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Recent Obituaries

Hubertina Soderberg 01/16/2017

Hubertina Soderberg, age 86 of New Richmond, WI, died on...

Beverly Finstad 01/14/2016

Beverly Finstad 01/14/2016

Beverly Ann (Lund) Finstad, age 88, of River Falls...

Kenneth Martin 01/11/2017

Kenneth D. Martin age 82 a longtime resident of River...

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5 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

5 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

As 2017 begins, we all have plans, goals and resolutions we are determined to stick to this year. While the idea of planning your own funeral may not have been the top of your list for this year, there are many reasons why it’s not only practical, but also valuable to you and your family. We are sure that whatever age you are, this goal can be achieved this year and you will feel all the better for it. Here are five reasons why you should plan your own funeral now.

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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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Honoring Life

More and more people are realizing the advantages of planning ahead.
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Grief & Healing

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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Summer Time, Family Time, Grieving Time

Summer Time, Family Time, Grieving Time

Summertime offers the opportunity to rest, relax, gather with family and have fun.  The days are long, with sunlight warming the earth and our hearts.   Enjoying the outdoors is the gift that summer gives, bringing with it many outdoor rituals that we experience year after year.   Summertime can also be painful when you are grieving.    How do you enjoy the activities of summer when your heart is broken?

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