General Information


A complete list of Rules & Regulations can be found by visiting the Pricing & Policies page.



Cleanup Dates


The cleanup periods for Evergreen Cemetery, where no decorations can be on the gravesites, are from April 15th to May 15th and from October 15th to November 15th each year.  With over 79 acres containing more than 29,000 burials, 17,000 markers, and 1,100 trees, we appreciate people keeping the gravesites free of decorations, so that staff can clean up leaves and debris from the grounds in a timely manner.

Exceptions will be made for gravesites of individuals who were buried within two weeks prior to or during the cleanup period.

Flags for Veterans


The Manitowoc County Veterans Service Office organizes veterans groups and volunteers to place flags in the flag holders that they provide for veterans who were honorably discharged.  Volunteers typically place flags at Evergreen Cemetery on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend based on a list of veterans provided by the Manitowoc County Veterans Service Office (so if the Veterans Service Office is not aware that the veteran was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, they may be missed).  They provide the flags for Memorial Day weekend only.  Cemetery staff will then pick up the flags after the Memorial Day weekend (the date depends upon rainfall as it can cause the wooden sticks to swell and get stuck in the flag holders).  If people would like to have a flag on the gravesite the remainder of the year, they are welcome to provide their own, but it is recommend to either write a name on the stick or place some tape on the stick to designate it as a personal flag so that the flag is not removed after Memorial Day weekend.  When placing flags, the bottom material portion of the flag should be a minimum of 12" above ground, in order to accommodate lawnmowing and trimming equipment.  Flags will be removed from gravesites at the discretion of the Cemetery Team Leader or his/her designee if they are tattered, torn or faded.  
Veteran's Flag

Hours


Admittance to the cemetery is allowed during daylight hours only.  The Evergreen Cemetery Office is located at City Hall, 900 Quay Street, Manitowoc with office hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Cemetery grounds operations occur 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Saturday burial service is available by appointment.

Markers

 

& Monuments


Evergreen Cemetery is not just a place to be buried but also a place to be remembered.  Markers are not required but are encouraged. At Evergreen Cemetery, you have the option of purchasing a marker or headstone from any vendor you wish as long as the marker complies with Evergreen Cemetery's Rules & Regulations.  Competition helps to keep your fees low. Please note that foundations are required and are poured only by Evergreen Cemetery staff.  See the fee schedule for pricing.  If you choose one of the local monument dealers below, they will collect the foundation fees at the time you purchase the marker; otherwise, you will need to pay for the foundation in advance.

  • Zabel Monuments, 1232 N 8th St., Manitowoc, (920) 684-3829
  • Hofmann Monuments, 3104 Memorial Dr., Two Rivers, (920) 794-7541
Visit the Pricing & Policies page for more information regarding the rules and regulations for markers and monuments.

For veterans, gravesites can be enhanced with a free marker issued by the Veterans Service Office at the time of death.  Small bronze emblems from the Veterans Service Office can be added to the columbarium by cemetery staff in order to display military service.  Contact the Veterans Service Office in Manitowoc at (920) 683-4055.

Markers can also be placed in memoriam only on family gravesites (meaning a marker without a burial).  Another option is to purchase a memorial tree package which offers different marker options.

Perpetual Flower Program


The majority of flowers planted by the cemetery staff are planted on the graves of people who deposited money into a perpetual flower fund. No new accounts were accepted into this fund after July 1, 1975, due to the size of the planting program. People are encouraged to contact local florists to set up contracts for planting of annual flowers on family graves. 

Visit the Pricing and Policies page for rules and regulations regarding flowerbeds.


Pets


Pets, other than service animals, and horseback riding are not allowed on cemetery grounds, unless prior approval has been granted by the Cemetery Team Leader.


Restrooms


Restrooms are available for public use inside the cemetery shop at 2221 Michigan Avenue during business hours, generally weekdays from 7 A.M. to 3 P.M.  From mid-April to mid-November, a portable toilet is also available for use near the Communications Tower on the east end of the cemetery.

State Champion Trees


Did you know that Evergreen Cemetery has three of Wisconsin's 1998 Champion Trees?  The trees, a Japanese Yew, Camperdown Elm, and Swiss Stone Pine, were all located on the east side of the cemetery.  Champion trees are trees that are declared among the largest in the state by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in order to encourage th appreciation of Wisconsin's forests and trees.  Point values are calculated by adding the circumference in inches, the height in feet, and 1/4 of the average crown spread in feet.  
State Championship Camperdown Elm Tree

WiFi


Free WiFi access is available at the workshop on the cemetery grounds at 2221 Michigan Avenue.

Wreath Sales by Manitowoc Police Department


Purchase your Christmas wreaths from the Manitowoc Police Department and support the their K9 unit.  Click here for an order form.

Sign Up to Receive Evergreen Cemetery News Flashes by Text or E-mail


Sign up to receive important notices (such as cemetery clean-up dates) for Evergreen Cemetery by text or e-mail by clicking here.  Enter your e-mail address in the box and select Sign In.  If you want to receive text messages, enter your phone number and select Save.  Then, scroll down to the News Flash area, find Evergreen Cemetery, and click on the envelope to receive e-mail notices and/or the phone to receive text notices. 

A complete list of Rules & Regulations can be found by visiting the Pricing & Policies page.