Thoughts from Heather Kromer…..
For those that don’t yet know me, my name is Heather Kromer, and I am the office manager at the Catholic Cemeteries of Sandusky. My husband Matt is a dairy farmer, and we are the parents of four children and grandparents of six. All but myself (and the grandkids), are alumni of SMCC. We attend St. Mary’s Parish.
Together with Bill Laughlin, our head groundskeeper, we handle the day to day operations at Calvary cemetery on Sanford Street and St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s cemeteries on Mills Street. Bill is also the person who removes the snow from the parking lots at all three parishes. He, along with Bernie Koch, Brian Wilson, Joe Lichtle and Mike Petrick work very hard trying to keep the three cemeteries clean, mowed and trimmed.
Currently, at the cemeteries, we just completed our bi-annual cleanup. One of the reasons for the clean up, is to more easily mulch the leaves. Since the trees have decided to hold on to their foliage this year, if you can delay your decorating for a little longer that would be helpful.
We will have wreaths available again at the same price as last year. We have two choices, a wreath with pine cones and a red bow for $32.00 and another with pine cones, berries and a red bow for $38.00. All wreathes come attached to a wire easel, and the price includes tax and placement. This service is excellent for those unable to get out to the cemeteries or no longer live in town. Just give me a call (419-625-2673), and I will get your wreath of choice placed. For those who have family in the mausoleum, we can also make arrangements for niches and crypts.
If you have any questions about burial options or memorials, please don’t hesitate to stop in for a cup of coffee and we can help you with those concerns.
May God remember forever our family and friends who are laid to rest in these cemeteries. May they enjoy the presence of Christ. Let me be ever mindful of the responsibility entrusted in me to care for their earthly remains with respect, honor, and dignity until the final Resurrection.
Thankful to be at your service,