Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery

The Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (NWVMC) located near Spooner, WI provides a final resting place for eligible veterans, spouses and dependents and creates a lasting memorial to their achievement and sacrifices. 

The cemetery is situated on land donated by Washburn County and other parcels privately purchased by the State.  The cemetery is surrounded by forest and provides a welcoming north woods atmosphere.  Ground breaking occurred October 16, 1998 with construction beginning April of 2000. The cemetery began interments on November 10, 2000, and was officially dedicated on June 10, 2001. The initial phase of construction included burial for casket and cremation urns. Phase 2 of construction was completed January 2008. Phase 2 included additions to the columbarium, a new cremation garden, a cremation scattering area and an outside dealer vault garden. Additional development will occur to accommodate needs of veterans and their families.

​The cemetery administrative building includes an indoor committal chapel for interment services. An outdoor committal shelter is used for services as weather permits. The cemetery also hosts veterans’ events and commemorations in its ceremonial area and flag plaza.

The cemetery inters caskets and cremation urns year-round. Cremated remains may be interred either in ground, in an above ground columbarium or in a scattering area that allows families to place cremated remains in-ground without a burial container.  All internments are memorialized with a government marker that will include the veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, war period, birth date, death date and spousal information. Families also have the option of adding an additional inscription/term of endearment to their loved ones’ marker if space is available on the marker.

The cemetery is conveniently located along Highway 53 between Eau Claire and Superior.​​

Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery


N4063 Veterans Way
Spooner, WI  54801
Phone: (715) 635-5360
Fax: (715) 635-5363

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​Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed State holidays.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Wreaths Across America Program:
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation Hours:
Open daily from sunrise to sunset. The cemetery’s rules and regulations are posted at the cemetery entrance.

Burial Space:
This cemetery accommodates burial of caskets and cremation urns.

Acreage: 97 acres

Number of Interments Thru Fiscal Year 2015:  2,662

​General Information Kiosk on Site? Yes

The cemetery is centrally located between Eau Claire and Superior and easily accessible from U.S. Highway 53. For directions click on the map.

The Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery accepts donations from families in memory of their loved one. The donations assist in projects and beautification of the cemetery. In most instances the donation or portion of the donation will be tax deductible, check with proper tax consultants. Various donation programs exist, please see donation brochure.