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Lakewood Crematory

Crematory built

Lakewood embraces cremation early on and builds one of the the state’s first crematories. Today, more than 55% of Minnesotans choose cremation.

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Memorial Chapel

First funeral at Memorial Chapel

The first funeral service is held in Lakewood’s new spectacular Memorial Chapel – which rivals the great Byzantine churches in Europe with its mosaic artistry and craftsmanship – had the largest mosaic interior in the U.S. at the time it…

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Memorial Park

First Memorial Park

Lakewood creates its first Memorial Park, a trend in cemetery landscape design that feels more “park like” with all markers flush with the ground.

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