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Losing a loved is never easy, but you are not alone

We're here to support you throughout this journey and make this process one of love, healing, and life celebration. Below is some information to help you get started, but you can contact us at any time if you need help 715-235-2154.

Grief Support


At Olson Funeral Home, it is our desire to support our families after the loss of a loved one. My name is Teresa Pejsa and I serve as a resource for grief support.

I’m here to encourage and reassure you during the multitude of emotions that can come with the death of a loved one. The process of allowing your life to grow around a loss can be overwhelming. We want you to know you do not have to grow alone.

Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions, concerns or just an ear for listening.

Teresa Pejsa




Things to remember


You have to ensure your own needs are met while you are managing all of the details that arise after a death. 
1. Understand That Your Feeling Are Okay.
You may encounter a range of emotions while you are working through the grief process. Do not be surprised if you experience a variety of reactions, both mentally and physically. It is not uncommon to have symptoms of grief including fatigue, changes to your sleep patterns, appetite changes, moodiness or irritability, forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, or sadness.

It is important to process your feelings and allow yourself to experience a wide range of emotions, even when that may be difficult. You should also know that people often feel disconnected from their grief, especially the early days following a death when they feel consumed with tasks to complete. It is okay if you do not feel a strong reaction or overwhelming feelings of sadness, or even feel a sense of relief. Many caregivers have said they feel more at peace after a death, especially following long illnesses where the deceased had been in pain or ready to move on. Grieving is a personal process and you cannot always predict how you are going to react. 
2. Give Yourself Adequate Time To Grieve
There is no "normal" timeframe for grieving and everyone must go through the steps in their own personal way. Be patient and give yourself some grace in those times when you may be struggling with working through your feelings. It can sometimes take months or even years for people to navigate their stages of grief. Also, remember to give yourself space and don't overcommit with responsibilities beyond your limitations. You are allowed to take time to rest and heal after experiencing a loss. 
3. Take Care of Your Physical Needs
People can very easily forget about their physical needs while they are grieving, however, it is important to ensure you're remembering your basic self-care. Simple things like taking a shower eating healthy meals, getting adequate sleep, and prioritizing physical activity can work wonders in helping you feel better. It may seem difficult to focus on these things for yourself when you feel overwhelmed, but establishing consistent routines can make a world of difference in the way you feel. The time following a death can be challenging, so take the steps you need to in order to best support yourself and your family. 
4. Ask For and Accept Help
Grief can be exhausting and overwhelming for many people, especially after losing a close loved one. Do not be afraid to ask for help when you need it, and accept offers of help from those who provide it. Simple things like meal preparation, house cleaning, transporting children, yardwork, and other daily activities can feel daunting while you are grieving. People are usually eager to help support you after death, they may just need some guidance on the ways they can be most effective. You should also know that professional support and help is available if you need more guidance during your grieving process. 


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