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Lindenwood Cemetery

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Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has provided a beautiful final resting place for our families since 1860. For more than 150 years, our cemetery has served Fort Wayne families, offering burial, mausoleum entombment, cremation memorialization and special military services.

Amenities

  • Cremation Memorials
  • Customized Memorials
  • Flat Markers
  • Mausoleums
  • Private Family Estates
  • Private Mausoleums
  • Upright Headstones
  • Veterans Cemetery Section

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A distinct final resting place

at Lindenwood CemeteryOur beautiful and historic Fort Wayne cemetery features memorials of all types, including private walk-in mausoleums, community interior and exterior mausoleums, private family estates, cremation niches and benches, plus multiple monument and flush marker sections. Three on-site chapels provide convenience and comfort to gather together for interment or committal services—or for special events where family and friends unite to mark a memorable occasion.

We honor veterans and military families from all branches of the armed forces. Visitors will find flags representing each branch of the military, exclusive sections for veterans and their spouses, and discover the resting place of several Union soldiers who served in the Civil War.

Lindenwood, Allen County events

We take our role in the community seriously and regularly host local school groups to tour our cemetery grounds. Tours vary from a 2-hour Fort Wayne History tour to a multiday tour that encompasses multiple studies—including history, math, science and art.

In addition, we sponsor a variety of Fort Wayne community events each year, such as the Formula for Life Run/Walk, Galloping Gobbler 4-Mile Run and more.

It would be our pleasure to serve you as we have so many other families in Fort Wayne and Allen County. Please contact us to learn more about Lindenwood Cemetery or to find out more about our cemetery options.

History

Front entrance gate at Lindenwood CemeteryLindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was founded in July 1859, and opened to the public on May 30, 1860. The 1st burial at Lindenwood Cemetery occurred on July 6, 1850.

A historic treasure

With more than 72,000 interments and 175 acres of land, Lindenwood Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in Indiana. Almost all the founding fathers of Fort Wayne rest in our cemetery. One of our most notable features is an iron gate entrance and fence, completed in 1884. On February 17, 1978, our Fort Wayne cemetery received historic honors and was approved by the U.S. Department of Interior for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

Military funeral history

Veteran's Section at Lindenwood CemeteryLindenwood Cemetery is the final resting place for hundreds of Civil War veterans. The Union Army was composed of 2.8 million soldiers and more than 4,000 were from Allen County, Indiana. Our cemetery features a plaque given in gratitude for the Allen County Union Army personnel in the Civil War and also honors the last survivor of the Allen County soldiers.

Our cemetery continues to honor those who serve. Just inside our front gate are 6 flagpoles erected in 2002, dedicated to the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and POW/MIA’s. Lindenwood Cemetery also dedicated a portion of the Westridge section exclusively to veterans and their spouses the same year. We proudly display our Avenue of Flags 4 times each year to honor our country and those who served.

Chapels, bells and PBS

Built in 1895, our historic Chapel of the Woods is still in use today. Dedicated in 1967, Bohn Chapel is named after Frank E. Bohn, a former president of Lindenwood Cemetery. Most of Lindenwood’s interment services take place in this chapel. The reflecting pool outside of the chapel was built in 1972 and was once the site of an old historic lake. Our newest chapel, Gardenview Chapel, opened in 2007.

Lindenwood’s Gardenview Mausoleum complex features a magnificent 55-foot Schulmerich Carillon bell tower erected in 1977. A commanding landmark for the community, it serves as a tribute to those who rest here. In 2004, Lindenwood was chosen as the site of the Northeast Indiana AIDS Memorial.

Those interested in learning more about Lindenwood Cemetery can find fascinating additional details in a 1-hour documentary produced by PBS39, Fort Wayne’s local PBS station. Titled "Memorial City: The Lindenwood Chronicles," the film traces the history of Lindenwood Cemetery and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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