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Jason St. Clair
B: 1983-01-03
D: 2019-03-24
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St. Clair , Jason
Keith Shallcross
B: 1952-12-23
D: 2019-03-23
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Shallcross, Keith
Edith Mervin
B: 1928-02-27
D: 2019-03-20
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Mervin, Edith
Joie Giese
B: 1983-02-12
D: 2019-03-15
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Giese, Joie
Ronlyn Bauer
B: 1949-08-28
D: 2019-03-11
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Bauer, Ronlyn
Helen Wilson
B: 1921-11-21
D: 2019-03-03
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Wilson, Helen
Grutrude Grice
B: 1931-08-31
D: 2019-02-28
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Grice, Grutrude
William Zanton
B: 1936-04-24
D: 2019-02-27
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Zanton, William
William Zanton
B: 1936-04-24
D: 2019-02-27
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Zanton, William
Arturo Gomez
B: 1989-01-31
D: 2019-02-24
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Gomez, Arturo
Robert Schoenbeck
B: 1925-09-14
D: 2019-02-21
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Schoenbeck, Robert
William McBride
B: 1946-06-30
D: 2019-02-21
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McBride, William
Carol Kasten
B: 1933-05-16
D: 2019-02-01
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Kasten, Carol
Lila Holze
B: 1942-10-25
D: 2019-02-01
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Holze, Lila
David Ames
B: 1950-10-07
D: 2019-01-31
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Ames, David
John Terpstra
B: 1943-05-30
D: 2019-01-23
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Terpstra, John
Christine McDannell
B: 1948-06-01
D: 2019-01-08
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McDannell, Christine
Clarisa Vollmar
B: 2015-06-30
D: 2019-01-01
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Vollmar, Clarisa
Joan Kaye
B: 1936-05-21
D: 2018-12-27
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Kaye, Joan
Wilhelm Hauer
B: 1923-03-23
D: 2018-12-13
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Hauer, Wilhelm
William Swift
B: 1970-03-06
D: 2018-12-02
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Swift, William

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118 S 2nd Street
DELAVAN, WI 53115
Phone: 262-728-2500
Fax: 262-728-2626
Catherine Cross
In Memory of
Catherine A. "Kay"
Cross (McSweeney)
1938 -
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.