Beimel shares info on grave markers, chapel
When entering St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery though the entrance nearest the chapel, one of the first graves one sees belongs to a Smith. "I can't quite explain that," said local historian Ray Beimel, remarking on the irony given the strong German history of the community. Beimel provided attendees on a tour of the facility with several interesting facts related to the cemetery in addition to pointing out the Smith grave. One of the first things he explained was why a number of the graves throughout the cemetery are in disrepair.