Lakeside Cemetery was established in 1877 for the purpose of consolidating all public burial grounds in the City into a single location.  Of note are the graves from the Fort Gratiot Military Post which were relocated here, including victims of the 1832 cholera epidemic.

A section of the cemetery, located west of Gratiot Avenue between Krafft Road and the canal, has been designated as Veterans' Memorial Cemetery and is for honorably discharged veterans residing in St. Clair County. 

The Cemetery Division is responsible for all burials within Lakeside Cemetery and for the maintenance of the cemetery grounds and fixtures.  For questions about a grave purchase, burials, cemetery rules, and acceptable grave decorations, etc., contact either the Cemetery Office at 810-987-6000 or the City Clerk's Office at 810-984-9725. Email:


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Burial search:  Click here                   RulesClick here             Rates & charges:  Click here

Burials scheduled:  Click here            MapsClick here           


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Nov. 15 - March 31: Grave blankets and wreaths are allow during these months. Items must be removed by March 31. Click here for a copy of the Lakeside Cemetery Rules.