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Forest Hill Cemetery

Aurora’s Forest Hill Cemetery is located on the south side of the City among majestic white pines.  Owned and operated by the City of Aurora, the Cemetery offers traditional casket and cremain burials, as well as above ground cremain inurnment in one of our three Columbaria.  Records indicate that the first burial in the Cemetery was J. Makinen on August 17, 1907.  The first inurnment in the Columbarium was L. Gradishar on May 20, 2008. 

Located in the center of the Cemetery is the Veterans Memorial, which is the gathering place for our traditional Memorial Day Service, sponsored by the American Legion Post 241.

Need to find your loved ones? Use our Burial Search feature! 
Online Burial Search

In the Cemetery and try to locate a loved one? Visit our Information Kiosk, which contains a map, directory, and a QR Code to our Online Burial Search.  Our Veterans Honor Roll and Memorial Fund Honor Roll are also presented within these walls. 

Enhancements to the Cemetery are tribute to the many families who have honored their loved ones by contributing to the Memorial Fund.  Aurora Forest Hill Cemetery is maintained by the City of Aurora.  Although not a full service Cemetery, we strive to make it a welcoming and comforting place for families to memorialize their loved ones.  

 CEMETERY GUIDELINES as of 06/01/2024

Our New Columbarium is open! as of 07/27/2022IMG_5505 - Copy - Copy - Copy

The new Columbarium in the Aurora Forest Hill Cemetery is now available for purchase of two or more Niches.

Prices of Columbarium Niches are as follows:

Resident of Aurora: Non-Resident of Aurora:
$900 - Bottom Row $1,100 - Bottom Row
$1,000 - 2nd Row (from bottom) $1,200 - 2nd Row (from bottom)
$1,100 - 3rd Row (from bottom) $1,300 - 3rd Row (from bottom)
$1,200 - Top Row $1,400 - Top Row

Stop into City Hall to pick out your Niche.

*No reservations will be held without payment in full.*


The Cemetery Memorial Fund was established in 1994 to help assure continued improvement and further beautification of Aurora's Forest Hill Cemetery. 

Your tax-deductible donation to the Cemetery Memorial Fund will be used to:

♦ purchase trees and shrubbery     ♦ add flower gardens and sitting areas     ♦ fund other enhancement projects.

To remember a loved one through the Memorial Fund or to show continuing support for the Cemetery, please complete the Memorial Fund Donation Form.