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Graves: Interment
Grave Considerations

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee operates eight cemeteries totaling about 1,000 acres of burial space — God's Acres. Respectful of the promise of the Resurrection, the landscaping is truly magnificent and inspiring. The grounds are meticulously kept in all seasons. We have placed evocative religious art and created special devotional features and meditation areas. Our burial grounds have welcoming entrances and speak with genuine, consoling beauty. An on-going beautification program assures an environment of natural serenity.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries have provided for in-ground burial services uninterrupted in the Milwaukee area since 1857. In-ground interment remains a traditional choice for the area's Christian faithful.

Grave Considerations —

  Burial Vault
An outer burial container or vault is required for all casket burials; it is not included in the cost of the grave or burial service fee. But, the burial service fee for a cremation includes a cremation vault.
Your Catholic Cemeteries are open every day from dawn to dusk for visits to graves.
The Catholic Cemeteries require adequate and dignified memorialization for all burials. We can help you provide a granite or bronze memorial. Other special memorialization, such as permanent vases with floral arrangements, granite etchings and photo ceramics, is available additional expense.
Families are often keenly aware of other members already interred in a cemetery and want burial space near them. We are as accommodating as possible.
  Assured Heritage
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries reserves a portion of every grave sale, even beyond state requirements, in a special endowment (perpetual) care fund to assure preservation of these sacred burial grounds and maintain their continued operation.
  Flush Marker Grave Privileges
The memorial must remain level with the ground. Decorations may be placed in a permanent in-ground vase during spring, summer and fall. Winter decorations are allowed on a cemetery tripod or similar stand. A marker may include more than one grave.
  Raised Marker Grave Privileges
The memorial can rise out of the ground. Raised marker and monument privileges vary from section to section, cemetery to cemetery. Annual or perennial plantings are allowed on three sides of the memorial, as well as permanent in-ground vases.
  Grave, Burial Fee and Memorial Packages
Packages are available that include two raise marker graves, a preinstalled raised marker or monument along with burial service fees. Preinstalled perennials or other plantings may be included. Other decoration privileges and options will vary.

We have eight different cemeteries each with many grave locations and options, you can inquire about grave interment or initiate a purchase of a grave by calling or visiting any of our cemeteries to talk with a Family Service Counselor. You can request more information here. However you approach us, we wish to make a full disclosure of all your options and their costs.

In This Area —
Graves: Background Grave Considerations
Grave Configurations About That New Grave

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