At Sheboygan Monument & Stone Works, we receive regular questions about what is permitted and what is required in cemeteries. Although there are certain laws governing all cemetery organizations, each cemetery association is also free to establish their own rules within those laws. These rules can be based on the religious beliefs, veteran status, or family traditions of the persons who originally established the cemetery, or on the intended visual impact of the cemetery grounds. One location may limit monuments to only flush or low-profile stones in certain areas, while another may permit headstones or footstones of any size the family sees fit to place. Some cemeteries will require cremated remains to be placed in a concrete vault before burial, while others do not. With over one hundred cemeteries in Sheboygan County alone, it would be difficult for the average customer to keep track of all their guidelines.
As part of our caring, personalized service, we promise to contact the sexton (or manager) of your cemetery to find out exactly what they require. We will make sure that the monument you design for your loved one falls within the cemetery rules, and we will help you explore options for celebrating the individuality of your loved one while complying with those rules.
Stop by our shop to see the many shapes, sizes, and creative possibilities in monument design. We will help you design a stone that won’t give the cemetery organization hiccups and will be as special as the person it commemorates.