Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Live music available
Services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
Other Languages Spoken
- Muslim cemetery section
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Full range of burial, cremation memorialization options
We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and are mindful of every need, respectful of every wish and watchful of every detail. As a member of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers, all of our services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. With a full range of cemetery, cremation memorialization and burial options, we are certain that your family will find an arrangement that suits your needs and wishes.
Mount Olive Cemetery offers numerous gardens permitting granite monuments and memorials of many styles, shapes and sizes. A variety of lot sizes are also available to accommodate diverse needs, including single grave lots, companion lots and estate lots for numerous burials or build-to-suit private estates.
For those who prefer above-ground entombment, true companion and side-by-side crypts are available in the Briarwood Court Garden Mausoleums. All of our selections provide for perpetual care and maintenance.
Planning in advance
At Mount Olive Cemetery, we also recognize that final arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. In addition to assisting during your immediate time of need, our cemetery associates specialize in planning your burial or cremation memorialization wishes in advance.
By preparing these details ahead of time, you provide a sense of relief, peace of mind and comfort for your loved ones while ensuring your specifications are met. We are here to discuss your cemetery options should you wish to do so in advance.
Let us serve you
Please contact Mount Olive Cemetery to learn more about the variety of beautiful burial and cremation memorialization options we offer. Our team has bilingual team members to serve families better, and we look forward to serving you. Our office is open Monday through Saturday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, and Sunday, 9:00am to 3:30pm.
Mount Olive Cemetery was founded in 1886 by the Scandinavian Lutheran Society to serve the local farming communities in the Dunning area of, what was then, the far Northwest suburbs of Chicago. The area, at the time, was rich in the Scandinavian culture and work ethic as reflected in the countless memorials erected to the men and women who created the area and helped build the city.
Back in the 1880s the land that Mount Olive now rests upon was on a slight hill, a beautiful site for a cemetery. The slight hills and inclines still make up the look of the cemetery and give a special presence to the many beautiful memorials, young and old, erected to the loved ones in its care.
Today, Mount Olive continues to reflect its diverse Chicago community but has remained a rock in the surrounding neighborhoods and a lasting legacy to the hard work and dedication of the immigrants who came to Chicago for a better life.
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