|10556 Military Road|
Postal Code: 52003
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Mount Olivet Cemetery is a Catholic cemetery located just south of
Dubuque, Iowa in Key West, Iowa. It is one of the two main Catholic
cemeteries for Dubuque area Catholics. The cemetery is located near
Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Key West. While people from that
parish are often buried at Mount Olivet, the cemetery itself is not
considered part of the parish.
The cemetery offers regular ground burial, as well as columbarium and
Originally, the cemetery was known as the Key West Burying Ground. In
1901 it was given its current name of Mount Olivet Cemetery. At that
time the Mt. Olivet Cemetery Association was formed. This board - led
by 11 trustees - started by removing bodies from the Third Street
Cemetery - which had been located behind St. Raphael's Cathedral.
St. Joseph's Chapel Mausoleum is located at the northwest corner of
the cemetery. The mausoleum was built in 1990, and was later expanded.
This building has crypts for mausoleum entombment, as well as
columbarium niches for cremated remains. The building also houses a
small chapel which is used for the final committal ceremonies.