Obituaries

John Elmquist
B: 1952-04-08
D: 2017-11-16
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Elmquist, John
Jocelyne Ryan
B: 1945-08-27
D: 2017-11-12
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Ryan, Jocelyne
Michael Zimmerman
B: 1943-02-20
D: 2017-11-11
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Zimmerman, Michael
Adam Jochum
B: 1970-03-31
D: 2017-11-08
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Jochum, Adam
Dr. Mary Schmidt
B: 1938-08-08
D: 2017-11-05
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Schmidt, Dr. Mary
Mary DeVinney
B: 1918-01-08
D: 2017-11-04
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DeVinney, Mary
Kelly McElrath
B: 1964-11-21
D: 2017-11-03
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McElrath, Kelly
Mary Sullivan
B: 1933-08-25
D: 2017-11-03
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Sullivan, Mary
Lawrence Morrow
B: 1925-08-02
D: 2017-11-02
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Morrow, Lawrence
Adam Vensel
B: 1973-07-07
D: 2017-10-31
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Vensel, Adam
Paul Nestberg
B: 1942-11-30
D: 2017-10-30
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Nestberg, Paul
Mary Blauert
B: 1964-07-10
D: 2017-10-28
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Blauert, Mary
Carolyn Turnacliff
B: 1943-03-28
D: 2017-10-24
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Turnacliff, Carolyn
Keith Vinson
B: 1946-05-08
D: 2017-10-18
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Vinson, Keith
Dorothy Nygren
B: 1922-02-20
D: 2017-10-18
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Nygren, Dorothy
Duane McCormick
B: 1940-02-08
D: 2017-10-12
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McCormick, Duane
Wilbert Lueck
B: 1923-07-29
D: 2017-10-12
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Lueck, Wilbert
Elva Tussey
B: 1934-10-02
D: 2017-10-07
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Tussey, Elva
Jerome Kerber
B: 1926-05-15
D: 2017-10-07
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Kerber, Jerome
Roger Kraft
B: 1965-06-30
D: 2017-10-04
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Kraft, Roger
Roman Schmid
B: 1931-06-15
D: 2017-10-03
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Schmid, Roman

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Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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Anne Hedemark
In Memory of
Anne Jeanne Hedemark (Hermes)
1922 -
2017

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.