Woodlawn Cemetery

Located at the corner of North Street & 3rd Avenue

Nonsectarian/Nondenominational

For information contact the Inspection Department at 262-375-5305

Woodlawn Cemetery is a Village owned cemetery that provides burial sites and cemetery services on a nondenominational basis.

The Woodlawn Cemetery is managed by two accounts: A Capital Account Fund and a Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund. Proceeds from lot sales are equally divided between the two accounts.

The purpose of the Capital Account Fund is to identify activity related to the acquisition of land, equipment associated with the maintenance of the cemetery, or other miscellaneous expenditures for the benefit of the public cemetery. The Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund is for the purpose of day-to-day care and maintenance of the cemetery property, structures, equipment, and grounds.

A village park also shares the cemetery property on a 50-year lease. Additional, areas are unplated cemetery grounds, a courtyard area and maintenance structures.

2014 - 2015 Grave prices are $650.00 per grave. A deed document is supplied with all purchases.

No lot sales occur in sections A & B. A & B are older sections of the cemetery and are only available for interments of previously owned lots and family plots. These sections are located west of the north/south drive and directly south of North Street.

Currently, only single lot sales are occurring in sections C thru F. North Street, 3rd Avenue and the cemetery drive bound these sections. Limited availability.

Currently, lot sales are occurring in sections I thru L. These sections are governed by different regulations than the other sections of the cemetery to maintain the wooded areas and openness of this area. Not more than one memorial monument or marker may be located on any lot, with the exception of approved war or service markers. All memorial monuments and markers shall be of flush bronze, granite or marble type. Lot owners shall have the right to place one vase or wreath per grave. The cultivation of trees, shrubs and plants within the lot are prohibited.

Cemetery Layout

Perpetual Care
Perpetual care for the cemetery grounds is included in the purchase of burial sites. Perpetual care does not include the planting of perennials, annuals, bedding plants, shrubs, etc. If plantings, shrubs or other decorative items do not comply with cemetery rules, they may be removed without prior notice at the discretion of the cemetery superintendent. Graves that contain numerous types of items may not be maintained or trimmed due to the number and type of items located on the grave, this determination is at the discretion of the cemetery superintendent.

Monuments

All monuments shall be placed with and on a proper foundation of poured monolithic concrete. Section A – F monument bases shall not exceed a maximum of 9“ high. Section A – F monuments shall not exceed 24” in height, not including the height of the monument base. Above grade monuments are not allowed in sections I thru L.

Plantings, Shrubs, and other Decorative Items
The planting of perennials, annuals, bedding plants, shrubs, etc. if allowed, is not the responsibility of the cemetery. If plantings, shrubs or other decorative items do not comply with cemetery rules, they may be removed without prior notice at the discretion of the cemetery superintendent. Graves that contain numerous types of items may not be maintained or trimmed due to the number and type of items located on the grave, this determination is at the discretion of the cemetery superintendent.