COF Memorial Garden

The Circle of Friends Memorial Garden was established to memorialize beloved friends and family members, human and non-human alike.  The garden is located at 4375 N Washington St and is available for all to enjoy. 

We dedicate the Circle of Friends Memorial Garden to honor especially our animal companions...gentle souls whose hearts are forever entwined with ours.  To this end, the Garden will be a place of peace and remembrance, encircling us in the warmth of our memories.  May we never forget the gift of unconditional love given to us by our devoted friends.

Memorial plaques can be engraved with poems, pictures or other inscriptions describing the person or pet memorialized.  Once completed, the plaque will be placed on the bricks in the Memorial Garden as a reminder to all who visit of the impact the person or pet has left on those who remain behind.  To order plaques, please call 701-775-3732.  Please supply all the information to be inscribed on the plaques.  Memorial plaques are available for a donation of $50.  Information can be emailed to

"If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk the path to Heaven, and bring you back again."

"As a parting gift, I will give you a piece of my heart to remember me by.  The pieces of our hearts are like grains of sand.  They are pulled along a current beyond our control until they come together and form a safe haven.  I, like you, came to understand what it meant to be saved." 

"Perhaps they are not stars but openings in heaven where the love of our children wih fur pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are at peace."