Riverside Cemetery (Withee, Wisconsin)

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Riverside Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery (Withee, Wisconsin) is located in Wisconsin
Riverside Cemetery (Withee, Wisconsin)
Shown within Wisconsin
Details
Established 1904
Location Withee, Wisconsin
Country United States
Coordinates 44°57′07″N 90°37′50″W / 44.952°N 90.6305°W / 44.952; -90.6305
Type Public
Owned by Riverside Cemetery Board
Website Riverside Cemetery Information
Find a Grave Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery is a cemetery in Withee, Wisconsin. It is located on the corner of French Town Road and Highway X.

History[edit]

Riverside Cemetery is located 1-1/2 miles west of Withee and was platted on March 11, 1904 by C.S. Stockwell, surveyor.[1] Most headstones were brought to Withee via train and moved by horse and wagon to the cemetery. Several individuals were moved from Longwood Cemetery and reburied in Riverside.

Mission statement[edit]

It is the mission of Riverside Cemetery to provide a serene and secure environment for all that enter.

Governing Body[edit]

The governing body for the cemetery, as per its 1986 by-laws, contains: The Mayor of the City of Owen, The President of the Village of Withee, The Chairperson of the Town of Hixon plus one delegate from each of these municipalities.

Notable Features[edit]

  • Tufts' Veterans Memorial - the "Court of Remembrance" Built in 1961, is a Veterans of Foreign Wars memorial. It displays emblems of the four branches of the United States Armed Forces. With a bench and podium, this special granite memorial is used every Memorial Day.
  • Rock of Remembrance and Reflection - Situated among the majestic spruce trees, a 24x26x60 inch rock for resting and reflecting on the memories of loved ones.
  • Columbarium - Installed in 2013, this granite fixture houses 96 cinerary urn niches.

Interments[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Withee Memories. 2001. p. 54. 
  2. ^ A War of Their Own. 1998.