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William Foreman
B: 1938-08-24
D: 2019-07-22
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Foreman, William
Michael West
B: 1947-05-02
D: 2019-07-16
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West, Michael
Robert Rippa
B: 1931-04-25
D: 2019-07-08
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Rippa, Robert
Maureen Kupari
B: 1944-04-07
D: 2019-07-08
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Kupari, Maureen
Sandra Massoglia
B: 1941-02-13
D: 2019-07-03
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Massoglia, Sandra
Sandra Whelan
B: 1949-06-26
D: 2019-06-28
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Whelan, Sandra
Rev. Dr. Russell Heikkila
B: 1932-05-21
D: 2019-06-27
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Heikkila, Rev. Dr. Russell
Peter Tomasi
B: 1941-03-22
D: 2019-06-27
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Tomasi, Peter
Philip Raisanen
B: 1945-10-11
D: 2019-06-22
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Raisanen, Philip
Alice Brulla
B: 1927-11-05
D: 2019-06-22
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Brulla, Alice
NancyAnn Bammert
B: 1952-08-05
D: 2019-06-21
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Bammert, NancyAnn
Reuben Moilanen
B: 1926-03-14
D: 2019-06-19
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Moilanen, Reuben
Elwood Olkkonen
B: 1954-12-10
D: 2019-06-16
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Olkkonen, Elwood
Dennis Collins
B: 1956-02-20
D: 2019-06-13
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Collins, Dennis
James Patrick
B: 1932-03-30
D: 2019-06-11
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Patrick, James
Joseph Monroe
B: 1952-11-29
D: 2019-06-08
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Monroe, Joseph
Donald Mattila
B: 1936-03-02
D: 2019-06-05
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Mattila, Donald
Thomas Daly
B: 1938-04-14
D: 2019-06-04
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Daly, Thomas
Maria Sturos
B: 1938-04-10
D: 2019-06-02
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Sturos, Maria
Christopher Krans
B: 1985-03-19
D: 2019-05-30
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Krans, Christopher
Daniel Reilly
B: 1954-10-30
D: 2019-05-25
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Reilly, Daniel

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  • to hold your hand.
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  • 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.
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  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
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