The Zeeland Cemetery is located on Lincoln Street, 3 blocks east of State Street. The initial beginning dates prior to 1880. Co-founders Jannes and Dina Vande Luyster and Reverend Cornelius and Elizabeth Van Der Meulen are buried here.
The cemetery is comprised of approximately 15 acres, containing over 8,000 burial lots. The cemetery is divided up into numerous sections. Two sections are devoted entirely to veterans and their spouses. Another section is devoted to holding only infants and babies. Furthermore, there is a ‘living cross’, which is a flowerbed that is planted with red begonias every spring. There is an average of approximately 80 burials per year, which are performed year-round.
Care & Maintenance
The care and maintenance of the turf grass and trees within the cemetery is a labor-intensive task. Mowing, trimming, and irrigation are done weekly for proper upkeep and aesthetic beauty.
New City Cemetery
The City of Zeeland is in the beginning stages of developing a City Cemetery on Felch Street between 100th and 104th Avenues. This is a 27-acre development that will be built in a 5-phase plan. Phase I should have 4,000 graves.