Disclaimer

Cemeteries

Daniel Liechty
Director of Cemeteries
574-536-1489
cemetery@goshencity.com  

In 2004, the City Council passed an ordinance which established a Board of Cemetery Trustees, a Department of Cemeteries and a Director of Cemeteries. The Council had determined that certain economies could be achieved by consolidating the management of all City-owned cemeteries under a single board and under a single full-time director.

The Board consists of five (5) members, appointed by the Mayor, for a four-year term.  Each member must be a resident of Elkhart County and own a cemetery lot in one of the cemeteries managed by the Board. There is no limit to the number of four-year terms a member may serve.

Their duties include the preservation and protection of the cemeteries and the sanctity of the deceased. The members also regulate the interment of bodies and have the authority to sell lots at prices established by the City Council.

Cemetery records are maintained in the Clerk-Treasurer's office, 202 S. 5th St. Contact them at 574-533-8625.

OAKRIDGE CEMETERY

Oakridge is just north of the U.S. post office, across the railroad tracks.
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WEST GOSHEN CEMETERY  

West Goshen Cemetery is just south of Berkey Avenue, close to the junction of Berkey and Dewey Avenue.  
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VIOLETT CEMETERY  

Violett Cemetery is located on Violett Road, just south of Kercher Road.
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