The Cemetery Department works year around managing and maintaining Princeton's two public cemeteries, Oakland Cemetery and Elm Lawn Memorial Park. Department responsibilities include cleaning, mowing, maintenance, repair and improvement of the combined grounds covering over 100 acres.

In addition, staff provides a wide variety of services including lot sales, meeting the needs of grieving families, coordinating with funeral homes, interments and providing information for the general public. They also maintain burial records and manage the layout of each cemetery.

For information regarding the current cost of available lots and burial services, please review our Cemetery Price List.


General Information

Office/Lot Sales Address
City Hall
2 Main Street S.
Princeton, IL 61356
Cell Phone: 815-915-5605
Office Phone: 815-875-2631 (menu option 6)
Fax: 815-875-2904
Email: cemetery@princeton-il.com
Cemetery Addresses
Oakland Cemetery
1013 Park Ave West
Princeton, IL 61356

Elm Lawn Memorial Park
North Knox Street
Princeton, IL 61356

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Thursday: 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM - 3:00PM

November 15th:
After November 15th, City crews begin removal of any remaining summer and fall decorations from the City of Princeton cemeteries, in addition to turning over vases at Elm Lawn in preparation for winter.

After March 1st:
After March 1st, City crews begin removal of any remaining winter decorations and grave coverings from the City of Princeton cemeteries.


SEQ No Department Name First Name Last Name Profession Email Phone
3.00 Cemetery Dept. Jacob Quiram Operator I jquiram@princeton-il.com (815) 875-2631
4.00 Cemetery Dept. Nick Rolando Operator I nrolando@princeton-il.com (815) 875-2631 .ext 1012