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Francis Molloy
B: 1956-01-04
D: 2017-12-09
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Molloy, Francis
Doris Good
B: 1926-02-09
D: 2017-12-06
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Good, Doris
James Boeckle
B: 1937-03-01
D: 2017-12-04
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Boeckle, James
John Raffo
B: 1941-03-05
D: 2017-12-02
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Raffo, John
George Wiest
B: 1937-01-14
D: 2017-12-01
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Wiest, George
Barbara Stinsman
B: 1935-03-04
D: 2017-11-29
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Stinsman, Barbara
William Mackin
B: 1961-07-22
D: 2017-11-26
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Mackin, William
Thomas Hedenberg
B: 1944-09-09
D: 2017-11-26
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Hedenberg, Thomas
Robert Thompson
B: 1964-09-12
D: 2017-11-26
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Thompson, Robert
Margaret Hetz
B: 1916-04-25
D: 2017-11-23
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Hetz, Margaret
Thomas Taylor
B: 1947-10-20
D: 2017-11-22
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Taylor, Thomas
Jacklyn Rathof
B: 1993-04-08
D: 2017-11-22
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Rathof, Jacklyn
Patricia Gehring
B: 1939-10-06
D: 2017-11-21
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Gehring, Patricia
Carolyn Seddon
B: 1950-08-26
D: 2017-11-20
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Seddon, Carolyn
Donald Burke
B: 1951-03-10
D: 2017-11-17
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Burke, Donald
Elizabeth Morris
B: 1945-01-24
D: 2017-11-17
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Morris, Elizabeth
Margaret Roth
B: 1919-09-12
D: 2017-11-15
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Roth, Margaret
Michael Wojcik
B: 1955-11-22
D: 2017-11-12
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Wojcik, Michael
Josephine Puccio
B: 1923-02-14
D: 2017-11-11
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Puccio, Josephine
Carter Fox
B: 2017-03-21
D: 2017-11-10
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Fox, Carter
George Kern
B: 1922-02-24
D: 2017-11-09
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Kern, George

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  • 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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