Woodlawn Cemetery, located high above the east bank of the Fox River, had it's name suggested by one of the founders and it's first president, Henry S. Baird. Incorporated a century ago, March 28, 1856, the cemetery's organization was not legalized until 1867, when platting began and the first burials took place. Woodlawn was founded by a group of Green Bay's most prominent citizens, including Henry Baird, Eugene Eastman, Charles D. Robinson, Dr. Daniel W. King, Timothy O. Howe, Nathan Goodell, Frank Desnoyers and Burley Follett. All were important in the city's early history and most of them rest today in the shade of Woodlawn's great trees.
(Pictured to the left - Mausoleum of Dr. William E. Minahan who died in the Titanic tragedy on April 15, 1912.)
We offer traditional in ground burial, above ground cremation burial and we have a unique cremation garden. It would be our pleasure to show you around. Please call to schedule an appointment today.
Jamie Ireland - Executive Director
Krista Oana - Assistant to Director
Board of Trustees:
Jesse Wenz - President
Lloyd Leuthner - Vice President
Joseph Brand, D.O. - Secretary/Treasurer
Debra A. DeLeers
" Your northern Wisconsin accent is music to my ears. I left Wisconsin when I turned 18, but still occasionally get recognized as a Wisconsinite during my travels. Jamie, thank you again for your compassionate understanding and good humor. It gives us great peace of mind to know that the administrative side of things is taken care of well in advance."
Lynn Bitters - 7/23/2021
"Jamie, the family would like to thank you for being so welcoming and supportive yesterday for our mother's burial. Everything turned out perfectly."
Ann Van Donsel & Family - 5/18/2022
"Jamie, first I would like to say THANK YOU so, so much for all that you did for our family. Your guidance and help was much appreciated. We all felt odd saying this, but the process of selecting 2 plots so last minute was a lot smoother than we anticipated. Everyone in the family truly loves Woodlawn Cemetery and the location where Ron was laid to rest. Thanks again.
Tina Watermolen - 5/27/2022
"I went to Woodlawn to find the grave of my brother who drowned in 1947. (Before I was born.) I was disappointed to see the flat stones were covered with mud. I saw one of the wonderful groundskeepers, Pat, working on the lawn at the time and he said he would take care of it. He and the crew dug up the stones, added pea gravel and planted new grass seed. The grave stones look brand new. All in a days work for this fantastic crew. I can't say enough about this cemetery. Definitely the best groundskeepers in Green Bay. I would give them 20 stars if I could."
Chris Larson - 8/30/2022
"Sending a huge Thank You to Jaime for helping set up my final resting place. She went above and beyond when helping with the arrangements and was amazing to work with. We found a beautiful place and she is so sweet, caring and outgoing, making it easier to get this done. I highly recommend this place and people to help you, it’s such a beautiful place and they are all very caring and nice. I appreciate all they have done for me"
Tammy Van Gheem - 6/1/2023