Located in Kennesaw, Georgia, Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home and Pine Ridge Memorial Park serve the people of Cobb, Bartow and Cherokee counties. Working together, the funeral home and cemetery allow you to make funeral, cremation and burial arrangements. The attentive and loving funeral home and cemetery teams are experienced at helping people from all walks of life.
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Crematorium On-Site
- Multicultural Funerals
A welcoming funeral home
Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home works with people of all backgrounds and cultures. We are dedicated to creating unique funeral services for unique lives.
Covering 20,000 square feet, Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home is one of the larger funeral homes in the Kennesaw area. Our spacious chapel seats approximately 250 people, and 5 staterooms offer comfortable places to gather with friends and family.
The funeral home property also includes an event center in a renovated 18th-century house that seats about 80 guests. Nearby, there is an outdoor pavilion with a fireplace, which is a great option for a smaller, untraditional service.
Let’s celebrate life
The Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home team specializes in personalization, taking time to get to know your loved one, discovering what made that person tick and creating a memorable memorial or funeral service that truly reflects the life lived.
Our funeral home team is comprised of experienced, compassionate professionals who will listen to what you say and execute every detail with exquisite care. From creating a multimedia presentation showcasing good times to arranging for a person’s favorite flowers to hiring musicians, we have the knowledge and resources to help ensure an enduring legacy.
You can count on us
When you need us, we guarantee you professional, compassionate guidance for navigating difficult times. Please call us, whether you need immediate assistance planning a funeral or want information about planning ahead.
Believing that a dignified burial should be available to everyone, William Winkenhofer founded Pine Ridge Memorial Park in 1982. He added Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home to the property in 1984. Since our inception, the residents of Cobb, Bartow and Cherokee counties have counted on our teams' expertise and compassionate care, and we are proud to continue the legacy our founder set forth.
A Kennesaw connection to the Civil War
Formerly known as “Big Shanty,” Kennesaw, Georgia, is steeped in history. The community was home to a prominent rail line in the early to mid-1800s, and Kennesaw played an important role in the Civil War.
The area laid claim to Camp McDonald, a Confederate soldier training camp established in 1861 that covered approximately 60 acres and was the largest military training facility in the state during the war. Located in present-day downtown Kennesaw, Camp McDonald is currently a historic park near the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.
Additionally, Kennesaw was the site of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain on June 27, 1864. It was 1 of the fiercest battles of the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign and is now remembered at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
Upholding a legacy
In 2006, Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home and Pine Ridge Memorial Park joined the Dignity Memorial® network, the largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers in North America. As we grow and evolve, these sister locations remain committed to providing the same high level of personal and professional service that the people of Kennesaw and surrounding communities have come to expect.
Pine Ridge Memorial Park cemetery
Situated on more than 26 acres in Kennesaw, Georgia, the park-like Pine Ridge Memorial Park offers a picturesque final resting place. In addition to seclusion and privacy, many sections of the cemetery have breathtaking views of Kennesaw Mountain, which is part of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
Burial options and gardens
Our well-kept cemetery offers standard ground-burial options (with both flush-to-ground memorials and upright monuments), memorial and cremation benches, mausoleums, private family estates and other permanent memorialization choices.
The Garden of Honor at Pine Ridge Memorial Park is devoted to veterans and their families, and the Garden of Sacred Heart is our cremation garden that includes a variety of entombments.
Comprising several acres on a large hill, the Garden of Peace includes flat bronze markers, while our Garden of Eternity features upright monuments.
The Veterans Mausoleum is topped with a Civil War-era cannon, which is a nod to our area’s history and the role it played in that war.
The Last Supper Mausoleum features a granite version of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper painting, and our property includes a spacious chapel mausoleum that offers both indoor and outdoor crypts.
Take a tour
Photos convey a lot, but we want you to come see Pine Ridge Memorial Park for yourself. You are welcome to visit the cemetery anytime, or call to schedule a guided tour.
Supporting the community
The teams at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home and Pine Ridge Memorial Park are engaged members of the Kennesaw community, hosting funeral planning seminars and memorial events that are open to the public.
We invite the community to a candlelight memorial each holiday season that includes a video tribute to those we served during the year, and we host a sunrise service every Easter during which we release balloons and doves. In addition, we offer an annual Veterans Day and public servants appreciation event, as well as a Memorial Day service at the cemetery each May.
We also participate in programs such as the Homeless Veterans Burial Program, a cooperative effort with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, local medical examiners, coroners, veterans advocates and veterans organizations, as well as the We Honor Veterans Program, a collaborative effort of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Department of Veterans Affairs.