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If you wish to view an obituary not posted or if you have other questions, please give us a call 715.830.5470, or send a us an email.

Eau Claire Community Outreach Events

Grief Support Circle
Grief Circle
Sponsored by Newman Parish, Eau Claire - Spring 2024

This is a six week series that will meet from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2 & 9 at the Ecumenical Religious Center (110 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire, WI  54701).

Everyone in the Chippewa Valley is welcome to participate. This group provides a safe place for those experiencing grief and the loss of a loved one. It is a time of learning about grief, and the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings, and concerns with others who understand. The facilitators, Laurie Hittman and Sue Ripp, have experienced the death of parents, a sibling, a child, and friends. The support of others on the same journey can provide a great deal of comfort and healing.

For more information or to register contact:
Laurie Hittman 715-379-4110 jlhittman@jlhittman.com
Sue Ripp 715-829-3822 sueripp@charter.net

There is no fee for this series, but registration is required by March 21, 2024.

Helping people of all ages with grief
All of us experience some sense of grief. In our ever changing days/hours, grief is affecting all of our lives. We may have a loss of a loved one, loss of social interaction, a loss of job, and so much more.

Most adults may have (or know how to) find ways to cope with this, but our children - probably not. They may seem okay, but may not know how to communicate what they are feeling.

Here is a good way for them (and all of us) to express ourselves right now. Grab a piece of paper and a writing utensil. Have them draw a circle or a couple of them. Ask them (or yourself) to draw a face in the circle showing how they are feeling right now. It might be happy, sad, angry, confused, etc. Encourage them to explain why they are feeling that way. This is hard, but just listen. Encourage their feelings, don't dismiss or downplay them.

Now, ask them to draw a happy face (if that was not what they drew). Discuss with them what would make them feel happy. Remember their age and that the request might be undoable right now. But help them think of things they could do that would bring some happy into their life right now. Keep it real and keep it simple. It doesn't take much.

I hope you find this helpful! Take care. Kelly : )

Expression of Thanks

Family of Zobieda Thompson
Dear Jeff and Kelly,
I wanted to thank both of you for the care you gave my mom. Your professionalism and kindness was unparalleled. In my family's time of grief, you both were our rock. I feel blessed to have found Evegreen. Many blessings to you both.
In deepest regards, Zobieda's family

Maynard Faanes family
Jeff and Kelly,
Thank you for all you did to help us make a beautiful funeral service for Maynard. Everything was made so special. Joann and family

Family of Kay Whitney
Dear Jeff and Kelly,
We want to extend our sincere thank you for all you did for us. It was a beautiful celebration of Kay's life and you took all the burden off of us. We can't thank you enough. God Bless you both!
Sean and Debbie Whitney

Family of Alvina Hagen
Jeff and Kelly,
Thank you so much for all you helped our family with prior to and after Mom's death. You both were very generous and thoughtful.
Kayleen and Mike

DICKSON, Donald (Don) K., age 99
Died: Thursday, January 4th, 2024
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FRASER, Sharie, age 66
Died: Thursday, September 7th, 2023
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HOMES, Nora M., age 93
Died: Monday, September 18th, 2023
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JOHNSON, Leonard C., age 87
Died: Thursday, January 18th, 2024
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KULLMAN, Rose Marie, age 94
Died: Friday, January 12th, 2024
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LAHR, Arlene D., age 91
Died: Friday, December 1st, 2023
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LARSON, Joan B., age 95
Died: Monday, December 18th, 2023
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LEONARD, Marie E., age 86
Died: Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
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LONG, Elaine L., age 94
Died: Monday, February 19th, 2024
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MAYER, Marjorie Ann, age 88
Died: Sunday, January 14th, 2024
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MELLAND, Richard N., age 95
Died: Tuesday, October 17th, 2023
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NOGOSEK, Edward, age 79
Died: Friday, September 8th, 2023
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OLSON, Sigvart D., age 76
Died: Friday, September 29th, 2023
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PEDERSON, Monte C., age 81
Died: Friday, January 26th, 2024
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PETERSON, Lorraine M., age 93
Died: Friday, October 13th, 2023
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RICHARD, Keith E., Jr., age 71
Died: Saturday, February 24th, 2024
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RYSER, Scott M., age 70
Died: Monday, December 4th, 2023
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SIMPSON, Joyce E., age 98
Died: Wednesday, October 18th, 2023
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STEPHENSON, Marion L., age 89
Died: Tuesday, November 28th, 2023
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STIMELING, Karen, age 83
Died: Monday, September 11th, 2023
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THAO, Kao, age 67
Died: Tuesday, September 5th, 2023
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THOMPSON, Robert C., age 85
Died: Wednesday, January 17th, 2024
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TIBBETTS, Marguerite A., age 100
Died: Friday, November 3rd, 2023
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TOMPKINS, Marilyn K., age 77
Died: Friday, October 13th, 2023
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TWARDOWSKI, Michael E., age 68
Died: Thursday, December 28th, 2023
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VALENTINE, John P., age 94
Died: Tuesday, October 24th, 2023
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WEISS, Travis L., age 40
Died: Sunday, October 15th, 2023
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