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Recent Obituaries

Gloma Hamernick 10/18/2018

Gloma Hamernick, age 83 of New Richmond, WI died...

Arvella Ellingstad 10/17/2018

Arvella Mae Ellingstad, age 100, died on Wednesday...

Jeanenne Rylander 10/11/2018

Jeanenne Rylander of New Richmond died Thursday, October...

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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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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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Telling a Child that Someone has Died

Telling a Child that Someone has Died

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar What do you tell a child after their mother or father, or a sibling has died?  Families struggle with thoughts such as: I’m not sure what to say, I don’t want to cause more pain,  I want to protect them from this pain so let’s spare them the rituals and such

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