Space Available

To date, over 170 years after the first burial in Green Ridge, there have been more than 20,000 burials and there is room for several thousand additional burials and columbarium niches.

Green Ridge Cemetery is a not for profit 501(c)(13) cemetery.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

History Walk at Green Ridge Cemetery

   We're happy to announce the theme for the 2014 History Walk at Green Ridge Cemetery, "Kenosha: Park City and Her Namesakes."  This year we will feature individuals who have local parks named after them. 
  The Walk will again be held both Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Admission will be $5 per person.  Children under 12 are free with paying adult.  Please remember to dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. 
   Stayed tuned to our blog and facebook pages for more information.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

History Walk, 2013

A Walk Around Library Park

Saturday & Sunday
October 5 & 6

This year we will feature five individuals who lived around Library Park:
VOLNEY FRENCH - a prominent attorney who kept a diary of life in Kenosha from 1860 to 1870
NATHAN ALLEN, JR.  - co-owner of Allen Tannery
URBAN J. LEWIS - cashier at the bank of his father-in-law,
Daniel Head
LOUISA THIERS - her photographer son lived on Library Park; Louisa
lived to be 111!  Her three sons were prominent Kenoshans.
MARY HEAD WELLS GOTTFREDSEN - strong-willed daughter of Orson Head who married a Dutch brewer

$5.00 admission, 12 and under free with paying adult. 

Learn about these individuals and their stylist homes.  Take the KACVB Walking Tour after the History Walk!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

      Guilty Pleasures
an evening of wine and chocolate
Join us for a casual evening of wine and chocolate tasting with Bob Mitchell (CorkMeetsFork) and Maggie Cannestra (Dove Chocolate Discoveries)
to benefit the Friends of Green Ridge
Friday, April 19
7 - 9 pm
Kemper Center
6501 Third Avenue, Kenosha
$8 per person / $12 per couple
(21 and over only, please)
Cash or Check only
Tickets available at the door
or by calling 262-652-1631
for more information email at

Friday, January 11, 2013



Work is just about complete on the new roof on the cemetery office!  The east portion of the building is older and had tile roofing; the west portion had shingles.  The new metal roof gives a more uniform look to both roofs and will last for many years to come and the green gives an aged copper appearance.  Preservation work was also done on the chimney.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cemetery Wreaths & Adopt-A-Veteran Fundraiser

Once again, Green Ridge is offering Cemetery Wreaths for this holiday season.  This fundraiser is a great deal - you purchase wreaths directly from the cemetery who then places each wreath, and the cemetery receives a portion of each sell price. 

These beautiful 24" wreaths come  with pine cones and a stand for $35.  Upon request, a flag will be included with the wreath for any American military veteran.  We are also continuing our Adopt-A-Veteran wreath program.  Email the cemetery office for details. 
There is no order limit, so order as many as you wish.  An ad in the Kenosha News will acknowledge the loved one, the purchaser (unless requesting to remain anonymous) and the war, if any, the veteran served in.

We appreciate your remembrance of loved ones, veterans, and your financial support of Green Ridge Cemetery.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Wildlife Sightings

Wildlife is frequently seen on the cemetery grounds.  These two young deer were seen romping through the cemetery near Sheridan Road.  Foxes, coyotes, squirrels, and many species of birds roam the grounds.  They are a welcome sight in the middle of the city of Kenosha.