2013-01-10 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Visiting Dorothy Ryckman were Russell and Elaine Ryckman and Dan, Sandy, Lacey, Rebecca, and Mason Ryckman.

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis.

Harold Ryckman is here on a regular basis to visit with Mary Ryckman.

Virginia Mitzel is here on a regular basis to visit with her husband, Karl Mitzel. Also stopping in was Dale Mitzel.

Clinton Dykema had company to include Elmer Roehrich, Arlyn Van Beek, Ron Dykema, and Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema.

Stopping in to visit with Freda Kiemele were Della Beck, Darlene Loebs, Bob and Linda Tschritter, Don and Donna Job, and Dorothy Woehl.

Stopping in to visit with Rose Weichel were Bob and Linda Tschritter and Eddie Kramer Sr.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions. Also stopping in were Billy, Josh, and Amanda Schneider.

Those visiting with Bob Schreiner were Mark Schreiner on several occasions.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Eddie Kramer Sr., Marlene Baumgartner, Joe T. and Melinda Baumgartner, and Jackie Beaudet.

Those stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner were Marlene Baumgartner, Joe T. and Melinda Baumgartner, Eddie Kramer Sr., Andy Baumgartner, and Jackie Beaudet.

Minnie Geigle’s company this past week was Norma Williams, Betty Van Beek, and Barbara Fjeldheim.

Andy Feist’s company this past week was Perry Horner, Elaine Horner, Jon Horner, Brooke Horner, James Tamaz, Amber Feist, Pat and Mary Feist, and Kathy Lalum.

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping by were Mark Leier, Bruce and Judy Leier, and Larry Leier.

Ellen Tuttle had company this past week to include Roger and Josie Biesheuvel, Sharon James, Eleanor Nieuwsma, Carole Baumiller, and Lynda Grenz.

Visiting with Harley and Marion Vander Vorst were Leanne Jakobsen and Mark Vander Vorst.

Those visiting with Eileen Gienger were Della Kary, Ruth Mittleider, and Leo and Johanna Heier.

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions. Also visiting were Elaine, Perry, Jonathan, and Brooke Horner, Elizabeth and Rylee Heim, and Beverly Gefroh.

Stopping by to visit with Irene Will was Deb Hochhalter.

Visiting with Irene Jahner was Cindy Lovell.

Eddie Kramer Sr. comes to the nursing home on a regular basis to visit with his wife, Helen, and with many of the other residents.Also stopping in was Tanya Nagel, Stacy Ternes, Jason Fowler, and Kathy Nagel.

Stopping in to visit with James Gefroh this past week were Mary Ann Gefroh, Doug, Carrie, Kaitlyn, Hannah, and Tyler Gefroh, Kayla and Alex Campbell, Derald, Nancy, Al, Cassie, and Kimberly Gefroh, Bev, Shannon, and Cole Bosch, Gerry, Mark, and Madison, Tim and Terry Lynn and family, Kayla Gefroh, and Tanya Senger.

Visiting Alvena Hehn this past week were Barbara Fjeldheim, Shirley Vander Laan, and Betty Vander Vorst.

Donnie Peterson had lots of company to include Judy Umber on a regular basis, as well as Roger Biesheuvel, Donald Job, Bob Tschritter, Jay, Stacy, and Kendra Knudson, Norma Williams, John and Betty Van Beek, Dan and Sheila Peterson, Barbara Fjeldheim, and James Berreth.

Arlyn and Doris Van Beek stopped in to visit with Dorothy Fuhrer.

Cindy Bertsch came to visit with Eugene Rahrich and Barbara Rahrich.

Visiting Martha Heier this past week were Kathy Hoffman, Will and Chris Heier, Les and Johanna Heier, Ken Heier, Elaine and Terry Hendrickson, and Ira and Andrew Nez.

Kathryn Klein’s company included Linda Tschritter.

Those stopping to visit with Julia Kiefer were Joe and Louann Kiefer.

Visiting Irene Anderson this past week were Ken and Carol Halk.

Visiting Gertie Vander Wal were Louise Acheson, Wade Bryant, Warren and Bernice Vander Wal, and Duane and Betty Dyk.

Frank Gabriel’s company this past week was Donna and Harold Kocher and Darin Gabriel.

Ruth Mittleider and Della Kary stopped in to visit with Eileen Gienger and Bernese Renz.

Stopping in to visit withAlvin Sauter were Evan Sauter, Samey Weson, Chase Weson, Sharon James, and Mikayla Meidinger.

Don and Donna Job were here to visit with these residents: Freda Kiemele, Alvin Sauter, Irene Will, and Donnie Peterson.

Bob and Linda Tschritter came by to visit with Kathryn Klein, Bob Schreiner, Alvin Sauter, and Rose Weichel.

Barb and Glen Stiles were here to visit with Rose Glas.

Visiting Marie Dryja was Leslie Jenner.

Sharon James came by to visit with Fern Ferderer and Ellen Tuttle.

On Thursday morning, the residents were invited to the chapel for Rosary and Mass led by Fr. Al Leary. Thank you, Fr. Leary, for your services. Everyone was invited to the dining room for something new in Bingo, coffee, and a snack following the service. Scripture was held and enjoyed in the activity room in the afternoon. Thank you, Carol Jean Dykema, for your services. The residents always look forward to joining you for scripture lessons and the hymnal singing. Following scripture, the family of Dorothy Fuhrer provided birthday cake and ice cream for everyone to enjoy in honor of Dorothy’s birthday. Thank you for the great treat. Flippo was a hit in the evening after supper. You could hear fun and excitement being shared. The residents were patiently waiting to hear their cards called so they could shout out “Flippo.” The draw card winners were Rose Glas, Irene Anderson, Clint Dykema, and Minnie Geigle.

Coffee and SNIB started out the Friday morning activities followed by current events and let’s exercise in the activity room and the B-wing south solarium. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the activity room for a manicure. There were several ladies waiting their turn for a manicure. The ladies enjoyed the pampering. Thank you, activity staff, for making the ladies feel so special. Lunch was served following manicures. Beanbag toss was the name of the game for the evening. You could hear laughter and fun being shared amongst the residents in the activity room.

The Saturday morning activities consisted of coffee and SNIB followed by current events and let’s exercise. The residents look forward to listening to the headlines from the Bismarck Tribune. Thank you, activity staff, for sharing the news with the residents. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was a Christmas carol sing-along. The residents enjoyed singing along to a Frank Woerhle Christmas tape. Good job residents. You all sounded so beautiful. Ice cream bars were served for lunch.

The residents were invited to come to the activity room to watch Mass on TV on Sunday morning followed by current events and let’s exercise. The Sunday afternoon’s Protestant Church services were cancelled due to the Rev. Henkelmann’s inability to be here. We wish you well and hope for a speedy recovery. The residents were invited to the activity room to watch a Lawrence Welk tape on TV. The residents are quite familiar with Lawrence Welk and sure do enjoy watching him on TV. The residents chose not to have any afternoon activities.

Monday morning, New Year’s Eve, coffee and something new in Bingo started out the morning activities in the dining room followed by current events and let’s exercise in the activity room and in the B-wing south solarium. The resident’s choice for the afternoon was to play Bingo for their New Year’s Eve party. Thank you to the Sts. Peter & Paul’s Social Action Committee for providing the cash prizes for Bingo and for the delicious lunch of ice cream and cookies.

The blackout winners were Irene Anderson and Minnie Geigle. The activity staff also served a choice of sparkling juice to the residents. Thank you all for a great New Year’s Eve party. There were several of the residents that chose to wear party hats for the occasion.

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year for 2013. Coffee and SNIB started out the activities for the NewYear. Current events and let’s exercise followed in the activity room and in the B-wing south solarium. Trivia was the name of the game for the afternoon. Thank you, Lori Bechtold, for making the afternoon a fun one for the residents. Warm cookies and a beverage were served for lunch.

On Wednesday morning, Rosary, Mass, and Anointing was held in the chapel led by Fr. Al Leary. Thank you, Fr. Leary and volunteers, for your help with the service. The residents look forward to the weekly services. Coffee and something new in Bingo followed in the dining room. Feeling good group was a hit later in the activity room. The ladies all looked so pretty when leaving the activity room. Thank you, activity staff, for pampering the ladies. The resident’s choice activity for the afternoon was cash Bingo. The cash was donated by an anonymous donor. The residents look forward to playing cash Bingo. For lunch, the activity staff served quesadillas and pop. It was a hit. Rose Glas was the big blackout winner. Later, the local papers were read by the activity staff. The residents enjoyed hearing the news from the surrounding areas. After supper, the residents were excited to head to the activity room to watch and listen to the Mollie B show on the large-screen TV. The residents look forward to this every Wednesday evening.

We want to express our sympathy to the family of Vera Schnabel, who recently passed away in our facility. We are remembering you all in our prayers.

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