Memory Gardens Cemetery

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Memory Gardens Cemetery is situated along 10th Street SE and 2nd Avenue SE in Sioux Center, Iowa. It is managed by volunteers and appointed board members and is known as the Sioux Center Cemetery Association.


Cemetery Lots & Graves

If you have questions on burial lots, or are looking to purchase lots, you may contact Mel Mellema at (712) 441-5533 or City Office at (712) 722-0761 for referral.

Find Burial Records

If you are searching for a burial record, you may call the City Office at (712) 722-0761.

Map of Cemetery

To help locate a grave in the cemetery, you can view a map of Memory Gardens here or contact a board personnel.

Honoring Veterans

The local Veteran's Organization, Doornink-Brunsting Legion #199 and VFW, honor all veteran's buried in the Sioux Center Cemetery on Memorial Day, placing veteran's flags and poppies on all graves.

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Through donations from local families, organizations, and businesses, Sioux Center Wreaths Across America places a wreath on each veteran's grave during the holiday season. Their mission is Remember-Honor-Teach. To donate or for more information, visit Sioux Center Wreaths Across America.

Funeral Services

Most of the burials are performed by Memorial Funeral Home, located in Sioux Center.

Known Facts

How big is Memory Gardens?


Approximately 17 acres, with 7 acres for future development.

How old is Memory Gardens?

    Founded and started in 1872 by a local Reformed church. It then became the community association in 1946.

How many are buried at Memory Gardens?

    Approximately 4,630 people with burials at the rate of approximately 45-65 per year.

Who owns the cemetery and how is it governed?

    It is a not-for-profit association of lot owners with a volunteer board.