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Recent Obituaries

Ruth Hansen 02/22/2017

Ruth Hansen 02/22/2017

Ruth Thelma Hansen (nee Dolan), age 96 of Isanti, MN and...

James Route 02/21/2017

James Route 02/21/2017

James A Route, 82, of New Richmond, Wisconsin, passed...

Roger Hines 02/21/2017

Roger Hines age 63 of River Falls died unexpectedly on...

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Financing Your Own Funeral: The Benefits

Financing Your Own Funeral: The Benefits

Did you know that the average cost of a funeral is $6,500, according to the National Funeral Directors Association? That average doesn’t even include additional costs such as cemetery fees, flowers, obituary notices, and limousines. These unplanned costs can quickly boost the price to well over $10,000. The big question is, are you prepared for

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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

Hearts Together, Forever…

Hearts Together, Forever…

By Chaplain Julia Rajtar, BCC, MAPS This month offers us an opportunity to celebrate love. As children in school, we shared valentine cards with classmates. Years later we shared a special dinner, a box of chocolates, exchanged a card, given flowers, sent a text with a special emoji on it or snap-chatted with someone special.

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Preparing for the Holidays

Preparing for the Holidays

Holidays can be difficult times after the death of a loved one.   Holidays bring fresh memories, re-experiencing the pain of grief all over again.   If the death is recent, you may even feel numb this year, while next year the grief will be fresh all over again.  Plan ahead, accept your limitations, communicate and allow for a little grace.

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Surviving Suicide

Surviving Suicide

Someone you love completed suicide, a son, daughter, parent, friend.   After they are gone, we try to keep moving forward, yet each step is complicated.   The impact of suicide can intensify survivor’s feelings of blame and guilt.  Survivors have an intense need to understand the why of suicide and the implications for themselves and their families.  Feelings of anger and blame are often directed toward the person who died by suicide.  Feelings of guilt are carried by survivors who often feel, “I should have…   Suicide that is witnessed by family or friends adds to the trauma of the loss.

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