May 10, 2000 Beecher Herald
by: Carol Henrichs
Sandra Thielman placed flowers in her family’s crypt inside the Beecher Mausoleum. Several of her family members are interred there. Though she lives in Wonder Lake, Thielman often travels to Beecher to work on the mausoleum, which will be the final resting place of her 97-year-old grandmother. The building fell into neglect and suffered at the hands of vandals until Thielman spearheaded an effort to protect it. The mausoleum is now a Will County Historic Landmark.