Preserving a Memory - Selecting a Monument

For many, the hardest part of the funeral journey is what some see as the final, lasting tribute for their loved one: selecting the monument. The information included here is a very simple starting point; there is a lot to consider and since this is one decision to be "set in stone," we recommend that you take your time and ask plenty of questions.

What to consider

We sometimes say that the best way to shop for a monument is to visit a cemetery. It sounds strange, but it is a good place to see the wide range of sizes, shapes and colors available, and to get some ideas of personalization. Some things to consider: How large the marker will be? Will be for one person or two, or an entire family stone? Should it be flush with the ground, or upright? Because granite is a precious stone, the larger the monument, the more expensive it will be.

There are many different types of granite colors and they too vary in price. These images are some of the most popular but there are many other choices we could show you. The least expensive are Light Gray and Mahogany; more expensive are Black and Blue Pearl.

Color Samples

Light Gray


Galaxy Black/Gold Star

Blue Pearl

Our families have selected monuments ranging in price from $600 to $4000 and up. We can start with a broad estimate of price based on what you like and refer you to local monument companies. Whether you are just starting to consider a monument, or know exactly what you want, please let us know how we can help.

Phone: (715) 822-2345
Toll-Free: (800) 822-8535
Fax: (715) 822-2346
1245 1st Ave., Cumberland, WI 54829

Rice Lake
Phone: (715) 234-3533
Toll-Free: (800) 822-8535
Fax: (715) 234-1918
637 N. Main St., Rice Lake, WI 54868

Shell Lake
Phone: (715) 468-7871
Toll-Free: (800) 822-8535
Fax: (715) 822-2346
511 1st St., Shell Lake, WI 54871

Turtle Lake
Phone: (715) 986-2345
Toll-Free: (800) 822-8535
Fax: (715) 822-2346
260 Industrial Blvd., Turtle Lake, WI 54889

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