Hibbing Monument Company
Create A Legacy in Stone is a group of granite memorial companies that includes Hibbing Monument Company, our location in Hibbing, Minn.
The experts at Hibbing Monument Co. create memorials that help families, individuals, and groups remember, honor and share memories of their loved ones.
Our memorial products include a variety of headstone styles, urns, benches, reflection stones, and other gifts and keepsakes. Our talented team will work closely with you to personalize your granite memorial or keepsake to tell the story of your loved one accurately and with care.
A Look Back
In the early 1930s, Swedish immigrant David Herman Soderstrom surveyed the 40-acre Mt. Iron Granite Quarry. A stonecutter by trade, Soderstrom had a vision for this massive hill of rich, dense pink granite. He began his quarrying operation, cutting and shipping granite to Melrose Granite Co. in St. Cloud to become cemetery memorials. Soderstrom later founded Hibbing Monument Company, and in 1940, hired recent high school graduate Ruth Kapilovich. For 64 years, Ruth ran Hibbing Monument Co. as if she owned it, a reflection of her strong will and independent character. Over the years, Ruth witnessed several ownership changes within the company, including its eventual sale to Little Falls Granite Works.
Today, Ruth’s legacy of strong female leadership continues in owners Cay Hanley and Mary Doherty, a mother-daughter team. While granite carving technology has changed tremendously over the years, one thing has stayed the same: Hibbing Monument’s passion for being genuinely caring and compassionate to the families we serve. We believe that every life matters, and everyone’s story deserves to be told! Our highly-skilled designers and master stonemasons are dedicated to compassionate storytelling in stone.
Whether you choose a permanent cemetery memorial or a granite keepsake for the home or garden, you’ll find that empathy and personal care are the cornerstones of our approach. We are honored to create memorials that tell the unique story of your loved one’s life to be cherished for generations to come.