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James Derouin
B: 1955-01-17
D: 2018-10-18
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Derouin, James
Marie Mathews
B: 1923-02-11
D: 2018-10-15
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Mathews, Marie
Edward Bieszke
B: 1928-07-31
D: 2018-10-11
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Bieszke, Edward
MaryLou Bradley
B: 1938-04-04
D: 2018-10-10
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Bradley, MaryLou
Dr. Peter Wickens
B: 1943-10-23
D: 2018-10-07
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Wickens, Dr. Peter
Carolyn Wehr
B: 1957-06-09
D: 2018-10-04
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Wehr, Carolyn
Nancy Maxson
B: 1962-08-20
D: 2018-10-04
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Maxson, Nancy
Richard Dauphinais
B: 1949-08-29
D: 2018-09-30
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Dauphinais, Richard
Klaus Menzel
B: 1937-08-04
D: 2018-09-27
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Menzel, Klaus
Lois Horn
B: 1944-04-06
D: 2018-09-26
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Horn, Lois
Shirley DeLaere
B: 1943-11-14
D: 2018-09-24
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DeLaere, Shirley
Eliana Fanelli
B: 1931-06-07
D: 2018-09-24
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Fanelli, Eliana
Randy Seefurth
B: 1941-09-18
D: 2018-09-24
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Seefurth, Randy
Hugh Kolman
B: 1932-04-01
D: 2018-09-22
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Kolman, Hugh
Paul Amoroso
B: 1959-01-27
D: 2018-09-19
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Amoroso, Paul
Elvira DeBruce
B: 1926-09-26
D: 2018-09-18
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DeBruce, Elvira
Bryan Wrosch
B: 1946-11-22
D: 2018-09-18
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Wrosch, Bryan
Helen Frydrych
B: 1937-12-22
D: 2018-09-15
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Frydrych, Helen
Eugene Dubey
B: 1924-08-14
D: 2018-09-13
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Dubey, Eugene
Terry Haun
B: 1950-01-10
D: 2018-09-06
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Haun, Terry
Stephan Francis
B: 1960-11-22
D: 2018-09-06
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Francis, Stephan

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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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