2013-03-14 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also stopping in were Tom and Laura Baumgartner and Rob Wald.

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

Clinton Dykema had company to include Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema,Arlyn Van Beek, Ron Dykema, Jerome Pool, Irvin and Helen Senger, and Jim Hollaar.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions. Also stopping in were Mark and Fran Heidrich.

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

Visiting with Harley and Marion Vander Vorst were PeggyVan Beek, Jerome Pool, Mark Vander Vorst, and Dale Vander Vorst.

EllenTuttle had lots of company this past week to include Mary Jane Conn, Carl Snyder, John and Mike Ballard, and Jim Snyder.

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions. Also stopping by was Haley Horner.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Tony and Janice Baumgartner, Pete Baumgartner, Mike Baumgartner, Ryan Baumgartner, Irene Heidrich, Maggie Krumm, Regina Senger, and Irene Buechler.

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping in was Bruce Leier, LeeAnn Hanson, Larry and Alissa Leier, Rose and Joe Aberle, Ann Horner, Jerome Pool, Matt Leier, Peter Reis, and Irvin and Helen Senger.

Those stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner were Joe T. and Melinda Baumgartner and Irvin and Helen Senger.

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 Kathy Nagel, Eddie Kramer Jr., Gary and Nattie Nagel, and Irvin and Helen Senger.

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

Stopping in to visit with Alvin Sauter was Ralph and Eleanor Nieuwsma, Eric and Keriann Sauter and family, Evan Sauter, Jade Sauter, Steve Sauter, and Sara Sauter. He was taken out for church, lunch at Webo’s, and then to his house for a visit.

Visiting with Wilma Myers were Ron and Richelle Jangula, Jerome Pool, and Derry Pool.

Stopping by to visit with Martha Heier were Kathy Hoffman and Ken Heier.

Alice Heidrich’s visitors have been Irene Heidrich and Tony and Janice Baumgartner.

Visiting with Minnie Geigle were Marlene Ritter, Fern Merkel, and Margaret Geigle.

Stopping in to visit with Eileen Gienger this past week were Della Kary, Mark Vojta, and Dwight and Julie Wiest.

Andy Feist’s company this past week was Ernie Dykema.

David Conn had company to include Carl Snyder, Mary Jane Conn, and Jim Snyder.

Visiting with Rose Weichel were Leonard Weichel and Don Weichel.

Kathryn Klein’s company this past week was Irvin and Helen Senger.

Visiting with Frank Gabriel this past week were Francis Gabriel and Houston and Donna and Harold Kocher.

Visiting with Dorothy Ryckman were Russ and Elaine Ryckman and Dan, Sandy, and Mason Ryckman.

Those stopping in to visit with Bernice Kautz were Mary Jane Conn, Carl Snyder, and Jim Snyder.

Della Kary stopped in to visit with Bernese Renz.

Dorothy Fuhrer’s company this past week was Arlyn and Doris Van Beek and John and Shannon Beck.

Irene Will had lots of company to include Carmen Will, Dana Friedt, Christy and Steve and Page Hochhalter, Debbie andTerry Hochhalter, Michael Hochhalter, Linda Seidel, the Rev. Cori Weisanen, Kayla, Loren, Dylan, and Kaylyn Hendrickson, Larry and Sharon Will, Emma Streyle, and Char Oehlke.

KeithandConnieFjeldheim came by to visit with Billy DuBois.

Ann Horner is here on a regular basis to visit with her husband, Linus Horner. Also stopping by was Joe and Rose Aberle and Leo Kautz.

Vera Schaffer was here to visit with Dorothy Ryckman, EllenTuttle,Alvena Hehn, and Minnie Geigle.

JoeandDonnaFeiststopped in to visit with Julia Kiefer and Madge Leier.

Thursday morning, the Catholic residents were invited to the chapel for Rosary and Mass led by Fr. Jason. Thank you for your services. The residents always look forward to attending the weekly mass. Following the service, the residents were invited to come to the dining room for coffee, something new in Bingo, and a snack. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the chapel for scripture with Carol Jean Dykema. The residents enjoyed attending the scripture lesson and hymnal singing. Thank you, Carol Jean. Thank you to Marilyn Voller for playing the piano. For lunch, the residents were served homemade cinnamon raisin bread with a variety of toppings along with a beverage. Wii bowling followed in the activity room. There were several Wii players waiting their turn for the Wii. Good job everyone. In the evening, the residents were waiting to play the activity Flippo. The residents were all excited to shout out “Flippo”. Fun and laughter was shared. Sun Chips were given as prizes.

Friday morning, the residents were invited to the dining room for SNIB, coffee, and a snack. Several stories were shared amongst the residents. The residents look forward to seeing what Bingo number the activity staff will choose for the day. Several of the residents are getting mighty close to Bingo. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was Bingo.That activity is usually the highlight of the resident’s day.Warm cookies and a beverage were served by the activity staff. Thank you, dietary, for preparing the delicious warm cookies. The activity room was full of excited residents waiting to attempt answering questions at the 50 States Trivia. Thank you, Ann Langeliers, for an interesting evening. The residents participated well in the trivia.

The Saturday morning activities consisted of coffee and SNIB in the dining room followed by current events and let’s exercise in the activity room and the B-wing south solarium. The residents look forward to hearing the top stories in the Bismarck Tribune read by the activity staff. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was tabletop bowling, which was held in the dining room. The top bowler was Rudy Beska, 2nd place went to Bernice Wolf, and 3rd place winners in a 3-way tie were Julia Kiefer, Rose Weichel, and Bob Schreiner. Everyone did a great job. Chocolate pudding with whipped topping along with a beverage was served for lunch.

Sunday morning, the residents were invited to the activity room to watch Catholic mass on TV followed by current events and let’s exercise. The Sunday afternoon Protestant Church and Communion service was held by the First Baptist Church of Linton. Thank you, Pastor Paul Strout, for your beautiful service. Thank you to John Beck and Derry Pool for helping out with the service. Following the service, everyone was invited to the dining room for delicious birthday cake and ice cream that was served for Irene Will’s 91st birthday provided by Irene’s family. Thank you for the special treat. The resident’s choice activity for the afternoon was to have no activity. There are always several visitors stopping in throughout the day.

Monday morning, SNIB and coffee along with a snack was enjoyed by the residents in the dining room. Later in the morning, the residents were invited to the activity room and the B-wing south solarium for current events and let’s exercise. The residents enjoy staying in shape and listening to the Tribune being read by the activity staff. Book club was a hit in the activity room in the afternoon. Thank you, Sheila Ohlhauser, for the stories and the reminiscing that was shared. Farkle was a hit later in the afternoon. The residents that attended enjoyed the afternoon. You could hear lots of dice being shook and laughter being shared. For lunch, the activity staff served quesadillas and pop.The activity room was the place to be in the evening. The residents were waiting their turn at bull’s eye toss. The top winner was Perry Masset followed by Julia Kiefer and Bob Schreiner. Fun was had by all.

Tuesday morning began with SNIB and coffee in the dining room. The residents enjoyed visiting while they had their snack. Later in the morning, current events and let’s exercise was held. Thank you to everyone that attended. The residents gathered in the activity room in the afternoon for Bible study with Pastor Dodd from the Assembly of God Church in Linton. Thank you, Pastor Dodd. The residents enjoyed the lesson. The resident’s choice activity for the afternoon was cash Bingo. The cash was donated by an anonymous donor. The lucky blackout winners were Margaret Baumgartner, Bernice Kautz, and Kathryn Klein. Congratulations. For lunch, the dietary department prepared delicious kuchen bars. What a yummy treat. Thank you to everyone that attended. PennyAnte was held in the evening in the activity room. Sheila Ohlhauser said the residents participated well in the activity and they had a good time playing.

On Wednesday morning, something new in Bingo and coffee started out the day. We had a nice sized group. Thank you to everyone that came out. The ladies were quick to finish their lunch so that they could get to feeling good group in the activity room. The activity room was a busy place as the activity staff was busy polishing fingernails and fixing hair. The residents of SCC that attend Sts. Peter & Paul’s Catholic Church came to the activity room to have their picture taken for the directory that their church is making. Everyone looked so nice for their picture. Thank you to all the staff for helping get the residents ready for the pictures. Good neighbor group was held in the B-wing south solarium with Ann Langeliers leading the group and the discussion following the story. The ladies from the Pollock Presbyterian Church entertained the residents by playing cash Bingo. The lucky blackout winners were Lucinda Schneider, Wilma Myers, and Ed Turner. The ladies served ice cream sundaes with a choice of chocolate or strawberry topping and a choice of homemade cookies. Thank you, ladies, for spending the afternoon with the residents. We look forward to your next visit. Later in the afternoon, the activity staff read the news from the Emmons County Record and the Prairie Pioneer to the residents. Thank you, activity staff. The residents look forward to hearing the local news. In the evening, the residents gathered in the activity room to enjoy the old-time music on the large-screen TV.

Thank you to the Germans From Russia group for donating the money that they had in their treasury to our facility to be used for entertainment for the residents to enjoy. We are sorry to hear that their group will no longer be an active group, but we are thankful for the times that they entertained in our facility. Thank you for the generous donation.

Thank you to Diane Kiefer for the donation to our Bingo fund. The residents always like winning a cash prize.

Thank you to Donna Feist for donating a variety of cards to our facility.

Happy birthday March 13 to Ed Turner, 86.

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