2013-01-17 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Visiting Dorothy Ryckman was Dan Ryckman.

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also stopping in was Dennis Wald.

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

Visiting Karl Mitzel before his passing was Virginia Mitzel on a regular basis.

Clinton Dykema had company to include Larry Leier, Jerome Pool, Eddie Kramer Sr., and Frances Nieuwsma.

Stopping in to visit with Freda Kiemele were Della Beck, Darlene Loebs, and Jerome Pool.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions.

Those visiting with Bob SchreinerwasMarkSchreiner on several occasions.

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

Minnie Geigle’s company this past week was Orland Geigle and Jerome Pool.

Those stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner were Joe T. and Melinda Baumgartner and Eddie Kramer Sr.

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping by was Larry Leier.

Ellen Tuttle had company this past week to include Jerome Pool and Linda Rambough.

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

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions.

Stopping by to visit with Irene Will were Deb Hochhalter,Terry Hochhalter, Loren, Kayla, Kaylyn, and Dylan Hendrickson, and Larry Will.

Visiting with Irene Jahner were Kathy Kramer and Ken and Evie Jahner.

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 were Nattie Nagel, Eddie Kramer Jr., and Kathy Nagel.

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 was Kathy Hoffman.

Kathryn Klein’s company included Ron Klein.

Those stopping to visit with Julia Kiefer were Tom and Diane Kiefer.

Stopping in to visit withAlvin Sauter were Evan and Jodi Sauter, Steven Sauter, Eric Sauter, Rich Myers, Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema, and Della Beck.

Visiting Marie Dryja was Leslie Jenner.

Linda Rambough was here to visit with Bernice Kautz.

Those visiting with Wilma Myers were Rich and Carole Myers, Jerome Pool, and Eddie Kramer Sr.

Diana Moser was here to visit with Alvina Pagel.

Albert Kraft had lots of company to include Val and Vi Vetter, Jolene Hahne, Jane Bosch, Lorraine Silvernagel, and Lucille Ruff.

Beatrice Heer came by to visit with Freda Kiemele and Rudy Beska.

Keith and Connie Fjeldheim were here to visit with Billy DuBois.

Visiting Rose Glas was Barb and Glen Stiles.

DeLores Masset was here to visit with Perry Masset and Rose Glas.

On Thursday morning, the residents were invited to the dining room for something new in Bingo, coffee, and a snack. The residents enjoyed sharing stories with each other. Current events and let’s exercise followed in the activity room and in the B-wing south solarium. In the afternoon, the residents enjoyed Bible Bits led by Ann Langeliers in the activity room. Thank you, Ann, for leading the Bible Bits lesson. The residents seemed to have enjoyed the afternoon. Homemade bread and a beverage were served for lunch. Beanbag toss was the evening’s activity. The top winner was Julia Kiefer followed by Bernice Wolf and Rose Glas. Fun was had by all.

Friday morning, coffee and SNIB was offered to the residents followed by manicures. Thank you, activity staff, for doing the ladies nails. The ladies chose their favorite polish for their nails. They all looked so nice. Target kickball was enjoyed by the residents in the afternoon. There were several top scorers. Good job residents. Lemon bars and a choice of beverage were served for lunch. Word Games To Make You Think was a hit in the activity room Friday night. The residents did well answering the questions that were asked by activity person Nancy Gefroh. Thanks, Nancy, for a great evening.

The Saturday morning activities consisted of coffee and SNIB followed by current events and let’s exercise. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was Wii bowling. The residents did well with attempting the Wii. There were several close scores. The top bowler was Margaret Baumgartner, Clint Dykema in 2nd, and Julia Kiefer in 3rd. Each winner received a cash prize and the other participants each received a bag of Chex Mix. For lunch, pudding with whipped topping and a choice of beverage were served. This was served in the activity room while listening to some old-time music on the large-screen TV.

On Sunday morning, Mass on TV was held in the activity room followed by current events and let’s exercise. The afternoon Protestant Church Service was cancelled due to so many of the residents are still fighting off the flu and colds. The residents that were feeling up to an activity were invited to the activity room for a TV sing-along with Frank Woerhle. The residents sang along well to the music. Rice Krispie bars and a beverage were served for lunch.

Monday morning, current events and let’s exercise was held in the activity room and in the B-wing south solarium. The residents look forward to hearing the top stories from the Bismarck Tribune being read by the activity staff and then keeping in shape with let’s exercise. The dining room was the place to be in the afternoon. Bingo was the resident’s choice activity. Quesadillas and pop were served for lunch following Bingo. The residents seemed to have enjoyed the delicious treat. In the evening, the residents were invited to the activity room for Call Out The Answer. The residents shouted out the answers before the questions were finished being read by activity person Sheila Ohlhauser. The residents participated well. Thank you, Sheila, for a fun and exciting evening.

On Tuesday morning, the residents were invited to come to the dining room for coffee and something new in Bingo. Current events and let’s exercise followed later. Book club was offered to the residents before Bingo in the afternoon. The residents look forward to hearing what will happen next in the book “A Dog’s Purpose.” Thank you, Sheila, for sharing the story with the residents. The resident’s choice activity for the afternoon was cash Bingo. The cash was donated by Gerhardt Rutschke. Thank you for your cash donation. Irene Anderson and Minnie Geigle were the blackout winners. The residents always look forward to playing cash Bingo. Mounds bars and a beverage were served for lunch. Thank you, dietary, for preparing the delicious bars. They were a hit. The residents were excited and patiently waiting to try their luck at bowling later in the evening. The residents did well with the game. There was great competition amongst the residents.

On Wednesday morning, Rosary, Mass, and Anointing was held in the chapel led by Fr. Jason. Thank you, Fr. Jason, for your services. We want to wish Fr. Leary get well wishes from the staff and residents from the Strasburg Care Center. We are hoping to see you back on your feet soon. Coffee and SNIB followed the services in the dining room for the residents and visitors to enjoy. Feeling good group was a hit in the activity room later in the morning. The ladies all looked so nice when leaving the activity room. Thank you, activity staff, for doing such a great job with the residents. Some of the residents enjoyed a manicure while others enjoyed having their hair fixed. The monthly birthday party was held in the afternoon in the dining room. The program was provided by the Bakker School kids and their teacher Joy Dykema and under the direction of Penni Ryckman. The residents look forward to seeing the little children perform. Also, thank you to the Linton Peace Lutheran Church for serving the delicious lunch of a decorated birthday cake and ice cream. Having a birthday in January is Irene Anderson. Happy Birthday, Irene! The Emmons County Record and the Prairie Pioneer were read later in the afternoon by the activity staff. The residents enjoy listening to the news from the surrounding areas. Mollie B on TV was enjoyed in the activity room after supper. The residents look forward to listening to the old-time music and watching the people dance on the large-screen TV.

We want to express our sympathy to the family of Karl Mitzel, who recently passed away in our facility.

Our sympathy and prayers to the family of James Gefroh. James passed away in our facility.

We are remembering the family of Melvina Lesmeister in our prayers. Melvina passed away in our facility. Our sympathy to Melvina’s family.

Thank you to the Pollock Men’s Club for the kuchen that they donated for the residents to enjoy on Sunday morning for breakfast.

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