Obituaries

Jean Nyquist
B: 1924-12-29
D: 2016-02-04
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Nyquist, Jean
Dayne Sather
B: 1929-08-24
D: 2016-01-25
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Sather, Dayne
John Mattison
B: 1926-01-08
D: 2016-01-24
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Mattison, John
Nancy Wallen
B: 1953-01-04
D: 2016-01-22
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Wallen, Nancy
Annette Hansen
B: 1959-08-20
D: 2016-01-16
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Hansen, Annette
Alice Arndt
B: 1929-09-09
D: 2016-01-13
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Arndt, Alice
Raniyah Dudley
B: 2011-08-09
D: 2016-01-10
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Dudley, Raniyah
Robert Pederson
B: 1952-08-10
D: 2016-01-05
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Pederson, Robert
James Walker
B: 1924-12-10
D: 2016-01-03
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Walker, James
Dolores Welle
B: 1928-10-28
D: 2016-01-03
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Welle, Dolores
Joyce Finckbone
B: 1937-09-15
D: 2015-12-31
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Finckbone, Joyce
Herbert South
B: 1949-09-08
D: 2015-12-25
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South, Herbert
Erick Wigand
B: 1966-10-05
D: 2015-12-23
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Wigand, Erick
Pernelia Chastek Waltermann
B: 1931-01-25
D: 2015-12-18
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Chastek Waltermann, Pernelia
Steve Gagnon
B: 1957-11-20
D: 2015-12-14
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Gagnon, Steve
Douglas Aldrich
B: 1939-12-07
D: 2015-12-13
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Aldrich, Douglas
David Fankhanel
B: 1939-02-22
D: 2015-12-12
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Fankhanel, David
Peggy Mathews
B: 1913-07-07
D: 2015-12-12
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Mathews, Peggy
Lynda Whorley
B: 1951-09-23
D: 2015-12-01
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Whorley, Lynda
Dale Stebe
B: 1936-08-30
D: 2015-11-30
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Stebe, Dale
Dawn Kern
B: 1959-09-08
D: 2015-11-29
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Kern, Dawn

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Phone: (218) 751-3159

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Accepting a Loss

For each of us - rich or poor, young or old - there are times in our lives when we must face and deal with personal losses and the pain and sorrow they cause. Examples that come easily to mind are the death of a parent, spouse, child, or other close family member or friend. Many other events and transitions also bring with them sadness and a need to grieve:

  • Being told you have a serious, possibly terminal illness.
  • Having to give up interests and activities that have been a major part of your life.
  • Seeing serious decline in mental or physical health of someone you love.
  • Retiring from a work career or voluntary activity that has helped shape who you are and what you stand for.
  • Losing a significant part of your independence and mobility; even giving up driving a car can be a significant loss for many people.
  • Moving out of your home.
  • Saying goodbye to a favorite pet.
     

Losses such as these are simply part of living. Like their counterparts among the joyful occasions in our lifetime - the birth of a child or grandchild, a celebration of marriage, an enduring friendship - they are part of what it means to share in the human experience. And the emotions they create in us are part of living, as well.

3330 Irvine Avenue NW | BEMIDJI, MN 56601 | Phone: (218) 751-3159 | Fax: 218-444-6160 | Email: osfh@paulbunyan.net