St. Lawrence Cemetery Memorials

WPA Era Catholic Cemetery Managed By St. Michael's Church

According to official documents, St. Lawrence Cemetery was built as part of an 1851 Works Progress Admninistration (WPA) depression-era project. The land also held the parish church, a small building close to the size of a family home.

Today, the Independence cemetery is managed by St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Kotecki Family Memorials provides markers and custom monuments to all resident families. In all, the cemetery has nearly 600 gravesites.

Early descendants interred included church members originally from Ginting, Switzerland. The Swiss immigrants came to the US to work in the local quarries.

Our local Kotecki professionals can provide design and Memorial pricing options.

St. Lawrence Cemetery
Memorials Contact:

Kotecki Family Memorials
3636 Pearl Road
Showroom Hours:
MON-FRI:  9am-5pm
SAT:  9am-3pm

Contact: Edward Kotecki IV

Memorial Designs, Specifications And Standards

With a 125-year history, Kotecki Family Memorials has a long legacy as both a partner and provider of custom community memorials. The work of five generations of family members is well represented throughout the Northeast Ohio area including St. Lawrence Cemetery. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced in the cemetery’s standards for memorial styles, granite colors, monument inscriptions, and gravesite preservation.

Established 1851
Catholic Cemetery In
City Of Independence
Nearly 600 Historic Memorials
Five Generations Of Kotecki Family Service.
Styles And Designs
Many Custom Options Including
Unique Memorial Renderings
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St. Lawrence Cemetery
- Independence, Ohio


St. Lawrence Cemetery was established in 1851, and maintains nearly 600 gravesites. The cemetery is maintained by St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Custom markers and monuments are available from Kotecki Family Memorials.

  • Street Address: 4613 – 4729 Rockside Road
  • City: Independence, Ohio
  • County: Cuyahoga
  • Established: 1851
  • Memorials: 577 *