Willwood Burial Park in Rockford, Illinois, has provided cemetery options for more than 95 years. What started as a new concept in 1921 has grown into a peaceful setting where our families can quietly spend time with loved ones.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Veterans cemetery section
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Beautiful views
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
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
- Coffee lounge
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Cremation gardens
- Catered events
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Incense burning
- Kosher catering
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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Our Rockford cemetery
Gently rolling hills, established trees and immaculate landscaping create the peaceful atmosphere of Willwood Burial Park. Our Rockford cemetery features 80 acres, providing a refuge of remembrance to generations of families and some of Rockford's most historical and beloved figures.
Choosing the best cemetery option
We understand how important this decision is to you and your family and will provide the guidance and respect you need. Let our compassionate staff help you determine your ideal cemetery property. We offer traditional in-ground burial options, above-ground entombment, interment of cremated remains and mausoleum spaces. Our family estates offer an added level of reassurance and comfort and provides a central place for generations of descendants to return to for remembrance and reflection.
Our Rockford cemetery has strong ties to local funeral homes in the area. These relationships allow us to better serve you with your funeral service needs. Please let us know if you have questions about burial and cremation options in Rockford or to schedule a tour of our beautiful memorial park.
We Honor Veterans
At Wilwood Burial Park, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.
In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
Willwood Burial Park in Rockford, Illinois, has a long legacy of providing cemetery services for families looking for a final place of rest for themselves or their loved ones.
Our tradition begins
William Woodruff, a banker, established Willwood Burial Park in 1921 to offer cemetery options in Rockford, Illinois. His vision saw the growing town’s beautiful rolling hills as a new concept, where nature would play a large part in its design and beauty. Our Rockford cemetery's architectural grandeur gained widespread acclaim in magazines and newspapers throughout the country.
Growing to serve Rockford
In 2004, the addition of funeral and cremation services gave families the opportunity to care for all their cemetery and funeral needs in a single location. To better serve families, we are closely affiliated with 2 other locations in the Rockford area, including Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
Today, Willwood Burial Park has grown to 80 acres of pristine grounds and a welcoming place of reflection. We look forward to offering future families and loved ones a beautiful and quiet place to honor the memory of loved ones.