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Founded in 1925 by the Fischer family, Mount Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst occupies approximately 90 acres west of Chicago. Our beautiful grounds feature a lake and windmill, providing a peaceful and serene setting surrounded by large trees and lilac bushes.

Beautiful cemetery grounds

Veterans Wall of Honor and Columbarium at Mount Emblem Cemetery Adorned with both flush-to-the-ground and upright monuments, Mount Emblem Cemetery also features a special veterans section, featuring a Wall of Honor. Built in 1932, our Tudor Gothic-style administrative building as well as our Hope, Faith and Charity marble statuary also add to the park's appeal.

Committed to Chicago families

To better serve our Chicago area families, our caring staff offers assistance in both Spanish and English. We are closely affiliated with Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home, Montclair-Lucania Funeral Home and Woodlawn Funeral Home, which are all proud members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

Our history

Our historic memorial park, Mount Emblem Cemetery, has been in operation since 1926. The beautiful grounds are spread across 90 acres.

The Fischer Windmill

Fischer Windmill at Mount Emblem CemeteryThe administration building, along with the cemetery’s entrance gates and bridges, were designed to resemble English architecture of the 1860s. We are perhaps best known as the home of the Fischer Windmill. Mt. Emblem is the only cemetery in North America to contain a “Dutch Smock” windmill. It was among the first of its kind to be built in the Chicago area, and is the oldest standing windmill in Illinois. The windmill was built when this land was still Fischer Farm. The windmill was refurbished by Dignity Memorial in 2015.

Three pillars

Faith, Hope, and Charity Pillars at Mount Emblem CemeteryNear the western end of our cemetery is the “Mt. Emblem” feature. This man-made hill features a monument of three pillars, symbolizing Faith, Hope and Charity. Originally, Mt. Emblem was a Masonic-only cemetery, however, over the last several decades we have been honored to serve families of all religions, cultures and backgrounds.

We have maintained the policy of using flush markers throughout the great majority of the park. This honors the traditions of the cemetery founders and helps to maintain a tranquil, parkland setting. We will work with your family to design the most appropriate memorialization for you and your loved ones.

All types of options for you

Monument Garden at Mount Emblem CemeteryWhen the St. Johannes Cemetery was relocated to Mt. Emblem due to the O’Hare Airport expansion, a section of the cemetery near the south edge became the new home to a number of granite monuments. For families wishing to have granite family monument, we offer them in this area as well as the “Bench Estates” near the windmill. Mt. Emblem offers a wide variety of traditional and cremation-oriented interment options. We also work with families to design and build “personal” mausoleums for above-ground entombment. Whatever your unique situation and desires, we'll be here.

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Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Thank you very much for all your help in our time of grieving."

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January 2022

"I am so happy that the close family of ours recommended this place to us. It is so convenient for me and my dad to visit each time as it is right around the corner. The staff are so kind and approachable for questions and/or concerns. This place feels like a home style family."

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December 2021

"Yvonne took such great care of my family and I really appreciate it. She was super easy to talk to, I would recommend her to anyone in this situation. She definitely does all she can to make you feel relaxed."

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December 2021

"The behind the scenes orchestration with the local Police Department to ensure a smooth and beautiful, very peaceful and distinguished burial ceremony for my husband. A larger than normal amount of people came, and everything was absolutely perfect. Thank you, Al and Jacqueline."

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