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Edward Farrington
B: 1927-01-22
D: 2018-12-09
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Farrington, Edward
LeRoy Altwine
B: 1938-11-23
D: 2018-12-08
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Altwine, LeRoy
Jerry Lind
B: 1937-02-02
D: 2018-12-08
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Lind, Jerry
Travis Mumma
B: 1993-09-29
D: 2018-12-07
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Mumma, Travis
Bonnie Harper
B: 1938-02-08
D: 2018-12-04
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Harper, Bonnie
Conrad Kufeld
B: 1935-02-20
D: 2018-12-04
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Kufeld, Conrad
Vernon Locke
D: 2018-12-04
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Locke, Vernon
Donna Bangert
B: 1941-09-11
D: 2018-12-04
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Bangert, Donna
Michael Smith
B: 1957-01-15
D: 2018-12-04
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Smith, Michael
Odelta Thomsen
B: 1936-02-24
D: 2018-12-03
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Thomsen, Odelta
Eileen Davey
B: 1925-10-01
D: 2018-12-03
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Davey, Eileen
Leslie Mattern
B: 1948-10-10
D: 2018-11-28
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Mattern, Leslie
Frances Calton
B: 1932-08-08
D: 2018-11-28
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Calton, Frances
Agnes Kovach
B: 1941-11-28
D: 2018-11-25
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Kovach, Agnes
Leslie Gonzales
B: 1962-08-09
D: 2018-11-24
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Gonzales, Leslie
Henry Keiper
B: 1927-03-03
D: 2018-11-22
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Keiper, Henry
Evaine Hamilton
B: 1958-05-25
D: 2018-11-21
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Hamilton, Evaine
Edwin Wegner
B: 1942-03-24
D: 2018-11-20
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Wegner, Edwin
Andrew Black
B: 1939-09-22
D: 2018-11-18
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Black, Andrew
Miracle Lavenger
B: 1998-03-01
D: 2018-11-17
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Lavenger, Miracle
Beverly Jensen
B: 1939-03-05
D: 2018-11-16
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Jensen, Beverly

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  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
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  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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