A Visible Reminder
The loss of a dear loved one is one of the most difficult things in life. How we remember, honor and care for our loved ones after death can be a difficult decision, but also an important part of the healing process.
Just as the church cemetery next to the old country church was a powerful reminder of the “Communion of Saints”, a columbarium is a visible reminder of the “Communion of Saints” that surround us. A columbarium is a vault with niches for urns containing the ashes of cremated remains.
Good Shepherd offers such a resting place on the grounds of our West Campus. The Good Shepherd Columbarium is a peaceful garden with a wall of niches, a statue of The Good Shepherd, places to sit and contemplate, and a soothing waterfall.
The Columbarium is available to Good Shepherd members and their families, and to friends of Good Shepherd.
Each niche contains room for 2 urns in the 11”x11”x11” space. Urns are protected from weather by a granite faceplate and secured with a patented locking mechanism. Engraving of the faceplate is included in the price of a niche.
The price for a niche ranges from $2000 to $2500, depending upon location.
To purchase a niche, or get additional information, please contact the Columbarium Administrator, Rick Blum, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 271-6633.
The walkway around the Columbarium is paved with stone pavers. Engraved pavers can be purchased as a memorial to loved ones who are buried elsewhere or interred in the Columbarium. Pavers can also be purchased to honor a friend or family member, or simply given to the glory of God. The price for a memorial paver is $200. Please contact the Columbarium Administrator, Rick Blum, if you are interested in purchasing a paver.