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Columbarium

The Winnetka Covenant Church Gundersen Memorial Garden and Columbarium:

  • A memorial & final resting place for a family's loved one that is close by and among their church community.
  • A favorable way to handle pre-planning, relieving the surviving family of difficult decisions.
  • An affordable, earth friendly, theologically sound & church based alternative to other burial options.
  • Perpetual care without additional cost.
  • An outdoor extension of church space for other outreach and ministries to its family - past, present and future.
  • A beautiful addition to the church grounds not only as a quiet, secure place for reflection and gratitude but as a sign of the church’s continuing love.
  • The columbarium and gardens were built in 2011. Our ministry was enriched in February 2012 by the exceptional woodworking artistry of Rev. Edmund Train, who made a beautiful mahogany vessel for the presentation of the containers of cremains to be used during memorial services in the sanctuary and garden.

    The Winnetka Covenant Church Gundersen Memorial Garden and Columbarium is restricted to the inurnment, interment, and memorialization of members of Winnetka Covenant Church and their immediate family members. Please click on a link below to view sample contracts, rules and regulations.

  • Memorial Garden and Columbarium Rules and Regulations
  • Columbarium Niche Contract Form
  • Memorial Garden Contract Form
  • Memorial Plaque Contract Form
  • Please contact Peter Hawkinson, Art Nelson, George Tzanetopoulos, Mer Crow, Denise Johnson, Mary Johnson, or Chris Lyngso with questions.

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