Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery

​Located on the grounds of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (CWVMC) has provided a final resting place for eligible veterans and their dependents since June of 1888. The cemetery's location offers stunning views of the King campus and the adjacent Chain O’ Lakes.  

Services are conducted seasonally at graveside or at the outdoor committal shelter, weather permitting. The Main Chapel at the Wisconsin Veterans Home is available for services throughout the year.

The cemetery can inter caskets and cremation urns. Memorial markers may be placed for veterans and eligible dependents whose remains are not recoverable, or for those whose ashes have been scattered.

Wisconsin’s first state veterans cemetery opened in June of 1888 with the burial of a Civil War veteran. In addition to veterans from the Civil War the CWVMC is the final resting place for veterans of the Indian Wars, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Persian Gulf War, as well as peacet​​​ime veterans. More than 6,669 veterans and their dependents have been buried in the cemetery since its inception.

The cemetery is conveniently located in central Wisconsin near the city of Waupaca and is easily accessible from the nearby highway.​

​CWVMC Cemetery​ General Information & Contacts


N2665 County Road QQ
King, WI 54946
​Phone: (715) 256-5000
Fax: (715) 256-3513
  Map & Directions to CWVMC

​Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:0​0 p.m.
Closed State holidays.

Memorial Day Flag Setting:
Thursday, May 21st 2020; 6:00 PM at the King Veterans Home Maintenance Building. In case of inclement weather, flag setting will be 6:00 PM, Friday, May 22nd.​

Memorial Day Program:
Monday, May 25th 2020; 9:30 AM Waterside Service at the Marden Center, King Veterans Home. Cemetery service is 10:30 AM in the Old Cemetery pavilion.​

Wreaths Across America Program:
Saturday, December 14th

Visitation Hours:
The cemetery administration building is open sunrise to sunset. Family restroom, grave locator, detailed maps, and cemetery information are available in the main foyer.

Burial Space:
CWVMC offers casket burial, in-ground burial of cremains, and columbarium interment of cremains.

Acreage: 63 acres

Number of Interments Thru Fiscal Year 2019: 7,428