May is National Cemetery Month in Iowa!
Cleaning your monument
This bench was brushed off with stiff nylon brush then sprayed with D2. Come backj after a rain and brush more of the lichen and mold off then spray again. What a difference! If you have a stone with lichen and black mold on it, you need to try D2 Organic Marker cleaner, sold at Oakdale Memorial Gardens office.
$12 for 8oz or $20 for 12oz.
A note from the Sexton
We are continuing our mission to beautify our beloved cemetery. We are trying something different this year as we have contracted out the mowing so we can have our team of employees work on the items that we never get to because of mowing and trimming. Next time you are here, we hope that you notice the headstones we have reset and leveled. Spring hasn't quite made it here, but as soon as the weather pennits, we will be out working to complete your foundation and work orders. It will probably be real wet to start so please bear with us. We have removed the evergreens bushes from around Babyland for the new fence. This spring we will be installing the white picket fence to preserve the area from outside foot traffic. It will still be accessible through the same entrance. We have started adding sectional signs to make it easier for people to locate their loved ones. Additionally we want to identify our veterans with the grave marker/flag holder. I would like to say thank you for all your support this year. Please remember we are doing this through your donations. It has been a pleasure to take care of Oakdale and I look forward to seeing you out and about the grounds.
Our mission is to maintain and respect the historic value of Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Inc. for future generations, as we serve our present generation with dignity and respect.
Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Inc. was established in 1856 and is an independent, non-profit cemetery located on 78+ acres along Eastern Avenue in the heart of Davenport, Iowa. It is one of the Quad Cities oldest and most beautiful cemeteries, boasting century-old Oaks, gently rolling hills and knolls, and a beautiful reflecting pond near the cemetery entrance.
Considered a rural or garden cemetery, Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Inc. has graves dating back to the Victorian Era. Our most noted "resident" is the legendary jazz artist Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke. The renowned cornet player's grave site receives thousands of visitors each year, bringing international recognition to the Quad Cities and Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Inc. Incidentally, Bix's brother, Charles Beiderbecke, was Oakdale's sexton at one time.
A variety of burial and entombment options are available, including: earth burial, public and private mausoleum entombment, above-ground columbarium (or niche) urns (indoor and outdoor), cremations scattering garden, with pricing to fit all needs.
The grounds also include "Love of Animals" Petland, a resting place for the animal members of your family. You are encouraged to visit the grounds and enjoy the history, beauty, and serenity of the park.
The park is open daily, during daylight hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.), 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our office hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekdays, or by appointment any other time.
The office is closed on some holidays, but not all. Please check the Calendar of Events page for specific days.
Questions or concerns? Please give us a call. Our friendly staff will be happy to provide you with answers to any questions or concerns you might have.
You are invited to tour our website by clicking on the links in the navigation pane on the right.
If you haven't done so already, please sign our guestbook and let us know how you feel about the website, the staff, and/or the cemetery grounds.
Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Inc.
2501 Eastern Avenue Davenport, IA 52803
Office: (563) 324-5121
Fax: (563) 323-8141
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM or by appointment
General Manager, Darrell Iossi
Sexton, Adam Costello
Office Manager, Deb Williams
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Click images below to download maps of the grounds.