Oakwood Cemetery is located on the north side of the City along Morley and Oakwood streets. The cemetery has some paved and some unpaved roads accessing thirteen platted sections. The cemetery also includes a cremains garden with a paved and landscaped seating area with an arbor and benches, surrounded by eleven developed sections with additional sections planned. The cemetery also contains a mausoleum.
The City decorates the cemetery with American flags from Memorial Day through Flag Day and again on Veterans Day. Throughout the year, the Oakwood Cemetery Friends hold walks, and gravestone cleaning and landscape planting events.
Oakwood Cemetery is also the resting place of Michigan’s 33rd and 35th Governor, Frank D. Fitzgerald. His family’s obelisk can be seen from almost any point in the cemetery. The cemetery also contains memorials for the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and a memorial bell for all those who have fallen protecting America. Currently, there are plans to create a memorial honoring Grand Ledge residents who were lost in the Vietnam War.
The cemetery is governed by the Board of Cemetery Trustees.
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