Willwerscheid News Blog

Creative Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

At the time of a loved ones passing, it is hard to feel anything but sorrow, sadness and often times, anger. The loss of someone close to you can consume every living fiber in your body and soul; however, it can be healing for you, your family and friends to…...

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The One Thing No One Wants to Talk About

No matter how old you are or how much experience you have had with loved ones passing away, talking about the dreaded “D” word can still be one of the hardest subjects to discuss. Death is inevitable, but it’s a subject that is not high on anyone’s conversation list. Planning…...

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How to Prepare for Loss Part One | The Five Stages of Grief

We’ve all had at least a brush of grief over death in our lives in some way or another and none of us have ever felt prepared for it. Whether you are anticipating the death of a loved one, mourning the loss of someone who has already passed on or…...

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Letters of Notification | How to Notify Organizations and Businesses of a Loved One’s Passing

When a loved one passes away, there are a lot of things to consider and a lot of paperwork to complete. Telling people about a death can be difficult and also emotionally tiring, but it is important that you tell people who did business with your loved one. If you…...

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Dying in Pieces | The Caregivers Grief

Someone asked a physician, “What is the most difficult diagnosis to make?” Her comment, “It used to be that dreaded word ‘cancer.’ Now it is ‘memory loss.’”Modern science has helped us to live long, healthier lives. However as medical technology has assisted us to live beyond previous lifespans, the odds…...

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Easy Checklist | Who to Notify When Your Loved One Passes Away

As you or someone you know begins their journey through the grieving process, it can be a very daunting and challenging task to remember who needs to be notified of their passing. Beginning with close family and friends is a good start, but the extent of who should know is…...

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A Musical Tribute to Your Loved One: Funeral Hymn Guide

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” - - - Victor Hugo At the time of a loved one’s passing, many people find themselves at a loss for words. They struggle to express their sincere and heartfelt empathy for the sad occasion. It is…...

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The Talk of a Lifetime: Conversations about Life and What Matters Most

Do you recall the smell of your grandmother’s kitchen after a long day of baking cookies and pies or remember when your Dad taught you how to shoot a basketball? Do you remember all those fun, family vacations spent together in the warm summer months or the nights sitting around…...

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Dispelling Myths About Grief

Many caregivers have a real desire to learn more about aiding those who are grieving. Without a doubt we have witnessed an upsurge in interest in bereavement caregiving. However, many well-intentioned yet misinformed people are still victims of some widely held myths regarding grief.The purpose of this article is to…...

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A Practical Guide to Honoring Our Veterans- Part Two: Burial Benefits and Allowances

In the second part of this article on veteran burial benefits, we will discuss what the burial benefits actually are and how your family can make the most of them. There are entitlements and restrictions to keep in mind when planning a veteran burial. We hope the outline below will…...

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