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Edna Conrad
B: 1918-04-20
D: 2017-12-10
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Conrad, Edna
Marie Berke
B: 1916-04-06
D: 2017-12-10
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Berke, Marie
Wayne Brostrom
B: 1954-06-17
D: 2017-12-08
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Brostrom, Wayne
Helen Japs
B: 1921-01-29
D: 2017-12-07
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Japs, Helen
Dr. George Dorsey
B: 1927-03-16
D: 2017-12-05
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Dorsey, Dr. George
Randy Jackson
B: 1960-01-31
D: 2017-12-01
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Jackson, Randy
Curtis Rasmussen
B: 1924-08-20
D: 2017-11-29
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Rasmussen, Curtis
Geraldine Peterson
B: 1932-03-23
D: 2017-11-28
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Peterson, Geraldine
Terry Hollerud
B: 1948-07-18
D: 2017-11-28
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Hollerud, Terry
Scott Seibert
B: 1939-02-15
D: 2017-11-27
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Seibert, Scott
Irene Harrington
B: 1919-01-25
D: 2017-11-27
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Harrington, Irene
Barbara Doerring (Shields)
B: 1937-05-28
D: 2017-11-23
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Doerring (Shields), Barbara
Louis Smith
B: 1961-05-09
D: 2017-11-22
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Smith, Louis
Diane Longshore
B: 1941-09-01
D: 2017-11-22
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Longshore, Diane
Robert McGovern
B: 1941-06-01
D: 2017-11-21
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McGovern, Robert
Thomas Rutter
B: 1927-09-13
D: 2017-11-20
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Rutter, Thomas
Leanne Benson
B: 1950-05-17
D: 2017-11-19
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Benson, Leanne
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

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16394 Glory Lane
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: (952) 949-4970
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Joanne Schmidt
In Memory of
Joanne Mary Schmidt (Labens)
1931 -
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.