Once a choice reserved only for the wealthy and famous, today the advantages of above ground burial are well within the reach of families of all Christian faiths. Mausoleum burial is clean, dry and ventilated, and it compares favorably with the cost of in-ground burial by eliminating lots, vaults, monuments or memorials.
The casket is sealed in a crypt space, behind a personalized memorial, in a mausoleum that allows for year round visitation, regardless of the weather, in beautiful, inspirational settings.
Mausoleums at Glen Eden Memorial Parks:
Drive through the welcoming arch at the entrance to Glen Eden West and ahead of you is our beautiful Chapel Mausoleum.
Inside several memorial corridors, a committal chapel and a glass-covered atrium are connected by a reception area. Numerous skylights, including a massive one covering the entire Garden Chapel ceiling, bathe the interior with the glow of natural, indirect light. Brilliant stained glass radiates color throughout bringing serenity and dignity to the space, while fine furnishings and rich carpeting provide a setting of quiet and comfort.
St. Gabriel Mausoleum
The serenity and beauty of mausoleum entombment is found in St. Gabriel Mausoleum at Glen Eden West. Rich and distinctive surroundings provide a comforting and peaceful setting in which to visit and reflect. Designed with the finest Italian marble and granite it promises to be a graceful and everlasting memorial.
Choose your preferred setting from a complete selection of placement options, including the uniquely crafted crypt fronts elegantly adorned with bronze bas-relief angels.
Redeemer Chapel and Mausoleum
Our Redeemer Chapel and Mausoleum at Glen Eden East carry over old-world style adorned with beautiful masonry veneer. With easy access between the two buildings, this comfortable environment provides peaceful year-round visitation.
Choose from an array of options including single, true companion, or deluxe companion crypts, all with the distinctive beauty of a stone front and bronze memorial plaque.
Glen Eden offers a variety of crypts, with marble, bronze or granite fronts. Bronze-fronted crypts are available in the beautiful bronze Outdoor Michigan wall in The Chapel Mausoleum and the Archangel bronze wall at St. Gabriel Mausoleum. Because of the unique nature of these crypts, elegantly simple plaques list name and year of birth and death.
Marble-fronted crypts are available in all Mausoleums, with solid bronze plaques cast with the name and year of birth and death.
Granite-fronted crypts are available in one section of our Chapel Mausoleum, and depending on the location, have name and year of birth and death engraved in the stone or cast on a solid bronze plaque. Speak with our Memorial Advisors to learn more about all available options.
Frequently asked questions regarding above ground entombment:
Why choose a Mausoleum?
Mausoleums were once exclusively for the wealthy and famous. In fact, the term ‘mausoleum’ is coined from a certain fourth century Middle Eastern Monarch by the name of Mausolus, the first to erect such an opulent, royal structure in his own memory. Yet today this elegant and stately option is very affordable and available at a cost very comparable to in ground burial. This option also makes visitation of the memorial much more comfortable during inclement seasons and weather which are often encountered in Michigan. Each mausoleum is maintained clean, dry and well ventilated year round.
In addition to prestige, dignity and serenity, the other advantages of above-ground burial — a clean, dry and ventilated entombment– are now well within the reach of families of all faiths.
What makes Mausoleums a wise financial choice?
Above ground burial compares favorably with the cost of in-ground burial by eliminating the need for lots, vaults, monuments and memorials. In one indoor, above-ground space, the crypt is sealed and the casket is protected from the elements.
Glen Eden offers low down payments and interest free financing, making the choice of mausoleum entombment even more affordable.
How are Mausoleums different?
The atmosphere of a mausoleum is reverent, peaceful and inspiring. Consider Glen Eden’s recent addition of our new Chapel Mausoleum: it features a crypt wall depicting a beautiful bronze bas-relief outdoor Michigan scene, skylights, beautiful stained glass, and the finest marble and granite.
When can family and friends visit Mausoleum crypts?
All year-round, in any weather, you can pay homage to the memory of departed loved ones in a beautiful, indoor, inspirational setting. In fact, year-round visitation is one of the leading features why people choose above ground options.
Is embalming necessary when selecting a crypt?
The rules and regulations of Glen Eden require embalming when selecting above-ground entombment.
Glen Eden Memorial Parks offers three locations serving southeast Michigan
Glen Eden Memorial West
Glen Eden Memorial East
Glen Eden Memorial St. Clair
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