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Valentine’s Day can be one of great loss

After the glitz and glamour of the major winter holidays, many people forget about the mid-February day dedicated to love and romance. While many resources focus on remembering and honoring loved ones during those major holidays, Valentine’s Day can be just as emotional for families, but with a broken heart. As Valentine’s Day approaches, people […]

Why having an on-site crematory is critical

First and foremost, your deceased family member never leaves our care! We are among very few funeral homes to operate our own crematory inside our clean and secure facility. It is important to understand that Wisconsin and Minnesota have strict regulations for cremation and crematories. In fact, many funeral homes offer ‘cremation services’ but rarely […]

Heading South for the Winter?

6 proven benefits to document your pre-arrangements before heading south for the winter. One of the most valuable gifts funeral professionals have to offer families is the ability to facilitate important conversations about final wishes. Planning a funeral – whether it occurs in advance or at the time of need – is a deeply personal […]

Funeral Personalization

Funeral Personalization to Celebrate the Life of a Loved One Customize a fitting tribute that reflects the life and passions of your loved one. The service can embody the life of the person being remembered. Personalization can help ease the pain of those suffering this loss.  A funeral can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. […]

Grief & the holidays meditation series

Thank you to everyone who joined us at O’Connell Family Funeral Homes for this guided meditation series, lead by Chantal Doriott of Mindful Way Coaching. We’d like to provide you with access to these resources throughout the month so you could do these meditations each day if you wish. Sadness during the holidays Easing Grief […]

What will your legacy be?

What will your legacy be? Most of the time, legacies are thought of positively. The CEO that left her family millions or the grandfather that donated his farmland to a park. Sadly, legacies can be far from positive. What about that neighbor who was always yelling with a scowl on his face? They didn’t set […]

A bucket list PDF download for you

When it comes to our health and wellness, sometimes we get stuck in a routine that might not always be the best for us. We care about you and want you to make healthy choices, so we put together a bucket list of ideas for you to inspire you. 1. Download the PDF 2. Print […]

Pre-planning a funeral: what to know

Many people approach the subject of funeral pre-planning with hesitation and apprehension. Raising the topic of your own death or that of a loved one can be extremely uncomfortable. While it’s tempting to put off funeral planning until it’s absolutely necessary, doing so early is a wonderful opportunity to relieve future stress from your loved […]

Flowers for funerals – new podcast!

Listen to our latest Good Grief podcast, where we talk to Shelli Erck, from Hudson Flower Shop, about the history behind the use of funeral flowers, their significance in funeral services, things we should consider when picking flowers, and many other interesting topics.       Hudson Flower Shop      

Valentine’s Day can be one of great loss

After the glitz and glamour of the major winter holidays, many people forget about the mid-February day dedicated to love and romance. While many resources focus on remembering and

Why having an on-site crematory is critical

First and foremost, your deceased family member never leaves our care! We are among very few funeral homes to operate our own crematory inside our clean and secure facility.

cremation and funeral services

Cremation: Can You Still Have A Funeral Service?

Cremation and Funeral Service When a loved one passes away, family members face a lot of tough decisions in regards to their remains. A cremation is a popular option,

Grief and the Holidays

Katheleen Helgeson MA, CFLE will speak on the natural process of grief and how we can better navigate through its long and painful journey, especially during the holiday season.

Heading South for the Winter?

6 proven benefits to document your pre-arrangements before heading south for the winter. One of the most valuable gifts funeral professionals have to offer families is the ability to

On the Anniversary of a Loved One’s Death

There is no defined path for grief to take after the death of a loved one. Each person heals from a loss on their own timeline, but even years

Funeral Personalization

Funeral Personalization to Celebrate the Life of a Loved One Customize a fitting tribute that reflects the life and passions of your loved one. The service can embody the life

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