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About

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.

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

Pond on cemetery grounds at Willwood Burial ParkWe 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.

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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.

History

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.

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100% SERVICE GUARANTEE

At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

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.

"They did a great job and offered memorials to fit one's financial needs I commend them for providing great service"

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September 2020

"This was as good as it get after having a horrible experience with the funeral home working with you guys made this already hard situation a little easier. A little expensive but you get what you pay for ten thumbs up"

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July 2020

"The whole process went very well. McKenzie was great to work with. Very understanding. She made the funeral very comforting."

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June 2020

"Everyone that we worked with were compassionate and professional to our needs in this difficult time."

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April 2020

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