Monuments and Grave Markers

All markers or memorials must be of stone or other equally durable composition.

No monument or marker shall be placed upon a grave space unless such space has been paid for in full.

Marker size shall be no more than 24 inches in length and 12 inches in width per grave space. Double marker (2 grave spaces) 48 inches in length and 12 inches in width, etc.

If there is more than one burial on a grave, you may have more than one marker. The main marker will always be placed on the west end of the head. Any additional markers for cremains shall be flush with the ground, placed at the base of the main marker and be no more than 12 inches by 12 inches or 8 inches deep by 16 inches wide. Foot markers are only permitted for veterans in addition to their main marker. These must be flush and are not to exceed 24 inches in length and 12 inches in width. Should any monument or marker become unsightly, dilapidated or a safety hazard, the township board shall have the right, at the expense of the owner to correct the condition or remove same.

All foundations for monuments will be not less than 42 inches deep and the same size as the base of the monument.  Foundations for markers will be poured 24 inches deep and the same size as the base of the marker. Foundation for government bronze markers will have a 4 inch precast foundation.

All monuments and markers must be made to conform to the contour of the ground and in no case will the ground be changed to conform to the stonework.

All foundations will be poured by cemetery personnel, at the expense of the lot owner or monument dealer.

No foundations will be poured in frosty weather.

No heavy trucking will be permitted in wet weather and the right is reserved to refuse to allow stonework to be done at any time until the ground and avenues are thoroughly settled and in good condition.

Contractors shall consult cemetery personnel before making arrangements for sending material to the cemetery. 

Contractors and workmen employed in the installation of monuments and setting of grave markings will be subject to the control and direction of cemetery personnel and will be responsible for any damage done which may be caused by carelessness or neglect.

To maintain the columbarium in a uniform manner, Lakeview Cemetery will arrange for the engraving of niche covers. Niche engravings are limited to name, birth day and death date per cremains. Only one font pattern will be allowed for all niche engravings. One symbol will be allowed per niche cover and it must be chosen from a list that is approved by the township. An engraving fee will be assessed at the time of the engraving and must be paid in full before the niche cover is put back in place. A temporary replacement cover will be installed until the engraved cover is returned. Niche covers are not required to be engraved. Engraving of the niche cover is allowed before interment of the cremains. Anyone not abiding by these stipulations will be responsible for the cost of a replacement cover. To recognize veterans inurned in the columbarium niches, the small government medallion provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs will be allowed provided that the proper paperwork is filled out and the veteran is eligible.