Copyright © Bates Township 2017
Bates Township

Cemetery

Our Memorial Day Ceremony has become a cherished tradition in Bates Township. The ceremony is held at our Cemetery.* As you walk among the monuments you realize how much truth there was in the comments made by Ernest Schmidt, previous Bates Township Supervisor, at our ceremony held on May 26, 2008. He said, “We are very proud of our cemetery. Our treasures are buried here. These are our people. These are our memories.” You are invited to join us every year. It is a time when we reflect and honor those who have fought for the freedoms that we enjoy today. We give thanks for those men and women who continue to serve this country. We pray for those families with Moms and Dads, Sons and Daughters, Brothers and Sisters that have served in our country’s military and have sacrificed so much, sometimes life itself. Let us not forget, we take this time to remember our township’s pioneers, our family members, our friends, our neighbors. * The Memorial Day Ceremony is held at our Cemetery weather permitting. On the occasion that the weather does not cooperate the ceremony is held at the Township Hall.

Cemetery Decorations

We respectfully request that you remove all floral and decorative arrangements from the grave sites no later than October 15th each year.

Cemetery Rates

For Cemetery Lot Sales and Burials please contact Ed Benson at 906-265-2787 Ext 2 Lot Prices: Resident - $300 Non Resident (with relative resident) $300 Burials - Casket: Resident - $400 Non Resident (with relative resident) $400 Burial - Cremation: Resident - $200 Non Resident (with relative resident) $200 Weekend Burial / Casket or Cremation: Resident - $600 Non Resident (with relative resident) $600 Storage: Not Available Removals: Casket - $400 plus fees* - Weekend removal fees if applicable Cremation - $200 plus fees* - Weekend removal fees if applicable *Fees referred to above is defined as any additional fees involved in the removal that may be incurred/established or required by the Health Department.

History

“…Bates Township Cemetery located on the Bates-Amasa Road was founded in 1887 when 2/3 of an acre of land was acquired from Pete Carlson. The need for a community cemetery was apparent as the newly organized township was growing and heretofore, the dead had been buried either in home plots or were taken to the Iron River Cemetery for burial. The cemetery was platted in 1888 and the deed registered in 1909. In 1985 the Centennial Committee sponsored a memorial service on the cemetery grounds. Walter Helgemo, descendant of Olaf Helgemo, one of the organizers of the township, was the speaker paying tribute to those early pioneers, saluting them for their perseverance through much adversity and citing the spirit and unity that they established in the township. The cemetery was marked by a new large wooden sign in 1985, created by Tri-Co Industries of Iron Mountain….” (History - Excerpt taken from the Bates Township Legacy Book 1885-1985)

Find a Loved One

The transcription below has been provided to Bates Township by and through the tireless effort of Dale Safford.  Please click on the link below to access an alphabetical listing of those resting in our cemetery.  You will also find some general information and the Lot number in which they are buried.   Cemetery Listings Veterans Names Veteran's Memorial Project
Bates Township is located next to the city of Iron River in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Bates Township has so much to offer.  The beautiful area offers year round recreation and enjoyment.  So, enjoy this moment in Bates Township.
Enjoy this moment
Copyright © Bates Township 2017
Bates Township

Cemetery

Our Memorial Day Ceremony has become a cherished tradition in Bates Township. The ceremony is held at our Cemetery.* As you walk among the monuments you realize how much truth there was in the comments made by Ernest Schmidt, previous Bates Township Supervisor, at our ceremony held on May 26, 2008. He said, “We are very proud of our cemetery. Our treasures are buried here. These are our people. These are our memories.” You are invited to join us every year. It is a time when we reflect and honor those who have fought for the freedoms that we enjoy today. We give thanks for those men and women who continue to serve this country. We pray for those families with Moms and Dads, Sons and Daughters, Brothers and Sisters that have served in our country’s military and have sacrificed so much, sometimes life itself. Let us not forget, we take this time to remember our township’s pioneers, our family members, our friends, our neighbors. * The Memorial Day Ceremony is held at our Cemetery weather permitting. On the occasion that the weather does not cooperate the ceremony is held at the Township Hall.

Cemetery Decorations

We respectfully request that you remove all floral and decorative arrangements from the grave sites no later than October 15th each year.

Cemetery Rates

For Cemetery Lot Sales and Burials please contact Ed Benson at 906-265-2787 Ext 2 Lot Prices: Resident - $300 Non Resident (with relative resident) $300 Burials - Casket: Resident - $400 Non Resident (with relative resident) $400 Burial - Cremation: Resident - $200 Non Resident (with relative resident) $200 Weekend Burial / Casket or Cremation: Resident - $600 Non Resident (with relative resident) $600 Storage: Not Available Removals: Casket - $400 plus fees* - Weekend removal fees if applicable Cremation - $200 plus fees* - Weekend removal fees if applicable *Fees referred to above is defined as any additional fees involved in the removal that may be incurred/established or required by the Health Department.

History

“…Bates Township Cemetery located on the Bates- Amasa Road was founded in 1887 when 2/3 of an acre of land was acquired from Pete Carlson. The need for a community cemetery was apparent as the newly organized township was growing and heretofore, the dead had been buried either in home plots or were taken to the Iron River Cemetery for burial. The cemetery was platted in 1888 and the deed registered in 1909. In 1985 the Centennial Committee sponsored a memorial service on the cemetery grounds. Walter Helgemo, descendant of Olaf Helgemo, one of the organizers of the township, was the speaker paying tribute to those early pioneers, saluting them for their perseverance through much adversity and citing the spirit and unity that they established in the township. The cemetery was marked by a new large wooden sign in 1985, created by Tri-Co Industries of Iron Mountain….” (History - Excerpt taken from the Bates Township Legacy Book 1885-1985)

Find a Loved One

The transcription below has been provided to Bates Township by and through the tireless effort of Dale Safford.  Please click on the link below to access an alphabetical listing of those resting in our cemetery.  You will also find some general information and the Lot number in which they are buried.   Cemetery Listings Veterans Names Veteran's Memorial Project
Bates Township is located next to the city of Iron River in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Bates Township has so much to offer.  The beautiful area offers year round recreation and enjoyment.  So, enjoy this moment in Bates Township.
Enjoy this moment