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Wallace Gerdes
B: 1937-07-30
D: 2018-01-18
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Gerdes, Wallace
Arlo Perdue
B: 1927-10-21
D: 2018-01-16
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Perdue, Arlo
Howard Labs
B: 1930-11-13
D: 2018-01-13
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Labs, Howard
Stanley Barnes
B: 1935-01-29
D: 2018-01-10
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Barnes, Stanley
James Hughes
B: 1936-03-19
D: 2018-01-10
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Hughes, James
Elaine Wagenaar
B: 1925-03-31
D: 2018-01-10
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Wagenaar, Elaine
Raymond Weibel
B: 1920-12-09
D: 2018-01-08
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Weibel, Raymond
Peggy Viers
B: 1960-11-03
D: 2018-01-08
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Viers, Peggy
Ruth Knight
B: 1925-09-03
D: 2018-01-08
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Knight, Ruth
Kenneth Harlow
B: 1937-04-01
D: 2018-01-07
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Harlow, Kenneth
Lori Nelson
B: 1963-07-16
D: 2018-01-06
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Nelson, Lori
Janith Schellen
B: 1935-06-08
D: 2018-01-01
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Schellen, Janith
Gerald Prochaska
B: 1940-04-19
D: 2017-12-31
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Prochaska, Gerald
Nancy Pruitt
B: 1948-08-22
D: 2017-12-30
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Pruitt, Nancy
Joann Warrick
B: 1932-07-20
D: 2017-12-30
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Warrick, Joann
Rachelle Vencil
B: 1964-02-21
D: 2017-12-30
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Vencil, Rachelle
Willa Sheffield
B: 1940-08-21
D: 2017-12-30
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Sheffield, Willa
Deborah Boganowski
B: 1970-03-31
D: 2017-12-29
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Boganowski, Deborah
Donald Eckerman
B: 1931-03-07
D: 2017-12-28
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Eckerman, Donald
William Harriger
B: 1934-09-26
D: 2017-12-26
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Harriger, William
Norman Jackman
B: 1955-06-23
D: 2017-12-24
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Jackman, Norman

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21901 W. Maple Rd
P.O. Box 67
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Phone: 402-289-2222
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Stanley Barnes Stanley Barnes Stanley Barnes
In Memory of
Stanley Charles Barnes (Longtime Member of IBEW #22)
1935 - 2018
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Reichmuth Funeral Home
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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.