Saint Rose Cemetery
If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through his Spirit that dwells in you. (Romans 8:11)
Saint Rose parish is honored to provide a consecrated place for burial, where the deceased and their families are treated with dignity and respect. Saint Rose Cemetery provides a beautiful resting place for the mortal remains of the faithful departed.
Our parish cemetery is located at 11330-11598 Avenue Road (State Route 795) in Perrysburg, not far from our main church campus. The cemetery is open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Deacon Charlie McDaniel is the Cemetery Director and he may be contacted by e-mail or by calling the parish office at (419) 874-4559.
Saint Rose Parish Cemetery Website
Saint Rose Parish Cemetery now offers an easy way to find burials in the cemetery. It is called Burials on the Web. Simply supply a name or part of a name to search our database. Burial information includes the person's full name, location in the cemetery, date of birth, and service date.
To visit the Saint Rose Cemetery website, click here.
Saint Rose Cemetery offers full interments as well as inurnment of cremated remains. Cremated remains may be buried in the ground or inurned in one of two columbaria on the cemetery grounds.
Many grave sites will accomodate upright monuments. Monument rights are available for purchase separately for allowed sites.
Grave opening/closing, memorial foundation installation, memorial repair, cleaning and maintenance, and care for special plantings can also be provided by special arrangement.
The Cemetery Board
The operation of Saint Rose Cemetery is governed by the Cemetary Board. This board meets quarterly. If you're interested in serving as a member of the board, please contact our Cemetery Director, Deacon Charlie McDaniel.
Current Cemetery Board
- Rev. George Wenzinger, Pastor
- Deacon Charlie McDaniel, Cemetery Director
- Gary Geise, Parish Accountant
- Richard Tober, President
James Dubilzig, Secretary
Eugene (Gene) Odendahl
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the grounds in Catholic Cemeteries blessed?
In a special way, the Catholic Church sets aside forever and blesses or consecrates the land of Catholic Cemeteries. The cemetery of a Catholic Chuch is an extension of the parish and is consecrated by the local Bishop.
Can non-Catholic family members be buried in a Catholic Cemetery?
If a family member is not Catholic, they can be buried in a Catholic Cemetery as families are not seperated in death.
What is the charge to maintain grave sites?
A perpetual care charge is included in the price of a grave and is set aside for future maintainance and beautification of the cemetery. This is a one time fee.
Questions On Cremation
When should cremation take place?
The Church strongly prefers that cremation take place after the full funeral liturgy with the body. The presence of the body most clearly brings to mind the life and death of the person and better expresses the values that the Church affirms in its rites.
What is the proper container for cremated remains?
Appropriate, worhty containers (not necessarily expensive) such as a classic urn are proper for cremated remains. At the present time the U. S. Bishops Committee on the Liturgy has determined only what is not a proper container. Although jewelry, dishes, statuary and space capsules are examples of designer containers now being offered, they are unacceptable in Catholic funeral practices. It is also unacceptable to have cremated remains made in jewelry, dishes and the like.
Must cremated remains be buried or entombed?
Yes, Respectful final disposition of cremated remains involves interment or entombment. Burial options include a family grave in a cemetery marked with a traditional memorial stone or an urn garden, a special section in a cemetery with small, pre-dug graves for urns, or a Columbarium for cremated remains.
What is a Columbarium?
A common practice is the entombment of the cremated remains in a Columbarium. It is an arrangement of niches, either in a mausoleum, a room or wall into which an urn or other worthy vessel is placed for permanent memorial.
May I scatter the cremated remains?
No. The prectice of scattering cremated remains on the sea, from the air, or on the ground, or keeping cremated remains in the home of a relative or friend of the deceased are not the reverent disposition that the Church requires. Burial at sea differs from scattering. An appropriate and worthy container, heavy enough to be sent to its final resting place, may be dropped into the sea.