Hales Passage Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery / Cromwell Cemetery

Not far from Hales Passage on a quiet country road lies the Hales Passage Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery, locally known as Cromwell Cemetery. It is a fitting final resting place for the Scandinavian immigrants and their families who first settled the Cromwell area.

The Cemetery Association was first formed on January 3, 1903, with land donated land by Gabriel Evje and F. W. Samuelson. Original members of the Cemetery Association were F. W. Samuelson, Gus Carlson, Julius Berntsen, Rasmus Danielson, and Gabriel Evje.

The cemetery is a non-profit organization managed by volunteers and is governed by a Board of Directors. It operates solely on donations, the sale of plots, and burial fees. As a small cemetery in an ever-growing larger community, we strive to stay true to the original intent of our forefathers. We do this by limiting burials to those who have ties to the Cromwell area or have family members buried in the Cemetery.

The Cromwell Cemetery is a 'Burial Only' cemetery; meaning that plots are available for purchase; the Cemetery does not conduct funeral services, dig the graves, or install monuments or headstones.

If you are interested in inquiring about purchasing a plot, or more information, please click the 'contact us' button at the bottom of the page.

2024 Cemetery Clean-Up
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2024

9:00 12:00
10:30 Eagle Scout Project: Dedication of Veteran Markers By Alex Robertson and fellow members of Troop 217.

The Potluck is back!!!!
12:00 Potluck lunch across the street in the Sears Farm garage.
Fried chicken and bottled water will be provided.
A brief Annual Meeting will follow lunch.

You are welcome to clean the cemetery at another if you prefer.
Gates are unlocked, Water is available.
Please bring your own garden tools

Please do not put trash on the compost pile.
We are no longer able to burn, so we must have it chipped.

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About Us 

Hales Passage Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery / Cromwell Cemetery

Burial Records and Maps 

Cromwell Cemetery Burial Records

Burial Records and Maps 

Maps of The Cromwell Cemetery

Community Involvement 

Cromwell Cemetery 2024 Annual Clean Up Day

Community Involvement 

Honoring Veterans on Veterans Day

Community Involvement 

Veterans Day Commemoration with Scout Troop 217

Community Involvement 

Wreaths Across America Project

Cromwell Cemetery Assn 

Application For Burial Form