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Glen H. Andersen 03/24/2017

Glen H. Andersen 03/24/2017

Glen Howard Andersen, age 93, formerly of South St...

Ronald Wittstock 03/11/2017

Ronald Wittstock, age 72 of Osceola, WI and Apache...

Robert Neerland 03/12/2017

Robert Neerland 03/12/2017

Robert Hans Neerland, age 98 of New Richmond, WI and...

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When a Child Suffers Death and Grief

When a Child Suffers Death and Grief

When a Child Suffers Death, What Should You Say, What Do You Do? Children grieve too.  Yet too often we try to protect bereaved children from the pain of death and loss by not including them, struggling with what to say, trying to lessen the pain of death with phrases like, “grandma is sleeping” or “your father has gone on a long trip,” and struggling with how to best help them.  “What a teacher once said to me,” explains Dr. Shelley Gilbert “is if a child’s old enough to ask, they’re old enough to hear the answers.”

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When a Child Suffers Death and Grief

When a Child Suffers Death and Grief

When a Child Suffers Death, What Should You Say, What Do You Do? Children grieve too.  Yet too often we try to protect bereaved children from the pain of death and loss by not including them, struggling with what to say, trying to lessen the pain of death with phrases like, “grandma is sleeping” or “your father has gone on a long trip,” and struggling with how to best help them.  “What a teacher once said to me,” explains Dr. Shelley Gilbert “is if a child’s old enough to ask, they’re old enough to hear the answers.”

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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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