About Us

Linwood History


Linwood Cemetery opened in 1875 to serve the public in the area surrounding Dubuque, Iowa.  It has been operated as a non profit cemetery by the Linwood Cemetery Association since then.  

Currently, a 12 member board of directors makes final decisions on cemetery operations based on the best interest of the association.  A number of famous people have been interred at Linwood Cemetery. These include Iowa Governor Stephen P. Hempstead, for whom Hempstead High School is named, a U.S. Senator William Boyd Allison, and former Speaker of the US House David Bremner Henderson. 

Holiday Decorations



With fall quickly approaching, before we know it, Christmas will be here. Linwood Cemetery is now accepting orders for Christmas Wreaths, Grave Blankets, Monument Saddles, and Poinsettia Bouquets.

Christmas Wreaths come in two sizes and are decorated with frosted pine cones and a waterproof red velvet bow. Grave Blankets cover the grave and are decorated with several frosted pine cones and 2 waterproof red velvet bows. Our Silk Poinsettia Bouquets work beautifully in your cemetery vase. 

Our staff will place each wreath, grave blanket, saddle and/or bouquet on your loved one’s grave as the weather permits before Christmas. 

A quiet place of reflection


Welcome to Linwood Cemetery.  We hope you find peace amid these quiet and beautiful grounds.  Linwood Cemetery is an All-Faiths Perpetual Care cemetery sacredly devoted to the respectful burial and memory of your loved ones.  We offer the choice of a traditional burial plot or a mausoleum for your final resting place.  Burial plots are available in most areas of the cemetery.   When purchasing a burial plot, you’re purchasing the right to be buried there but not purchasing the land itself.  A staff member will answer any questions you have in regard to the burial planning process.


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Contact Us

Our gates are open 8 am to 5 pm seven days a week(weather permitting).

For information on services offered please email or call ahead to insure we are available to assist you. Our email address is linwood@linwoodcemetery.us

Linwood Cemetery

2736 Windsor Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, United States

(563) 582-1289

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:  8 AM to 3 PM.

Office located in the Mueller Memorial Chapel.

Office Closed:  Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day,  Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

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