You can rest assured that your cemetery plots and memorials will be maintained and cared for — forever and ever.
The concept of Perpetual Care is to accumulate funds so that a
cemetery can be properly maintained even after it no longer has any
property to sell or burials to be made.
Cedar Memorial Park has been recognized by the International Cemetery
and Funeral Association
as one of the premier perpetual care cemeteries
in the nation
with over $16 million in perpetual care funds. This is the largest care
fund in the state of Iowa and is assurance to the lot owners that their
cemetery has sufficient funds to provide the accustomed level of
cemetery care and maintenance, now and in the future.
Since 1953, Iowa law has required private cemeteries to meet
in order to operate as a Perpetual
Care cemetery — not less than 20% of the selling price of any property
sold must be deposited into a Perpetual Care fund.
Cedar Memorial Park
is active in promoting responsible Perpetual Care legislation
Chairman of the Board, John Linge, is a past president
of the Association of Iowa Cemeteries.