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Memorial Tribute Donations

Permanent memorial options are also available for those who wish to establish a lasting tribute in Hinsdale. The Village offers options such as Memorial Benches or Tribute Trees. Information on donating a Memorial Bench or Tribute Tree can be found via the links below:

Memorial Benches –

Tribute Trees –

Bench Donations

Location Honoree Inscription Date Installed
KLM Park near North Pavilion Matthew Stefani A life that touches others goes on forever 2016
Melin Park Chelsea Yeager   2017
Burlington Train Station Hutch Hutcherson Those we love don't go away, they sit beside us every day 2018
Eleanor's Park Bewdley & Sam The Bewdley & Sam Bench, With Love 2018
Brook Park Mary Healy Bartecki A role model for so many 2018
Memorial Hall Grounds Andrea Urban Come sit and let your mind wander 2018
Robbins Park Pandian Family Pandian Family 2018
KLM Park -near Arts building Ryan Levine Ryan's Bench, Remember Ryan Levine 2018
Burns Field-near Paddle DJ Dog Dedicated in honor of "DJ Dog" Golden Retriever 2019
KLM Park near west bridge George & Shirley Rinder In loving memory of George & Shirley Rinder 2020
Memorial Hall Grounds Dr. Michael Hickey He brought so much joy to so many families and we blessed that he was part of ours! 2020
Burlington Train Station Oak School 5th Grade Class of 2020 Keep your roots strong and continue to grow 2020
Memorial Hall Grounds Daniel Schoenberg Hinsdale Village Engineer, 1980-2006, Pride in Public Service 2020
KLM Park-North end off path Türkân Ilkdemirci In Loving Memory of Türkân Ilkdemirci; her artistry reflected her beautiful heart and soul 2021
Oak Street Bridge Pocket Park Mary Ellen Caffrey In Loving Memory of Mary Ellen Caffrey 2017
Oak Street Bridge Pocket Park Fire, Police, and Military Personnel In honor of all who serve- Our Military, Police, and Fire 2017

Tree Donations

Location Honoree Tree Date
Burns Field - NWX Mr. Dillard Oak - Pin 2010 Fall
Village Lot - east side Waneta 'Sally' Biernacki  Black Locust - Purple Robe 2010 Fall
east of fountain Alice Mansell Elm - Accolade 2010 Spring
Woodland Park Phillip Moriarity Maple - Red 2010 Summer
off Washington Gunnar Hodgkins Elm - Triumph 2011 Summer
Brook Park - South of Tennis Dr. and Mrs. Suchy Oak - Red 2011 Summer
north of creek by bridge Patricia Kauppi Redbud 2011 Summer
Brush Hill Station - West Side Chris Kapolas Linden - American - American Century 2012 Fall
west of Monroe School Nelson Family Maple - Sugar - Crescendo 2012 Spring 
on Hickory Jordan A Crist Redbud 2012 Spring 
on Hickory Jordan A Crist Redbud 2012 Spring 
Playground off of 7th Fridholm Family Oak - Swamp White 2012 Spring 
by Zook House Chet Moculeski Redbud 2012 Spring 
west of Monroe School Nelson Family London Plane Tree - Exclamation 2012 Summer
west of Monroe School Nelson Family London Plane Tree - Exclamation 2012 Summer
Melin Park -  south of playground Mary Keller Elm - Accolade 2012 Summer
between lodge and playground Charles Brinton Dunn Oak - Bur 2012 Summer
Brush Hill Station - West Side Eric Chappetto Gingko - Autumn Gold 2013 Fall
Southwest Corner Bill Whitney Elm - Accolade 2013 Spring
Southeast Corner Hinsdale VFW Oak - White 2013 Spring
by creek and west bridge Brian McElwain Bald Cypress 2013 Spring
Burns Field - West of Ice Rink Debbie Brandt Maple - Marmo 2015 Fall
Burns Field - North of Playground Matt Carmody Crabapple 2015 Summer
Peirce Park by Shelter Phillip Conway Elm - American Princeton 2016 Fall
East of South Shelter Greg Taylor Elm - Triumph 2016 Fall
Off of Washington and Chicago Karl Weber Tuliptree 2017 Spring
Deitz Park - West of playground Roberta Marek Yellowwood 2018 Fall
West of Zook House Sara Weber Magnolia - Ann 2018 Fall
East of Montessorri School Ryan Levine Maple - Red 2018 Fall
South of Library Urban Elm - American Princeton 2018 Spring
South of Library Brooks Tonn Elm - American Princeton 2018 Spring
Peirce Park northwest of shelter Brooks Tonn Elm - American Princeton 2018 Spring
Melin Park -  south of playground Chelsea Yeager Black Gum - Majestic 2018 Spring
Deitz Park - North of playground Judy Post Elm - American Princeton 2018 Spring
Deitz Park - East of playground Paul Lamoureux Maple - Sugar - Crescendo 2019 Fall
West of Library Mary Ellen O'Hara Zelkova 2019 Spring
West of Library Joe Chioda American Linden 2020 Spring
Robbins Park - East of Community House Girl Scout Troop #5694 Elm - American Princeton 2021 Spring
on 3rd Street Candy Stevens Maple - Freeman - Armstrong Gold 2021 Spring