Obituaries

Edward Zembrycki
B: 1939-12-19
D: 2018-10-08
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Zembrycki, Edward
Maurice Johnson
B: 1931-04-15
D: 2018-10-08
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Johnson, Maurice
John LaLuzerne
B: 1966-04-17
D: 2018-10-07
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LaLuzerne, John
Frank Kohman
B: 1925-11-12
D: 2018-10-03
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Kohman, Frank
Scott McKenzie
B: 1950-04-25
D: 2018-10-02
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McKenzie, Scott
Steven Schultz
B: 1960-03-09
D: 2018-09-27
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Schultz, Steven
Jeff Pokonosky
B: 1964-05-10
D: 2018-09-25
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Pokonosky, Jeff
Norman Skaret
B: 1932-11-02
D: 2018-09-17
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Skaret, Norman
Daniel Bryant
B: 1932-04-20
D: 2018-09-17
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Bryant, Daniel
Erick Barbieri-Astorga
B: 1978-05-12
D: 2018-09-16
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Barbieri-Astorga, Erick
Lucille Kutz
B: 1929-10-06
D: 2018-09-14
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Kutz, Lucille
Olivia Anderson
B: 1918-07-10
D: 2018-09-13
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Anderson, Olivia
Dorothy Olson
B: 1921-05-05
D: 2018-09-12
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Olson, Dorothy
William Parker
B: 1925-09-15
D: 2018-09-10
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Parker, William
Margaret Uhlenkamp
B: 1916-05-11
D: 2018-09-09
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Uhlenkamp, Margaret
Wallace Krueger
B: 1928-09-07
D: 2018-09-07
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Krueger, Wallace
Robert Peterson
B: 1927-05-21
D: 2018-09-06
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Peterson, Robert
Donald Wigand
B: 1968-03-23
D: 2018-09-02
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Wigand, Donald
Henry Pauly
B: 1925-04-30
D: 2018-08-28
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Pauly, Henry
Bernard Benz
B: 1933-05-29
D: 2018-08-25
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Benz, Bernard
Harold Schutrop
B: 1941-07-17
D: 2018-08-25
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Schutrop, Harold

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16394 Glory Lane
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: (952) 949-4970
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Jennifer Chezik
In Memory of
Jennifer Jill
Chezik (Wheeler)
1977 -
2017

Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

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.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

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.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.