Cemetery Committee

Board Chair

Ben Peterson

Contact Info:
[email protected]
(630) 717-0092 ext #2

Want to know more?

Contact the Township to:

  • Schedule a Tour or know more about the Township Cemetery
  • Discuss availability of a Grave or Plot (8 graves)
  • Obtain pricing for a grave or interment (casket or cremation)
  • Make donation or establish a Trust Fund

Cemetery Ebook

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Wheatland Township Cemetery

Cemetery Overview

The first occupant of the Wheatland Township Cemetery was Henry Brown, a 2 year old boy, laid to rest in July of 1836. Over time, the size of the cemetery has grown to 6.1 acres through donation or purchase of adjacent land. Today over 750 former residents of this area surround little Henry Brown and other members of his family. 

Grave sites are still available in both the Old (South) and Newer (North) sections.  

For 160 years, the management of the cemetery passed from farmer to farmer and area residents until 2000 when the volunteers of the “Wheatland Cemetery Association” petitioned the Township to assume management and care.  At the 2001 Annual Township Meeting, residents unanimously approved transfer of ownership to the Township with the promise to never sell and always maintain the cemetery.

In 2011, the Cemetery was designated a Will County Historic Landmark by the Will County Historical Preservation Commission and County Board.

The Cemetery Trustees are Rich Grommon, Jim Hofman, Dave Jacque and Ben Peterson.  Each can assist with cemetery inquiries and funerals. 

The Trustees conduct tours for the local scout troops and interested citizens.  The tours include references to the 13 pre-WWII veterans and the prominent early settlers whose lives and contributions were the foundations of our neighborhoods and from whom many names came to adorn our buildings and roads: Clow, Patterson, Fry, Brossman, Day, Grommon, Boughton and many others.

If you would like to contribute materials or information to our archives, please contact Trustee Ben Peterson or Jim Hofman.

Useful Links:

Wheatland Township Cemetery History E-Book

Free PDF Download:  Wheatland Township Cemetery History E-Book – Click Here.  This 41 page full color book outlines the cemetery’s history, spotlights some prominent local citizens, and provides an overview of how the cemetery operates.  Discover our cemetery’s story!

Limited spiral bound print copy of the book (autographed by senior cemetery trustee Richard Grommon) are available for a minimum suggested donation of $25.  Get your copy by forwarding a check payable to “Wheatland Township Cemetery” to 4232 Tower Court, Naperville, IL  60564.

Semi-annual Cemetery Clean Up

**The Cemetery Clean Ups will occur in April and October.  Please review the Cemetery Ordinance for details.**

To receive either an email or paper copy of the Cemetery’s Annual Letter (issued in December), please contact a Cemetery Board Trustee or email your request to [email protected].  The Annual Letter is a synopsis of this year’s Cemetery activities and a overview of future Plans.

4232 Tower Court

Naperville, IL 60564

Open Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

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