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News: Funeral homes face hurdles with CDC COVID-19 recommendations

By Randall Dullum and Steve Sharp Adams Publishing Group

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting a unique set of challenges for the funeral industry nationwide, and Jefferson County funeral directors are not being spared the confusion and concerns.

Read the full article here.

Holiday Remembrance 2023

Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 2:00pm
Nitardy Funeral Home - 1008 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 or virtually here: 

Where: Nitardy Funeral Home - 1008 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 or attend virtually here:

This celebration is for families who have lost a loved one and wish to honor them. The program will give helpful suggestions for managing your grief during the holidays.

Call (920) 563-5898 or email to RSVP or to get virtual service information.

Christmas Eve Worship

Saturday, December 24, 2022, at 4:00pm, 6:00pm, & 10:00pm
Trinity Lutheran Church - 314 Barrie St, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Join Trinity Lutheran Church for Christmas Eve Worship at 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 10:00pm! These are open to the community.

GriefShare: Grief Support Group

Tuesdays, January 10-April 4 2023 at 6:30 PM-8:00 PM | St. Mark Lutheran Church
Monday, January 16-April 17 2023 at 9:00 AM - 11 AM | Faith Community Church

GriefShare is a support group that helps to bring healing to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one or friend. The 13-week sessions are combined with confidential discussions and a manual designed from a Christian perspective for personal reflection and journaling.

Each support group is led by people who understand that you are going through one of life's most difficult experiences and want to help you on your journey. Whether your loss is recent, or the pain is still overwhelming long after, you are welcome.

Local groups that are beginning in January include the following:

Tuesday, January 10 - April 4 at 6:30-8pm - St. Mark Lutheran Church | 2921 Mt. Zion Ave., Janesville, (603) 754-8115

Monday, January 16 - April 17 at 9 - 11 am - Faith Community Church | 2931 Lucerne Drive, Janesville, (608) 758-2850

To learn more and to find other groups that will be meeting near you, we encourage you to visit their website at New groups, including ones in Madison, will be starting throughout the year and include "Loss of a Spouse" and "Surviving the Holidays" events. The cost for each group is $25, but scholarships are often available through the churches if needed.

Grief Support: Christian Counseling Center

The Center is committed to providing the highest quality of Christ-centered care to those seeking assistance with grief and loss..  The office is located at 208 Milwaukee Avenue East. Appointments can be made by calling the Madison office (608 274 8294).

Monday Morning Joe Grief Support Group

1st and 3rd Monday of the Month
8:30-10 AM

Located at Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Center, 1225 Remmel Drive, Johnson Creek, WI 53094

Vets Chat Room

8:30 AM-1 PM

Veterans, their family members and the general public are welcome to stop by, have a donut and visit with the group. Bring your questions about serving in the military, military history or services for vets, located at the Dwight Foster Public Library in the Wisconsin Room, 209 Merchants Ave. Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.

This gathering is sponsored by the U.S. Veterans Project Library. Don Millar, USMC veteran of the Korean War, hosts visitors with donated snacks and information. 

Journey Through Grief

2nd & 4th Thursday each month
4-5 PM

Located at Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Center, 1225 Remmel Drive, Johnson Creek, WI 53094

The grief support group meets in the conference room on the first floor in the wing on the right side of the building. Anyone is welcome who is needing support as their grieve. Friends may accompany other friends. 

The Circle of Weavers Grief Support Group

First Thursday of each month
6:30-8 PM

Please join us every first Thursday of the month for The Circle of Weavers - a grief support group for younger widows.

6:30-8 PM at Monona Lutheran Church, 5511 Monona Drive, Madison, WI.

The Circle of Weavers is a grief support group for women whose partner has died. The untimeliness of the death can present unique challenges for younger widows that may be different than their older counterparts.

Women in our groups are typically between 25-65 years of age and have experienced the death between one month to 8 years ago. We split into two groups to serve the needs of attendees.

The Circle of Weavers is a supportive, informal drop-in peer support group facilitated by a grief counselor.

To register or for more information, please contact Linda at