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Leslie Johnson
B: 1930-05-23
D: 2017-08-12
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Johnson, Leslie
Carol Huffman
B: 1957-01-29
D: 2017-08-10
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Huffman, Carol
Shirley Crowdis
B: 1937-03-02
D: 2017-08-09
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Crowdis, Shirley
Harriet Schroeder
B: 1939-02-10
D: 2017-08-02
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Schroeder, Harriet
Richard Dingey
B: 1947-11-05
D: 2017-07-26
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Dingey, Richard
Viola Castens
B: 1935-04-02
D: 2017-07-25
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Castens, Viola
Randall Huffman
B: 1959-09-24
D: 2017-07-22
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Huffman, Randall
Doris Popp
B: 1921-08-25
D: 2017-07-18
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Popp, Doris
Dorothy Francis
B: 1924-11-19
D: 2017-07-17
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Francis, Dorothy
Franklin Lunkwitz
B: 1933-06-10
D: 2017-07-17
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Lunkwitz, Franklin
Lowana Prochazka
D: 2017-07-16
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Prochazka, Lowana
Albin Mazanec
B: 1920-08-02
D: 2017-07-10
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Mazanec, Albin
Lyle Gillispie
B: 1930-04-10
D: 2017-07-04
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Gillispie, Lyle
Benjamin Crouse
B: 2003-04-10
D: 2017-07-04
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Crouse, Benjamin
Larry Farmer
B: 1940-05-26
D: 2017-07-02
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Farmer, Larry
Marlin Wahrman
B: 1954-06-04
D: 2017-06-29
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Wahrman, Marlin
Lores Roegiers
B: 1930-06-29
D: 2017-06-23
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Roegiers, Lores
Robert Nemeth
B: 1921-09-02
D: 2017-06-18
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Nemeth, Robert
Elaine Leitner
B: 1925-06-08
D: 2017-06-13
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Leitner, Elaine
Merlin Green
B: 1933-07-11
D: 2017-06-13
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Green, Merlin
Jacquelyn Goetz
B: 1953-10-28
D: 2017-06-12
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Goetz, Jacquelyn

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190 S. Franklin Ave.
P.O. Box 391
Colby, KS 67701
Phone: (785) 462-2331
Fax: (785) 462-6242
Rosetta Bremenkamp
In Memory of
Rosetta B Bremenkamp
1924 - 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.