Spring, Summer & Fall Decorating Period April 16th to October 14th
Vases — permanently
installed and cemetery-approved vases are permissible at any
occupied grave. Other vase placement must meet the approval
of the superintendent. Decorations must be placed in the vase.
At FLUSH MARKERS, a vase is the only decoration option.
No other decorations, except flags or flag standards,
may be placed in or on the ground. Vases must be turned
down during cleaning and winter decorating periods. If vases
are not turned down, cemetery personnel will do so. We will
not turn vases up, however.
Annual and perennial floral plantings — permitted only at RAISED MARKERS
extending a maximum of 12-inches from the marker on the front
and two sides. During the Fall Cleaning Period, all plantings will
be trimmed flush to the ground.
American Flags alone or
American flags in standards may be placed at any grave, as close as possible
to the marker, from May 1st until July 15th. Nothing else may
be placed in or on the ground. Smaller American Flags may also be placed in crypt or niches vases these same days.
Winter Decorating Period November 16th to March 14th
Wreaths, crosses or other decorations are allowed at any grave on an approved
stand at least 24-inches high; a tripod is best for stability.
Vases must be turned down all winter.
Other Decorating Regulations
Bushes and trees may be planted only with the prior approval of the cemetery superintendent.
Edging, fencing, curbing, special stones and the like are not allowed.
Wooden crosses no taller than 18–inches are allowed to temporarily
mark a new grave with the approval of the superintendent. When
a permanent grave marker is placed, the wooden cross is removed. We will provide such a cross when a marker is ordered through the Catholic Cemeteries.
Mausoleum Cleaning & Decoration Privileges
In order to maintain consistency and beauty
throughout the mausoleum areas, as well as abstain from day-
to-day subjective memorialization approval, the Archdiocese
of Milwaukee has developed placement standards and only allows
crypt and niche memorialization (including flowers and lettering)
that are obtained for use through the offices of the Catholic