For years to come, generations will remember the life of a loved one through the information they find on a headstone or memorial plaque. Such monuments make it simple for others to locate the grave site and to remember important details of a special life. At Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Gaylord, MI we are pleased to assist you in the important task of designing your permanent grave monument or memorial.
We offer elegant marble, bronze and granite headstones, with a variety of options in fonts, colored lettering, borders and emblems. Memorial plaques are available in a choice of finishes as well. Today’s monuments may be customized in an endless variety of options and designs, fit for every budget and location.
Many cemeteries have strict rules on the types of memorial headstones that they will allow onto their burial grounds. Each memorial can be personalized and customized to properly honor the life of a loved one.
For more information on a monument, please contact the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service at (989) 732-1770 for assistance in creating a lasting tribute to a special life.
The cemetery has a consistent appearance
Flush markers make it easier to mow grass
Lawnmowers may run over flowers, vases, or personal items left at the grave
Markers overgrow with grass just like a driveway or sidewalk
You need to be standing over it to read it, making it difficult to find a grave
Above ground and easier to see than flush markers
Slight slope to top makes it easier to read and will stay clean longer than a flat marker
If 8” or taller they can be cored to receive cremated remains
You still need to be within 5 to 10 feet to read the marker making it hard to find
Slant & Slant on Base Style
Larger design area allows for more information and bigger letters
Can be read from a greater distance. Stays much cleaner than flush or bevel markers
A Veteran’s bronze service plaque can be attached to the back
By adding a base you get extra height for visibility and lawnmower protection
A base at least 8″ in height can be cored to receive cremated remains
While the family name, children’s names, or other information can be placed on the back, it may limit the ability of mounting the Veteran’s bronze plaque
Without a base, a lawnmower can chip the lower face if the sexton is not careful
Easiest to find in the cemetery
Largest design area available
Can easily be shaped in a wide variety of custom shapes, like a heart, tear drop, car, horse, etc.
Stays clean longer than other styles
Base of monument protects from mower damage
Can be cored to receive cremated remains
Can be read from a distance
Offers lots of room on back for design, lettering and mounting a Veteran’s bronze plaque if family desires
Permanently houses cremains in a sealed, dry, above ground natural unit
Allows grave space to be used for standard interment
Provides a permanent, historical, remembrance spot
Cemetery regulations may dictate use and determine how many cremains may be placed in memorial
Provide a place for people to sit and find solace while visiting cemetery
Unique style and shape makes memorial easier to find among traditional memorials
Some styles of benches can be cored to receive cremated remains
Depending on type and size of bench, it may not be as easy to read the lettering
A bench may limit the size of design and amount of information that can be placed on it