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Old 05-26-2018, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Hello,
My husband passed away in December and was buried in my family/neighborhood cemetery 200 plus miles away. The first time that I will be back there will be in June, but probably will not be ordering a gravestone for at least a few months after that (probably even longer). And, of course, it will take more months for the gravestone to be finished and put in place. What are some common ideas for marking his grave? Are there some type of "temporary" or fairly inexpensive grave markers that can be put by the grave now?

What have other people done in similar situations?

Thank you.
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Old 05-26-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Cemeteries have various rules. Find the group or person in charge of upkeep and be guided from there.
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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My husband was buried in a Veterans Cemetery, they put a temporary marker until headstone was placed.
Harry Chickpea advise is spot on, call the cemetery and ask
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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The funeral home or cemetery usually puts up a temporary metal marker.
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: NYer in VA
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Hello, forum.

Thank you for asking and answering this question. My mother passed away five weeks ago today, and I didn't think to ask the representative at the cemetery how long it would take for her marker to arrive. My family and I visited the mausoleum the weekend after her funeral service and I was heartbroken because I couldn't easily identify where hers was.
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