2013-04-11 / 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, Eddie Kramer Sr., Tony and Elaine Wald, and Linda Meier.

Harold Ryckman is here on a regular basis to visit with Mary Ryckman.Also visiting was Mary Feist.

Clinton Dykema had company to include Frances Nieuwsma, Victoria Schumacher, Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema, Al Dosch, Bonnie Leier, and Larry Leier.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions. Also stopping in were Al and Judy Dosch, Carol Serr, Jay Miller, Darell and Dottie Schneider, Perry Masset, Sheila Masset, and Al and Madge Leier.

Those visiting with Bob Schreiner were Mark Schreiner on several occasions. Also stopping in was Donald Pollock.

Visiting with Harley and Marion Vander Vorst were Vicki Jakobsen, Larry and Leanne Jakobsen, Kiley Jakobsen, Mark Vander Vorst, Lindsey Jakobsen, and Dale Vander Vorst.

Visiting with Irene Jahner were Kathy and Mylo Kramer and John and Barb Jahner.

Stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner were JoeT. Baumgartner,Al Dosch, and Rose Wald.

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions. Also stopping by were Victoria Schumacher, Rylee Heim, Erik Erdmarnn, and Elizabeth Heim.

Ellen Tuttle had lots of company this past week to include Peggy Van Beek, Jim and Auggie Peterson, Carol Serr, Mike and John Ballard, Mary Jane Conn, Carl Snyder, Kim Miller, Kylee Olmedo, Charlotte Olmedo, Irene Biesheuvel, Susan Gimbel, and Judy Rice.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Janel Baumgartner, Ashley Baumgartner,Tony and Janice Baumgartner, Ed and Jenna Braun, Roger and Phyllis Kocher, Austyn Henderson, Ashlee and Lisa Henderson, Arnie Jr., Theresa, Brandon, and Grant Heidrich, and Wanda Heidrich.

Tom Kraft was here to visit with Kathryn Klein.Also stopping in was Ron Klein.

Visiting with Alvena Hehn was Diana Moser and Brad and Kathy Hehn.

Freda Kiemele’s company this past week was Darlene Loebs, Della Beck, Dorothy Woehl, and Jerilyn, Jerrod, Jayden, and Ty MacDonald.

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping in was Mike Gabriel, Bruce Leier, Larry Leier, Roberta Baumgartner, and Tony and Janice Baumgartner. The Leier family celebrated Easter on Saturday in the conference room.

Stopping by to visit with Martha Heier were Kathy Hoffman and Jerome and Violet Deibert.

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 Kathy Nagel, Tonya Nagel, Sandy Ternes, Lori Kramer, Nic Kramer, Dennis and Doris Dykema, Mary Nagel, and Nattie Nagel.

Visiting with Wilma Myers were Ron and Richelle Jangula

Alice Heidrich’s visitors have been Lisa, Ashlee, and Andrania Henderson, Austyn Henderson,Arnie Jr., Theresa, Brandon, and Grant Heidrich, and Wanda Heidrich.

Stopping in to visit with Eileen Gienger this past week was Elsie Ryckman.

Andy Feist’s company this past week was Kathy Lalum.

Visiting with Rose Weichel were Rose Wald and Jerome Baumgartner.

Visiting with Frank Gabriel this past week was Donna and Harold Kocher, Francis, Carol, and Jessica Gabriel, and Darin Gabriel and Houston.

Visiting with Dorothy Ryckman were Dan and Sandy Ryckman and Russell and Elaine Ryckman.

Dorothy Fuhrer’s company this past week was Victoria Schumacher.

Irene Will had company to include Sylvia Huizenga, Deb Hochhalter, Jerry Will, Larry Will, Sharon Will, Carmen Will, Emma Streyle, Deb Will, Phyllis Will and Kenny, Kayla Hendrickson, Sheila Cook, Curt Will, and Perry Masset.

Ann Horner is here on a regular basis to visit with her husband, Linus Horner. Also stopping in were Dale Horner, Gary Horner, Lisa,Arnie, and Peyton Bagley, Harvey and Margo Horner, Jim Horner, Ann Larson, Lilia Bakken, Rod Bakken, and Dan and Jamie Horner.

Visiting with Perry Masset were Sheila Cook, Curt Will, and Mary Nagel.

Julia Kiefer’s company this past week was Tom and Diane Kiefer and Leo Kiefer.

Leslie Jenner and Herman Jahner came by to visit with Marie Dryja.

Brandon Jones stopped by to visit with Bernese Renz.

Alvin Sauter had lots of company to include Ralph and Eleanor Nieuwsma, Della Beck, Evan and Jade Sauter and family, and Jayden and Ty MacDonald. Larry Sauter, Audrey Goosz, Jenise Wilson, Clyde and Sandy Wilson, Justin, Carri, Jacob, James, and Cambry Wilson, Sara Sauter, Mikayla Meidinger, Steve Sauter, and Crystal Knoepfle were in attendance for Alvin’s birthday party on Saturday. Sara Sauter and Steven Sauter took Alvin to church on Easter and had dinner together.

Keith and Connie Fjeldheim came by to visit with Billy Dubois.

Kevin Wagner and Aaron Wagner were here to visit with Lena Wagner.

Those visiting with Bernice Kautz were Carl Snyder, Mary Jane Conn, Kimberly Miller, Kylee Olmedo, Charlotte Olmedo, and Les Kautz.

Alvena Hehn’s company this past week was Terry and Linda Vander Vorst, Brad, Kathy, and Bryce Hehn, and Pastor Floyd Haan.

Bernice Goehring had lots of company this past week to include Edwin Goehring on several occasions, Mark and Becky Stiegelmeier, Reese and James Crauell, Corey, Becky, Rylie, and Jade, Lorraine Kightlinger, Orland and Waynette Geigle, Brandon, Sheila, Autumn, Bayle, and Brayden Bertch, Ray and Lenora Goehring, Jr., and Roberta Goehring, Gordon and Dianna Quaschnick, and Holly Pudwill.

Those stopping in to visit with Minnie Geigle were Peggy Van Beek, Orland Geigle, and Russ, Kristin, Summer, Emma, Brady, and Trevor Schick.

Visitors of David Conn were Mary Jane Conn, Carl Snyder, Judy Rice, Kim Miller, Duane Swingl, Kylee Olmedo, and Charlotte Olmedo.

Diana Moser stopped in to visit with Alvina Pagel and Minnie Geigle.

Georgene and Wally Seibel came to visit with Irene Anderson.

Willie and Veronica Masset stopped by to visit with Perry Masset and Andy Feist.

Coffee and something new in Bingo was offered to the residents on Thursday morning in the dining room followed by current events and let’s exercise. The monthly volunteer meeting was held in the activity room for dinner. Thank you to the dietary department for preparing and serving a delicious meal of meatloaf, baked rice, peas, and ice cream bars for dessert. Thank you also to the volunteers for all you do to make the residents feel so special. We appreciate all your help. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the chapel for scripture with Carol Jean Dykema. Thank you, Carol Jean, for your lesson, and also to Marilyn Voller for playing the piano. For lunch, the residents were served homemade bread with a choice of toppings along with a beverage.

Card club was enjoyed in the activity room later in the afternoon. There was sure a lot of laughter being exchanged and heard coming from the residents. The residents were waiting to play the activity Flippo after supper. The residents were all patiently waiting to hear their cards called. Fun and laughter was shared. Rice Krispie treats were given for prizes.

GOOD FRIDAY - Friday morning, the residents were invited to the dining room for coffee, SNIB, and a snack. Several stories were shared amongst the residents. Manicures followed in the activity room. The ladies were excited to get their nails polished up for the Easter holiday. Thank you to the activity staff for pampering the ladies. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the activity room to watch The Passion of The Christ on the large-screen TV. Pop and popcorn were enjoyed while watching the movie. The conclusion of the movie was shown after supper. The residents seemed to have enjoyed the movie.

On Saturday morning, the residents started out their day with something new in Bingo and coffee in the dining room. The residents visited while they enjoyed their snack. Later, current events and let’s exercise was held. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was Easter trivia. Thank you, Sheila Ohlhauser. The residents enjoyed the challenging questions on Easter. Also in the afternoon, the Alvin Sauter family hosted a birthday party in the dining room to celebrate Alvin’s 89th birthday. They invited the residents and staff to the party along with several family members and friends. The family provided a decorated birthday cake and Alvin’s favorite ice cream, maple nut, for the guests to enjoy. Thank you to the Sauter family for a fun birthday party.

EASTER SUNDAY – Happy Easter to everyone from the residents and staff. The residents were surprised when they came to breakfast to see plastic Easter eggs “hidden” all over the dining room. Thank you, Sheri Grossman, for the treats she hid in the eggs. You made it a special morning for the residents. 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 activity schedule. The Strasburg Reformed Church was in charge of the afternoon’s Protestant Church services. Thank you, Pastor Floyd Haan, for the service. Lunch followed in the dining room. The resident’s choice activity was no activity.

APRIL FOOL’S DAY - Monday morning, the residents were ready for the various jokes that the staff tried to get them with. Lots of laughter could be hears as the residents and staff tried to trick each other. Coffee and SNIB started off the morning activities. Current events and let’s exercise followed. Book club was held after dinner in the activity room. Thank you, Diane Kiefer, for the interesting story and the discussion that followed. The residents enjoyed the activity. Show and Tell followed in the activity room with several of the residents bringing items that they told the group about. Some of the items were things the residents had made and some things had been gifts. It was real interesting to hear about the various items. The residents enjoyed the activity and would like to do it again so they can think of something to bring next time. Warm cookies were served for lunch. Thank you to everyone that attended and participated in the activity. The Minnesota Twins fans were eager to watch the game later in the afternoon. In the evening, the residents practiced bull’s eye toss. Everyone took their turn to see what they could get for a score. Thank you, Sheila. The residents agreed it was a good idea to practice as it will soon be time for the Senior Olympics.

Tuesday morning, the residents gathered in the dining room for coffee and something new in Bingo. There was a nice sized group and they visited while having their snack. Pastor Geary Dodd of Linton’s Assembly of God Church led the Bible study in the afternoon in the activity room. Thank you, Pastor Dodd. The residents are really enjoying this activity. The resident’s choice activity for the afternoon was cash Bingo. The lucky blackout winners were Gertie Vander Wal, Barbara Rahrich, and Alice Heidrich. The cash for the prizes was donated by Sandy Ternes, Helen Kramer’s daughter. Thank you, Sandy. The residents always like winning cash. For lunch, sour cream raisin bars and a choice of beverage were served. Thank you to the volunteers that helped, the residents that attended, and the activity staff for the fun afternoon. In the activity, the setting was for tableball. The residents got their arms exercised while playing the game. Thank you, Viola Gefroh, for a busy evening.

On Wednesday morning, Arlene Kramer led the Rosary for the Catholic residents. Thank you, Arlene. The residents look forward to church each week. Lunch was served in the dining room following the service. The ladies attended feeling good group in the activity room following lunch. Everyone looked so nice with their hair fixed and their fingernails polished. Thank you to the activity staff for doing such a nice job on the ladies. Good neighbor group was held in the B-wing south solarium. Thank you to everyone that attended. After dinner, the residents came to the dining room to play Springtime Jingo. Thank you to the volunteers that came to help. The residents really were glad you were there. This game requires some reading and watching your card real close. Each winner was given a bag of treats as a prize. Lunch of Jell-O poke cake with whipped topping was served. Thank you, dietary, for the delicious cake. 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.

Thank you to the anonymous donor for the Easter decorations donated to our facility. We can always use some new decorations. Thank you very much.

Thank you to Sheri Grossman for the cash donation to our Bingo fund in memory of her mother, Sandy Kertzman. The residents will like winning a cash prize. Thank you, Sheri. We appreciate the donation. Also, thank you for the surprise Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday. The residents were eager to check what was in the eggs they found. Thank you, Sheri, for the Easter hunt.

Thank you to the anonymous donor for donating to the Bingo fund. The residents would like to be able to thank you but you can be sure they will look forward to winning a cash prize at Bingo thanks to your generous donation. Your generosity is very much appreciated.

Happy Birthday:

April 5, Alvina Pagel, 90, andApril 10,Albert Kraft, 83.

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