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David Melser 10/19/2020

David Melser 10/19/2020

David Scott Melser, age 53 of River Falls, WI, died on...

John Cremeans 10/17/2020

John Cremeans, age 84 of New Richmond, died Saturday...

Donna Arne 10/11/2020

Donna Arne 10/11/2020

Donna Jean Arne, age 86, of River Falls passed away on...

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Virginia Hilden 10/05/2020

Virginia Faye Hilden, age 80, died peacefully in hospice care in Hastings, Minnesota on Monday, October 5th, 2020. She was born the daughter of Peter and Edna Anderson on September 20, 1940 in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota graduating from Pelican Rapids, MN. Virginia received her licensed practical nursing degree. In her later years, she worked for

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Glen Wiese 09/20/2020

Glen Wiese, age 90, of River Falls, WI, peacefully passed away on Sunday September 20, 2020 at Kinnic Health & Rehab in River Falls, WI. Glen was born in Ellsworth, MN on October 27, 1929 to Thorwald and Hattie (Langfeldt) Wiese. He began his education in a rural one room schoolhouse but finished his secondary

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Dean Winberg 08/24/2020

Dean Alan Winberg, age 81, of River Falls formerly of Pepin, WI passed away peacefully on Monday, August 24, 2020 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN.  He was born on February 19, 1939 in Plum City, WI the son to Grant and Verona (Anderson) Winberg.  Dean was raised in Lund, WI an attended grade school

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Evelyn Roen 05/09/2020

Evelyn (Evie) Roen passed away peacefully two days before her 92nd birthday on May 9, 2020 at the Kinnic Health & Rehab in River Falls, WI. She was born on May 11th, 1928 to Max and Matilda Kiefer in El Paso, Wisconsin, was baptized and confirmed and married at St. Paul’s UCC in Ellsworth, WI,

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Teresa Betterley 04/12/2020

Teresa Mary (Grassy) Betterley August 18, 1947 – April 12, 2020 Terry at the age of 72 Passed away Peacefully Sunday morning April 12, 2020 at Deerfield Gables, New Richmond, WI where she has resided for many years, living with the daily battle of Parkinson’s now she at peace with her heavenly father. Terry lived

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David Melser 10/19/2020

David Scott Melser, age 53 of River Falls, WI, died on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, MN. David was born the son of Frank and Beverly (Brookshaw) Melser. He grew up in River Falls graduating from River Falls High School with the class of 1986. Dave spent most of his

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Helen Cox 10/10/2020

Helen L. Cox, 91 Helen Louise (Sohn) Cox, a longtime resident of New Richmond, passed away due to dementia-related complications on October 10, 2020 in Hopkins, Minnesota at the age of 91. Helen was born on July 7, 1929 to Rev. Otto and Johanna (Reiher) Sohn in Niles, Michigan, and graduated from Flint (MI) Central

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Celebrating birthdays is a common custom for the majority of us. Blowing out candles, giving gifts and putting up decorations. It is nice to be celebrated. It is fulfilling to know that loved ones are recognizing your life up until this point and wishing you “many more”.  What if you there aren’t many more to

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Preparing for a Significant Family Holiday Without You…

Preparing for a Significant Family Holiday Without You…

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC After a loved one dies, we can find ourselves feeling overwhelmed by the notion of preparing for a major holiday without them.  There are multiple secondary losses we feel because that person isn’t here to help us purchase a tree, put up lights or decorations, bake, get the family

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Reimagining Life After the Death of an Intimate Partner

Reimagining Life After the Death of an Intimate Partner

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   I cannot imagine anything more difficult than going through the rest of life alone. Finding love again after the death of an intimate partner, can be an exciting experience for those who are ready.  For others however, this transition can raise all kinds of questions around trust, intimacy,

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Mindfulness and Self-Care for Stressful Times

Mindfulness and Self-Care for Stressful Times

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC   Who needs this mindfulness stuff?  It’s just a slang word for something I’m already doing in my life anyways, isn’t it?   I used to feel that way.  As a person of faith, I believe I already practice mindfulness and meditation in a way.  That may be true, yet

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