Obituaries

David Stahl
B: 1957-01-18
D: 2017-02-26
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Stahl, David
Gregg Baker
B: 1972-12-20
D: 2017-02-25
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Baker, Gregg
Derek Kaffer
B: 1976-08-01
D: 2017-02-23
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Kaffer, Derek
Meredith Medley
B: 1977-10-21
D: 2017-02-20
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Medley, Meredith
Jeffrey Kemper
B: 1963-03-02
D: 2017-02-19
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Kemper, Jeffrey
Klinten Voss
B: 1969-06-21
D: 2017-02-19
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Voss, Klinten
Marie Sugranes
B: 1921-09-04
D: 2017-02-17
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Sugranes, Marie
Yvonne Norris
B: 1942-05-24
D: 2017-02-16
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Norris, Yvonne
Dorothy Agles
B: 1928-01-02
D: 2017-02-15
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Agles, Dorothy
Sharon Lewis
B: 1942-12-26
D: 2017-02-15
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Lewis, Sharon
Dorothy Agles
B: 1928-01-02
D: 2017-02-15
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Agles, Dorothy
Charles Chapman
B: 1932-06-06
D: 2017-02-15
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Chapman, Charles
Patricia Schultz
B: 1938-02-24
D: 2017-02-13
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Schultz, Patricia
Daniel Morgan
B: 1957-05-12
D: 2017-02-13
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Morgan, Daniel
Elizabeth Magnetti-Walls
B: 1953-07-11
D: 2017-02-11
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Magnetti-Walls, Elizabeth
Melvina DeSherlia
B: 1945-03-25
D: 2017-02-06
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DeSherlia, Melvina
Dale Langenwalter
B: 1933-11-16
D: 2017-01-29
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Langenwalter, Dale
Perry Radford
B: 1939-02-16
D: 2017-01-22
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Radford, Perry
Charles Romanik
B: 1947-03-25
D: 2017-01-22
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Romanik, Charles
Pamela Kloepping
B: 1952-01-20
D: 2017-01-19
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Kloepping, Pamela
John Power
B: 1947-08-20
D: 2017-01-19
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Power, John

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Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

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A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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