Lyon County Cemetery

Find Lyon County Iowa cemeteries, memorial parks, mausoleums, graveyards, gravesites, graves or mortuaries. Cemeteries provide information on funerals and burial services including internment, headstones and grave markers, burial grounds, cemetery plots, vaults, crypts, as well as burial records for national, state,.

Apostolic Christian Cemetery Dove Avenue Rock Rapids IA 51246 712-478-4031

About Lyon County Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Lyon County, IA are burial grounds where cultural, ethnic, or religious burial observations and rituals are practiced. Public Cemeteries in Lyon County make their plots available to the general public. Lyon County Private Cemeteries restrict their use based on religious affiliation, family, ethnicity, or some other group identifier. Military Cemeteries in Lyon County are generally restricted to veterans and other individuals who have served in the armed forces. In some cases, family members of veterans may also be buried in Military Cemeteries.

Interested parties may contact Cemeteries for questions about:
  • Finding a cemetery near you
  • Lyon County Public and Private Cemeteries
  • Military Cemeteries in Lyon County
  • Information about funerals and burials
  • Lyon County burial records and gravesite history
Lyon County Burial Records

Lyon County burial records, which are of interest to genealogists and family researchers, are available as public records. Burial records for individuals buried in Lyon County may be obtained from the office of the Lyon County Cemetery where that burial took place. The Lyon County government may provide these records at the Offices of the Lyon County Cemetery, Lyon County Parks and Public Works Departments.

Public Cemeteries in Lyon County, IA

Public Cemeteries may be owned by the Lyon County government, or they may be privately owned. They are open to the public and generate most of their revenue from the sale of individual burial plots, gravesites, and mausoleums in Lyon County, Iowa. Government-owned Cemeteries may also be partially funded by the operating budget of Lyon County. The operation and maintenance of government-owned Cemeteries in Lyon County is usually the responsibility of the Lyon County Parks Department or Public Works Department.

Lyon County Private Cemeteries

Iowa Public Cemeteries that are privately owned include Cemeteries owned by Lyon County businesses and non-profit organizations, such as churches. A Cemetery owned by a church or other religious institution may be considered a Public Cemetery if it is open to the general public. Many Cemeteries are owned by small, Lyon County based businesses. However, a growing number are owned by a handful of large, national companies. In these cases, a local Lyon County business is often retained as the operator of the Cemetery.

Cemetery Operations

The licensing and operation of Cemeteries is regulated by Iowa State. The location of Public Cemeteries is regulated by local ordinances and Lyon County zoning rules. Iowa State requires Lyon County Public Cemeteries to establish an endowment or other fund for the perpetual care and maintenance of the Cemetery. A certain portion of each burial plot sale must be designated for the future care and maintenance of the Cemetery grounds. These requirements are intended to ensure that funds are available to maintain the Cemetery even after all of the burial plots have been sold. Iowa may also regulate service fees charged by Lyon County Cemeteries.