Obituaries

Timothy Collins
B: 1968-07-12
D: 2017-06-23
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Collins, Timothy
Patsy Rohlfing
B: 1928-08-31
D: 2017-06-19
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Rohlfing, Patsy
Susan Williams
B: 1950-07-29
D: 2017-06-18
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Williams, Susan
Betty Kennedy
B: 1947-07-13
D: 2017-06-17
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Kennedy, Betty
Christopher Puricelli
B: 1960-10-20
D: 2017-06-17
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Puricelli, Christopher
Blakely Prosser
B: 1961-08-26
D: 2017-06-16
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Prosser, Blakely
Mary Gogel
B: 1930-04-26
D: 2017-06-14
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Gogel, Mary
Gerald Silva (Caruso)
B: 1968-10-03
D: 2017-06-12
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Silva (Caruso), Gerald
Robert Krapf
B: 1923-12-02
D: 2017-06-11
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Krapf, Robert
Mason Byrom
B: 2004-08-23
D: 2017-06-11
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Byrom, Mason
Dorothy Staikoff
B: 1923-11-16
D: 2017-06-11
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Staikoff, Dorothy
William Spring
B: 1928-01-13
D: 2017-06-11
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Spring, William
Sarah Sears
B: 1929-01-13
D: 2017-06-10
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Sears, Sarah
Clarean Huber
B: 1918-07-19
D: 2017-06-10
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Huber, Clarean
Elizabeth Beck
B: 1924-09-09
D: 2017-06-09
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Beck, Elizabeth
Donald Plank
B: 1947-01-30
D: 2017-06-08
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Plank, Donald
Margaret Peterson
B: 1921-02-13
D: 2017-06-07
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Peterson, Margaret
Burnell Dutton
B: 1933-02-22
D: 2017-06-07
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Dutton, Burnell
Dale Jacobs
B: 1931-11-20
D: 2017-06-07
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Jacobs, Dale
Venus Schattyn
B: 1913-01-07
D: 2017-06-06
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Schattyn, Venus
Robert Zeitinger
B: 1927-08-10
D: 2017-06-05
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Zeitinger, Robert

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Seeking Guidance: Grief Counseling

We are pleased to provide bereavement service options for the families we serve. In addition, we have many community-based resources we can recommend to you. For more information, please feel free to ask us at the funeral home, contact us here, or follow these helpful links:

Stepping Stones Weekend Camp August 11-13, 2017 for children ages 6-12 grieving the loss of a family member or friend.

Frontline Newsletter Spring 2017 including articles written by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.  and Dr. Earl A. Grollman

Frontline Newsletter Winter 2017 including articles written by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.  and Dr. Earl A. Grollman

St. Louis Area Bereavement Support Groups & Resources

Annie's Hope - Providing comprehensive support services to children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant.

PBS Sesame Street Workshop-When Families Grieve

PBS Sesame Street Workshop-Topics & Activities

GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing)

National Bereavement Resource Guide

A Child in Grief (New York Life Foundation)

The Moyer Foundation   The mission of The Moyer Foundation is to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

Frontline Newsletter Fall 2016 including articles written by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.  and Dr. Earl A. Grollman


The 1969 publication of what was to become a landmark book, On Death and Dying, written by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross changed the way we looked at grief. She described five stage of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance–stages which became the foundation of our understanding of the experience of grief for decades.

But later research has shown that we cope with grief not in linear or cyclical stages, but in a back-and-forth process which moves between the experience of sadness, anger, yearning, or crying; and the experience of feeling joy or contentment. This is almost a “safety valve”, giving the bereaved a period of rest in dealing with their grief.

Grief is, you see, work. And it seems the body intuitively knows that such hard work requires periods of rest.  This natural back-and-forth process helps us to achieve the four essential tasks in grieving:

1. To accept the reality of the loss

2. To work through to the pain of grief

3. To adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing

4. To emotionally relocate the deceased and move on with life

But what if you get stuck? Perhaps you can’t accept this new reality; or maybe working through the pain of grief is wearing you down. That’s when a qualified grief counselor can help.