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Glenda’s story

We are from South Dakota. Last year my beautiful husband Bob was at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for cancer treatment – 2 weeks in hospital, 2 weeks out. While visiting us, our dear friend Ginny said “I want to drive you up to Lakewood Cemetery, where there is an incredible chapel in Southern Minneapolis.” We drove there for an outing and toured the gorgeous chapel. Bob sat in the pews while we looked around and we even sang an acappella song about living and dying. It was poignant, tear-jerking and therapeutic. A year later we were back for a (fabulous!) medical checkup and once again we drove to the chapel at Lakewood Cemetery. This time we were able to show the place to our 16 year old son and give thanks to God in this beautiful space. We love art and Lakewood is exceptional in the beauty of 10 million mosaic pieces in this historic chapel. We now encourage friends to go there if possible and see it for themselves. It’s breath-taking. Thank you, Lakewood.


Julia Gillis

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