Cemetery Chapel Fund
As early as the
late 1960s, a handful of concerned citizens started a project to build a
chapel at the Marlette Cemetery. They felt that a permanent shelter to
help keep people out of the elements while they were saying "goodbye" to
their loved ones was an important part of any funeral service.
In the early 1990s, the Marlette Ladies Pinochle Club decided it was time to resurrect this worthy project. After much discussion the committee decided to hire an architect to suggest a basic, economical design. The architect informed the group that they need a minimum of $85,000 to get the building erected. The chapel will be constructed of cement blocks. It will also contain a furnace room and a unisex handicapped accessible bathroom, that will be completed at a later date.
The Cemetery Chapel is currently working with local contractors at this time in the early stages of construction but there is still a need for donations to complete the inside of the chapel. It would be greatly appreciated if you could make a tax deductible donation to this worthy project. If you are interested in making a donation please make your check payable to:
Marlette Cemetery Chapel
6436 Morris Street
Marlette, MI 48453
Thank you for your support.
Buy a Brick
In an effort to complete funding for the Cemetery Chapel Project, the Committee is giving the community an opportunity to show support of this project by making a lasting impression. Upon completion of this project, a brick walkway will be constructed leading to the structure. Individuals, civic clubs, churches, and businesses will be able to purchase a personalized brick, which will be used in this construction. For additional information call 989-761-7376.
Custom or Corporate Brick: $150
Individual Personalized Block: $100
Individual Stock Design Brick: $125
To purchase a brick, send payment made payable to the Cemetery Chapel Fund and your request to:
Kay Chappel Severson
8959 Cargill Road
Marlette, MI 48453