Green Burial

Green Burial Section

Several acres of rolling meadows on the edge of, but still within the cemetery has been dedicated to natural burial. We hope to open this section up to burial in spring 2023. For more information contact the Chairperson of the Viroqua Cemetery Association, Gail Frie

What is Green/Natural Burial

Simply put, natural burial is burial how it was done when the cemetery was formed in 1877. Burial without embalming, or vaults with a simple casket or shroud. Natural burial avoids environmental degradation due to the leaching of embalming chemicals into the environment, consumes far fewer resources and less energy than current traditional burial or cremation.