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History of Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Aberdeen

Sunset memorial gardens cemetery Aberdeen SDSunset Memorial Gardens was established in 1953 as a Perpetual Care Cemetery following the guidelines set forth by the State of South Dakota.  Sunset Memorial Gardens is the only true Perpetual Care cemetery within 100 miles of Aberdeen.

In 1998 Sunset Memorial Gardens expanded with the opening of its Mausoleum that includes indoor and outdoor crypts and indoor niche spaces.  This building also houses the office space for the cemetery.

A “Garden of Honor” was established in 2005 for the purpose of honoring the veterans of the military and their spouses.  This garden includes a memorial monument for each branch of the United States Armed Services.  There is also a veterans memorial at the front entrance of the cemetery.  This memorial honors all military veterans at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In order to help control operating costs in 2010, geothermal heat and air conditioning was added to the mausoleum building along with some decorating updates.  The Mausoleum Chapel has become the focal point of cemetery committal services since 2010, offering families a comfortable and safe place for the committal service.

In the coming years there are many plans for renovation and expansion to the cemetery grounds and expanded service offerings.