The Rutz Lake Cemetery Committee is looking for someone to serve as a back-up person for marking out the exact location of grave sites for burials as they occur. This person would be trained by the current surveyor. The job involves locating the grave site and then measuring/marking the exact burial location. Generally this person must be available on one or two days’ notice. There is normally less than one burial per month.


The Rutz Lake Cemetery Committee is looking for help maintaining our Reflection Garden. The job would include pruning shrubs, trimming flowers, replacing annuals, and weeding and fertilizing the area.

For more information on either opportunity,
Contact Pete Marnie 612-237-5342











Faith Rutz Lake Cemetery

Faith Lutheran Church of Waconia acquired the historic Rutz Lake Cemetery and through purchase and gifts has expanded the site. Founded over 150 years ago by Zion Evangelical Church of Mayer, the Rutz Lake cemetery was abandoned until Faith Lutheran Church restored the property to its original beauty it is today.

The cemetery is open to Members as well as Non-Members of Faith, and is Non-Denominational. The cemetery is maintained by a perpetual care fund.

Cost of Purchasing Burial Rights at Rutz Lake Cemetery


Effective January 1, 2013




2 Traditional Monument Lots $ 800


1 Traditional Monument Lot $ 450
  1 Traditional Monument Lot - non-member $ 750


Flush Marker Lot Pricing Eliminated




1 Cremains Lot ( 2 burials ) $ 300


1 Cremains Lot ( 2 burials ) - Non-member $ 500


(Markers purchased separately)




Infant & Child Cremains Lot $ 200



Inquiries regarding lot purchases should be directed to
Joe Larson at Cell: 952-484-6515 or jtlarson37@yahoo.com
Directions to Faith Rutz Lake Cemetery (Map)

From Waconia, take County Road 10 to County Road 30 (the Mayer road) to Rutz Lake Road and turn left. The cemetery is on the right.

Officers of the Cemetery Ministry
President -  Randy Wendland
Vice-president - Steve Nielson
Secretary - Dale Bradt
Actuary - Joe Larson
Superintendent - Roger Denbrook

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