The Ponto Lake Cemetery is owned and maintained by Ponto Lake Township.  It is located on State Highway 84 just East of Ponto Lake and South of Island Lake.  

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

Private Burials

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