As we honor the generations of Catholic heritage in our Antigo community, we can look to Queen of Peace Cemetery. The cemetery’s history extends back to 1882 when the first section of land was donated to and then approved by the Diocese of Green Bay. In 1963, the cemetery was officially named Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery. Over the years, ownership of the land has changed, but in April 2011, ownership was returned to St. John the Evangelist and SS. Mary and Hyacinth.
According to the Queen of Peace Cemetery website, it is “dedicated to providing a beautiful and peaceful resting place for the faithfully departed. We welcome all Catholics, their families, and members of all faiths.”
Ann Majewski has served as the cemetery secretary since April 2022. Her duties include communicating necessary information with the sexton and recordkeeping for burials, cremations, and entombments; recordkeeping for cemetery board meetings; answering questions regarding the cemetery via phone and email; selling burial spaces in-ground and columbariums; and ordering name and date plates.
“While I am not directly involved in the burials, I do meet with the families to purchase the final resting place,” Ann says. “I have had to rely on the gift of respect for others in stressful situations. Some people expect the death of their loved ones, while for some it is a sudden thing. You have to know how to be compassionate and give the family as much respect as you can during this difficult time. We try to make the process as easy as possible for them.”
Jeremy Jones has served as the sexton at Queen of Peace Cemetery since 2021. He works with Ann to make sure that the cemetery is carefully maintained. He makes sure that everything is done properly, ensuring that the cemetery is well-kept and welcoming to families and friends who have lost loved ones. Their dedication to the cemetery allows us to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy of burying the dead with honor and dignity as well as providing a beautiful space to pray for our loved ones.
If you have questions about Queen of Peace Cemetery, contact Ann Majewski at 715-623-4938, ext. 4 or email@example.com.