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William Swift
B: 1970-03-06
D: 2018-12-02
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Swift, William
Joe Vela
B: 1974-08-10
D: 2018-11-26
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Vela, Joe
Evelyn Pagel
B: 1931-12-07
D: 2018-11-20
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Pagel, Evelyn
Beverly Wiedenhoeft
B: 1929-11-29
D: 2018-11-17
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Wiedenhoeft, Beverly
Belma Charo
B: 1952-09-23
D: 2018-11-16
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Charo, Belma
David Thiele
B: 1936-03-22
D: 2018-11-15
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Thiele, David
Jose Rodriguez
B: 1937-03-23
D: 2018-11-14
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Rodriguez, Jose
Diana Carpenter
B: 1960-02-24
D: 2018-10-23
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Carpenter, Diana
Sean Dutcher
B: 1980-05-19
D: 2018-10-18
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Dutcher, Sean
LeRoy Rady
B: 1934-03-13
D: 2018-10-17
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Rady, LeRoy
Joyce Atkinson
B: 1943-07-03
D: 2018-10-12
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Atkinson, Joyce
Nancy Revord
B: 1931-04-12
D: 2018-09-30
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Revord, Nancy
Wilbur Baldwin
B: 1941-04-04
D: 2018-09-23
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Baldwin, Wilbur
Otto Probst
B: 1919-11-22
D: 2018-09-17
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Probst, Otto
Carole Johnson
B: 1949-06-14
D: 2018-09-13
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Johnson, Carole
Kenneth Neal
B: 1947-02-28
D: 2018-09-04
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Neal, Kenneth
Isabel Rodriguez
B: 1952-11-07
D: 2018-08-12
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Rodriguez, Isabel
David Matson
B: 1957-03-22
D: 2018-08-05
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Matson, David
Catherine Cross
B: 1938-12-10
D: 2018-08-04
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Cross, Catherine
Antonina Gignac
B: 1922-08-11
D: 2018-08-04
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Gignac, Antonina
Allen Wojtan
B: 1951-05-11
D: 2018-07-30
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Wojtan, Allen

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118 S 2nd Street
DELAVAN, WI 53115
Phone: 262-728-2500
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Patricia Pankratz
In Memory of
Patricia Ann
Pankratz (Ehle)
1936 -
2018

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.