Riverside Memorial Cemetery

Established by the City of Aberdeen in 1886, the cemetery is dedicated to providing an essential service with dignity, respect, and care.

Cemetery Hours

  • April 1 - September 30: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • October 1 - March 31: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Assistance is available during maintenance work hours, Monday through Friday. For after-hours or weekend assistance, please make an appointment.

Riverside Cemetery and Memorial Park Map

Flowers and decorations are restricted to approved vases, except between the following dates:
  • May 8th and June 24th
  • November 1st and April 1st.
For the remainder of the year, all decorations not in approved vases will be removed.

Burial Search
Online Burial Search (OBS), provided by Pontem Software, is available to everyone with an internet connected device to easily search cemetery records and locate occupants with GIS mapping of the cemetery. By simply searching by occupant name, users can view genealogical information and view a mapped location of the occupant in the cemetery. Conversely, this can also aid in viewing available spaces as you zoom and scroll through the maps. OBS is updated in real time as records are updated and occupants added. You can also submit any genealogical information that you may have using the link on the occupant detail screen.

In addition, an alphabetical public directory is maintained in an information kiosk outside of the cemetery office. Persons wishing to locate occupants are welcome to use the directory and enclosed maps. Cemetery staff is available during maintenance hours to assist as well. Questions may be directed to the Cemetery Manager at (605)626-7096 or email.

Self-Guided Tour

Brochures are available in the information kiosk for a self-guided tour of Riverside Cemetery. Occupants and locations of note include the first burial in the cemetery, G.A.R. Soldiers Circle, as well as numerous men, women, and their families who helped shape a young and growing community of 2,500 people in 1886. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy this 21 stop tour, whether by car, bicycle, or on foot!

For information about available grave spaces, to make an appointment, or for general questions please contact the Riverside Memorial Cemetery office at (605) 626-7096, email Riverside Cemetery or contact in person at:
      1726 West Melgaard Road
      Aberdeen, SD 57401
  1. Riverside Cemetery

    Physical Address
    1726 W. Melgaard Rd.
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

  2. Ryan Smith

    Cemetery Manager