Riverside Cemetery is located at the end of East Michigan Ave. by the curve that turns into Jefferson Ave. The Cemetery is approximately 87 acres with about 10,000 graves sites and space for nearly 10,000 additional grave sites. The St. Joseph River runs along the south side of the cemetery and there are many beautiful trees located throughout the grounds.
The Cemetery is open for visitors between sunrise to sunset.
PURCHASE OF CEMETERY LOTS
If you are interested in purchasing a cemetery lot, please contact Riverside Cemetery at (269) 273-2821.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Click on the link for a complete listing of the Cemetery Rules and Regulatlions (Feb 2011). These are also available from the Cemetery Office. Some of the rules which are asked about most include:
Summer decorations are permitted from May 1st through September 30th
Winter decorations are permitted from December 1st through March 15th of the following year.
No flowers of any kind are permitted from October 1st through November 30th.
Prior written approval needs to be obtained before any monuments or markers are placed in the Cemetery – at this time, people would be advised of the types, quality, and placement of the monument.
Only one monument or marker is permitted on each lot.
Only flat markers or bronze plaques installed flush with the ground are allowed in the Veterans’ Section.
Only one urn is permitted on a lot – contact the Cemetery Superintendent for the correct placement and requirements for the urn.
Urns should be planted prior to July 1 or they may be removed.