February 26, 2009

Ground-breaking for new crypt at Mound Cemetery

A ground-breaking ceremony will be conducted Monday, March 2, at 3 p.m. at Mound Cemetery for Phase 1 of its new crypt complex.

The original crypt is nearing capacity and the new ones will offer a wide array of burial options. This new design will have 60 single crypts, 55 double crypts and 240 cremation niches. Along with these new additions will be the restoration of the original fountain, gifted to the city by William Wadewitz in memory of his wife. Surrounding the fountain will be new benches, a flower and shrub garden and a new ramp providing access.

Invited attendees will include Mayor Tom Friedel, Cemetery Commissioners, crypt designer Chris Mekus, the contractor Bane & Nelson, Donnie Snow, director of Park and Recreations, and others. The public is invited.

Mound Cemetery is owned and operated by the City of Racine.

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