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Conrad Griegel
B: 1940-11-17
D: 2017-11-13
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Griegel, Conrad
Edward Stevens
B: 1937-03-01
D: 2017-11-13
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Stevens, Edward
Ronna Andersen
B: 1942-10-16
D: 2017-11-11
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Andersen, Ronna
Mark Bell, Jr.
B: 1938-04-04
D: 2017-11-11
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Bell, Jr., Mark
Milton Peterson, Jr.
B: 1943-11-10
D: 2017-11-10
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Peterson, Jr., Milton
Jennifer Johnson
B: 1988-01-05
D: 2017-11-10
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Johnson, Jennifer
Florence Beerman
B: 1930-10-23
D: 2017-11-09
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Beerman, Florence
Skyla Cole
B: 2002-12-12
D: 2017-11-09
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Cole, Skyla
Brian Chimel
B: 1965-05-11
D: 2017-11-07
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Chimel, Brian
William Talsma
B: 1919-11-30
D: 2017-11-05
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Talsma, William
Arthur Jensen
B: 1936-08-12
D: 2017-11-04
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Jensen, Arthur
Ronald Thompson
B: 1936-05-27
D: 2017-11-04
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Thompson, Ronald
Kaleena Stepka
B: 1991-04-22
D: 2017-11-01
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Stepka, Kaleena
Joseph Chmura
B: 1955-05-18
D: 2017-10-31
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Chmura, Joseph
Eugene Weed
B: 1924-02-09
D: 2017-10-31
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Weed, Eugene
Alvin Henry
B: 1942-01-20
D: 2017-10-30
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Henry, Alvin
Donald Newberg
B: 1928-12-27
D: 2017-10-30
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Newberg, Donald
Mathew Kolberg
B: 1988-06-06
D: 2017-10-27
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Kolberg, Mathew
Jimmie Lange
B: 1935-01-24
D: 2017-10-25
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Lange, Jimmie
Judy McLain
B: 1941-07-24
D: 2017-10-25
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McLain, Judy
Randall Halas
B: 1960-10-04
D: 2017-10-25
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Halas, Randall

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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.