Obituaries

Marcia Mesman
B: 1942-12-28
D: 2017-11-17
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Mesman, Marcia
Darrell Kuipers
B: 1954-01-13
D: 2017-11-08
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Kuipers, Darrell
Janet DeJong
B: 1917-10-27
D: 2017-11-07
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DeJong, Janet
Wesley Hoekman
B: 1943-01-14
D: 2017-11-03
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Hoekman, Wesley
Alfred Gabrielson
B: 1920-04-08
D: 2017-10-30
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Gabrielson, Alfred
Florence Westra
B: 1930-04-01
D: 2017-10-28
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Westra, Florence
Helen Boyd
B: 1955-04-07
D: 2017-10-25
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Boyd, Helen
Anna VanderPol
B: 1922-04-24
D: 2017-10-22
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VanderPol, Anna
Dolores Kalda
B: 1926-04-24
D: 2017-10-16
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Kalda, Dolores
Judith DeJong
B: 1937-03-17
D: 2017-10-09
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DeJong, Judith
Dale Vanden Bos
B: 1953-06-15
D: 2017-10-07
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Vanden Bos, Dale
Mary Ellen Cox
B: 1922-07-16
D: 2017-10-06
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Cox, Mary Ellen
Vera Nelson
B: 1927-01-24
D: 2017-10-04
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Nelson, Vera
Jeanne Landers
B: 1930-07-29
D: 2017-10-02
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Landers, Jeanne
Leonard McGregor
B: 1935-08-26
D: 2017-10-01
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McGregor, Leonard
LaVern Leftwich
B: 1936-03-19
D: 2017-09-23
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Leftwich, LaVern
Donna Hoing
B: 1939-05-23
D: 2017-09-18
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Hoing, Donna
Kali Dilsaver
B: 2015-03-19
D: 2017-09-09
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Dilsaver, Kali
Marvin Hoffer
B: 1930-03-09
D: 2017-08-28
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Hoffer, Marvin
George Shea
B: 1947-11-10
D: 2017-08-27
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Shea, George
Helen Van Zee
B: 1942-09-29
D: 2017-08-14
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Van Zee, Helen

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Grief Counseling
People can get lost in their grief. When bereavement is especially difficult, it can help to arrange for grief counseling. We invite you to read this page if you're looking for extra support in grieving, or need our professional recommendation for local grief counselors.
Dealing with Death
If you avoid dealing with death, you may become more vulnerable and unable to grieve. We offer support in accepting loss and preparing for death.
Dealing with Grief
This page features links to each of the articles in the grief library and provides access to our year-long series of email grief support messages.
Grieving with Purpose
Explore the concept of grief work. This article reviews the four tasks involved and highlights the six self-care and bereavement signposts in your bereavement journey.
Ending Denial and Finding Acceptance
Acceptance puts an end to denial by releasing disbelief. In doing so, you can fully include the death of a loved one into your life and find peace-of-mind.
For Friends of the Bereaved
Have you chosen to help someone who is grieving the death of a loved one? If so, this article was written for you. It offers insights and provides suggestions on how best to support them during this time.
When Grief Doesn't Ease
This article takes a closer look at what's considered normal grieving compared to more complicated grief. We can look for signals to see if our grief may be going off track.
When Grief is Unacknowledged
There are many situations when our grief is not understood by those around us and can compromise our well-being. This article provides readers with four ways to reclaim our rights to grieve and find support.