MISSION STATEMENT

To restore and preserve the church and grounds and to develop historical archives preserving the heritage and memories for current and future generations so that all may experience how South New Hope Norwegian Lutheran Church served as the heart of the community.


SOUTH NEW HOPE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

Who are we?The South New Hope Cemetery Association was formed after the closing of the church as an active congregation. The formation of this Cemetery Association was organized in compliance with the Wisconsin State Statutes and with the development of its own bylaws in 1967.  There is a uniqueness to this cemetery in that there are two separate cemeteries on the same plot of ground. One cemetery, referred to as the “Back Cemetery,” was established in the 1850s, about 30 years before the South New Hope congregation was started. It seems that once South New Hope became a congregation and acquired additional land for the establishment of a cemetery south of the new church building, there was some type of agreement made with the South New Hope congregation that it would be deeded the land that the older cemetery was located on with the stipulation that it be maintained. As a result, there are two cemeteries that are separated by a walking path through a wooded portion of the church site. 


BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Tor Anderson, PO Box 94, Nelsonville, WI 54458
David Breyhan, 4812 Toftum Rd, Amherst, WI 54406
Roger Dobbe, N384 Tarr Rd, Waupaca, WI 54981
Diane Marquardt, 110 S. Townline Rd. #6, Iola, WI 54945
Dolores Melum, 110 S. Townline Rd. #8, Iola, WI 54945
Arden (Ardie) Stoltenberg, 875 Taylor Rd, Amherst Jct., WI 54407
Kathleen (Kathy) Theige, 10827 Trout Creek Rd., Iola, WI 54945
Marc Wolding, 8070 Standing Rocks Rd., Amherst, WI 54406

 

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South New Hope Information

South New Hope Church
PO Box 62
Nelsonville, WI 54458

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SOUTH NEW HOPE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
TEAM ORGANIZATIONAL CHART AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Board of Trustees

Building Restoration Team

Cemetery & Grounds Team


History, Records, Archives Team

Marketing Team


Events & Activities Team


Fundraising Team


Church Exterior

Maintenance & Standards
Church Minutes & Records
Promotional Materials

Norwegian Festivals & Services
Identify & Visit Donors
Security

Improvements

Cemetery Records

Website & Facebook

Cemetery Walks

Proposals to Foundations
Other Buildings

Signage, Graves & Markers
Photos & Artifacts

Design Components

Weddings, Funerals, Meetings
Historical Groups & Societies
Security, Safety & Hazards
News Articles, Letters, & Past Events
Publicity (press releases)
Special Family Events, Reunions
Government Bodies

Beautification

History of Church & Two Cemeteries
Contact List Mailings & Emails
Community Events

Follow-up With Donors
Fences, Gates & Drives

Displays & Videos

Letters & Forms

Picnics, Ice Cream Socials
Equipment, Tools & Supplies
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