2013-03-21 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also stopping in were Tom and Mary Ann Gefroh and Eddie Kramer Sr.

Harold Ryckman is here on a regular basis to visit with Mary Ryckman.Also visiting were Myrna Weber and Betty Vander Vorst.

Clinton Dykema had company to include Larry Leier, Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema, and Linda Pool.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions. Also stopping in were Darrel Schneider, Dorothy Schmidt, Dorothy Schneider, and Janice Heidrich.

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

Visiting with Harley and Marion Vander Vorst were Betty Vander Vorst, Leanne Jakobsen, Myrna Weber, and Tillie Droog.

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions. Also stopping by were Arlin and Carol Int Veldt.

Ellen Tuttle had lots of company this past week to include Verda Schaeffer, Peggy Van Beek, Elsie Ryckman, Neil and Susie Weber, Velma Ohlhauser, Jim Snyder, Mary Jane Conn, Judy Rice, Linda Rambough, John and Mike Ballard, and Carol Serr.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Joe T. Baumgartner, Margaret Baumgartner, Irene Heidrich, Mary Schumacher, Marlene Baumgartner, Rose Wald, and Hayley and Danielle Jangula.

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping in were Joe and Donna Feist, Eddie Kramer Sr.,Ann and Magnus Wagner, and Larry Leier.

Those stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner were Joe T. and Melinda Baumgartner, Marlene Baumgartner, and Mary Schumacher.

Visiting with Irene Jahner was Kathy Kramer.

Freda Kiemele’s company this past week was Della Beck, Darlene Loebs, Dorothy Woehl, Neil and Susie Weber, and Velma Ohlhauser.

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 John Burgad, Nattie and Gary Nagel, Kathy Nagel, Nicole Lunda, Krista Schatz, and Sandy Ternes.

Stopping in to visit with Alvin Sauter were Ralph and Eleanor Nieuwsma, Evan Sauter, and Eddie Kramer Sr., Clyde and Sandy Wilson brought supper for him on Saturday.

Visiting with Wilma Myers were Ron, Richelle, Hayley, and Danielle Jangula

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

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

Visiting with Minnie Geigle was Marlene Dykema.

Stopping in to visit with Eileen Gienger this past week were Ellen Weisbeck, Della Kary, Ruth Mittleider, Mark Vojta, Bernice Schook, and Miriah Schumacher.

Andy Feist’s company this past week was Magnus and Ann Wagner, Ernie Dykema, and Della Beck.

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

Visiting with Rose Weichel were Cleo Weichel, Jennifer Weichel, Wilma Myers, Danielle, Hayley and Richelle Jangula, and Magnus andAnn Wagner.

Visiting with Frank Gabriel this past week were Francis Gabriel and Houston and Rita and Leo Mastel.

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

Those stopping in to visit with Bernice Kautz were Linda Rambough and Judy Rice.

Stopping in to visit with Bernese Renz wereDella Kary and Ruth Mittleider.

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

Irene Will had company to include Judy Rice.

Ann Horner is here on a regular basis to visit with her husband, Linus Horner. Also stopping by was Lilia Bakken.

Georgene and Wally Seibel came by to visit with Irene Anderson.

Kathy and Albert Masset were here to visit with Perry Masset and Rose Glas.

Those visiting Alvena Hehn were Elsie Ryckman, Barb Nieuwsma, Marlene Dykema, Betty Vander Vorst, and Myrna Weber.

Visiting with Perry Masset were Wilfred and Veronica Masset.

Julia Kiefer’s company this past week was Mike and Lil Kunz and Donna Feist.

Thursday morning, the Catholic residents were invited to the chapel for Rosary, Mass, and Anointing. Fr. Jason led the service. Thank you to Fr. Jason. Lunch was served in the dining room following the service. In the afternoon, the residents attended Bible Bits. Thank you to Ann Langeliers for leading the group discussion. Homemade cookies were a treat for lunch. Wii bowling was a hit later in the afternoon. The activity room was a busy place as the residents took their turn at Wii bowling. Thursday evening, Nancy Gefroh entertained the residents with Name Ten Game. The residents did an excellent job of naming the items that go together.

Friday morning, the day’s activities began with SNIB and coffee in the dining room. The residents gathered to have a snack and visit with their friends. Thank you to everyone that attended. The ladies were quick to get to the activity room for a manicure. Thank you to the activity staff for pampering the ladies. In the afternoon, the Strasburg 3rd graders came to our facility for Reading Is Fun. The afternoon was spent practicing target kick ball and bull’s eye toss. Thank you, 3rd graders. The residents had a lot of fun practicing the Olympic games with your help. For lunch, ice cream bars were served. Friday evening, the residents played Flippo in the dining room. Each lucky winner won a bag of Sun Chips. The cash winners were Bernice Kautz, Lucinda Schneider, and Albert Kraft. Thank you to all of the residents that attended. It was a fun evening.

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 beanbag toss, which was held in the dining room. Warm cookies and a choice of beverage were perfect for lunch.

Sunday morning, the residents had to adjust to daylight savings time. Everyone agreed they wish the time would stay like it was. The Catholic residents watched Mass on the large-screen TV in the activity room. Current events and let’s exercise followed to complete the morning activities. The Protestant Church Service was led by Pastor Paul Strout from the Westfield Hope Reformed Church. Thank you, Pastor Strout, and a special thank you to Winerva Van Heukelom for playing the piano for the service. For lunch, pumpkin bread and a choice of beverage were served. The resident’s choice activity for the afternoon was to not have any activity.

Monday morning began with the residents enjoying each other’s company in the dining room while they had a snack and coffee. Current events and let’s exercise followed in the activity room. After dinner, the residents filled the activity room for book club. Following book club, the residents went to the chapel for a sing-along. Thank you to the volunteers for leading the singing and to Chris Nieuwsma for playing the piano. Jell-O with whipped topping and a beverage were served for lunch. Thank you to everyone that attended. In the evening, Ann Langeliers led Vehicle Ventures. The group enjoyed the stories about the cars and later they discussed their old cars. It is always interesting to hear about the cars that the residents had owned over their lifetime. Thank you, Ann, for an interesting evening.

Tuesday morning began with SNIB and coffee in the dining room. 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 the Rev.Arvin Roos who talked about the Book of John. Thank you, Rev. Roos. The residents enjoyed the lesson. The resident’s choice activity for the afternoon was cash Bingo. Thank you to Gerhardt Rutschke, a volunteer at our facility, for donating the cash for the Bingo prizes. Each winner won 50 cents. Sour cream raisin bars and a choice of beverage were served for lunch. In the evening, the residents practiced their bowling skills for the upcoming Olympics. Thank you to everyone that attended.

On Wednesday morning, the Catholic residents attended Rosary and Mass in the chapel. Thank you, Fr. Jason, for leading the Mass. The residents always look forward to the service. Something new in Bingo and coffee followed in the dining room. 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. Good neighbor group was held in the B-wing south solarium with Lori Bechtold leading the group and the discussion following the story. The ladies from the Pollock Lutheran Church hosted the March Birthday party. The residents with March birthdays are Irene Will, Fern Ferderer, Ed Turner, Barbara Rahrich, Perry Masset, andAlvin Sauter. The ladies entertained the residents by playing cash Bingo. The lucky blackout winners were Bernice Goehring, Julia Kiefer, Perry Masset, and Bernice Kautz. For lunch, the ladies served a delicious dessert of angel food cake, cool whip, and pineapples. It was a fun day for the residents. Thank you, ladies. 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 largescreen TV.

Welcome to our newest resident, Bernice Goehring. Bernice is from Herreid, S.D. We look forward to getting to know her better. Welcome.

Thank you to Lucille Hirning for the Easter decorations that she donated to our facility. It is always fun to have new decorations. Thanks again, Lucille.

Thank you to Edna Keller for the cash she donated to our Bingo fund. The residents will really enjoy winning Bingo. Thanks, Edna, it was very thoughtful of you.

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