2013-05-16 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also stopping in were Edna Schwab, Regina Senger, Rosebella Volk, andAl Dosch.

Harold Ryckman is here on a regular basis to visit with Mary Ryckman. Also visiting were Casey and Kinlee Rossow, Todd Maier, Ayton and Ariana Pfaff, Maxwell Schemel, Sammie Fiergola, Diane Kiefer, Liam Kiefer, Kathryn Lovo, Elsie Ryckman, and Carol Jean Dykema.

Clinton Dykema had company to include Roberto Schemel, Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema, Betty Vander Vorst, Kathryn Lovo, Elsie Ryckman, Jerome Pool, and Gerrit Nieuwsma.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week were Matt Schneider on several occasions. Also coming to visit were Eileen Malsom, Rosina Bosch, Irene Heidrich, Al Dosch, Jenny Moch, and Alton and Gert Rau.

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

Visiting with Irene Jahner were Rose Wagy, Kathy Kramer, Connie Miller, Judy Kilen, and Perry Masset.

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions. Also visiting were Casey and Kinlee Rossow and Todd Maier.

Ellen Tuttle had company this past week to include Mike and John Ballard, Judy Rice, Carol Serr, Loretta Rau, Elsie Ryckman, Della Beck, Dorothy Woehl, Freda Kiemele, Wilma Myers, Richard and Carole Myers, and Shelly Ballard.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Pete and Janel Baumgartner, Desiree Ternes, Jim and Dianne Heidrich, Edna Schwab, and Jeanette Tschosik.

Visiting with Alvena Hehn were BettyVanderVorst,Terry and Linda Vander Vorst, Peggy Van Beek, Cydney Cloud, and Kathryn Lovo.

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

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping in was Bruce and Judy Leier, Eileen Malsom, and Jerome Pool.

Stopping by to visit with Martha Heier were Kathy Hoffman, Ken Heier, Marci Ruff, Lois Seiler, and Florence Ritter.

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., Lori and Mac Kramer, Rose Wald, and Edna Schwab.

Stopping in to visit with Eileen Gienger this past week were Elsie Ryckman and Orland Geigle.

Andy Feist’s company this past week was Pat and Mary Feist and Marlene Zimmerman.

Irene Will had company to include Pastor Cori, Deb Hochhalter, Oscar and Susan Will, Larry Will, and Loren, Kayla, Kaylyn, and Dillon Hendrickson.

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

Bernice Goehring had company this past week to include Edwin Goehring on several occasions, as well as Carol Schick, Jeff Schick, Jerome Pool, and Gordon and Dianna Quaschnick.

Stopping in to visit with Perry Masset and Helen Kramer was Ed Nagel.

Visiting with Bernice Kautz was Linda Rambough.

Visiting Harley and Marion Vander Vorst this past week were Dale Vander Vorst, Eileen Bessie, Mark Vander Vorst, Betty Vander Vorst, Terry Vander Vorst, Curt and Vivian Vander Vorst, and Jerome Pool.

On May 4, Evan and Jade Sauter and family, Steven Sauter, and Eric and Kellie Sauter and family took Alvin Sauter out for the day. Alvin mowed the Baptist Church lawn with a riding lawn mower, had dinner and supper at his house. Also, Sara Sauter, Steven Sauter, and Crystal Knoepfle took Alvin to church and dinner.

Rose Weichel’s company this past week was Leonard and Cleo Weichel, Jennifer Weichel, Marlene Zimmerman, Nick Cullen, Liz Weichel, Edna Schwab, and Jerome Baumgartner.

Phyllis Baumgartner’s company this past week Norman and CathyAckerman, Amanda, Faith, Johnny Jay, Mary, and Rose Baumgartner, Bernice Schumacher, Michael and Alan Baumgartner, Laura Holzer, and Tillie Holzer.

Sharon Ellingson’s company included David, Renae, and Drew Ellingson.

Visiting Wilma Myers this past week were Rich and Carole Myers, Loretta Rau, and Jerome Pool.

Visiting Billy DuBois this past week was Connie Fjeldheim.

Visiting Billy DuBois this past week was Connie Fjeldheim.

Delores Miller’s company included Mary Feist.

Don Fuhrer stopped in to visit with Dorothy Fuhrer.

Those stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner were Joe T. Baumgartner, Al Baumgartner, and Rosebella Volk.

Visitors of Minnie Geigle included Orland Geigle, Martin Ankerson, and Peggy Van Beek.

Lil Kunz stopped in to visit with Julia Kiefer.

Alice Heidrich’s visitors this past week were Irene Heidrich, Jim and Dianne Heidrich, Edna Schwab, and Pete and Janel Baumgartner.

Terry and Linda Vander Vorst were here to visit with Minnie Geigle and Ed Turner.

Betty Vander Vorst came by to visit with Minnie Geigle and Dorothy Fuhrer.

Coffee, something new in Bingo, and a snack was offered to the residents on Thursday morning in the dining room. The residents look forward to seeing what the Bingo number for the day was going to be. 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 Bible Bits in the activity room. Thank you, Ann Langeliers, for the lesson. For lunch, the residents were served warm cookies and a beverage. Wii bowling followed later in the activity room. There were lots of residents waiting to participate in the game. Good job residents. In the evening, the residents were invited to the activity room for What’s Next Game. The residents participated well in the activity. Fun was had by all.

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. Later in the activity room, the residents were invited to the activity Travel Club (National Parks). The activity staff read interesting facts about North and South Dakota. The residents participated well in the discussion. Manicures were a hit in the activity room in the afternoon. The residents listened to music while getting a manicure by the activity staff. Thank you, girls. Pudding with whipped topping was served along with a choice of beverage. After supper, the residents were invited to the activity room to try their luck at bull’s eye toss. The residents tried their hardest and they all did such a great job. The top winner was Irene Baumgartner followed by Sharon Ellingson and Bernice Wolf with a tie.

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 the activity. Perry Masset was the top winner followed by Bernice Wolf and Julia Kiefer. 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 Bwing 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 MinnesotaTwins. We have several fans that look forward to watching the games. The afternoon Protestant Church and Communion Service was held by the Hull Christian Reformed Church. Thank you, Pastor Stout, for your beautiful service. Thank you to everyone for helping out with the service. Thank you to Barb Nieuwsma for playing the piano. Everyone was invited to the dining room for coffee hour following the service. Frosted brownies and a beverage were served. Thank you, dietary, for preparing the delicious brownies. 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 stories with the residents. Diane Kiefer read Grandma’s Front Porch, Good Humor Man, and Every Little Girl HasAHero. The residents did well during the discussion. Following book club, the residents were invited to the activity room for show and tell. Several of the residents brought items to show and share with everyone. Thank you, residents, for participating in the activity. No bake cookies were a hit and served along with a beverage. Card Club was enjoyed by the residents later in the afternoon. Pinochle was a hit. After supper, the residents were invited to the activity room for Flippo. The residents were anxiously waiting to hear their cards called. The draw four winners included Sharon Ellingson, Irene Will, Gertie Vander Wal, andAlbert Kraft. Fun was had by all. Thank you, Ann Langeliers, for a fun evening. Residents who are Minnesota 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. Current events and let’s exercise followed in the activity room and the B-wing south solarium. Bible study is a weekly enjoyment for the residents to attend. Thank you, Rev. Geary Dodd, for doing this week’s Bible study. The residents enjoy the Bible lesson you shared and look forward to the activity every Tuesday. After Bible study, the residents were asked to stay in the dining room to attend cash Bingo. Thank you, Lillian Hennessey, Barbara Rahrich’s sister, for the cash donation. The lucky blackout winners were Rudy Beska and Bob Schreiner. Cheesecake and a beverage were a hit for lunch. Bull’s eye toss was played in the evening. The residents participated well.

On Wednesday morning, Rosary and Mass were 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 the monthly birthday party hosted by the Hull Christian Reformed Church ladies. Thank you for the beautiful hymns and scripture readings. The ladies served a variety of cupcakes and a birthday cake. The residents having May birthdays are Irene Baumgartner and Margaret Baumgartner. Thank you, ladies, for a wonderful afternoon. 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.

Welcome to Robert Fischer our newest residents from Hague. Robert knows several of the staff and residents.

Thank you to Rick and Kathy Seymour for the fresh squeezed lemon juice, a gallon of vanilla for the kitchen, and for the great tasting grapefruit that the staff got to enjoy.

ThankyoutoArlieJakobsen for the items she donated to the shopping cart. The residents always look forward to new items to choose from.

Thank you to Clint and Alice Ryckman for their donation of artificial trees. It is always fun to have new decorations.

Thank you to Thrifty White Pharmacy for their generous donation to support the residents at the Senior Olympics that will be held in Wishek later this month.

Thank you to Irene Baumgartner for the cash donation for Bingo prizes on her birthday. The residents will enjoy winning a cash prize. Thank you, Irene.

Happy Birthday:

May 11– Margaret Baumgartner, 94, and May 13, Irene Baumgartner, 85.

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