About Us

Gem City Memorials, Quincy’s oldest monument company, was founded in 1967 by Glendon and Alma Arntzen.  Originally located at 36th and Maine streets in the historic Graceland Cemetery Chapel the company provided excellent craftsmanship and customer service.  Their son, Marc joined the business in 1994.  In 1998 the business moved to a larger, modern state of the art facility located at 2503 Locust Street.  The move enabled Gem City Memorials to better serve customers in the tri state area.  Shortly after relocating, Kelly Arntzen joined her Husband, Marc in the family Business.  Gem City Memorials continues the commitment of excellence to area families.  Third generation Memorialist, Tanner Arntzen joined the staff bringing with him renewed dedication to the tradition.  Marc, Kelly and Tanner Arntzen continue the commitment by delivering excellent craftsmanship and customer service as second and third generation memorialists.