Minneopa Cemetery

Historic Minneopa Cemetery

Since 1855

Oldest Continuously Operating Cemetery in Blue Earth County

Board Minutes for October 4th, 2010

The meeting was held at U.S. Bank Conference Room.

Vice President Doug Johnson called the meeting to order. All were present except Stan Edwards and John Peterson.

The minutes were read by Sally Peterson and approved as read. Treasurer Dean Otto gave the treasurers report and it was approved as read.


Tractor storage, secretary's job, and transferring records will be put on hold until we talk to Dale Vanthuyne about manager's position.


Talks with Dale VanThuyne have been positive so far. He will be main contact person for the cemetery. He has his own equipment and will be in charge of record keeping, selling graves, marking graves and digging cremation graves as well as taking care of the up keep of the cemetery.

A motion was made, 2nd and carried to make an offer in detail to Dale VanThuyne as superintendent based on job description and salary.

We discussed property and open/close prices and a Motion was made, 2nd and carried to raise regular grave spaces to $550.00 and cremation grave spaces to $275.00 and open/close prices for regular grave will be $500.00 and cremation $275.00. Prices may vary due to special circumstances (weather, weekends and holidays, etc.).

Dean Otto said he will update the Web Site. Names suggested for new board members were, Denny Hiniker, Dale VanThuyne, Barb Jackowell, Archie or Kay Kendall and Phyllis Granaas.

Sally Peterson will send a thank you to John Croswell for serving on the board.

Advertising was discussed and we will continue to do the same amount next year.

Meeting was adjourned to reconvene at 2:00 P.M. at the cemetery.


2:00 P.M. in Cemetery

The meeting was called to order by Vice President, Doug Johnson. All were present except Stan Edwards. Guests attending were Dale Vanthuyne and Barb Jackowell.

John Peterson talked about trees that need to be taken down, stump removal and billing for sod he laid for grave owner. A motion was made, 2nd and carried to give John the authority to handle these problems as he sees fit.

We welcomed Dale VanThuyne and Barb Jackowell to the meeting. Dale agreed to meet with the board members and work out the agreement to assume the position of superintendent.

The following were nominated for the board, Dale VanThuyne, Barb Jackowell, Sally Peterson and Dean Otto. All were elected to a three year term on the board of directors.

The election of officers was held and the result was Dean Otto, President, Doug Johnson, Vice President, Barb Jackowell, Secretary and Dean Otto, Treasurer.

A motion was made, 2nd and carries to adjourn the meeting.