Nine enterprising women began meeting in the Hastings Methodist Church to procure a final resting place for the community. On May 6, 1867 they organized the Lakeside Cemetery Association.
Since then, Lakeside has grown from 13 to 34 acres and serves as the final resting place to over 5500 people, including more than 500 veterans. Lakeside Cemetery is happy to assist family ancestral research and share its historic cemetery records. Lakeside’s grave sites include may of Hastings founders and political leaders, as well as famous and favorite members of the community.
150th Anniversary Video
We had a great day as we celebrated the founding of Lakeside Cemetery and the history of early Hastings. Watch the celebration video
A gravesite walking tour is available here. Lakeside Cemetery Historic Tour
A Board of Trustees oversees Cemetery functions. Because Lakeside Cemetery is a non-profit organization, the cost of maintaining the cemetery results from the sale of lots and columbarium spaces, burial fees, and the generous contributions of those who desire to ensure the beauty and upkeep of Lakeside’s grounds.
920 Nininger Road Hastings, MN 55033