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Arnold Van Etten
D: 2017-08-19
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Van Etten, Arnold
Rebecca Frederick
D: 2017-08-17
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Frederick, Rebecca
Linda Schaetzle
D: 2017-08-13
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Schaetzle, Linda
Doris Sauer
B: 1929-07-30
D: 2017-08-09
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Sauer, Doris
Clara Kubitz
D: 2017-08-08
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Kubitz, Clara
Kathleen Timp
B: 1969-03-28
D: 2017-08-04
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Timp, Kathleen
Bertha Brenner
B: 1939-10-15
D: 2017-07-28
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Brenner, Bertha
Michael Callaghan
B: 1957-04-26
D: 2017-07-27
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Callaghan, Michael
Lucille "Cindy" Tasset
B: 1928-10-10
D: 2017-07-26
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Tasset, Lucille "Cindy"
Erin O' Connor
D: 2017-07-25
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O' Connor, Erin
Janet Burnes
B: 1939-07-15
D: 2017-07-19
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Burnes, Janet
Nora Artus
B: 1915-07-31
D: 2017-07-09
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Artus, Nora
James Kircher
D: 2017-07-09
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Kircher, James
Melvin "Mel" Leibold
D: 2017-07-05
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Leibold, Melvin "Mel"
Carlyle Said
B: 1929-06-16
D: 2017-07-04
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Said, Carlyle
Madeline Craff
B: 1928-02-05
D: 2017-07-02
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Craff, Madeline
Dr. Delbert Williams
D: 2017-06-30
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Williams, Dr. Delbert
Gloria Gottschalk
B: 1926-06-29
D: 2017-06-29
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Gottschalk, Gloria
David Breitbach
B: 1957-02-15
D: 2017-06-29
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Breitbach, David
Calvin Folman
D: 2017-06-29
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Folman, Calvin
Shepard "Shep" Hamann
B: 2016-01-26
D: 2017-06-24
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Hamann, Shepard "Shep"

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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.