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Grief Support

Caring for yourself is not selfish. The period of recovery is different for every person. There is no timetable for grief, so don’t compare yourself with others who have lost loved ones. Your life has changed and healing in your own way is important for the health of your mind, body and spirit. It’s normal for some days to be better than others.

At Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home and Greenway Funeral Home, we strive to provide the resources to help you with the grief process. Please contact the funeral home to help guide you towards the information, support, or counseling options you may need.

Should you prefer an online source of grief resources; the following link will also provide you with sound information to help you manage your feelings and emotions at this most difficult time.

“Though grief is a natural and necessary process, it’s also an extraordinarily difficult one. We’re here to help mourners and those who care for them.”

Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director


55+ Mental Health Therapy available at Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul.

To help with individuals or families struggling with grief and loss that comes with losing a loved one. 

For more information, contact the Program Therapist, Joseph Ziemba, LIMHP, NCC at 308-754-4421

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Doug Manning

Since 1978, Doug Manning has dished out his gentle wisdom with compassion and conviction leading him to become a best-selling author, sought-after speaker and a grief expert relied on by the media. His calling as an author and lecturer began after serving as a pastor and counselor for 30 years in churches in Oklahoma and Texas. He had grown increasingly concerned at the lack of knowledge and comfort that he and his fellow ministers had to offer to families when a loved one died and began to study the concept of grieving and the role that the funeral played in assisting a healthy grief journey and recovery.

See Doug Mannings videos on the obituary page of our website.

For an ongoing conversation with Doug visit his website at has numerous articles, information, and forums on grief

Centering Corporation 

The Centering Corporation is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization dedicated to providing education on grief and loss for professionals and the families they serve. Centering Corporation was founded in 1977 by Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson. They now have a compilation of over 500 resources for grief and loss including their own magazine Grief Digest.

Grief Watch

The Grief Watch site was created to provide you with bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal loss. It also serves as an excellent educational tool for all who travel down the road of grief.

If you are a bereaved individual, our hearts go out to you. If you are a friend or curious, we welcome you. Please use this site to learn more about grief and the individual needs of the bereaved.

Compassionate Friends

Grief Support After the Death of a Child

“The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.”

—Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends

Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.

A year of daily grief support

Our support in your time of need does not end after the funeral services.  Enter your email below to receive a grief support message from us each day for the next year.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

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