2013-05-09 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also stopping in were Ann Horner, Kendra Grossman, Benadicta Wald, and Laura Baumgartner.

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

Clinton Dykema had company to include Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema, Jim Hollaar, Jerome Pool, and Dennis and Marlyn Fay Van Boven.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions.

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

Visiting with Irene Jahner were Kathy Kramer, Evie Jahner, and Twila Sathren.

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions. Also visiting was Virginia Mitzel.

Ellen Tuttle had company this past week to include Mike Ballard, Mary Jane Conn, Carl Snyder, Judy Rice, Carol Serr, and Charlotte Buechler.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Tom Baumgartner, Pete and Janel Baumgartner, Agnes Wald, Ashley Baumgartner, Kendra Grossman, and Bernice Schumacher.

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

Visiting with Alvena Hehn were Betty Vander Vorst, Brad and Kathy Hehn, Barb Baggett, Pastor Floyd Haan, and Marlene Dykema.

Freda Kiemele’s company this past week was Della Beck, Darlene Loebs, Dorothy Woehl, John Beck, Taylor Beck, and Pastor Paul Brannan.

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping in were Selma Schumacher, Joe and Barbara Leier, Mike Gabriel, Jerome Pool, Ross Leier, and Larry Leier.

Stopping by to visit with Martha Heier were Kathy Hoffman, Charlotte Buechler, Selma Schumacher, and Mike Gabriel.

Visiting with Frank Gabriel this past week were Selma Schumacher and Donna and Harold Kocher.

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, Eddie Jr. and Lori Kramer, and Nattie Nagel.

Stopping in to visit with Eileen Gienger this past week was Della Kary, Ruth Mittleider, Kay Johnson, Florence Wittmeier, and Robert Bootsma. CORRECTION from last week: Should have been Marion Vander Vorst.

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

Irene Will had company to include Deb Hochhalter, Chrisy Hochhalter, Kaylyn and Dylan Hendrickson, Linda Olson, and Kayla Hendrickson.

Ann Horner is here on a regular basis to visit with her husband, Linus Horner. Also stopping in was Benadicta Wald.

Bernice Goehring had company this past week to include Edwin Goehring on several occasions, as well as Carol Schick, Brandon Jones, and Sam Miller.

Visiting with Irene Anderson were Georgene Seibel and Cindy Makedonski.

Visiting Kathryn Klein were Ron Klein, Orvin and Maggie Kramer, Evelyn Hartze, and Pam, Jerome, and Bailey Kramer.

Stopping in to visit with Perry Masset was DeLores Masset.

Visiting Harley and Marion Vander Vorst this past week were Mark Vander Vorst, Le- Anne Jakobsen, Kay Johnson, and Robert Bootsma.

Visiting with Bernice Kautz were Mike Ballard, Judy Rice, Sara, William, Heidi, and Abbigail Pazie, Mary Jane Conn, and Carl Snyder.

Those stopping to visit with Alvin Sauter this past week were Evan and Jade Sauter and family, Ralph and Eleanor Nieuwsma, Sara Sauter, Pastor Paul Brannan, Jerome Pool, and The Meidinger family.

Rose Weichel’s company this past week was Leonard Weichel and Don Weichel.

Those stopping in to visit with Julia Kiefer were Tom and Diane Kiefer.

Phyllis Baumgartner’s company this past week was Laura Holzer, Allan and Amanda Baumgartner and family, Mike Schneider, Agnes Wald, Dina Bohl, Bernice Schumacher, Charlotte Buechler, David Baumgartner, and Cathy Ackerman.

Sharon Ellingon’s company included David, Renae, and Rylie Ellingson, Amy McDonald, Clinton McDonald, and Lyndsey McDonald.

Visiting Wilma Myers this past week were Richelle Jangula, Loretta Ray, Jerome Pool, and Pastor Paul Brannan.

Kevin Wagner stopped in to visit with Lena Wagner.

Bernese Renz’s company this past week was Ruth Mittleider, Della Kary, and Brandon Jones.

Carol Larson stopped in to visit with Gertie Vander Wal.

Virginia Mitzel stopped in to visit with many of the residents.

Visiting Billy DuBois this past week were Keith and Connie Fjeldheim and Ruth Mittleider.

Barbara Leier stopped by to visit with Bernice Wolf.

Visiting Rudy Beska was Kendra Grossman.

Delores Miller’s company included Lisa, Ashlee, and Audrianna Henderson.

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, for pampering the ladies. 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 homemade bread with a variety of toppings and a choice of beverage. Wii bowling was a hit in the activity room later in the afternoon. There was lots of noise coming from the residents. The top bowler was Julia Kiefer, second was Margaret Baumgartner, and third was Phyllis Baumgartner. Thank you all for coming to participate in the activity. Laughter and excitement was shared. In the evening, the residents were invited to the activity room for Name Ten Game. The residents participated well in the activity. Fun was had by all.

NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY - Friday morning, the residents were invited to the dining room for coffee, SNIB, and a snack. The residents look forward to sharing stories with each other. Manicures followed in the activity room. The ladies were excited to get their nails polished by the activity staff. Shopping cart was a hit in the activity room. The residents were excited to come and check out the variety of items that were being sold. The residents could use their money they received from playing Bingo, Flippo, etc. Some residents sure had smiles on their faces when leaving the activity room. The dining room was the place to be for the afternoon. The Strasburg 2nd graders “reading is fun” came to help with the variety of Olympic games. Thank you kids and teacher Crista Tschritter, for sharing your afternoon with the residents. Pop and stuffed pretzels were served for lunch in honor of National Pretzel Day. Following supper, the residents were invited to the activity room to practice their skills at tabletop bowling. The residents tried their hardest and did a great job.

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 beanbag toss. The residents look forward to trying their luck with bowling. You could hear laughter and excitement coming from the residents. Bars along with a beverage were served for lunch.

Current events and let’s exercise started out the Sunday morning activities in the B-wing south solarium followed by Mass on the TV in the activity room and also in the B-wing south solarium. 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 Assembly of God Church led by Pastor Geary Dodd. Thank you, Pastor Dodd, for your beautiful service. Thank you to Beverly Dodd for playing the piano. Everyone was invited to the dining room for coffee hour following the service. Pumpkin bread and a beverage were served. Thank you, dietary, for preparing the delicious bread. 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. Book club was offered to the residents after dinner. Thank you, activity staff, for sharing several short stories with the residents. Following book club, the residents were invited to the dining room for cash Bingo. It is one of the resident’s favorite activities to play. The money was donated from an anonymous donor. Thank you. The lucky blackout winners were Phyllis Baumgartner, Bese Kautz, Julia Kiefer, and Margaret Baumgartner. Bismarck’s and a choice of beverage were served for lunch. After supper, the residents were invited to the activity room for trivia led by Viola Gefroh Thank you, Viola, for a fun evening. The residents did well with the trivia game. 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 lessons. After Bible study, the residents were asked to stay in the activity room to attend and get involved in the discussion at Resident Council. The residents shared several interesting suggestions. Thank you, residents, for all your input. Pop floats were a hit for lunch. The dining room was full of excited Flippo players after supper waiting to hear their cards called. Potato chips were given for prizes.

MAY DAY - On Wednesday morning, Rosary, Mass, and Anointing was held in the chapel followed by coffee and something new in Bingo in the dining room. 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 residents were invited to the dining room for Springtime Jingo. The residents seemed to have enjoyed the game. There were a variety of prizes to choose from for each Springtime Jingo winner. For lunch, ice cream bars and a beverage were served. 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 the family of Dorothy Ryckman for the donation of many decorative items to use for the different holidays.

Thank you to Mark Schreiner and Wanda Lovik for the brownies and ice cream they donated to celebrate Robert Schreiner’s 90th birthday. It was a delicious treat.

Thank you to Della Kary for donating “The Stormy Petre” and “Rose Cottage” by Mary Steward to our facility.

Thank you to the Jean’s Committee for the beautiful May Day Baskets that they made and gave to each resident. What a thoughtful idea. They looked great. Good job.

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