Greff designs metal crosses

The St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery located in section 25-136-94, on the St Michael’s Rd, has been mowed…

Jacob Greff designed new metal crosses for each children’s graves. – Photo by Joyce Hinrichs

Joyce Hinrichs

The Herald

Posted Sept. 7, 2012

The St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery located in section 25-136-94, on the St Michael’s Rd, has been mowed for the last six years by the Brad Greff family. Jacob Greff, son of Lena and Brad and senior at Mott/ Regent High School often worried about the loss of grave markers on the children graves. For his Eagle Scout project he found each grave in the cemetery’s registry, and made new metal crosses for each of the children’s graves. Quoting Jacob, “At school and through a technology program which is in North Dakota only, we are able to use a CNC Plasma metal cutter, so I cut each gravesite a new cross, and using the computer’s decorative patterns, cut, primed and painted each one a new cross. I then took then the identification information to Dickinson, went to the trophy shop and had name plates made for them. You can see them from the road now, as you drive by.”

Jacob will graduate this year and is going to Wahpeton’s, North Dakota College of Sciences going into the field of Electrical Sciences. Electricity, like all other fields of energy studies is a global field of job opportunities.

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