Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Congregation in the city of Peru paid $125.00 for five acres in Bureau County for St. Joseph’s Cemetery (on the south side of Rte. 6 in Spring Valley). Land has been added and Bill Bender, the capable caretaker, estimates there are over 2500 people buried there today. One of the loveliest ceremonies of the year is the outdoor Memorial Day Mass said before the image of St. Joseph in the cemetery.
For cemetery or plot information please contact Bob Volk, cemetery sexton, at 815|223|1092 or Bill Bender, cemetery President, at 815|664|2297.
For death records, please contact the parish office.
St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery Board
President - Bill Bender
Secretary - Anita Lawrence
Treasurer - Margaret Schulte
Sexton - Bob Volk
Parish Trustees- John Koehler & Fred Steele