Faith Lutheran Cemetary is located on the east end of 8th street, it is around 2 acres in size and is south of the so called ‘city cemetery’ or Hayden cemetery and St. Michaels Cemetery, all in the same complex.
History By Carlyle Larsen
While we find two burials here in 1882, the land did not become a cemetery, officially, until 1885 when it was purchased from Ole Lindseth for $60.00. It initially served St. Peter’s Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, organized in 1885, and then later renamed Madison Lutheran Church. By 1900, there were 44 recorded burials in this cemetery, and now, 1,100, including 88 in the past ten years alone. A plat of this cemetery, including: name, block, and lot numbers, etc., was developed many years ago, aiding immensely in the development of a directory in 2004. Drainage tile were installed in the east part of the cemetery in 1984, a large granite identification monument at the entrance in 2000, black top on the roadway in 2010 and a granite columbarium for cremains in 2013. The later has 48 niches (compartments) that will accommodate 2 urns each. It was erected to conserve ground space for traditional burials, which area is down to about 10% of the cemetery now.
Additional cemeteries Faith Lutheran is responsible for maintenance and upkeep are: Ness Cemetery, Sjolie/Solor Cemetery and Haydenville/Loken Cemetery.
Faith Lutheran Church
106 8th St Madison, MN 56256
Faith Lutheran Church is a part of the ELCA.
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