Archive for Monday, February 23, 2015

Basehor church dedicates new cemetery

February 23, 2015

Risen Savior Lutheran Church, Basehor, dedicated a new cemetery on Feb. 15.

The church relocated to a new facility at 147th and Leavenworth Road about 3 years ago, and Rev. Robert Weinkauf said many people commented how beautiful a cemetery would be behind the church up, on the hill. A committee spent the last year consulting with experts in cemetery industry along with Leavenworth County Planning & Zoning for the establishment of a cemetery.

Weinkauf stated there are over 550 plots with a road, future statuary, and paths designed. “With parishioners coming from 13 different communities of all ages, much of our growth continues to be young families, it may be many, many years before the cemetery starts to fill up,” Weinkauf said.

The congregation planned the layout of the cemetery taking into consideration future expansion of the church, as a Building Committee has been established to address their current and future needs with multi-purpose gym.

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