J. L. Marble founded the Marble Park Cemetery Association in the spring of 1896. His dream was to provide a dignified and well-maintained cemetery where local citizens could come to memorialize and honor their deceased loved ones.
The cemetery currently occupies a beautiful 17-acre plot on the north side of Milan, with another 7 acres available for expansion. There is enough land to accommodate burials for the next 250 years – possibly more if the shift towards cremations and natural burials continues.
Marble Park is a page in the history book of our community. Burials date back to the Civil War, with a significant portion of those being veterans. To locate a loved one, please conduct your search at Find a Grave.
How is the Cemetery Maintained?
Marble Park is a non-profit (501c3) cemetery association. Whereas many cemeteries rely on a local church or government municipality for funding, we must be self-sustaining. Our status as a perpetual care cemetery means a portion of the revenue from each new plot goes into a trust. These funds can only be used if and when the cemetery can no longer sustain itself. This model ensures the final resting place of your loved ones will be maintained indefinitely.
The day-to-day operations are shared by a volunteer board of directors and a caretaker the committee has selected to maintain the cemetery. Our goal is to provide a desirable place for the community to pay their respects, utilize for walks, and as a place of reflection. If you have questions or concerns along these lines, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
What Types of Burials are Available?
In addition to offering traditional burial & cremation services, Marble Park was one of the first cemeteries in Southeast Michigan to provide a natural burial option. Natural burial has become increasingly popular with the shift towards sustainability and environmentally conscious burial options. For more information and pricing, please visit our pricing page or contact us via the website contact form.