About Linwood Cemetery
A Unique Part of Dubuque History
The Linwood Cemetery Association, founded in 1875 by a group of "Key City" pioneers, foresaw great growth of our community. Since then, Linwood Cemetery has served the burial needs of our community and surrounding areas with approximately 70,000 interred to date. Also unique to Linwood, our Cemetery proudly honors Veterans in a very special way with Memorial Flags lining the main streets of the Cemetery displayed from Veterans Day through Independence Day. These Flags each have names and rank of the Soldiers, attached on each pole, in remembrance of their most honored sacrifice. In addition, the Cemetery features a Civil War Memorial section complete with a stunning central marker with cannons flanking the plot. The Linwood Cemetery Association is a non-profit organization and receives support from the State of Iowa through the Department of Insurance. We are always grateful for donations of support to keep the Cemetery and maintenance equipment in good order.
A Quiet Place of Reflection
We strive to create a pleasant place of peace within these sacred and beautiful grounds for our Visitors to enjoy and find comfort in. Linwood Cemetery is an "All-Faiths", all inclusive, full service, Perpetual Care cemetery.
We are devoted to the respectful burial and memory of your loved ones. We offer the choice of Traditional burial plots or Mausoleum/Ossuarium spaces. Burial plots are available in most areas of the cemetery. The Linwood Cemetery Manager and Office Staff and happy to answer any questions you may have in regard to the burial planning process.
Linwood Cemetery Manager
Mr. Jeff Paar manages every facet of the operations of Linwood Cemetery. With more than 40 years business management expertise, Mr. Paar ensures the utmost quality in customer service and grounds aesthetics. Mr. Paar holds a Business Management degree from Iowa State University.
Customer Service Office
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 - 3:00
We offer caring, compassionate and respectful assistance in choosing internment sites for Traditional and Cremation burials, ordering Seasonal flowers and wreaths and arranging for Veteran Flag and Pole Memorials to be installed and displayed from Memorial Day through Independence Day.
Our Cemetery provides grounds upkeep and driveway maintenance for perpetuity.
Finding a Grave and Genealogy Services
Our Cemetery staff is happy to help locate a grave of a family member. We also offer multiple name and genealogy search services, for a fee. Feel free to contact our office for details.
Grounds Keeping Staff
Our grounds staff ranges in number as the seasons change. The grounds staff are professionally trained to provide the best possible landscape services. Our burial crew prepares for and attends Funerals with dignity and respect, helping to make the Linwood experience as comfortable as possible.
The City of Dubuque Law Enforcement regularly patrols the Linwood Cemetery area and are on call 24/7 to assist as needed.