South Dakota USA
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The name of this cemetery, located one mile west of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, was changed from "Norway Cemetery" to "Our Savior's West Cemetery" following the merger of the Norway Congregation and James River Congregation and the construction of the Our Savior's Lutheran Church located on Stone Church Road, Yankton County, 6 miles west of Menno, SD. Subsequently the Norway Cemetery land was deeded to the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in 1946 and is on file at Yankton County Register of Deeds.
Similarly the original First James River Cemetery, one mile east of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, has never had a sign installed, which results in similar confusion of name. These two cemeteries are owned, but no longer maintained, by Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Maintenance has been the responsibility of the families of those buried at these two cemeteries for several years.