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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Township Pursues the Undead

From the Grand Rapids (Minn.) Herald-Review:

Township searches for plot purchasers

Willow Loney
Herald-Review
Last Updated: Friday, October 28th, 2005

If you don’t claim yours today, you may find your final resting place already occupied.

Grand Rapids Township is currently looking for people who purchased a grave site in the Itasca Calvary Cemetery 50 years ago and have not yet made use of the plot since then.

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The Grand Rapids Township Board several years ago decided that it needed to clean up its records in regards to the cemetery. The board engaged three genealogists (Jan Linser, Elaine Wilson and Linda Snell) along with former Township Clerk Virginia Peavey to research burials and ownership of plots in the cemetery. After several months of investigative work, the genealogists have not been able to come into contact with 153 names of those who purchased a plot in the Itasca Calvary Cemetery and have not used their site in the last 50 years.

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