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Cemetery

Mount Olive Cemetery

How may we help you?

Mount Olive Cemetery has been serving the community for over 130 years with personal, professional and compassionate care. From traditional burial and above-ground entombment to cremation memorialization, our team of experienced professionals will explain your benefits and options.

Amenities

  • Cremation Memorials
  • Customized Memorials
  • Double-Depth Companion Plots
  • Flat Markers
  • Mausoleums
  • Private Family Estates
  • Private Mausoleums
  • Upright Headstones
  • Veterans Cemetery Section

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Full range of burial, cremation memorialization options

Cremation garden at Mount Olive Cemetery

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

Mausoleum at Mount Olive CemeteryAt 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.

History

Mausoleum at Mount Olive CemeteryMount 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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