Obituaries

Barbara Theisen
B: 1925-11-04
D: 2018-11-11
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Theisen, Barbara
Jack Krahl
B: 1940-11-09
D: 2018-11-08
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Krahl, Jack
Helen Cochran
B: 1923-06-03
D: 2018-11-07
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Cochran, Helen
Jean Seamans
B: 1924-05-09
D: 2018-11-07
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Seamans, Jean
Timothy Davis
B: 1952-08-14
D: 2018-11-06
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Davis, Timothy
Mary Richter
B: 1992-05-22
D: 2018-11-04
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Richter, Mary
William Brown
B: 1938-06-29
D: 2018-11-04
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Brown, William
William Binger
B: 1935-12-16
D: 2018-11-01
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Binger, William
William Olson
B: 1946-10-02
D: 2018-10-23
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Olson, William
Mary Ann Wallin
B: 1930-03-21
D: 2018-10-22
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Wallin, Mary Ann
Timothy Brenden
B: 1961-03-02
D: 2018-10-21
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Brenden, Timothy
Dr. Laurie Flanders
B: 1943-07-09
D: 2018-10-20
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Flanders, Dr. Laurie
Everett Goulet
B: 1928-01-06
D: 2018-10-17
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Goulet, Everett
JoAnn Foss
B: 1937-11-05
D: 2018-10-17
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Foss, JoAnn
Raymond Neaman
B: 1929-02-13
D: 2018-10-15
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Neaman, Raymond
Di Chen
B: 1929-03-15
D: 2018-10-14
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Chen, Di
Edward Zembrycki
B: 1939-12-19
D: 2018-10-08
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Zembrycki, Edward
Maurice Johnson
B: 1931-04-15
D: 2018-10-08
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Johnson, Maurice
John LaLuzerne
B: 1966-04-17
D: 2018-10-07
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LaLuzerne, John
Frank Kohman
B: 1925-11-12
D: 2018-10-03
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Kohman, Frank
Scott McKenzie
B: 1950-04-25
D: 2018-10-02
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McKenzie, Scott

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Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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Lorraine Breen
In Memory of
Lorraine Marie
Breen (Nutting)
1922 -
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.