When John Bergstrom attended the funeral of his brother William Bergstrom at Oak Hill Cemetery in 2012, he didn’t like what he saw.
The lawns, trees and gravestones of the city-owned cemetery were well maintained by the staff, but he was troubled by the condition of the cemetery’s gates, fences, walls, funeral chapel and mortuary vault.
“I couldn’t get over how it really needed maintenance in a very big way,” Bergstrom told The Post-Crescent. “The fences were deteriorated. The gate was bent up a thousand different ways. The concrete barriers on the perimeter in some places were broken.”