St. John’s Northwestern

Military Academy



The Columbarium

The inspiration for The Columbarium came many years ago when Harry Vorys S1943 and Norbert Smith S1940 were walking across campus discussing how wonderful it would be if "Old Boys" could rest eternally on the grounds of their alma mater. Dedicated on September 29, 2001, The Columbarium was built to give alumni, family of alumni, faculty and staff, and friends a place to be memorialized. The Columbarium features cremation and memorial niches, a scattering ground area, and a Wall of Honor to pay eternal tribute to SJNMA alumni who lost their lives while serving our country.

The Columbarium is located adjacent to the Noble Victory Memorial Chapel of St. John the Divine, which is the center of worship and moral education that is instrumental in shaping the lives of the cadets.

The Memorial Wall at The Columbarium
Honor the memory of an old roommate, favorite teacher, coach or loved one. Bronze plaques are available in 4" x 8" and 8" x 8" to be forever placed on The Memorial Wall at The Columbarium. Your name or the name of the person you would like to honor will be cast in bronze along with one or two sentences. To purchase a memorial plaque, complete the attached order form.

For more information, contact Anita Kopaczewski, director of Alumni and director of The Columbarium, at (262) 646-7220 or


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