Obituaries

Douglas Jepson
B: 1957-08-18
D: 2019-09-14
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Jepson, Douglas
Eugene Reich
B: 1924-10-21
D: 2019-09-12
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Reich, Eugene
Karen Chapman
B: 1943-09-19
D: 2019-09-09
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Chapman, Karen
Ronald Sundberg
B: 1926-07-21
D: 2019-09-08
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Sundberg, Ronald
Gerry Yumul
B: 1970-07-16
D: 2019-09-02
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Yumul, Gerry
David Boorsma
B: 1936-08-12
D: 2019-08-31
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Boorsma, David
Douglas Bushard
B: 1954-02-03
D: 2019-08-31
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Bushard, Douglas
Marilyn Grill
B: 1952-10-18
D: 2019-08-27
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Grill, Marilyn
Bruce Krumm
B: 1956-08-04
D: 2019-08-26
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Krumm, Bruce
Joan Hardy
B: 1934-04-12
D: 2019-08-26
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Hardy, Joan
Carolyn Fink
B: 1936-06-23
D: 2019-08-21
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Fink, Carolyn
Muriel Lindberg
B: 1927-02-21
D: 2019-08-19
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Lindberg, Muriel
Genevieve Gibson
B: 1922-08-28
D: 2019-08-19
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Gibson, Genevieve
Nicole Foyt
B: 1991-10-08
D: 2019-08-14
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Foyt, Nicole
Molly Henning
B: 1956-09-07
D: 2019-08-09
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Henning, Molly
Nancy Mitchell
B: 1926-10-24
D: 2019-08-09
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Mitchell, Nancy
Clifford Woida
B: 1932-09-07
D: 2019-08-08
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Woida, Clifford
Grace Byers
B: 1935-10-24
D: 2019-08-07
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Byers, Grace
William Dolder
B: 1942-10-26
D: 2019-08-01
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Dolder, William
Bernard Leach
B: 1929-03-02
D: 2019-07-31
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Leach, Bernard
James Budd
B: 1933-02-13
D: 2019-07-29
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Budd, James

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16394 Glory Lane
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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James Van Guilder
In Memory of
James Herbert "Jim"
Van Guilder
1936 -
2018

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.