2013-03-07 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also stopping in were Marlene Baumgartner and Eddie Kramer Sr.

Harold Ryckman is here on a regular basis to visit with Mary Ryckman.

Clinton Dykema had company to include Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema, Eldon and Twylah Hollaar, Jim Hollaar, Jane Vander Wal, and Frances Nieuwsma.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions. Also stopping in were Mark and Fran Heidrich and Peter Jahner.

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

Visiting with Harley and Marion Vander Vorst were Dale Vander Vorst, Leanne Jakobsen, Everett and Peggy Van Beek, and Jim and Deb Vander Vorst.

Ellen Tuttle had lots of company this past week to include Peggy Van Beek, Tiger and Jordan, John and Mike Ballard, Shelly Ballard, Mary Jane Conn, Nattie Nagel, Elsie Ryckman, Kathy Nagel, and Carol Serr.

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions. Also stopping by were Joe and Sandy Horner and Haley Horner.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Tony and Janice Baumgartner, Casey Baumgartner, Jacob Baumgartner, Marlene Baumgartner, Evelyn Schwab, Irene Heidrich, Rose Wald, Al Baumgartner, Pete, Janel, and Ashley Baumgartner, Olivia Homes, Eddie Kramer Sr., Joe T. Baumgartner, and Alvina Kramer.

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping in were Bruce Leier and Larry Leier.

Those stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner were Joe T. and Melinda Baumgartner, Mary Schumacher, and Marlene Baumgartner.

Visiting with Irene Jahner were Cindy Lovell, Kathy Kramer, Duane Jahner, Royal Lovell, and Kenny and Evie Jahner.

Visiting Marie Dryja was Leslie Jenner.

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 stopping in were Nattie Nagel, Kathy Nagel, Angie Hager, and Rose Wald.

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

Stopping in to visit with Alvin Sauter were Evan, Jade, and Mady Sauter, Steven Sauter, Larry Sauter, and Sara Sauter. Evan and Mady tookAlvin to church and then Webo’s for dinner.

Visiting with Wilma Myers were Ron and Richelle Jangula and Hayley Jangula.

Stopping in to visit with Alvena Hehn were Elsie Ryckman, Mary Lou Vikse, Betty Vander Vorst, and Ken and Georgia Vander Vorst.

Stopping by to visit with Martha Heier was Kathy Hoffman.

Alice Heidrich’s visitors have been Larry and Evelyn Schwab, Andy Baumgartner, TonyandJaniceBaumgartner, Peter, Janel, and Ashley Baumgartner, Irene Heidrich, Harry Heidrich, Rose Wald, and Alvina Kramer.

VisitingwithMinnieGeigle were Mary Lou Vikse, Elsie Ryckman, Elaine Speter, Margaret Geigle, Shirley Schaffner, Orland Geigle, and Martin Ankerson.

Stopping in to visit with Eileen Gienger this past week were Elsie Ryckman, Pastor Ramona Hayes, and DeLoris Deibert.

Andy Feist’s company this past week was Kathy Lalum and Mike Schneider.

Coming by to visit with Julia Kiefer were Joe and Louann Kiefer and Roger Kiefer.

David Conn had company to include Faith Snyder, Hope Snyder, Mary Jane Conn, Hannah Snyder, Graycee Snyder, and Grayson Snyder.

Visiting with Rose Weichel was Rose Wald.

Visiting with Frank Gabriel this past week was Mike Schneider.

Lila Jane Werner and Beatrice Heer came to visit with these residents: Rudy Beska, Irene Will, and Freda Kiemele.

Danny Ryckman came by to visit with Dorothy Ryckman.

Kathryn Klein’s company this past week was Lee and Sharon Klein.

Larry and Evelyn Schwab visited with many of the residents.

Duane and Betty Dyk came by to visit with Gertie Vander Wal.

Mike Schneider stopped in to visit with Albert Kraft and Valerie Heim.

Visiting Irene Jahner this past week were Kathy Kramer, Peter Jahner, and Mike Jahner.

Jerry and Renae Appert were here to visit with Rudy Beska.

DeLores Masset came by to visit with Perry Masset and Rose Glas.

Pastor Ramona Hayes was here to visit with Minnie Geigle, Ed Turner, and Alvina Pagel.

Thursday morning, coffee and something new in Bingo was offered to the residents in the dining room followed by current events and let’s exercise in the activity room. The residents look forward to hearing the top stories from the Bismarck Tribune. The monthly volunteer meeting was held in the activity room. Thank you, volunteers, for all you do. Thank you dietary for a delicious meal of turkey, bread dressing, vegetable, and chocolate pie for dessert. It was delicious. Scripture with Carol Jean Dykema was held in the chapel in the afternoon. Thank you, Carol Jean, for the scripture lesson. Also, thank you to Marilyn Voller for playing the piano. A variety of bars were served for lunch following scripture in the dining room. The residents were asked to come to the activity room for card club. Several of the residents played Kings In The Korner and Pinochle, while others just preferred to watch the games that were being played. In the evening, the residents were asked to come to the activity room for What’s Next Game. The residents look forward to trying their luck at the variety of trivia questions.

Washington’s Birthday— Friday morning, the residents were invited to the dining room for SNIB, coffee, and a snack. The residents enjoy visiting with each other during coffee time. Manicures followed in the activity room. Thank you, activity staff, for making the residents nails look so colorful. Target kickball was enjoyed in the dining room after dinner. You could hear lots of laughter and excitement coming from the residents. Jell-O with whipped topping was served along with a beverage for lunch. The residents enjoyed the evening by coming to the activity room to participate in the activity Take A Guess Presidential Trivia. The residents did very well with answering the questions asked by activity person Sheila Ohlhauser. Thanks, Sheila.

The Saturday morning activities consisted of coffee and SNIB followed by current events and let’s exercise in the activity room and the B-wing south solarium. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was Penny Ante. The residents got to learn several things about each other. Rice Krispie bars and a beverage was served for lunch following Penny Ante.

The residents were invited to the activity room on Sunday morning to watch Mass on TV followed by current events and let’s exercise. The Sunday afternoon Protestant Church service was held by the Pollock Lutheran Church led by Pastor Ramona Hayes. Thank you for your services. Thank you also to Chris Nieuwsma for playing the piano. Following the service, everyone was invited to the dining room for a time of fellowship. Banana bread and a beverage were enjoyed by the residents and guests. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was to have no activity. There were several visitors stopping by throughout the afternoon visiting residents.

Monday morning, started out with something new in Bingo and coffee in the dining room. Book club was offered to the residents in the afternoon followed by cash Bingo. The money was donated by an anonymous donor. Thank you for the cash donation. The big blackout winner was Rose Glas. Thank you, dietary, for preparing the delicious bars. Two Truths and A Lie was the activity for the evening. The residents were to share two true statements about themselves and one little fib. The residents sure learned a lot about each other. Fun was had by all.

Tuesday morning, coffee and SNIB began the day’s activities. Several residents gathered in the dining room to enjoy a snack and coffee while they visited. Current events and let’s exercise followed in the activity room to complete the morning activities. Book club started out the afternoon activities followed by resident council. Thank you to everyone that attended and gave their input. We always appreciate having everyone participate in choosing the next month’s meals and activities. Bismarcks, coffee, and juice were served for lunch. Beanbag toss was played in the evening. The residents took their turn throwing the beanbags. The Strasburg-Zeeland Clipper boy’s regional basketball game was on during this time, so you could also hear cheering going on.

On Wednesday morning, the residents gathered in the dining room to have a snack and visit for awhile. Feeling good group followed in the activity room. Thank you to the activity staff for pampering the lady residents. The ladies look forward to this activity. Good neighbor group was held in the B-wing south solarium. Diane Kiefer read “Mama’s Fruitcake” and “Endearing Memories” to the residents. Thank you, Diane. The residents enjoyed the stories. In the afternoon, the Strasburg High School Choir entertained the residents with a variety of musical selections. Thank you for the music. Everybody enjoyed the program and we look forward to your next visit. For lunch, warm chocolate chip cookies were a big hit. 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 on the largescreen TV.

We want to welcome Linus Horner to our facility. Linus came to us from Linton. Linus knows several of the staff and residents. We look forward to getting to know Linus better.


March 4, Irene Will, 91

March 5, Fern Ferderer, 63.

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