2013-06-13 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also visiting were Laura Baumgartner, Shirley Pearson, Ray and Delores Scherr, and David Pearson.

Harold Ryckman is here on a regular basis to visit with Mary Ryckman.Also visiting were Irene Anderson, Carol Jean Dykema, Al and Madge Leier, and Mary Feist.

Clinton Dykema had company to include Laura Baumgartner, Shirley Pearson, Al Dosch, Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema, and Eldon Hollaar.

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 by was Wanda Lovik and Al Dosch.

Visiting with Irene Jahner were Kathy Kramer, Cindy Lovell, and Nancy Smith.

Visiting with Alvena Hehn were Betty Vander Vorst and Marlene Dykema.

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions. Also visiting were Magnus and Ann Wagner and Allan and Amanda Baumgartner.

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

Ellen Tuttle had company this past week to include Mike and John Ballard, Mary Jane Conn, Carl Snyder, Judy Rice, Carol Serr, and Pastor Paul Brannan.

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, Laura Baumgartner, Magnus and Ann Wagner, Shirley Pearson, Mac Kramer, Nattie Nagel, and Nick Kramer.

Visiting Wilma Myers this past week were Rich and Carole Myers.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had lots of other company to include Pete and Janel Baumgartner, Betty Barth, Marlene Baumgartner, Margaret Baumgartner,Al Dosch, Theresa Seabolt, Abby, and Akalah Barth, Lisa Olson, Katelyn and Rosalie Barth, Mike Baumgartner, and Rita Aberle.

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

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping in were Larry Leier, Allysa Leier, Magnus and Ann Wagner, Bruce and Judy Leier,Al Dosch, and Vic and Barb Wald.

Andy Feist’s company this past week was Victoria Schumacher, Marietta Eberle, and Magnus andAnn Wagner.

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

Leslie Jenner was here to visit with Marie Dryja on several occasions.

Ann Horner is here on a regular basis to visit with her husband, Linus Horner. Also stopping in were Randy and Bonnie Horner, Lilia and Rod Bakken, Kristina Horner, Joe Horner, and Nick Horner.

Visiting with Bernice Kautz were Mary Jane Conn and Carl Snyder.

Bernice Goehring had company this past week to include Edwin Goehring on several occasions. Also stopping in were Carol Schick and Betty Vander Vorst.

Visiting Harley and Marion Vander Vorst this past week were Larry and Leanne Jakobsen and Mark Vander Vorst.

Alvin Sauter’s company this past week was Evan and Jade Sauter and family, Eric Sauter, Sara Sauter, and Pastor Paul Brannan.

Phyllis Baumgartner’s company this past week was Della Beck. Laura Holzer had supper with her here. She went to the farm with Allan and Amanda Baumgartner to have supper.

Visitors of Minnie Geigle included Betty Vander Vorst, Marlene Dykema, Diana Moser, and Margaret Geigle.

Visiting Rose Weichel was Don Weichel.

Judy Rice was here to visit with David Conn.

Alice Heidrich’s company this past week was Irene Heidrich, Nettie and Clarence Wagner, and Rita Aberle.

Phyllis Fischer is here on a regular basis to visit with Bobby Fischer. Pius and Jean Malsom also came by to visit with Bobby Fischer.

Those visiting Margaret Baumgartner were Joe T. Baumgartner,JamesandBetty Barth, Marlene Baumgartner, Lisa Oleson, Alex Oleson, Katelyn and Rosalie Barth, Theresa Seabolt,Abby Barth, and Akalah Barth.

Diana Moser came by to visit with Alvina Pagel.

Thursday morning, the residents enjoyed sharing stories and visiting with each other over a beverage and a snack at something new in Bingo and coffee in the dining room. Manicures followed later in the activity room followed by current events and let’s exercise. The monthly volunteer meeting was held later in the activity room. A big thank you to all our volunteers for all the time they donate to our facility to make the residents feel so special and putting smiles on their faces. Thank you to the dietary department for the delicious meal they prepared to include turkey, bread dressing, layered lettuce salad, and mini ice cream drumsticks. Scripture was enjoyed by the residents in the afternoon in the chapel. Thank you, Carol Jean Dykema, for leading the scripture lesson. Thank you to Marilyn Voller for playing the piano. For lunch, ice cream bars were enjoyed. Card club was held in the activity room following scripture. There were a few residents that enjoyed playing Pinochle while others played Kings In The Korner. What a fun way to spend the afternoon. The activity room was the place to be after supper. Let’s Go Shopping was enjoyed by all. The residents participated well and they were able to guess the prices on certain food items. Thank you, Ann Langeliers, for an interesting evening.

On Friday, coffee and SNIB was enjoyed by the residents in the dining room. The residents were anxious to get to the dining room to see whether or not they had the lucky Bingo number. Manicures were a hit in the activity room. Some of the residents were excited to choose their favorite color to be put on their nails. Thank you, activity staff, for making the residents feel so special. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the dining room for make-n-bake. Some of the residents were busy making knoepfle while others made butterscotch haystacks. Thank you all for a job well done. In the evening, the residents enjoyed tableball. The residents were excited to get the ball rolling. Fun was had by all.

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. There were a lot of excited participants waiting their turn to try their luck at the game. Albert Kraft was the top winner. Following in second place was Julie Kiefer and in third was Bernice Wolf. Great job residents. What an enjoyable afternoon. The butterscotch haystacks that were made by the residents were served for lunch along with a beverage.

On Sunday, the residents were invited to the activity room to watch Mass on TV followed by current events and let’s exercise. The residents enjoy hearing the top stories from the Bismarck Tribune. After dinner, the residents were invited to the activity room to watch and cheer on the Minnesota Twins. In the afternoon, the Strasburg Reformed Church was in charge of the Protestant Church service at 2 p.m. Pastor Floyd Haan led the service. Thank you, Pastor Haan, for the service, and to Chris Nieuwsma for playing the piano. Thank you, Ed Nieuwsma, for helping out with the communion service. A time of fellowship followed in the dining room. Fresh warm cookies and a beverage were served. Thank you, dietary, for preparing the delicious cookies. They were a hit. The residents chose not to have another activity in the afternoon as Sunday is the busiest for visitors.

Monday morning, the activities started out with coffee and something new in Bingo followed by current events and let’s exercise in the activity room and also in the B-wing south solarium. Book club started out the Monday afternoon activities followed by golf in the dining room. The residents were excited to take their turn at golf. The residents did well. You could hear lots of cheering coming from the dining room. Butterscotch pudding and a choice of beverage were served for lunch. Bull’s eye toss was a hit in the activity room after supper. The residents look forward to playing the variety of Olympic games. Fun was had by all.

Tuesday morning, coffee and SNIB started out the morning activities followed by current events and let’s exercise in the activity room and B-wing south solarium. Bible study was enjoyed by the residents in the afternoon led by the Rev. Geary Dodd. Thank you, Rev. Dodd, for sharing your afternoon with the residents. Cash Bingo was the afternoon’s resident’s choice activity in the dining room. The cash was donated by an anonymous donor. Thank you. For lunch, Rice Krispie treats were served along with a choice of beverage. Penny Ante was a hit after supper. The residents were quite excited to see what the activity was all about. Albert Kraft and Bernice Wolf ended up being the top winners with the most chips. Bernice Kautz was given a prize for the least chips. Fun was had by all. Everyone was invited to stay and watch the Twins baseball game on the large-screen TV.

Wednesday morning, the residents attended Rosary, Mass, and Communion in the chapel. Thank you, Rita Aberle, for your services. Coffee and something new in Bingo followed the service. Feeling good group was a hit in the activity room. The ladies were invited to get their hair done or nails polished in their favorite color. Thank you, activity staff, for doing a very nice job. The afternoon activity was hosted by the Strasburg Lions Club; they provided cash Bingo. The lucky blackout winners were Ed Turner, Rose Weichel, and Alice Heidrich. For lunch, ice cream sandwiches were served. Thank you, Rita Mastel, Betty Payne, and Delma Dyk, for your help. The activity staff read the news from the Emmons County Record and the Prairie Pioneer later in the afternoon. In the evening, the residents enjoyed oldtime music on the TV in the activity room.

We express our sincere sympathy to the family of Gerhardt Rutschke. Our thoughts and prayer are with the family.

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