2013-05-02 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also stopping in were Pius and Benedicta Scherr, Tom and Laura Baumgartner, Ellie Baumgartner, Kristen and Vanessa Borr, Mike Schneider, Sandy Ryckman, and Regina Senger.

Harold Ryckman is here on a regular basis to visit with Mary Ryckman.Also visiting were Emily Anderson, Mary Feist, Perry Ray Ryckman, Chrystal Ryckman, and Judy Van Beek.

Clinton Dykema had company to include Al Dosch, Eldon and Twylah Hollaar, Betty Vander Vorst, Marlene Dykema, Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema, Jim Hollaar, Connie Renz and grandson Tavin, Judy Van Beek, Larry Leier, Ron Dykema, Adeline Pelster and daughter LaVae Schwab-Preiss, and Jerome Pool.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions. Also stopping in were Rosina Bosch, Richard Nickolas, Adam Vetter, Rosina Deis, Darrell Schneider, Irene Heidrich, Evelyn Jahner, Twilia Sathern, Adeline Pelster, LaVae Schwab- Preiss, Mercedes Goetz, and Al Dosch.

Those visiting with Bob Schreiner were Mark Schreiner on several occasions. Also stopping in was Wanda Lovik.

Visiting with Irene Jahner were Kathy Kramer, Ben Glass, Laura Masset, and Annetta Haid.

Stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner were Joe T. Baumgartner, Larry and Evelyn Schwab, Al Dosch, and Benedicta Scherr.

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions. Also visiting were Irene Heidrich, Adeline Pelster, LaVae Schwab-Preiss, and Allen Baumgartner.

Ellen Tuttle had company this past week to include Mike and John Ballard, Mary Jane Conn, Carl Snyder, Judy Rice, Bob and Marion Woods, Madeline Heer, Lucy Cordon, Pastor Paul Stout, Della Beck, Jerome Pool, and Freda Kiemele.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Tony and Janice Baumgartner, Al Dosch, Tom and Donna Baumgartner, Maggie Krumm, Pete and Janel Baumgartner, Joe, Nicole, and Braelynn Schumacher, Larry and Evelyn Schwab, Harry Heidrich, Irene Heidrich, and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Heidrich.

Leslie Jenner came by to visit with Marie Dryja.

Visiting with Alvena Hehn were Betty Vander Vorst, Terry Vander Vorst, Marlene Dykema, and Pastor Floyd and Janice Haan.

Freda Kiemele’s company this past week was Della Beck, Darlene Loebs, Madeline Heer, Lucy Cordon, Mercedes Goetz, Betty Bosch, and Jerome Pool.

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping in were Ann Horner, Charles and Joleen Leier, Jerome Pool, Larry Leier, Mary Stoppler, Larry and Evelyn Schwab, Connie Renz and grandson Tavin, Al Dosch, Viola and Chris Leier, Mitch Leier, Tony and Alvena Leier, and Bruce and Judy Leier.

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

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 visiting were Kathy Nagel, Sandi Ternes, and Natti and Gary Nagel.

Visiting Alice Heidrich this past week were Irene Heidrich, Harry Heidrich, Pete and Janel Baumgartner, Larry and Evelyn Schwab, and Andy Baumgartner.

Stopping in to visit with Eileen Gienger this past week were Marvin Vander Vorst, Orland Geigle, and Delores Deibert.

Diana Moser came by to visit with Alvina Pagel.

Andy Feist’s company this past week was Pat and Mary Feist, Kathy Lulum, Betty Bosch, and Eddie Kramer Sr.

Visiting with Frank Gabriel this past week were Mike Schneider, Donna and Harold Kocher, Mercedes Goetz, and Darin Gabriel and Houston.

Visiting with Dorothy Ryckman before her passing were Carole and Bill Weikum, Dan, Sandy, Lacey, and Mason Ryckman, Russell and Elaine Ryckman, Emily Ryckman, Derry and Rebekah Pool, Rhonda Ryckman, Kevin, Buddy, Cassie, and Maddi Ryckman, Paul, Chrystal, Warren, and Micayla Ryckman, Judy Vander Vorst, Jerome and Linda Pool, Pastor Paul Stout, Pastor Floyd and Janice Haan, Carol Jean Dykema, and Darrell, Elizabeth, Levi, and Emily Anderson.

Irene Will had company to include Emma Streyle, Larry and Sharon Will, Mercedes Goetz, and Linda Stoller- Olson.

Ann Horner is here on a regular basis to visit with her husband, Linus Horner. Also stopping in were Mike Schneider, Leo Kuntz, and Lilia Bakken.

Bernice Goehring had company this past week to include Edwin Goehring on several occasions, as well as Carol Schick, Russ and Kristin Schick and family, and Joyce Ochsner.

Visiting with Irene Anderson were Eldon and Twylah Hollaar and Judy Van Beek.

Visiting Kathryn Klein were Benedicta Scherr, Adeline Pelster, and LaVae Schwab-Preiss.

Those that stopped in to visit with Perry Masset were DeLores Masset and Betty Bosch.

Visiting Harley and Marion Vander Vorst this past week were Mark Vander Vorst, Jerome Pool, Kenny Vander Vorste, Dale Vander Vorst, Eldon and Twylah Hollaar, and LeAnne Jakobsen.

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

Stopping in to visit with Minnie Geigle were Orland Geigle, Marlene Dykema, and Russ, Kristin, Summer, Emma, Brady, and Trevor Schick.

Visiting with Bernice Kautz were Les Kautz, Mary Jane Conn, Carl Snyder, Sam and Lee Woods, and Judy Rice.

Those stopping to visit with Alvin Sauter this past week were Evan, Jade, and Layden Sauter, Eric Sauter, Pastor Paul Brannon, Ralph Nieuwsma, and Betty Bosch.

Rose Weichel’s company this past week was Leonard Weichel, Benedicta Scherr, Elizabeth Weichel, Helen Weichel, Don Weichel, and Al Dosch.

Al Dosch was here to visit with Albert Kraft.

Those stopping in to visit with Julia Kiefer were Tom and Diane Kiefer, Liam Kiefer, and Mike and Lil Kunz.

Phyllis Baumgartner’s company this past week was Dina Baumgartner and Cathy Ackerman.

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 all excited to get a manicure and choose their favorite color of polish. Thank you, activity staff. 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. For lunch, the residents were served quesadillas and a choice of beverage. Card club was a hit in the activity room later in the afternoon. The room was full of anxious Pinochle players and Kings In The Korner players. Laughter and excitement was shared. In the evening, the residents were patiently waiting in the activity room to see what the surprise activity was going to be. Diane Kiefer decided to do beanbag toss. The residents were excited to play and get some practice in for the Senior Olympics in Wishek in May. The top scorer was Andy Feist and second place was a tie between Irene Baumgartner and Kathryn Klein.

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. The dining room was the place to be for the afternoon. Thank you to Tom and Radie for the beautiful entertainment they shared with the residents and the staff. What an enjoyable afternoon it was listening to several familiar songs that the residents sing along to. Homemade ice cream with hot fudge topping was served and enjoyed. What a special treat it was. Thank you to the volunteers Rita Mastel, Rosemary Schaefbauer, and Jeanette Tschosik for preparing the homemade ice cream and fudge topping. Following supper, the residents were invited to participate in the activity Word Match. The residents did quite well with the activity.

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. The afternoon resident’s choice activity was bowling. The residents look forward to trying their luck with bowling. You could hear laughter and excitement coming from the residents. Rice Krispie bars along with a beverage were served.

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK – Mass on the large-screen TV started out the Sunday morning activities followed by current events and let’s exercise. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the activity room to cheer on the Minnesota Twins. The afternoon Protestant Church Service was held by the Pollock Presbyterian Church led by Pastor Floyd Haan. Thank you, Pastor Haan, for your beautiful service. Thank you to Janice Haan for playing the piano. Everyone was invited to the dining room for coffee hour following the service. Warm cookies and a beverage were served. Thank you, dietary, for preparing the delicious cookies. They were a hit. The resident’s choice activity for the afternoon was to have no activities due to several family and friends stopping to visit 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. The monthly volunteer meeting and dinner was held in the activity room, which was decorated beautifully. It is National Volunteer Week. We appreciate everything you do. You are awesome. Thank you, dietary, for preparing the delicious meal of pork chops, sweet potatoes, corn, and a butterscotch dessert. The volunteers enjoyed playing Bingo in the activity room following the meeting and each volunteer was presented with a gift from the SCC as a token for all their special service they provide for the residents and facility. THANK YOU! Book club was offered to the residents after diner. Thank you, Sheila Ohlhauser, for sharing several short stories about grandparents with the residents. Reminiscing was shared and enjoyed amongst the residents. Following book club, the residents were invited to the chapel for a sing-along. Thank you, Chris Nieuwsma, for playing the piano. Thank you, Carol Jean Dykema, for leading the sing-along.Also, thank you to Betty Payne and Rita Mastel for helping out with the activity. Everyone was invited to the dining room for lunch. Jell-O with whipped topping and a choice of beverage were served for lunch. After supper, the residents were invited to the activity room for the trivia game called “Name 10 Game”. The residents did well with the trivia game. Some of the answers were shouted out before the question was completed. Thank you, residents, for participating. Residents who are Twins fans stayed and watched the Twins game on the large-screen TV following the activity.

Tuesday morning, the residents gathered in the dining room for SNIB and coffee. They visited while enjoying a snack. Current events and let’s exercise followed in the activity room and the B-wing south solarium. After lunch, Pastor Geary Dodd of the Assembly of God Church in Linton led the Bible study. The residents are enjoying the weekly Bible study and want to thank Pastor Dodd for the lesson each week. After Bible study, everyone went to the dining room for cash Bingo. This was a resident’s choice activity. The cash prize was donated by Freda Kiemele’s daughters. Thank you for the cash donation. The residents always look forward to winning cash. There were 4 lucky blackout winners: Linus Horner, Julia Kiefer, Rudy Beska, and Irene Baumgartner. Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting was served along with a choice of beverage. The dining room was full of excited Flippo players after supper waiting to hear their cards called. Rice Krispie bars were given for prizes. The draw card winners were Ed Turner and Lucinda Schneider. Thank you, Viola Gefroh, for a fun evening.

On Wednesday morning, the Catholic residents attended Rosary and Mass. Thank you, Fr. Jason, for coming to our facility to provide Mass for the residents. Everyone enjoyed coffee and a snack following the service. The ladies were eager to have their hair fixed or their nails polished by the activity staff during feeling good group. The ladies all looked so nice when leaving the activity room. In the afternoon, the Strasburg Good News Group came to entertain the residents. Thank you to the kids and their teacher, Marge Dykema, Nicole Vander Vorst, Judy Nieuwsma, Darleen Droog, and Jocelyn Luebke for a wonderful afternoon. For lunch, they served a variety of bars, cookies, and a beverage. 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 Virginia Mitzel for the cash they donated to our Bingo fund. It is very much appreciated. The residents look forward to winning a cash prize.

Thank you to Kellie Wikenheiser and the Emmons County Community Choir for the donation to be used to tune the SCC pianos.

We express our sincere sympathy to the family of Dorothy Ryckman. Our thoughts and prayer are with you.

Happy Birthday April 30, Bob Schreiner, 90.

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