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Rose Mary Francis
B: 1931-11-20
D: 2018-04-20
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Francis, Rose Mary
Sharon Collard
B: 1940-11-04
D: 2018-04-19
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Collard, Sharon
Rita Kubiak
B: 1931-12-02
D: 2018-04-17
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Kubiak, Rita
Beatrice Walders
B: 1923-01-21
D: 2018-04-17
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Walders, Beatrice
Frances Capello
B: 1922-03-21
D: 2018-04-16
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Capello, Frances
Lora Marek
B: 1938-02-27
D: 2018-04-16
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Marek, Lora
Mildred Frank
B: 1939-09-11
D: 2018-04-16
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Frank, Mildred
Geraldine Bliesner
B: 1928-04-24
D: 2018-04-09
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Bliesner, Geraldine
Helen Fruhwirth
B: 1915-11-01
D: 2018-04-08
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Fruhwirth, Helen
Earl Lemke
B: 1931-07-02
D: 2018-04-07
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Lemke, Earl
Donald Huber
B: 1933-09-05
D: 2018-04-04
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Huber, Donald
Kristine Witt
B: 1944-04-24
D: 2018-04-04
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Witt, Kristine
Winifred Reid
B: 1925-10-07
D: 2018-04-03
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Reid, Winifred
Robert Schroer
B: 1944-11-05
D: 2018-04-02
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Schroer, Robert
Sacramento Delgadillo
B: 1924-05-28
D: 2018-04-02
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Delgadillo, Sacramento
Virginia Boehlke
B: 1936-03-09
D: 2018-03-31
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Boehlke, Virginia
Jonathan Leinfelder
B: 1963-10-20
D: 2018-03-29
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Leinfelder, Jonathan
Raymond Walczak
B: 1928-07-24
D: 2018-03-28
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Walczak, Raymond
Ann Flynn
B: 1918-08-04
D: 2018-03-27
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Flynn, Ann
Nancy Bohlken
B: 1950-06-14
D: 2018-03-27
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Bohlken, Nancy
Clemence Tock
B: 1926-10-01
D: 2018-03-26
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Tock, Clemence

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

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.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.

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