History of the Cemetery
The cemetery property for the first addition was donated by Ora and Edna Siltman in the late 1890's. The first burial was of John H Siltman who died of typhoid fever.
Fees and Charges
The cost of a burial plot is $300 if you reside in the township at the time of purchase and $850 if you live outside the township. There also are fees for opening the grave that is the responsibility of the person/funeral home handling the burial.
For more information please call the cemetery administrator Kathy Soukup @ 218-947-3004
Due to the increased practice of families burying a deceased family member in a private service, instead of having the Funeral Home assist with the burial, it is very important that the family inform the Ponto Lake Cemetery Administrator when a burial occurs.
If a family prefers this type of burial, please notify:
Kathy Soukup, Cemetery Administrator
838 20th Ave. NW
Backus, MN 56435
218-947-3004 or 218-820-4605
Information regarding all burials needs to be provided to the Cemetery Administrator in order to maintain up-to-date cemetery records.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Ponto Lake Town Board