Cemetery Information

General Information


Township cemeteries are open daily from Sunrise to Sunset.  Township Cemeteries are maintained throughout the year using tax dollars and revenue derived from burial fees and the sale of lots.  Cemetery Manager Don Alesi is assisted in this operation by Assistants  Anthony Meo and Mark Rakow.    Both historic cemeteries are over 100 years old.

Cemetery Trustees Vic Becker and Joe Motyl and Bob Block manage the day to day operations under the direction of the Township Board.

The State of Illinois passed new rules governing cemetery operation to protect consumers. Many of those rules are already common practice in our cemeteries. We are keeping abreast of all developments and will continue to be in compliance with all Illinois Law. Dundee Township Cemetery began logging burials into a State database in December of 2010.


Started in 1890, this cemetery is located in East Dundee at the corner of Route 72 and Route 25, these 51 acres contain over 9,000 burials and headstones.

Grave spaces are still available in the East Cemetery. See this website for the current standardized price list.  Residents get a break on the grave purchase fee. A cremation plot is smaller and residents can purchase a gravesite that holds two cremains for $300.  A larger sized gravespace that holds a full sized casket and vault plus two cremains can be purchased for $500.  The non-resident price is double. You may contact the cemetery office for more information at (847) 836-5069 Monday-Friday from to

As in the past, lot owners may purchase fresh fir or balsam wreaths at the cemetery office beginning sometime in November.  The cost is $20.00 cash or check.  Order forms are available in the cemetery office.  Township staff will place the wreaths on stands at your graveside and remove them in the spring.

No artificial flowers will be allowed during the growing season. Empty Shepherd Crooks will be removed. A copy of the new rules for lot decorations can be obtained at the cemetery or on this website. 

The East cemetery has 27 acres in reserve for future burials that is currently planted in native prairie with mowed trails. The public is invited to walk on the mowed trails when the cemetery is open to the public. Since 2005 over 60 new trees and shrubs have been planted.  The Cemetery began treating its ash trees to prevent the spread of ash borer disease. 


Started in 1860 as a private cemetery "The Dundee Township Association" this cemetery came under Township maintenance and control in 1955 when the private cemetery ran out of operating funds.  There are over 8,000 burials in this cemetery.  

There are no lots available for sale at the West SideCemetery.   

Burial and lot owner information is available at the Dundee Township and Gail Borden Libraries as well as the Dundee Township office.