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For other issues about Evergreen Cemetery, Memorial Gardens Cemetery or the Evergreen Cemetery Association, such as
You can contact the Association via mail, phone, or email:
Executive Director Karen Lentz
Evergreen Cemetery Association
1105 3rd Ave NE
Brainerd, MN 56401 [ Google Map ]
(218) 829-5898 [See home page for office hours]
(If you contact us via email at <>,
please include your phone number and mailing address,
and provide as much detail about your request as you can.)
Board of Trustees member Don Crust,
holding a plaque given to him upon
the occasion of his retirement in 2015,
in appreciation for his 11 years
of dedicated service, devotion, and
commitment to the Cemetery Association.
Photo by Joey Halvorson
Each member serves a three-year term, with three members up for election each year at the annual meeting in July.
The current board members [and the year in which their terms end at the annual meeting] are:
Denise Blackwell-Kraft 
Duane Blanck  — President
Gary Bluth  — Treasurer
John Boeder  — Vice-President
Conrad Bye 
Fred Casey 
Tom Fitzpatrick 
Susan Koering 
John Van Essen  — Secretary
Columbarium Committee — Boeder (chair), Blanck, Lentz
Finance Committee — Bluth (chair), Boeder, Bye
Grave Decorations Task Force — Blackwell-Kraft, Blanck, Van Essen (chair)
Grounds Committee — Blackwell-Kraft, Koering, Van Essen (chair)
Policy & Procedures Committee — Boeder, Casey (chair), Fitzpatrick
Website Committee — Boeder, Lentz, Van Essen (chair & webmaster)
You can contact the Board of Trustees or any of its Members through
the Association postal address, phone, or email, as given above.
Board of Trustees and Executive Director at the 2015 Annual Meeting. Back:
Conrad Bye, Gary Bluth, John Van Essen, Fred Casey, Duane Blanck, Bruce McComas.
Front: Don Crust, John Boeder, Karen Lentz (not shown: Denise Blackwell-Kraft).
Photo by Joey Halvorson
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