Cemetery Board

  • Gloria Payne
  • Nancy Mensinger
  • Bob Clark

Lake Charter Township owns and operates three cemeteries. Two are active and have sites available.

Graceland Cemetery is located on Red Arrow Highway, two miles north of the Lake Street stop light and adjacent to the Water Plant. It is the larger of the two cemeteries, and is home to the Veterans' Memorial.

The address is: 4650 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman MI 49106

Greenwood Cemetery is located on Church Street, about one-half mile north of Lake Street.

The address: 9301 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman MI 49106

Click here to view our ordinance.

Lake Charter Township Cemeteries are now online. Click the link to Lake Charter Townships Cemeteries, Greenwood or Graceland to access a record of your loved one. There is also a spot for the Clerk to receive information that can be placed on a record as well. Fill it out and the Clerk will receive the update and post it online. The website is not live, so give any updates or changes a day to upload.

http://lakecharter.berrien.mi.govern.com

The following rates are as of August 18, 2015.

Cemetery Plots Twp Resident City Resident Non-Residents
Single Plot $150.00 $500.00 $900.00
Interment Opening/Closing (Weekdays) $150.00 $350.00 $500.00
Interment Opening/Closing (Weekends & Holidays) $300.00 $800.00 $900.00
Cremation Opening/Closing $50.00 $100.00 $200.00
Cremation Opening/Closing (Weekends & Holidays) $100.00 $200.00 $300.00
Exhumation/Disinterment $350.00 $500.00 $800.00
Columbariums Resident City Resident Non-Resident
Upper Niche $550.00 $800.00 $900.00
Plaque $250.00 $250.00 $250.00

*Definition of Residents, you qualify for the resident rate, if you pay homestead tax to Lake Charter Township. Non-homestead pay non-resident rates. Residents paying homestead in the City of Bridgman qualify for the "City of Bridgman" rates.

Columbarian niches are priced her niche. A niche may be used for one or two cremains. Opening and closing for ONE cremains is included in the niche price. An opening/closing fee will be charged to open the niche for the second cremains.

**The plaque for the Columbarium Niche is $250, which includes the names of the deceased and the year they deceased. If someone insists on having the plaque ordered in time for a burial service, there is a there is a $20.00 overnight shipping charge.

The Columbarium Niche size is 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 11 1/4. Please guide purchasers of cremains containers to purchase a size that will fit in the niches. If you are purchasing over ten cemetery lots, your request will be addressed by the Lake Charter Township Board of Trustees.

For frequently asked questions about purchasing lots, markers and cemetery lot restrictions, please click on this link.