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Evergreen Cemetery

EVERGREEN CEMETERY


Keeper of Records, Lisa K. Gulliver, Clerk
Cemetery Sexton, Patricia Kitchin


Cemetery Map


Established in the 1880's, Evergreen Cemetery is located at 3456 E M-113 just east of the village of Kingsley on almost 10 acres bordered by farm fields. There are currently 1,078 plots holding 5,390 sites. Records are currently being updated and added to the cemetery database, which is an ongoing project that will preserve the history of those that are laid to rest here. Each person is researched thoroughly to provide the most accurate and complete information available. When this process is concluded, records will be available to the public on this site. In the meantime, please call the Paradise Township office at (231)263-5251 with any inquiries. If you would like the location of a person that is buried at Evergreen, please contact the office and a map of the cemetery with the requested plot highlighted will be sent to you.


waving-American-flag Approximately 345 veterans are interred here. Records are verified, researched and  updated as necessary. It is the desire of Paradise Township to properly recognize every veteran. If you believe a veteran has been overlooked, please contact us with as much  information as possible so our records may be corrected.
 If you would like to order a veterans marker or headstone please complete this form and send it to the Township Clerk Veterans Marker Order Form.



All burials require a minimum of 48 hours notice.

 All burials and marker placements require the approval of Paradise Township. Please contact our office at (231)263-5251 for information on burials and stone marker placements. Any placements or other decorations not approved may be removed. Correct locations for burials and markers must be verified and marked by the Cemetery Sexton. Individual sites measure 4' x 10'.  Decorations, plantings and markers must be specifically located within this area to allow for maintaining the grounds, and may not encroach onto adjoining sites. (Please refer to Cemetery Ordinance link above left)


Planting of trees or shrubs must be approved by the Cemetery Sexton or Township. Any unauthorized plantings will be removed. The grounds are walked and inspected frequently. Throughout the year, Cemetery staff reserve the right to remove any decorations that are deemed unsightly, weathered, broken or that interfere with the maintenance of the grounds. Please contact the Cemetery Sexton with any questions or concerns at (231)642-2955 or via email at   email sexton@paradisetwp.org

Plot ownership:  Purchase of a site grants rights of burial to the buyer. This does not refer to the sale of the land. Paradise Township retains ownership of the property. Unused sites may be sold back to the Township by the owner listed in our records at the original cost of purchase. Ownership may be transferred by submitting a dated written request that has been signed by the owner indicating the plot and grave site number(s) to be transferred, along with the name and addresses of the person(s) to transfer to, either in person or by mail to the Paradise Township Clerk. Proof of ownership will then be given to the new owners. 

Grave site prices are as follows:

Paradise Township residents $250.00
All Others $400.00

Grave Opening Prices:
Cremation Burials in regular cemetery plots (excavation only) - $125.00 
Full Burials (excavation only) - $425.00

Fall Clean Up will begin near the first of November. At this time, ALL artificial flowers will be removed. If there are any keepsake items that you wish to preserve for the following spring, PLEASE remove them before this time. Small items will be damaged or lost when using the clean up equipment.

Cemetery grounds will be CLOSED during the winter months. No entry will be permitted during this time. Exact dates of closing and opening will be determined by the weather, but a general guideline will be from November through March. 

**If you would like to clean your headstone, try this simple mixture:
1/2 gallon water, 1 Tablespoon liquid bleach, 1  1/2 teaspoons dish soap. Mix together, spray on headstone, let sit for 5-10 minutes, then use a soft bristle brush or rag to remove moss and other stains. ~ Thank you to Vera Nickerson for this recipe.

Records Information

Paradise Township has a small collection of historical records including Township Records dating back to the 1880's, Evergreen Cemetery Burial Records, and some birth and death records dating from the 1880's to 1951. Please contact the Township via e-mail at clerk@paradisetwp.org or phone at (231) 263-5251 to submit any requests for information. Please provide as much information as possible when requesting information on a specific individual. Thank you!