Cemeteries 


Hope Township operates two cemeteries: Cedar Creek and Brush Ridge.


Cedar Creek Cemetery is located on Cedar Creek Road in the Southeast section of the Township between West Dowling Road and Drake Road. Currently, there are the original and three additional sections that are in use both for sales and current owner burials. The rock garden was an Eagle Scout project of Ben Strick and the pavilion and benches were the Eagle Scout project of Chad Cook. Materials used were paid for by the Township.


Brush Ridge Cemetery is located on Wilkins Road in the Northwest section of the Township between Peake Road and Head Lake Road.  Currently, there are the original and three additional sections that are in use and available.  The Township has purchased an additional section for grave sites.  The rock garden was a project of Brad and Mary Conklin with materials paid for by the Township.  The sign at the corner of Wilkens and Peake Roads was an Eagle Scout project of resident Adam Kingsbury with materials paid for by the Township.


LOT SALES: Burial spaces are sold by the Township Clerk. Spaces are sold by the single grave space or in lots of four spaces. By Ordinance, residents are allowed to purchase two (2) lots or eight (8) grave spaces. Purchases in excess of eight grave spaces per household shall be reviewed upon a petition of the purchaser to the Township Board at a regularly scheduled Township Board Meeting.


PAYMENT: Lots must be paid for on date of purchase. Methods of payment accepted are cash or check payable to Hope Township.


No animal burials allowed.


CEMETERY RATES (effective 2007 to present): 

Hope Township Taxpayers and Residents:

$35.00 per grave space

$140.00 per lot of 4 grave spaces

Non Resident - Non Taxpayer:

$600.00 per grave space


ALLOWABLE USES:


A maximum of four cremations is allowed in one grave space.


A maximum of one burial and one cremation are allowed in one grave space. No burial is allowed if cremation is already present.


OPEN/CLOSE FEES (effective 2003 to present):

$450.00 for adults

$175.00 for baby/youth

$150.00 cremations/$200 with vault


ADDITIONAL RULES: Hope Township Ordinance states that cemetery lots/grave spaces purchased shall be sold back to the Township only and not sold by the owner to another party.


You must request in writing your wish to sell back lots/spaces.


You may designate who is to be buried in the grave spaces you purchase with the Township Clerk.


HOPE TOWNSHIP CLERK
Deborah Jackson

Cedar Creek Cemetery

Brush Ridge Cemetery

​​​​Board of Trustees

Supervisor Mark Feldpausch | Clerk Deborah Jackson | Treasurer Arlene Tonkin | Trustees David Messelink, Matt Peake

5463 S M-43 Hwy, Hastings, MI 49058 - (269) 948-2464 - (269) 948-4646 (fax)

Office Hours: Wednesday, 9 am to noon; 1:15 to 3 pm

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