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Darlene Frogner
B: 1943-05-26
D: 2017-12-10
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Frogner, Darlene
Deborah Ratté
B: 1952-05-04
D: 2017-12-09
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Ratté, Deborah
Russell Layer
B: 1934-07-02
D: 2017-12-09
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Layer, Russell
Mary Hansen
B: 1948-05-15
D: 2017-12-07
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Hansen, Mary
William Schwietz
B: 1936-03-14
D: 2017-12-05
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Schwietz, William
Mary Anderson
B: 1939-10-05
D: 2017-12-05
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Anderson, Mary
Gregory Tocko
B: 1949-01-18
D: 2017-12-05
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Tocko, Gregory
Ervin Hinrichs
B: 1946-02-11
D: 2017-12-05
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Hinrichs, Ervin
Thomas Carbone
B: 1945-03-08
D: 2017-12-04
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Carbone, Thomas
Martha Kestner
B: 1923-05-10
D: 2017-11-30
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Kestner, Martha
Laurie McQuiston
B: 1956-08-20
D: 2017-11-29
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McQuiston, Laurie
Catherine Olson
B: 1957-02-01
D: 2017-11-28
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Olson, Catherine
Patricia Simonson
B: 1937-05-08
D: 2017-11-27
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Simonson, Patricia
Joan Laine
B: 1948-09-09
D: 2017-11-27
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Laine, Joan
Gordon Bresnahan
B: 1925-06-15
D: 2017-11-25
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Bresnahan, Gordon
Edward Bissonette
B: 1927-06-29
D: 2017-11-19
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Bissonette, Edward
Ryan Fuith
B: 1982-12-24
D: 2017-11-19
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Fuith, Ryan
Michael Stinson
B: 1952-03-29
D: 2017-11-18
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Stinson, Michael
Mark Burger
B: 1951-11-26
D: 2017-11-16
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Burger, Mark
Robert Berg
B: 1932-08-19
D: 2017-11-14
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Berg, Robert
Edna Trahan
B: 1934-06-08
D: 2017-11-14
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Trahan, Edna

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You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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