1. Purchasers of lots, or single graves having made
payment in full, will receive a Certificate of Easement,
entitling them the use of said lots for burial of the
dead. All burials shall require a vault or outside
container and must comply with the rules of the
2. Graves will be sold by the President or Treasurer,
or someone designated by them, and they alone are
authorized to issue a Certificate of Easement. They
shall keep a record of the lot sales and payments.
All burial permits shall be subject to rule three.
3. To avoid all questions as to who is to be considered
entitled to Catholic burial, approval must be procured
from the Priest attesting the deceased is entitled to
burial in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. In case of doubt
the decision of the Bishop shall be final for the
4. No lot holder will be allowed to sell the whole or
part of burial lot without permission of the Advisory
Committee. A charge of 10% of the original purchase
price will be made to the lot holder for the transfer.
New purchaser will pay the current price.
5. It shall not be permitted to inter in a lot anyone
not a direct descendent or spouse of the lot holder,
without the consent in writing of the owner of the lot,
and payment of the sum charged for interment.
6. Upon the death of the owner or part-owner of a lot,
the title to said lot will descend to his or her heirs
in equal undivided shares in accordance with the law
of descent of the State of Ohio, unless said owner or
part-owner has disposed of his or her interest by will.
But the husband or wife of said owner will retain his
or her right to be interred in said lot under all
circumstances. In case where both parents are
deceased and there remain vacant graves on the family
lot, one of the children may obtain from the Advisory
Committee the sole right of burial therein for his or
her family upon payment of any unpaid balance due on
the lot. This agreement should be made in writing by
all the children of the deceased, and when an
agreement cannot be made, the Advisory Committee,
after receiving approval from the Pastor, may make
such agreement with the members of the family.
7. In the case of an interment error, the Advisory
Committee will follow Ohio Revised Code 517.23(D).
This code grants the Cemetery Advisory Committee
authority to disinter and re-inter (or grant
permission to do the same) to correct an interment
error if the Cemetery Advisory Committee provides
prior notice to the decedents last known next of kin.
Should an interment error be found, both parties
involved will be notified in writing of the error by
the Cemetery Advisory Committee. No notice to or
authority from any court is necessary.
8. All limbs, infants, stillborn infants, and births
terminated by miscarriage are to be given a Christian
burial in an area designated by the Cemetery Advisory
9. The poor of the Parish upon their decease will be
interred free of charge where no provision for burial
expense has been made. Lot site shall be selected,
with the Pastor’s approval, by the Cemetery Advisory
10. The Cemetery Advisory Committee will not be
responsible for vandalism or damage to graves or
markers through any action.
11. Families may place flowers in pots on the graves
of their respective lots. Flowers must be attached to
the marker (non-hanging). Sod may not be removed
from the top of the graves. Strict compliance with
this rule will be enforced.
12. The landmark, or corner post, indicating the
boundaries of the lots will be set by the Cemetery
Advisory Committee and same shall not be altered or
13. The Winter season extends from November 15th
to approximately March 1st and the Summer season
extends from March 1st to approximately November
15th. During the Winter season the following types
of decorations are permitted: Bouquets or sprays
of natural or artificial flowers in approved and
firmly anchored containers. Winter wreaths that
are securely anchored to the display device and/or
to the ground. Grave blankets of an evergreen
material that are flush with and securely anchored
to the ground. Boxes or other devices beneath the
blanket to elevate it are not permitted.
14. No fence coping or enclosure of any kind will be
permitted on burial lots. No glass containers. Boxes,
shells, stones, toys and similar articles scattered
upon graves and land are not consistent with proper
keeping of the grounds and will not be permitted.
15. The Cemetery Advisory Committee reserves the
right to remove any architectural ornaments, flowers,
trees and shrubs from lots in cases where they
become detrimental to adjacent lots (a safety
hazard), or cause inconvenience to the Cemetery
employees (no decorations shall be placed in front of
or behind the markers). When such removals are
requested by lot owners, the Cemetery Advisory
Committee shall recommend to the Pastor whether
removals are necessary and advisable.
16. No lot shall be decorated by its owner or anyone
else by the planting of trees, shrubs, or any type of
plant except under the direction of the Cemetery
17. No monument or improvement will be permitted on
any lot against which there is an unpaid charge due
the Cemetery Advisory Committee, which has been
delinquent for an unreasonable and indefinite period
18. All ordinary work in the care of lots will be done
by the Cemetery Advisory Committee. Extra work will
be performed by the Cemetery Advisory Committee at
the expense of the lot owners, when ordered. Payment
for same must be made in advance.
19. All persons contracted to work in the cemetery in
the construction of vaults, erection of monuments,
etc., shall cooperate with the Cemetery Advisory
Committee, and if they shall fail or refuse to comply
with the regulations of the Cemetery Advisory
Committee, the Committee reserves the right to make a
recommendation to the Pastor denying that person or
persons work in the cemetery in the future.
20. Foundations for monuments must be in accordance
with size of monument and according to the Cemetery
rules. Inscriptions and designs for monuments and
head stones must be submitted to the Cemetery
Advisory Committee for recommendation of approval.
No monuments may be placed in wet season. Only one
monument will be allowed on any grave.
A) Prices of all grave sites shall be as determined
by the Cemetery Advisory Committee at the annual
meeting with the approval of Pastor.
B) Maximum of one regular type burial (not cremation)
per grave site. Includes all grave sites (baby, child
and adult sections), also both old and new sections.
C) Maximum of two burials (cremation type) per grave
site if BOTH are cremated. Price of grave site remains
D) Size of grave markers (except in old section,
which has upright markers) and only one marker per
grave: FLAT MARKERS: Baby 8” x 16” no vase; or Baby
10” x 4” no vase; Child 8” x 16” no vase; Single Adult
14” x 24” one vase; Double Adult 14” x 44” or 13” x
44” one vase. These marker sizes remain the same and
uniform for perspective sections, even if burial is
E) Stone Restrictions for Double’s that you are
allowed to have in section E:
Maximum Height of 36” Tall
Maximum Width of 16” Wide (Base of Stone)
Maximum Length of 5’ Long
Stone Restrictions for Single’s that you are allowed
to have in section E:
Maximum Height of 36” Tall
Maximum Width of 16” Wide (Base of Stone)
Maximum Length of 3’ Long
22. These rules and regulations may change as the
Cemetery Advisory Committee Members:
President John Tenwalde 419-523-5355
Vice President Virgil Bellman 419-523-5625
Secretary Marlene Niese 419-523-4965
Treasurer Ethel Walker 419-523-3010
Groundskeeper Al Laubenthal
Trustees Walter Trenkamp 419-523-4220
David Laudick 419-523-5559
For purchase of grave site contact the Treasurer or
the President of the Cemetery Advisory Committee.