Welcome to Stonehugger Cemetery Restoration

Stonehugger Cemetery Restoration, LLC is an insured, full-service cemetery restoration company specializing in complete renovation and repair of pioneer cemeteries within the Great Lakes states and beyond. Ending 2021, SCRI has completed restoration of nearly 39,173 gravestones, markers and monuments. With approximately 1,800 stones scheduled for renovation in 2022—No cemetery project should be considered too large or small.

Research and Documentation

  • Total cemetery restoration and reconstruction.
  • Cemetery feature analysis and interpretation.
  • Before and after photography.
  • Marker reading and data recording.
  • Comprehensive database generation.
  • Safe archival records preparation.
  • Experience in cemeteries containing prairie grass preserves.
  • Other services (available upon request)

Gravestone, Marker and Monument Repair

  • Time proven gravestone and marker conservation techniques.
  • Resetting and leveling of skewed and or toppled stones.
  • Repair of broken markers using appropriate epoxies.
  • Relocation of buried and broken gravestone components.
    (operating with state permits where applicable)
  • Multi-piece monument restoration and renewal.
  • Graffiti removal.

Large Scale Restorations

  • Statuary
  • Military memorials
  • Church monuments
  • Limestone cemetery signage

Estimates on Request

  • Site visitation, consultation and assessment.

Group Presentations and Public Outreach (call or write for more info)


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“Together we can give respect and dignity to our early pioneers.” Helen Wildermuth

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Letís Talk Funding
We sometimes get requests from folks looking for funds to undertake restoration efforts, this article, authored by Rich Green of HAR is full of idea starters.

Stonehugger Cemetery Restoration, Inc.; Indiana based, full-service cemetery restoration company specializing in renovation and repair of pioneer cemeteries