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Recent Obituaries

Fern Johnson-Schmidt 08/12/2019

Fern Johnson-Schmidt 08/12/2019

Fern Doreen Johnson-Schmidt, age 88 of Star Prairie...

Margaret Gross 08/12/2019

Margaret Gross 08/12/2019

Margaret Gross, age 81 died Monday, August 12, 2019 at...

Yvonne Brotzler 08/12/2019

Yvonne Brotzler 08/12/2019

Yvonne Lucille Brotzler, age 82 of New Richmond, died...

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What NOT to Say to a Grieving Person

What NOT to Say to a Grieving Person

Remember that kid at school who was gone for two weeks. The rumor was that his mother passed away from cancer. Or the co-worker whose young child passed away quietly in their sleep.  Maybe it is your spouse who lost one of their parents. At some time or another we will all be in relationship

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Grief & Healing

Tasks of Mourning

Tasks of Mourning

by Julia Rajtar, M.A.P.S., BCC A grief group participant was lamenting the death of her mother, nearly four years after her death.  The participant said she is living with the grief, carries it with daily, and is able to blend that death into her current life moving.  In preparing for a holiday, family began sharing

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Grief Camps

Grief Camps

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   Years ago, I attended a volleyball camp.   I remember how much I wanted to attend, because I wanted to learn skills to become a better player, having learned all I could from others around me.  I will never forget camp, the skills learned, or the friendships made.  I

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Be Kind to Me, My Mom Just Died

Be Kind to Me, My Mom Just Died

By Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC Sometimes I think I need to wear a t-shirt that says, Be Kind to me, my mom just died. It seems that as I walk around, unable to focus, my heart broken from sorrow and sadness, life all around me goes on as if nothing is different. That might

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