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Kevin Tritz
B: 1949-03-07
D: 2020-08-08
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Tritz, Kevin
Gary Kluckman
B: 1958-10-23
D: 2020-08-05
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Kluckman, Gary
Gerald Corcoran
B: 1930-01-20
D: 2020-08-05
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Corcoran, Gerald
Sharon Crow
B: 1961-01-15
D: 2020-08-04
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Crow, Sharon
Eileen McGinn
B: 1928-08-21
D: 2020-07-29
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McGinn, Eileen
Gene Tews
B: 1940-06-24
D: 2020-07-26
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Tews, Gene
Verland Bedford
B: 1930-09-04
D: 2020-07-22
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Bedford, Verland
Christopher Erickson
B: 1957-02-07
D: 2020-07-20
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Erickson, Christopher
Rosanne L'Allier
B: 1936-01-31
D: 2020-07-13
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L'Allier, Rosanne
Donald Knauer
B: 1924-12-24
D: 2020-07-08
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Knauer, Donald
William Fulcher
B: 1940-07-02
D: 2020-07-08
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Fulcher, William
Julia Simenson-Smith
B: 1968-06-14
D: 2020-07-06
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Simenson-Smith, Julia
Judith Wilcock
B: 1937-04-03
D: 2020-07-01
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Wilcock, Judith
Geneieve Kohman
B: 1931-04-18
D: 2020-06-28
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Kohman, Geneieve
Jayne Paasch
B: 1944-07-05
D: 2020-06-25
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Paasch, Jayne
Donna Windsor
B: 1924-03-27
D: 2020-06-24
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Windsor, Donna
Linda Bean
B: 1947-12-01
D: 2020-06-22
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Bean, Linda
Louise Kowal
B: 1943-06-06
D: 2020-06-21
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Kowal, Louise
Patrick McCarthy
B: 1955-08-31
D: 2020-06-17
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McCarthy, Patrick
Douglas Wall
B: 1940-02-21
D: 2020-06-17
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Wall, Douglas
Alan Sothman
B: 1941-09-21
D: 2020-06-16
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Sothman, Alan

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16394 Glory Lane
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: (952) 949-4970
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Dolores Moynihan Dolores Moynihan
In Memory of
Dolores Frances
Moynihan (Pelgan)
1924 -
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.