Obituaries

Walter Matthews
B: 1986-07-19
D: 2019-12-14
View Details
Matthews, Walter
Becky Fisher
B: 1949-04-20
D: 2019-12-09
View Details
Fisher, Becky
Lois Sauer
B: 1926-11-21
D: 2019-12-08
View Details
Sauer, Lois
DENISE BRIDGES
B: 1962-01-01
D: 2019-12-04
View Details
BRIDGES, DENISE
Andrew Jackson
B: 1946-08-18
D: 2019-12-04
View Details
Jackson, Andrew
Andrew Talley
B: 1975-12-11
D: 2019-12-03
View Details
Talley, Andrew
RONALD PENNICK
B: 1959-03-18
D: 2019-12-02
View Details
PENNICK, RONALD
Frederick Blue
B: 1929-08-25
D: 2019-11-25
View Details
Blue, Frederick
Minnie Ray
B: 1942-05-19
D: 2019-11-23
View Details
Ray, Minnie
Roy Reynolds
B: 1934-08-18
D: 2019-11-23
View Details
Reynolds, Roy
Rosaua Reyes
B: 1957-09-17
D: 2019-11-19
View Details
Reyes, Rosaua
Miriam Coberly
B: 1953-08-20
D: 2019-11-18
View Details
Coberly, Miriam
D'Wan Buchanan
B: 1985-02-24
D: 2019-11-16
View Details
Buchanan, D'Wan
Joann Thompson
B: 1941-07-21
D: 2019-11-14
View Details
Thompson, Joann
Bruce Edwards
B: 1955-08-13
D: 2019-11-11
View Details
Edwards, Bruce
Alta Melvin
B: 1929-11-01
D: 2019-11-10
View Details
Melvin, Alta
David Raatz
B: 1953-03-23
D: 2019-11-09
View Details
Raatz, David
Romell Haywood
B: 2019-03-15
D: 2019-11-03
View Details
Haywood, Romell
Klaus Berghahn
B: 1937-08-05
D: 2019-11-01
View Details
Berghahn, Klaus
Juanita Wilson
B: 1935-07-18
D: 2019-10-29
View Details
Wilson, Juanita
Lewis Ritcherson
D: 2019-10-24
View Details
Ritcherson, Lewis

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
2109 Luann Lane
MADISON, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 661-3678 or (844) 363-7193 (608) 661-3690
Fax: (608) 663-3679

The Nature and Purpose of Grief

Someone once said, "Grief is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone." We think there is a lot of truth in those words.

The death of a loved one is life's most painful event. People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most "off-limits" topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers feel totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.

Grief is a natural emotion that follows death of someone dear to you; and to one degree or another, it hurts. It is like an open wound which must heal.

At times, it can seem as if this healing will never happen. But, sometimes the healing process can take much less time than we have been led to believe. Grieving is purely an individual experience.

But It Does Have a Purpose

The ultimate goal of grief and mourning is to take you beyond your initial reactions to the loss. The therapeutic purpose of grief and mourning is to get you to the place where you can live with the loss in a healthy way. To do this, you have to make some necessary changes in your life, including:

1. Changing your relationship with your loved one—recognizing he or she is now gone and developing new ways of relating to him or her. Take comfort in knowing your relationship will continue - it will just be different.

2. Developing a new sense of yourself to reflect the many changes that occurred when you lost your loved one.

3. Taking on physically and mentally healthy new ways of being in the world without your loved one.

4. Finding new people, objects or pursuits in which to put the emotional investment that you once placed in your relationship with the deceased.

The bottom line of this active work of grief and mourning is to help you recognize that your loved one is gone. Then you must make the necessary internal, psychological changes, as well as the necessary external, social changes, to accommodate this reality. And it all takes time.

If you would like additional grief support, please call us. We are here to help you through all the moments after loss.
 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.