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History It was the Summer of 1895 when Louis Schmidt sold his first monument from what was then Marshfield Marble and Granite.  In his first year, he sold monuments to 20 families.  The burial related business began on the same downtown location as today’s version on South Central Avenue.  The original shop and retail store is where the display lot is now.  The current building at 435 South Central Avenue was opened in 1949. Schmidt employed two men, Ed Beck and John Rhodes.  Rhodes eventually bought the business from its founder in 1938.  It remained in the Rhodes family until 1977 when Cliff Craft and John Hopperdietzel purchased it. John and Joyce Hopperdietzel bought out Craft’s shares of the business in 1984.  Their son, Brian, is now a business partner in the company.  Marshfield Monument currently services 800 to 1,000 families. The tools of the monument trade have been altered by over 100 years of technology.  Years ago, everything was done by hand.  All the monument designs were drawn by hand and engraved into the marker with a hammer and chisel.  Now most of the markers are designed with a computer and engraved by sandblasting.  However, technology doesn’t substitute for everything.  Some markers are still designed and engraved on the stone by hand. Jet Black Granite offers the ability to hand etch complex designs and portraits.
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Established Monument Company Since 1895 Locally owned & operated
Marshfield Monument We are very pleased with our monument.  When we received your letter we went to the cemetery to see it and it is very visible as we entered the drive.  It really shows off the lettering and design.     It was a pleasure working with all of you  Eulalia S. Auburndale, WI
History It was the Summer of 1895 when Louis Schmidt sold his first monument from what was then Marshfield Marble and Granite.  In his first year, he sold monuments to 20 families.  The burial related business began on the same downtown location as today’s version on South Central Avenue.  The original shop and retail store is where the display lot is now.  The current building at 435 South Central Avenue was opened in 1949. Schmidt employed two men, Ed Beck and John Rhodes.  Rhodes eventually bought the business from its founder in 1938.  It remained in the Rhodes family until 1977 when Cliff Craft and John Hopperdietzel purchased it. John and Joyce Hopperdietzel bought out Craft’s shares of the business in 1984.  Their son, Brian, is now a business partner in the company.  Marshfield Monument currently services 800 to 1,000 families. The tools of the monument trade have been altered by over 100 years of technology.  Years ago, everything was done by hand.  All the monument designs were drawn by hand and engraved into the marker with a hammer and chisel.  Now most of the markers are designed with a computer and engraved by sandblasting.  However, technology doesn’t substitute for everything.  Some markers are still designed and engraved on the stone by hand. Jet Black Granite offers the ability to hand etch complex designs and portraits.
|  Bohn Web Design  Copyright © 2006 to Present.  All rights reserved.  | |  Technical Assistance:  Lynne@BohnWebDesign.com  |
Established Monument Company Since 1895
Marshfield Monument Marshfield Monument We are very pleased with our monument.  When we received your letter we went to the cemetery to see it and it is very visible as we entered the drive.  It really shows off the lettering and design.     It was a pleasure working with all of you  Eulalia S. Auburndale, WI