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Death and Dying – area cemeteries

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By Marta K. Dodd

Special writer

Cambridge Township

 

Cemetery and location: Maple Shade Cemetery Slee Road, Onsted (AKA Onsted Village Cemetery); Cambridge Junction Cemetery, off M-50 on Old Monroe Pike.

Contact: 517-467-2104; Monday-Friday, 8–12 and 1–5.

Cost and fees: Resident $250, non-resident $500 ● Opening and closing, regular burial, year-round, $450, plus $100 for Saturday, Sunday and holidays ● For cremations, year round, $250, plus $100 for Saturday, Sunday and holidays ● For child burial, $325, plus $100 for Saturday, Sunday and holidays ● For baby burial, $250, plus $100 for Saturday, Sunday and holidays ● If winter conditions require return in spring to finish grave, additional $200 for full burial ($50 for cremations) ● Foundations, $0.40 per square inch. No foundations Oct. 10 – April 10, except if done by lot owner to Township specs and under sexton’s supervision, at cost of $50.

Currently not selling spaces at Cambridge Junction Cemetery.

City of Jackson

Cemetery and location: Mount Evergreen Cemetery Greenwood Avenue; Woodland Cemetery Francis Street.

Contact: City of Jackson Parks, Recreation and Grounds Department; 517-788-4040; 8–5.

Cost and fees: City resident – 12-foot lots, $1,500 ● 10-foot and smaller lots, $1,200 ● Child grave, $1,000 ● Infant grave, $800 ● Miscarriage grave, $600●Non-resident -12-foot lots, $3,000 ●10-foot and smaller lots, $2,400 ● Child grave, $2,000 ● Infant grave, $1,600 ● Adult full interment (opening and closing, vault placement and sealing with chapel service), $1,500 for resident and $3,000 for non-resident ● Child full interment (up to four feet), vault placement and sealing with chapel service, $1,200 for resident, $2,400 for non-resident ● Infant full interment (up to two feet), vault placement and sealing with chapel service, $1,000 for resident and $2,000 for non-resident ● Mausoleum with chapel service (not including overtime or materials, $1,500 for resident, $3,000 for non. For entire list of costs and fees, see cityofjackson.org/documentcenter/view/5619.

Maple Grove Cemetery

Cement City

Cement City does not manage cemeteries.

 

Columbia Township 

Cemetery and location: Cement City Cemetery, Cary Road; Clark Lake Cemetery, Hyde Road (includes columbarium); Highland Cemetery, Monroe Pike Road; Jefferson Cemetery, Hewitt Road

Contact: 517-592-2000; Monday thru Thursday, 7:30–5.

Cost and fees: Township resident/taxpayer; one lot (for one regular burial or three cremains), $300; non-resident/non-taxpayer, one lot (for one regular burial or three remains), $600; Columbarium, each unit accommodates two individuals’ cremains, $1,100 each; ●Opening, $475 for regular burials, $260 for baby, $310 for child; ● For cremation, $260; ● Saturday, Sunday and holidays, $75; ● winter fee (Nov. 15 – March 31), $200 for regular burial, $50 cremation ● foundation fees determined case-by-case, based on individual situation.

 

Grass Lake Township

Cemetery and location: Oakwood Cemetery, East Michigan Avenue; Maple Grove Cemetery, Wolf Lake Road.

Contact: Township Clerk’s office, 517-522-8464; Monday-Thursday, 8–4:30.

Cost and fees: Resident, opening and closing, full burial, $550; $615 in winter; ● non-resident, opening and closing, full burial, $650; $715 in winter; ● resident or non-resident, infant or child, opening and closing, $285, plus $100 in winter; ● for cremains, April – November, $150 for resident and $200 for non-resident. Urn or vault, $200 for resident, $250 for non-resident; ● Saturday, Sunday and holidays, rates are doubled; ● additional fee if grave warmer or plowing required; ● foundations, $0.35 per square inch; 3” border required.

Oak Grove Cemetery, fronted by its iconic stone fence

Liberty Township

Cemetery and location: East Liberty (1 and 2) Cemetery, Jefferson Road; Laurel Hill Cemetery, South Jackson Road, south of Liberty; Sanford Cemetery, Thorne Road;

Sutfin Cemetery, Patch Road.

Contact: Township office, 517-529-4374; Monday and Thursday, 8–4.

Cost and fees: Township resident – one grave, $125; ● two graves, $200; ● Four graves, $375; ● Six graves, $500; non-resident ● one grave, $500; ● two graves $800; ● four graves, $1,500; ● six graves, $2,000; ● weekday grave opening/closing, $420 (adult, child, infant); $75 for infant less than 36”; ● weekend grave opening/closing, $495; ● for cremation (weekdays, set time, even if no service), $175; ● for cremation (weekends and holidays), $225; ● each additional burial $100 if done at the same time; ● exhumation (vault or casket), $1,500; ● foundations, $0.50 per square inch (minimum of $60), minimum 2” border.

 

Napoleon Township

Cemetery and location: Oak Grove Cemetery, Brooklyn Road (M-50) south of Stoney Lake Road.

Contact: Mary LaRocque, Deputy Clerk, 517-536-8694, ext. 202; Monday-Thursday, 7–5.

Cost and fees: Township resident – one grave, $225; ● four graves, $800; ● eight graves, $1,600; ● non-resident – $450 per grave; ● opening and closing, full burial, $480; ● for cremation with graveside service, $285; ● for cremation without graveside service, $185; ● infant grave opening and closing – up to one year of age, not in a vault, $285; in a vault $480; ● winter charge, $50 for cremation, $200 full burial; ● Saturday, Sunday or holiday, $100; ● foundations, $0.25 per square inch, including 2” border.

East Liberty Cemetery gate

Norvell Township

Cemetery and location: Norvell Township Cemetery, Mill Street.

Contact: Clerk’s office, 517-536-4370, ext. 224; Monday and Wednesday, 8–4, and Friday, 8–12.

Cost and fees: Township resident – one grave, $150; ● two graves, $300; ● four graves, $600; non-resident – one grave, $700; ● two graves $1,400; ● four graves, $2,800; ● weekday grave opening/closing, $375; ● weekend grave opening/closing, $425; ● for cremation, no service or set time, $150; ● for cremation with set time, even if no service, $175; ● for cremation burial on weekend, with set time, $200; ● foundations, $0.25 per square inch, 3” border required.

 

Rollin Township

Cemetery and location: Green’s Lakeside Cemetery, South of Devils Lake off Manitou Road (west of Round Lake Highway); Rollin Center Cemetery, Corner of Rome Road and Shierson Highway; Rollin Friends (AKA Quaker) Cemetery, Rollin Highway.

Contact: Denice Combs, Township Clerk, 517-547-7786; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9–1.

Cost and fees: Township resident $275; non-resident $450; ● administration fee, $100; ● opening/closing full grave, $450; ● opening/closing for cremation, $200; ● foundations, $0.40 per square inch.

Currently not selling spaces at Rollin Center and Rollin Friends cemeteries.

Somerset Center Cemetery

Somerset Township

Cemetery and location: Aldrich East/West Cemetery, Waldron Road, about four miles south of U.S. 12; Jerome Cemetery, Moreland Road in the town of Jerome; Somerset Cemetery, Somerset Road just north of U.S. 12; Somerset Center Cemetery, Corner of U.S. 12 and Waldron Road South.

Contact: Janet Binder, Deputy Clerk, 517-688-9223; Monday thru Thursday, 9 – 12 and 1 – 5; Friday, 9 – 12.

Cost and fees: Resident/Taxpayer $125; non-resident/non-taxpayer $400; ● opening/closing, $450; ● add $500 for Saturday, $550 for Sunday/holiday; ● cremains opening/closing, $225; ● add $275 for Saturday, $325 for Sunday/holiday; ● each additional cremains, $125; ● reopening/closing for exhuming, $600; ● foundations, $0.35 per square inch, 2” border required.

 

Village of Onsted 

Onsted does not manage cemeteries.

Mount Evergreen Cemetery

Woodstock Township

Cemetery location: Briggs Cemetery, U.S. 12 near Round Lake Highway; Chapman Cemetery, U.S. 12 just east of U.S. 127; Hillside Cemetery, U.S. 223 near Hallenbeck Highway; Sanford Cemetery, Devils Lake Highway, and Heath Road.

Contact: Township Clerk, 517-914-8232; Monday, 1–4 and Thursday, 9–12.

Cost and fees: $150, plus $50 administration fee; ● full burial, Monday–Friday, $425; ● full burial, Saturday, Sunday and holiday, $500; ● for cremation, Monday–Friday, 235; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, $310; ● for baby, Monday–Friday, $235; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, $310; ● during winter, possible additional $50 frost fee ● foundations, $0.40 per square inch, 4” border required.

Cemetery lots/burial spaces sold only to township residents or taxpayers unless waived by the township clerk.

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