Configurations for Mausoleum Entombment

  • Single crypts are available for one full-body or two cremated remains. (A single full-body space with a single-size marble or granite front.)
  • "True Companion" crypts are available for two full-body burials or, four cremated remains burials, or one full-body burial and two cremated remains burials. (Two full body spaces double-deep, end-to-end, with a single-size marble or granite front.)
  • "Deluxe Companion" crypts are available for two full-body burials or, four cremated remains burials, or one full-body burial and two cremated remains burials. (Two single full-body spaces side-by-side with a double-size marble or granite front.)
  • "Abbey" crypts (associated with Single or True Companion crypts) allow for one or two additional full-body burial spaces directly below the floor-level with a single-size marble or granite front.
  • Additional entombment options include burial in a sarcophagus, a couch crypt or a private mausoleum.

A completed Burial Rights Assignment Form is the best way for an original owner (a married couple exercises joint ownership) or their heirs to clearly define whether a burial space will be used for full-body burial or cremated remains, and by whom. This Form can be completed with no charge by contacting the appropriate Cemetery Office. This work can be done by mail too.

Beyond the purchase of a burial space (crypt), the payment of a Burial Service Fee is required for each person. This is often called Opening & Closing by funeral directors. The Catholic Cemeteries charge variable fees to place a person in a grave, crypt or niche, whether full-body or after cremation. The Burial Service Fee can be pre-paid to avoid future price increases and avoid any further payments to the Cemeteries. If a burial is scheduled on certain holiday eves or on any Saturday, an overtime surcharge is also incurred.

Pricing

Crypt prices vary by specific location. Inside chapel crypts are the most expensive. Inside corridor and outside garden, mall or patio crypts are each lesser. Beyond the general location, crypt spaces are priced according to tier— A-level crypts are at ground level, then upward to B-level ("at the heart"), then C-level ("at the head") and so on to top of wall. Generally, lower-level crypts are more expensive than higher-level crypts.

Purchasing

We have eight different cemeteries each with many crypt locations and options, you can inquire about mausoleum entombment or initiate a purchase of a crypt by calling or visiting any of our cemeteries to talk with a Family Service Counselor. However you approach us, we wish to make a full disclosure of all your options and their costs.

 

 

 

 

A Tradition of Comforting Concern

Telephone
414-438-4420
Fax
414-438-4427
Mailing Address
Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries
7301 West Nash Street
Milwaukee WI 53216

 

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