Deerton Cemetery

deerton cemetery
Cemetery in spring

The Deerton Cemetery dates back to 1903, when Victor Hongisto and Elias Johnson donated land to establish a cemetery. The township has expanded the cemetery over time, with the most recent addition in the past few years. The cemetery is located on the western side of the Deerton Road, across from Rook’s Lane.


Plots may be purchased by township residents and landowners. Please contact the township by phone (906-343-6535) or email ( if you are interested in purchasing a plot (see the Cemetery Fee Schedule ).

Casket plot size is a minimum of 38″ x 96″; one person is permitted to be buried per plot. Cremains plot size (in the new addition) is 5’x 5′, with up to two cremains allowed per plot. At least 36 hours advance notice is required for grave opening. More info is given in the Onota Township Cemetery Ordinance .

A list of grave names & locations Leave site is available off-site.


The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk. Grave decorations are permitted from May 1 – October 15, but must be removed before snow. Detailed guidelines may be found in the Onota Township Cemetery Ordinance . A sexton is appointed for upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery grounds.


Cemetery at dusk