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Recent Obituaries

Robyn Metzger 12/13/2018

Robyn Metzger died on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the...

Dennis Garin 12/11/2018

Dennis Garin 12/11/2018

Dennis Edward Garin, age 73 of River Falls, WI, passed...

Corinne Nelson 12/08/2018

Corinne Nelson, age 89, died on Saturday, December 8...

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The Basics of Writing a Eulogy

The Basics of Writing a Eulogy

When it comes to summarizing the life a loved one in a eulogy, the thought can be overwhelming. It can be daunting to even find out the basics of writing a eulogy. While we can’t help you with the actual delivery of your loved one’s eulogy, we will help you with the basic items that

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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

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Grief & Healing

Myths about Grief

Myths about Grief

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   How do I know I’m grieving right? How do I know I’m getting better? When should I seek additional help? These are great questions! There is no “one size fits all” answer to these questions. Well-intentioned friends and family try to give us the answers, based upon their

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I Just Can’t Take One More Death!!!!!

I Just Can’t Take One More Death!!!!!

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   I called a friend whose wife died this summer, and as we were talking he surprised me by saying, “my dad died only a month after Sally, and my mom, three weeks after my dad.”  By the time he finished his sentence, I think I had dropped the

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Ways to Remember and Honor

Ways to Remember and Honor

By Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC A woman’s mother recently died, and she was asking for some ideas on ways to remember and honor her mother, on her birthday.   We discussed her mother, who she was, and what she valued.   Based upon the daughter’s description of her mother, we developed a few ideas, one idea

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