2013-04-18 / 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, Dennis Wald, Deb Senger, and Felix Wald.

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

Clinton Dykema had company to include Eddie Kramer Sr., Jim Hollaar, Arlyn Van Beek, and Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions. Also stopping in was Delores Masset.

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 Leanne Jacobson, Tony and Shelley Vander Vorst, Dale Vander Vorst, and Mark Vander Vorst.

Visiting with Irene Jahner were Kathy Kramer and VaLada and Clarence Jahner.

Stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner were Joe T. Baumgartner, Jay Miller, and Mary Feist.

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

Ellen Tuttle had company this past week to include Mike and John Ballard, Bob and Marion Woods and family, and Jerome Pool.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Irene Heidrich, Mel and Linda Baumgartner and family, Cy and Vi Weisbeck, Jim and Diane Heidrich, and Eddie Kramer Sr.

Visiting with Alvena Hehn was Toots Brooks.

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

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping in was Carol Weigel, Vic and Barb Wald, Joe and Rose Aberle, Bruce Leier, and Larry Leier.

Stopping by to visit with Martha Heier were Kathy Hoffman, Toots Brooks, and Gene and Judy Heier.

Visiting with Wilma Myers were Loretta Rau and Jerome Pool.

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.

Alice Heidrich’s visitors have been Irene Heidrich and Jim and Diane Heidrich.

Stopping in to visit with Eileen Gienger this past week was Della Kary, Michael Vojta, Ruth Mittleider, Morgan Vojta, and Mark Vojta.

Andy Feist’s company this past week was Rocky Eberle.

Visiting with Rose Weichel was Leonard Weichel.

Visiting with Frank Gabriel this past week were Rocky Eberle and Darin Gabriel and Houston.

Visiting with Dorothy Ryckman were Dan and Sandy Ryckman, Russell and Elaine Ryckman, Carole and Bill Weikum, and Jerome Pool.

Dorothy Fuhrer’s company this past week was Judy and Gene Heier.

Irene Will had company to include Larry Will, Deb Hochhalter, Christy Hochhalter, Judy Rice, Kayla, Kaylyn, Dylan, and Lorene Hendrickson.

Ann Horner is here on a regular basis to visit with her husband, Linus Horner. Also stopping in were Randy Horner, Jamie Horner, and Dale Horner.

Leslie Jenner came by to visit with Marie Dryja.

Stopping by to visit with Bernese Renz were Della Kary and Ruth Mittleider.

Alvin Sauter had company to include Eddie Kramer Sr., Darlene Loebs, Della Beck, and Jerome Pool.

Those visiting with Bernice Kautz were Les Kautz and Bob and Marion Woods and family.

Bernice Goehring had company this past week to include Edwin Goehring on several occasions, Carol Schick, Sheila Bertch, and Jerome Pool.

Visiting David Conn was Mary Jane Conn.

Louise Acheson and Wade Bryant came by to visit with Gertie Vander Wal and Dorothy Ryckman.

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

Those stopping in to visit with Delores Miller were Gloria Bickler, Mary Feist, Chris Hulm, Lisa, Ashlee, andAndriana Henderson, and Jay Miller.

Albert Kraft’s company this past week included Jane Bosch, Val and Vi Vetter, Lorraine Silvernagel, Mike and Marlys Kraft, Jolene Hahne, and Pauline Reimer.

Joyce and Dennis Jangula came to visit with Rose Glas.

Coffee, something new in Bingo, and a snack was offered to the residents on Thursday morning in the dining room followed by manicures in the activity room. The ladies were patiently waiting their turn for a manicure. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the chapel for scripture with Carol Jean Dykema. Thank you, Carol Jean, for the scripture lesson and hymnal singing. The residents sang along well to the music played by Marilyn Voller on the piano. For lunch, the residents were served Rice Krispie bars and a choice of beverage. Card club was enjoyed in the activity room later in the afternoon. Some of the residents played Kings In The Korner while others just observed. In the evening, the residents were waiting to attempt their luck at beanbag toss. The residents all did very well with the Olympic Games in the activity room.

Friday morning, the residents were invited to the dining room for coffee, SNIB, and a snack. The residents look forward to seeing what number will be picked at SNIB by the activity staff. Manicures followed in the activity room. The ladies were excited to get their nails polished up for the weekend. Thank you to the activity staff for pampering the ladies. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the dining room for the Senior Olympic timings. The residents were all trying their best and looking forward to the Olympics in Wishek, which is coming up in May. The Olympic games that were timed were bull’s eye toss, beanbag toss, bowling, target kickball, and pick up chips. You could hear lots of laughter and visiting going on in the dining room. For lunch, peach strudels and a choice of beverage were served. Word Games To Make You Think was a hit in the activity room following supper. The residents answered the questions quite well that were asked by activity person Lori Bechtold. Thanks, Lori.

The Saturday morning activities consisted of coffee and something new in Bingo in the dining room followed by current events and let’s exercise in the activity room and also in the B-wing south solarium. Penny Ante was the resident’s choice activity on Saturday afternoon. The residents got to learn several things about each other. Doughnuts and a beverage were served for lunch.

Mass on the large-screen TV started out the Sunday morning activities. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the activity room to cheer on the Twins. The afternoon Protestant Church Service and communion was held by the Linton United Methodist Church led by Pastor Cori Waisanen. Thank you, Pastor Cori, for the beautiful service and thank you to Linda Seidel for playing the piano. Everyone was then invited to the dining room for coffee time. Frosted brownies and a beverage were served. The resident’s choice activity for the afternoon was to have no activities due to several family and friends visiting throughout the day.

Monday morning, coffee and SNIB 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. Book club was offered to the residents following dinner. Thank you, Viola Gefroh, for reading several short stories to the residents. Reminiscing was shared amongst the residents. After book club, the residents were all excited to come to the dining room for the final Olympic games timings. The residents all participated well. Pudding with whipped topping and a beverage were served for lunch. The residents were invited to the activity room after supper to participate and enjoy the activity Call Out The Answer. Fun was had by all.

Tuesday morning, the residents enjoyed sharing stories over a choice of beverage at SNIB and coffee time in the dining room. Current events and let’s exercise followed in the activity room and in the B-wing south solarium. Bible study was held in the activity room in the afternoon. The residents look forward to the weekly lesson. Thank you, Rev. Geary Dodd, for leading the Bible study. The residents were then invited to the dining room for the resident’s choice activity cash Bingo. Thank you to Freda Kiemele’s daughters for the cash donation. Wilma Myers was the lucky blackout winner. Lemon bars and a choice of beverage were served for lunch. The residents were patiently waiting to see what the activity Name That Animal Game was all about. You could hear lots of laughter coming from the activity room after supper. Thank you, Sheila Ohlhauser, for an interesting evening.After this activity, those residents who wanted to watch the Minnesota Twins game stayed in the activity room to watch the game.

On Wednesday morning, coffee and something new in Bingo started out the morning activities followed by feeling good group in the activity room. The ladies were waiting patiently to have their hair fixed or their nails polished by the activity staff. The ladies all looked so nice when leaving the activity room. Thank you, activity staff, for doing a great job with the ladies. The monthly birthday party was held in the dining room. The residents having birthdays in April are Bob Schreiner, Alvina Pagel, Perry Masset, Martin Wald, and Albert Kraft. Happy Birthday to you all. The program was provided by the Bakker School kids. Thank you and their teachers, Penny Ryckman and Joy Dykema, for a great musical program. Thank you also to the Sts. Peter & Paul’s and St. Mary’s Society from Strasburg for providing the birthday cake, cupcakes, and ice cream for lunch. Thank you to Albert Kraft’s family for also bringing crème puffs for all to enjoy in honor of Albert’s birthday. 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 by Mollie B on the large-screen TV.

Thank you to Mary Feist for donating several shower gels to our shopping cart. The residents will enjoy that.

Happy birthday: April 17 – Perry Masset, 99.

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