Cemetery and Columbarium
City of Crete
Departments of Public Works
City Hall - 243 East 13th Street
Riverside Cemetery & Columbarium - West 13th Street
Blue Valley Cemetery - 744 County Rd. 2350
Public Works: 402.826.4312
Public Works Directory
Open hours 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. View map of cemetery locations.
The main entrance to Riverside Cemetery is located just over the West 13th Street bridge in the northwest corner of Crete. The cemetery was platted in 1879 as a park-like space with tree-lined roadways. Limestone retaining walls line the oldest portions of the cemetery.
A recent addition to Riverside, completed in 2017, is the columbarium, a structure with niches for the placement of funeral urns to give residents an appropriate option in honoring the last wishes of loved ones. Two columbarium walls were initially constructed on one of three circular, concrete pads located in the northwest corner of the cemetery. Read more about the columbarium...
Blue Valley Cemetery is a rural cemetery south of Crete. It was the town's original cemetery before the establishment of Riverside and is still in use today.
The City of Crete owns and manages the Municipal Cemetery through the Cemetery board, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. These areas are maintained by Public Works employees.
View/download plot and burial pricing and columbarium rules here.
For columbarium inquiries, please contact City Hall at 402.826.4312 or 826.4313.
For purchase of a burial plot, please contact Kuncl Funeral Home: 402-826-5178.