The tranquil setting of the Church of the Atonement Memorial Garden follows the ancient custom to memorialize the dead within the especially sacred grounds of the church yard. We are fortunate to be able to continue this tradition at the Church of the Atonement. The Memorial Garden, set amid the native cedars of Door County, is an expression of Christian faith and love.
Its natural beauty speaks of life and immortality.
The wrought iron gate and stone wall leading into the Garden were given in memory of The Reverend William S. Lea, DD, who faithfully and lovingly served this summer mission church for thirteen years. The first Memorial Garden Wall was built in 1989 through the generosity of the late Dr. Margaret Hessler Brookes. The second wall was built in 1997.
There are plots available on Wall II for purchase by Christians and members of their families who have been associated with this mission church.
The cost of family interment plots containing space for four interments is $2000. The cost of two plots is $1000. A single plot may be purchased for the purpose of memorializing an individual for $500. This cost includes the designated plaque and its installation. The purchase of these plots provides a place for interment for the owner and/or the family.
The grounds of the Garden are kept in continuous care under supervision of the Church of the Atonement Memorial Garden Board. Any contributions for the benefit of the Garden or for approved memorials are welcome.
All who desire further information are urged to contact a member of the Memorial Garden Board. The Memorial Garden is related to the Church of the Atonement, but it is a separate entity.
Members of the Memorial Garden Board include:
Linda Blossom, Chair