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Marvin Heinbuch 04/17/2019

Marvin Heinbuch, age 83, of New Richmond died Wednesday...

Huber Wheeler 04/15/2019

Huber Wheeler of River Falls died Monday, April 15, 2019...

Richard Ripple 04/10/2019

Richard Ripple, 84 passed away peacefully on April 10 at...

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Quick Guide to Saying Thank You After Your Loss

Quick Guide to Saying Thank You After Your Loss

For many, the etiquette of sending thank you cards has been lost. When you’re mourning the loss of a loved one, getting these trivial things done can seem like a burden. Whether you choose to send thank you cards out within the first few weeks or not, here are some simple guidelines to help you

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Grief & Healing

To Share or Not to Share: Do parents express their grief with their younger children?

To Share or Not to Share: Do parents express their grief with their younger children?

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   “I need to be tough for my kids. They don’t need to see me cry,” one parent said to me about their 3 and 7-year-old children. As we began exploring this statement, it became evident that the parent didn’t want her young children to worry about her if

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Avoiding the Question: “How Are You?”

Avoiding the Question: “How Are You?”

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC A woman, living in a smaller rural community, was grocery shopping. Her husband had died only 2 weeks prior. As she was shopping, people would stop and ask her, “How are you?” Her grief so new and raw, she responded with that look that went from I’m doing ok

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Don’t Take My Grief Away from Me

Don’t Take My Grief Away from Me

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, M.A.P.S., BCC My best friend recently moved away. We have been friends since high school and have shared a lot through the years. She became one of my mother’s “adopted” daughters years ago and one of the family. Her own daughter once shared that she always thought we were family and

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