Welcome to Lutheran Cemetery

A CEMETERY OF ALL FAITHS

The goal of Lutheran Cemetery Association is to demonstrate God’s love by caring and comforting all His people as they journey through end of life decisions and grieve from the loss of their loved one.

Welcome to Lutheran Cemetery

A CEMETERY OF ALL FAITHS

The goal of Lutheran Cemetery Association is to demonstrate God’s love by caring and comforting all His people as they journey through end of life decisions and grieve from the loss of their loved one.

Welcome to Lutheran Cemetery

A CEMETERY OF ALL FAITHS

The goal of Lutheran Cemetery Association is to demonstrate God’s love by caring and comforting all His people as they journey through end of life decisions and grieve from the loss of their loved one.

Cemetery Services

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Lutheran Cemetery opened in 1894 as a cemetery of ALL faiths. It has long since been the location of burials for many of Cleveland’s Lutheran community.

As you pass through the wrought iron gates of Lutheran Cemetery the winding driveways take you out of the city and into the tranquil setting of the 124 year old park. The large old trees cast long cool shadows on beautifully sculpted memorials throughout the thirty plus acres. His peace and grace reign here.

Whether your need is immediate or a loving act of pre-planning, we invite you to experience the peaceful year-round beauty of Lutheran Cemetery.

Pre- Planning

Burial Options

Cemetery Features

Memorialization

Pre- Planning Information

​Suppose you were called on tomorrow to arrange a funeral for a relative or a friend

  • Would you know what to do?
  • Where would you turn for reliable answers to dozens of questions that immediately arise?
  • Where would you learn how to protect the ones you love?

Somehow you would have to become a funeral expert on the spot. Within the next few hours you would discover you would be called upon to complete eighty-seven different tasks.

To assist you, the Lutheran Cemetery Association has a complimentary copy of “What My Family Should Know”

This booklet will cover many important details including:

  • How to register important information
  • Information on Social Security and its benefits
  • Important Veteran benefits
  • Reasons why you should have a will
  • Duties / Responsibilities of an estate executor
  • A checklist of those eighty-seven tasks mentioned above
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For your free planning guide notify either office or contact us. 

Payment Options

0% Payment Plan*

Buyer agrees that in the event Buyer does not pay the full amount within a 24 month period a finance charge will be assessed under the following terms and conditions;

Monthly Periodic Rate 1.5 %, Annual Percentage Rate 18%, Minimum finance charge will be $1.00. Finance charges will be calculated on the total monthly outstanding balance after deducting credits and payments received after the date of the last billing statement. The Buyer may at any time pay off the unpaid principal balance. Finance charges shall not exceed those permitted by law. No interest will accrue if account is kept current.

*Must pay total by 24 months to receive this offer. *After 24 months 6% accrued monthly finance charge.

Burial Options

The first decision to consider is full body interment or cremation. After this decision, the next consideration is in-ground or above-ground repose of the remains.

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Cremation Inurnment

Each cremation space will accommodate two cremations.

One full size gravesite will accommodate two cremations. A one-half in-ground grave space will also accommodate two cremations, however, the memorialization will be subject to size limitations.

A columbarium is a granite wall with compartments, called niches for cremations. Each niche will hold two cremations. Columbarium gardens as an above-ground option for inurnment of cremations.

Full Body Interment

Each in ground gravesite will accommodate one full body and up to two cremations.

Lutheran Cemetery gravesites are sold in sections that accommodate flush headstones, also know as grass markers or sections to accommodate a raised headstone.

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Memorialization

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Granite and Bronze memorials are permitted. Each section in the cemetery may have different memorial restrictions. Caring Christian personnel are available to assist you at each location with the process of choosing and designing your final tribute to your loved one. Planning ahead by designing your own memorial is a loving gift for your family. 

Benches

Granite benches are another beautiful tribute to the legacy a loved one has left behind. All granite benches are placed at the discretion of the planning committee with special consideration of the family’s wishes.

Moses Cleaveland Tree Est. 1786

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​General Moses Cleaveland was working as a surveyor for the Connecticut Western Reserve in 1796. On July 22, 1796 he determined that the land at the mouth of  the Cuyahoga River was a favorable location for a city. He then surveyed the land into town lots. Government employees named the land Cleveland in his honor.

Veteran Burials

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We have over 1,800 veterans buried in all sections at Lutheran Cemetery dating back to our first Veteran burial in 1902. Our staff understands the importance of every Veteran. On Memorial Day all Veterans are honored with an American flag which is placed at the gravesite by volunteers the Wednesday before Memorial Day.

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