The future of the Vaughn-Hansen Memorial Chapel
City weighing options for Hillside Cemetery property
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The city of Marshfield is considering the future of the Vaughn-Hansen Memorial Chapel, constructed in Hillside Cemetery in the late 1970s. Initially used as a location for graveside services, the chapel has seen little use in recent years, and this structure is now facing some fairly significant maintenance and repair needs.
The city has discussed the possibility of razing this building for the reasons noted, but a request has been received to allow time for other options to be explored, specifically whether local persons or groups would desire to develop a plan for future use, raise funds needed to complete the necessary repairs, and to provide a sustainable funding source for future maintenance and upkeep of the chapel.
Anyone with interest in the future of this chapel, including opportunities for future use and/or possible plans for raising the funds needed to cover current and future maintenance needs, should contact City Administrator Steve Barg at 715-486-2003 or Steve.Barg@ci.marshfield.wi.us by no later than Friday, Oct. 16. The Board of Public Works will consider this issue at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers (lower level) of Marshfield City Hall, located at 630 S. Central Ave.