What happens when you arrive at the cemetery

Upon arrival at Lake View you will meet with one of our trained Memorial Advisors who will guide you through the process of making your cemetery arrangements. If you do not own property here at the cemetery, your Advisor will take you out onto the grounds to view what spaces are available. If you already own property here at the cemetery, your memorial advisor will take you out on the grounds to verify the interment space and answer any questions you have. Next, you will go over all of the service details and sign an Interment Authorization, allowing us to prepare your loved one’s space for a burial. Finally, payment will be collected for any items or services needed that were not arranged ahead of need.

What can I expect from start to finish?

While all funerals are different, in general the typical course of events from beginning to end is as follows:

  • The funeral home is notified that a death has occurred – either by the family, the hospital, hospice or nursing home staff
  • The funeral home goes to the place of death for removal and transport of the deceased to the funeral home
  • The family comes to the funeral home (usually within a day or so) to make arrangements for the service
  • The funeral home notifies Lake View of an upcoming burial and schedules a time for the family to come to the cemetery to make arrangements
  • The family meets with a memorial advisor from the cemetery to plan the committal service
  • If there is to be a visitation (wake), it is usually held the day before, or the morning before, the actual funeral service
  • The funeral service is held and there is then typically a procession to the cemetery for a committal service
  • The committal service can take place either at the graveside or in our mausoleum chapel and usually lasts 10-20 minutes
  • Many families gather after the committal service for a luncheon to share stories and remember the loved one who has just passed
  • The family comes to the cemetery a week to ten days after the service for an aftercare visit- we will provide laminated copies of obituary notices, a copy of our flower regulations, a personal planning guide and other materials along with general information on what to expect in the weeks and months ahead

What to bring

  • Cemetery deed, if property is already owned
  • Military Discharge paperwork (DD-214), if the deceased is a veteran

To make immediate arrangements for a loved one, contact the cemetery office at 216-421-2665.

Office hours:

M-F 8:30am-5:00pm and Sat 10am-2pm.