There are three cemeteries located in the Township of Oshtemo. They are intended for use by township residents and their families only.

GENESSEE PRAIRIE CEMETERY

Genessee Prairie Cemetery (3555 S. 11th St,. Kalamazoo, MI 49009) located at the corner of Parkview Avenue and South 11th Street.
Standard graves and cremation sites available. Above ground memorial markers allowed except on cremation only sites.

Genessee Prairie Master Plan

WEST OSHTEMO CEMETERY

West Oshtemo Cemetery (747 S. 1st St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009)  located at the corner of South 1st Street and Almena Drive.
Standard graves only. Cremains can be interred on standard grave sites, however. Above ground markers allowed.

West Oshtemo Master Plan

HILL CEMETERY

Hill Cemetery (1565 N. 2nd St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009) located at the corner of North 2nd Street and West J Avenue.
Standard graves and cremation sites available. Above ground memorial markers allowed except on cremation only sites.

Hill Master Plan

Purchase Graves

Graves may be purchased for a reasonable fee by contacting the Clerk Dusty Farmer at the Township Hall. Click here to view our Fee Schedule. Click here to contact the Clerk.

Ground Maintenance

  1. No grading, leveling or excavating upon a burial space shall be allowed without the permission of the Township Clerk.
  2. No shrubs, trees or evergreen shall be planted without the approval of the Township Clerk. Flowers must be placed within one foot of the marker. Upon a cremation space only, no plants or evergreens shall be permitted. One underground container for cut flowers will be permitted per cremation burial space.
  3. The Township reserves the right to remove or trim any tree, plant or shrub located within the cemetery in the interest of maintaining proper appearance and the use of the cemetery.
  4. Mounds which hinder the free use of a lawn mower or other gardening apparatus are prohibited.
  5. The Township shall have the right and authority to remove any and all flowers, emblems, or displays that are or become unsightly.
  6. Surfaces other than earth or sod are prohibited.
  7. All refuse of any kind or nature including, among others, dried flowers, wreaths, papers, and flower containers must be removed or deposited in containers located within the cemetery.

Markers

One above ground marker per grave is allowed, or a double marker centered over 2 adjoining graves.  Possible burial combinations include: 1 full burial per grave, 1 full burial and 1 cremation per grave, 3 cremations per grave, 1 cremation per cremation site.  Markers for cremation sites must be flush.

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