, birch and other tree varieties on the three sides of the cemetery. Many relatives and friends of individuals buried at the cemetery decorate the gravesite with flowers and pennants making the cemetery even more attractive. The township also maintains several large containers of colorful flowers.
Anyone, whether a resident of Workman Township or not, may be buried at our cemetery. Our cemetery provides for both traditional burial and cremation urns. For additional information on our cemetery and cost for a plot you can call 218-426-3634 or email Workman Township. Our cemetery board has recently changed our purchase policy for plot purchases with only 10% down, no interest charged and payment over a 12-month period. The plot must be paid in full before internment. Contact any township officer for additional information.
Portions of this article were taken from Aitkin Independent Age newspaper