On the highest land on the property. Begins at the southwest of the corner of the cemetery and covers most of the hilltop. There is a breathtaking view in all directions.
- 30 trees
- 30 planted
- 15 dedicated
Three Bur Oaks dedicated to Ken Sahlin by the Valley Grove Preservation Society for his work on the 2000 land preservation drive. Trees in turn were dedicated to Karin Winegar, Linda Schneewind, Peggy and Peter McKinnon for their endless help and support.
Bur Oak dedicated to Mathew Nelson by Knecht’s Nurseries Inc. and Landscaping and Strese’s Tree Moving Service, Inc.
Red Oak dedicated to Albert and Inga Elthon and their son Kenneth by Kenneth & Sylvia Nelson & his sisters Ragna Nelson and Bonna Paulson
Northern Pine Oak dedicated to “The Harvesters” – Albert and Inga Elthon – Ben and Inger Elthon – Edward and Julia Elthon – Chris and Ann Lockrem by Kenneth and Sylvia Nelson and his sisters Ragna Nelson and Bonna Paulson
Bur Oak dedicated to Kay Laurine Sahlin by Erik Sahlin, Edna Tow, Jonathan Sahlin & Ken Sahlin
Bur Oak dedicated to Andrew, Marie, and Leland Rowberg by Brynhild Rowberg.
Kenneth and Sylvia Nelson and sisters Ragna Nelson and Bonna Paulson dedicate an oak to their father and mother John Martin Nelson and Maria Christina Nelson and their sister Baby Girl Nelson.
Kenneth and Sylvia Nelson and sisters Ragna Nelson and Bonna Paulson dedicate an oak to Hans Kaurin Mikkelsen, born in Grotaver in Harstad 20 May 1909 and died in Harstad 27 June 2001. He came to Minnesota in February 1928 and worked there for 6 1/2 years. He worked on Albert and Inga Elthon’s farm near Nerstrand for a few years. Hans went back to his home Grotaver in Harstad, Norway, married Magdalene and raised a family (Anne Kirsti and Gerd Anna who married Leif Sigurd Reginiussen). Hans fought the Nazi invaders until the British withdrew from northern Norway.
Kenneth A. and Sylvia R. Nelson dedicate an oak to honor and remember the men, women and children (called by some the greatest generation) who manned the home front in fields, factories, schools and other pursuits to permit our armed forces to fight and win World War II.
Kenneth A. and Sylvia R. Nelson dedicate an oak to honor and remember the men and women (called by some the greatest generation) who served in the armed forces of the United States and won World War II.
Kenneth A. and Sylvia R. Nelson dedicate an oak to the troops of the United States who served and fought during the Korean War.
Kenneth A. and Sylvia R. Nelson dedicate an oak to the troops of the United States who served and fought during the Vietnam War.
Kenneth A. and Sylvia R. Nelson dedicate an oak to the armed forces of the United States and their allies who, during “Operation Desert Storm” ejected the Iraqi invaders and restored to freedom the citizens of Kuwait.
Kenneth A. and Sylvia R. Nelson dedicate an oak to the armed forces of the United States and their Afghan allies who attacked and defeated the Taliban and al Queda oppressors and established a free Afghanistan.
Kenneth A. and Sylvia R. Nelson dedicate an oak in honor of the men and women of United States armed forces in the freeing of the Iraqi people and the establishment of a free, democratic, and constitutional government in that country.
The grandmother, aunts, uncles and cousins of Catherine (Catie) Webb dedicate an oak tree in her memory. Although she was taken too soon from us at age 13, we are comforted by the peacefulness of Valley Grove as Catie’s final resting place on earth and heaven as her place in eternity. We miss her lovely smile and zest for life. We will never forget you Catie. Forever in our hearts, Grandma Mary Catherine Chromy, Aunt Barb & Uncle Ken, Matt & Gina, Jonathon, Bethany, Uncle Al & Aunt Laurie, Paige, Roz, Annie Kate, Amelia, Hudson, Uncle Jim & Aunt Renee, Courtney, Quincy, Uncle Marty & Aunt Kristi, Alexis, Natalee, Uncle Jeff, Bev, Trent, Kyle, Austin, Nathan, Aunt Sharon, Dave, and Kayla
- A. Bluestem Grove
- B. Prairie Rose Grove
- C. Ken’s Grove
- D. Gold Finch Grove
- E. Settlers Grove
- F. Whitetail Grove
- G. Tyske Grove