By Roz Kohls
DASSEL, MN The Lake Arvilla Cemetery Association received a grant for a US flag, pole, ground installation, and bronze marker to honor the 23 veterans buried in the Lake Arvilla Cemetery.
The cemetery is about five miles north of Dassel along Meeker County Road 4.
The grant came from Meeker Co-op Light and Power Association, said Lowell Engelbrekt, superintendent of the association.
The grant totaled $300, and was received in September, according to the association’s secretary, Lois Anderson of Dassel.
The cemetery previously was maintained by the South Kingston Covenant Church. The first burial was in 1900, for a member of the Lindquist family. The church dissolved in the mid 1950s. An association was formed to service the cemetery and all who need it, according to Engelbrekt.
An annual meeting takes place each year and officers are elected. This year’s officers are Howard Anderson, president; Annabelle Johnson, vice president; Lois Anderson, secretary; Marvin Anderson, treasurer; and Engelbrekt, superintendent.
Veterans buried in Lake Arvilla Cemetery of Dassel
Donald C. Anderson (US Navy); James D. Anderson (US Army); Lawrence O. Anderson (World War II); Nichols S. Becker (World War I); Carl H. Boreen (World War I); William C. Brynteson (World War I); Wells Bruce (World War II); Gordon Carlson (World War II); Walter G. Carlson (World War II); Elmer T. Engelbrekt (World War II); David L. Erickson (World War II); John E. Erickson (World War I); Kenneth Gustafson (US Army); Lyle Hansen (Korean War); Harold A. Johnson (World War II); Evan W. Monson (Korean War); George E. Monson (World War I); Raymond W. Olson (World War II); Carl A. Pearson (World War II); Willard Peterson (World War II); Roy Reed (Korean War); Ralph Ruopsa (US Coast Guard); and Darold Stutelberg (Korean War).