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Recent Obituaries

Flint Campbell 10/18/2017

Flint Campbell died on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at...

Wayne Nelson 10/17/2017

Wayne A. Nelson, age 84, of River Falls, WI, died on...

Mary Ann Christensen 10/07/2017

Mary Ann Christensen 10/07/2017

Mary Ann Christensen was born April 1, 1952, at Holy...

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Bakken Young at the Alzheimer’s Walk

Bakken Young at the Alzheimer’s Walk

Bakken-Young supports the Alzheimer’s Walk in New Richmond, September 16, 2017 Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on  participants of all ages and abilities to join

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Our Team is dedicated to serving you

Our purpose is to deliver a quality of service that is unmatched. Every funeral and memorial service is a tribute to a life well lived. We have assembled a staff that takes great pride in assisting families with planning and conducting the suitable funeral and/or memorial service needed.

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Grief & Healing

Do I Need a Grief Group or Something?

Do I Need a Grief Group or Something?

I used to think that after the death of a loved one, the best way to cope was to talk about it, cry a little, share memories, maybe laugh a little and just keep going through life. This may be my way of coping after a death, it is not everyone’s way, nor should it be.  As Chaplain providing grief support with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services, I have learned that each person has their own way and their own path, and though there may be similar characteristics, the resources and tools we use to help us through grief, can and will be unique for each of us, and we are all fairly resilient and will find a way to live with that death, moving forward in life.

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Living with the Death of a Parent

Living with the Death of a Parent

The death of a parent can hit us hard even as adult children. It doesn’t matter if you have been a caregiver or your parent lived alone and independently. When we lose our parents, for the most part, we lose the figures who had been the most influential in our lives. When parents die, their status in our lives might not be equal to that of an earlier period, however, they were such extraordinarily significant people in our lives (either positively or negatively), and as such, that makes their death special. The meaning of our relationship with our parents in our lives at the time of death determines the importance of this loss in our lives.

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Sudden Death vs Anticipated Death: Is One Worse?

Sudden Death vs Anticipated Death: Is One Worse?

As a hospital chaplain, I have held the sacred privilege of discussing end-of-life wishes with the dying.  A common response of the dying is that they would like to die quickly, peacefully, at home and in bed. While providing support to the bereaved, in sharing their experiences of death, they regularly discuss which is worse, sudden death or anticipated death?  In both experiences, sudden death and anticipated death, pain is experienced and the pain is significant. How we cope, is what makes the difference.

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