2013-02-14 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Visiting Dorothy Ryckman were Russell and Elaine Ryckman.

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also stopping in were Tom and Laura Baumgartner, Tony and Elaine Wald, Pius and Benedicta Scherr, Felix Wald, and Fr. Jason. Tom and Laura provided cake and ice cream in honor of Rose and Martin’s 69th wedding anniversary.

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

Clinton Dykema had company to include Larry Leier, Jim Hollaar, Tony Wald, Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema, and Jerome Pool.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions. Also stopping in were Chuck and Mary Vetter, Caroline Ternes, Jenny Moch, Chuck and Gloriann Heidrich, and Irene Heidrich.

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

Visiting with Harley and Marion Vander Vorst were Leann Jakobsen, Donna Heckelsmiller, Dale Vander Vorst, and Faye Ryckman.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Tony and Janice Baumgartner, Irene Heidrich, Joe T. and Melinda Baumgartner, Tom Baumgartner, and Pete and Janel Baumgartner.

Those stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner were Eddie Kramer Sr., Joe T. and Melinda Baumgartner, TonyandJaniceBaumgartner, Andy Baumgartner, Tom Baumgartner, Irene Heidrich, and Pete and Janel Baumgartner.

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

Ellen Tuttle had lots of company this past week to include John and Mike Ballard, Carol Serr, Pastor Paul, Jerome Pool, Carl Snyder, Mary Ann Conn, and Nattie Nagel.

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions. Also stopping in was Irene Heidrich.

Visiting with Irene Jahner was Kathy Kramer.

Visiting Marie Dryja was Leslie Jenner.

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 Irene Heidrich, Nattie Nagel, Kathy Nagel, and Eddie and Lori Kramer.

Visiting with Irene Will were Larry, Sharon, and Carmen Will, Curt Will, Deb Hochhalter, and Kayla Hendrickson.

Stopping in to visit with Alvin Sauter were Evan, Jade, and Mady Sauter, Ralph and Eleanor Nieuwsma, Eric, Keriann, Kloe, and Payton Sauter, Pastor Paul, Steve Sauter, and Derry Pool.

Visiting with Wilma Myers was Jerome Pool.

Stopping in to visit with Alvena Hehn were Ken and Georgia Vander Vorste.

Those stopping by to visit with Martha Heier were Jerome and Violet M. Deibert and Kathy Hoffman.

Freda Kiemele’s company this past week was Della Beck, Darlene Loebs, and Dorothy Woehl.

Visiting with Bernice Kautz were Les Kautz and Mike Ballard.

David Conn’s company this past week was Mary Jane Conn and Carl Snyder.

Those visiting with Eugene Rahrich before his passing were Donna Sands, Tom and Sara Regner, and Cindy Bertsch.

Visiting Kathryn Klein was Eddie Kramer Sr.

Donald Weichel came to visit with his mother, Rose Weichel.

Visiting Andy Feist this past week was Ernie Dykema.

Alice Heidrich’s visitors have been Irene Heidrich, Wanda Heidrich, and Rose Wald.

Keith and Connie Fjeldheim came to visit with Billy DuBois.

Roy and Adeline Nagel were here to visit with Perry Masset.

Those visiting with Minnie Geigle were Orland Geigle and Twylah Hollaar.

Kevin Wagner stopped in to visit with Lena Wagner.

Johnny Nagel came to visit with Rose Glas and Perry Masset.

On Thursday morning, coffee and something new in Bingo was offered to the residents in the dining room followed by current events and let’s exercise. The residents look forward to hearing the top stories from the Bismarck Tribune. Scripture was held in the activity room in the afternoon led by Ann Langeliers. Thank you, Ann, for the scripture lesson and hymnal singing. Homemade bread with a variety of toppings was served and enjoyed by the residents for lunch. Trivial Excursions was a hit in the activity room after supper. The residents participated very well and could answer the questions quickly that were asked by activity person Diane Kiefer. Thank you, Diane, for an interesting evening.

Friday morning, coffee and something new in Bingo was enjoyed by the residents in the dining room. The residents enjoy visiting with each other over a beverage and a snack. Manicures followed in the activity room. Thank you, activity staff, for pampering the ladies. Their nails looked so nice. Tabletop bowling was a hit in the dining room in the afternoon. You could hear lots of excited participants waiting their turn to try their luck at bowling. Good job everyone. Warm cookies and a choice of beverage were served for lunch. Also in the afternoon, the staff were asked to vote for candidates for the upcoming coronation. The residents will get to do the final voting. Thank you, staff, for your participation. In the evening, the residents played Flippo. The residents look forward to playing this game.

The Saturday morning activities consisted of coffee and SNIB followed by current events and let’s exercise in the activity room and the B-wing south solarium. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was Senior Olympic Games. The residents had so much fun and were waiting patiently for their turn at the activity. For lunch, pudding with whipped topping and a beverage were served.

On Sunday morning, Mass on TV was held in the activity room followed by current events and let’s exercise. The Sunday afternoon Protestant Church Service and communion was held by the First Baptist Church of Linton led by Pastor Paul Brannon. Thank you, Pastor Paul, for your services and to Harriet Haak for playing the piano. Thank you also to Jerome Pool and Derry Pool for helping out the with church and communion services. Following the service, everyone was invited to the dining room for a time of fellowship. Frosted brownies and a choice of beverage were served for lunch.

Monday morning, the residents were invited to the dining room to enjoy a beverage and a snack at coffee and SNIB. Current events and let’s exercise followed in the activity room and in the Bwing south solarium. Farkle was a hit in the afternoon. There was lots of dice shaking going on. The residents look forward to attending this activity. Chocolate chip bars and a beverage were served for lunch. In the evening, the residents were invited to the activity room for trivia, “Cake Quiz.” The residents sure did well with the different questions asked about cakes. Some were quite surprised with some of the answers. Thank you, Sheila Ohlhauser, for an interesting evening.

Coffee and SNIB started off Tuesday morning. Book club was offered to the residents in the afternoon. Diane Kiefer read Wishes & Dreams, The Bounty Hunter, and How I Learned To Type. Great discussion was held by the residents. The residents seem to have enjoyed the short stories. Cash Bingo followed in the dining room. The cash was donated by Gerhardt Rutschke. Thank you very much for your cash donation. The residents enjoy playing Bingo and especially winning a cash prize. The blackout winners were Irene Jahner and Lucinda Schneider. Red Jell-O poke cake with whipped topping and a beverage were served for lunch. The residents were invited to the activity for the evening to see if they could guess the different puzzles by watching Wheel Of Fortune on the large-screen TV. Great job residents on solving the puzzles.

On Wednesday morning, the residents were invited to the chapel for Anointing of the Sick and Rosary and Mass led by Fr. Jason. Thank you, Fr. Jason, for your services and to our volunteers, Delores Kramer and Imogene Schwab, for helping out with the service. Everyone was invited to the dining room following the service for a beverage and a snack at coffee and something new in Bingo. 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. Some of the ladies enjoyed having their hair done while others enjoyed a manicure. Thank you, activity staff, for pampering the ladies. The Sts. Peter & Paul’s Spirituality Committee of Strasburg provided Bingo with cash prizes and ice cream with wafer cookies for the afternoon entertainment. Thank you, ladies, for a fun afternoon. The lucky blackout winners were Bob Schreiner and Helen Kramer. 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 the old-time music and watching the people dance on the largescreen TV.

Thank you to Nattie Nagel, daughter of Helen Kramer, for the cash donation to be used for Bingo.

Happy birthday Feb. 10 to Martha Heier, 95.

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