The 2010 Memorial Day Badger State Boys and Girls readers were:
(left to right) Alex Wiegert, Brad Tischendorf, Ryan Fuss, Katie Hipschman,
Kristin Fuss, Logan Elandt, Jacob Overman
Wisconsin Veterans Home at King
Caring for America’s Heroes
WDVA Secretary’s Column
by Kenneth B. Black
Secretary of the Wisconsin
Department of Veterans Affairs
As We Celebrate in July, Let’s Remember
Our Korean War Veterans
In America, the month of July is known for the Fourth, when fireworks,
parades and gatherings with family and friends all mark the celebration
of Independence Day.
July is less well known as the month of Korean War Armistice Day. In
2009, Governor Jim Doyle signed into law the designation of July 27 of
each year as “Korean War Armistice Day” in observance of the date of
the military armistice agreement that ended the Korean War.
The Korean War is sometimes called the “Forgotten War.” This year,
60 years after the Korean War began, we will remember. We will remember
that over 132,000 Wisconsinites served in the Korean War. We will
remember that this conflict claimed the lives of over 33,600 Americans,
more than 700 from Wisconsin. We will remember that over 7,000
Americans were taken Prisoner of War during the Korean War. Just over
4,400 of them eventually returned and more than 2,700 perished. And
many are still Missing in Action.
There are close to 50,000 Korean War veterans living in Wisconsin
today. Beginning with the 60th commemoration of the beginning of
the Korean War, let us not overlook a single important opportunity to
thank and honor these heroes for their service to our country.
We enjoy freedom and democracy because of the service and sacrifice
of all of our veterans and their families. From the Revolutionary War
for independence through present day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan,
America’s military veterans have earned the thanks of a grateful nation.
Therefore, they deserve the best programs and services we can provide.
In our mission to help veterans and their families receive benefits and
services earned, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA)
is hosting Supermarket of Veterans Benefits events throughout Wisconsin
in the coming months. A Supermarket was recently held July 3 at the
Milwaukee Zoo as part of Milwaukee County’s “Operation Freedom”
Supermarket of Veterans Benefits events provide “one-stop shopping”
for veterans of all eras to learn about and apply for both state and federal
benefits. To learn more about the Supermarkets, go to the WDVA website
All veterans, their families and the public are encouraged to attend
WDVA outreach events, to call us toll-free at 1-800-WIS-VETS
(947-8387) and to visit us online at www.WisVets.com.
Wisconsin Woman Veteran of the Year
Nominations are Due September 30, 2010
About the Award
Since the September 2008 Women Veterans Conference, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans
Affairs has annually recognized a woman veteran at the Women Veterans Conference.
The Wisconsin Woman Veteran of the Year Award recognizes women veterans who have
compiled a record of exemplary service as a military service member, a veteran and outstanding
member of the community.
The award is part of WDVA’s ongoing effort of its commitment to take women veterans
issues to where women veterans live, work and enjoy the freedoms of our great country and
to encourage greater participation in the Women Veterans Conference.
Nominations for the Award
The Women Veterans Coordination Committee will select the recipient. The selection criteria
focuses on the nominee’s achievements in the military, in veterans affairs, her commitment
to women veteran issues and as a citizen in service to her hometown, the State of Wisconsin
and the United States of America.
Nominations will be accepted from any Wisconsin resident. Submissions are especially
encouraged from Wisconsin veterans, Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), County Veterans
Service Officers (CVSOs) and other veterans groups.
Nomination forms must be submitted in writing and the narrative, explaining why the
veteran is being nominated for the award, may not exceed 500 words in length. Nominations
that are not selected may be retained for future award consideration at the discretion of the
committee. The award will be presented at the Women Veterans Conference, which will be held
October 22-24, 2010 at Fort McCoy. For more information about the conference or the award,
Nomination forms (WDVA 2068) are available online at www.WisVets.com/Forms, by
calling toll-free at 1-800-WIS-VETS (1-800-947-8387) and asking for the Women Veterans
Coordinator or by mail:
Women Veterans Coordinator
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 7843
Madison, WI 53707-7843
Menominee Nation Veteran Warren K. Wilber, Sr. Receives
Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs
Veteran Lifetime Achievement Award
A 25-year member of the Veterans
of the Menominee Nation, Vietnam
veteran Warren K. Wilber, Sr. of Keshena
was presented the Veteran Lifetime
Achievement Award for June 2010 by the
Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs at a
June 18, 2010 ceremony at the Wisconsin
Veterans Home at King. Wilber is the
fifteenth recipient of the Veteran Lifetime
Wilber was born on August 14, 1946
in Keshena. He enlisted in the United
States Marine Corps in April 1966 in
Milwaukee, went through basic training at Camp Pendleton, California and was deployed to the
Republic of Vietnam in October 1966 and was assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 4th
Regiment, 3rd Marine Division at Dong Ha, 11 miles south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
In the Dong Ha area, he served as a member of a 60mm Mortar Crew and participated in ground,
amphibious, and air insertion operations on the DMZ, to include Operation Beacon Hill. In March
1967 he was wounded in action, sustaining shrapnel wounds, and returned to duty immediately
after receiving medical treatment. In April 1967, his unit was caught in an ambush by enemy
forces and during the ensuing two-day battle and while assisting in med-evac operations, he was
severely wounded by a mortar round, sustaining shrapnel wounds and blast injuries from the top of
his boots to his upper torso and was paralyzed below the waist. He was reassigned to the Marine
Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia as a staff member in the Replacement Center, where he completed
his active duty obligation. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant (E6) in
May 1969. His military decorations include the Purple Heart with one Gold Star, Good Conduct
Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Presidential
Unit Citation, and Expert Rifleman Badge.
This decorated paralyzed veteran worked through VA Rehabilitation Training and began his new
27-year career as an electrician and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
He also received extensive treatment for both his physical war injuries and for Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder at the Milwaukee VA Hospital. That experience inspired his commitment to support other
returning veterans, participating in healing ceremonies for Native American veterans, transporting
Menominee Nation veterans to the Milwaukee VA Hospital, helping guide them in filing VA claims,
and personally welcoming home new veterans.
by Acting Commandant Jackie Moore
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Wisconsin
Veterans Homes are engaged in developing strategic
plans for the future. Part of the initial process involves
an analysis to identify and evaluate the strengths of the
In assessing the strengths at King, many positive areas were identified from
which to build upon. I’d like to share some of the areas we have distinguished
as our greatest strengths and which set us apart from most healthcare facilities:
Quality Health Care—Each of our nursing care buildings rate above average in
the 5-star rating system. We also receive very positive feedback about the care
we provide—from members, families and surveyors. Countless comments are
received, which indicate staff are very helpful, caring and have a good rapport
with the members.
Staff Commitment and Experience—We have many staff who have been
working for 10, 20 and even 30+ years. When asked how long staff had been
working here, many responded they had been at King for more than 20 years
(about 20% have passed the 20-year mark). Some commented other members of
their family or previous generations had worked at King as well. The incredibly
low turnover of nursing staff at King is almost unheard of in the world of long
Strong Sense of being a Veterans Community—Everywhere you go at King,
you are reminded of the strong tradition (nearly 125 years) of serving Wisconsin’s
veterans. From the flags, to the beautiful cemetery on the hill, to the Veterans
Museum and to the Veterans Living Memorial in Quadrangle Park, you feel
commitment to honoring veterans. When you talk to members, you hear pride
in their voice when they speak of their service to our country. You also feel that
King is more than a nursing home—it is a strong and vibrant community, much
like that of a military base.
Veterans and spouses are not confined to their residence. They have the freedom
and mobility to travel about the Home and grounds to many destinations, similar
to that of a community—the park, coffee shop/café, theater, bowling alley,
woodworking shop, gift shop, museum, outpatient clinic, therapy departments,
library and computer lab, post office and even their job—without ever leaving the
safety of King. Veterans and their spouses can live and be active and productive
members within their own community.
Stakeholder Support—We are very fortunate to have a high level of engagement
from all of our stakeholders. Members are actively involved in many of the
decisions and sometimes make donations in support of those decisions affecting
their daily lives. Volunteers provide thousands of hours of service and bring so
much enjoyment to the lives of the members. Their dedication and commitment
is inspiring. The greater veterans community (including WVH members), service
organizations and the public provide support for many special events, as well
as donations for activities or providing the “extras” that make life so special.
Examples include: new computers for the computer lab, recent renovations to
the bowling alley and the theater, new pontoon boats and motors and our new
fitness center (currently under construction).
King is more than just a home, it’s a community. Together, we contribute to its
success each and every day.
The mission of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King is to provide an outstanding
living experience for veterans and eligible dependents who have rendered unique
service to their country, state and fellow citizens.
submitted by Chaplain Wayne Schwanke
Several weeks ago, I attended my daughter’s college graduation.
At the ceremony, Dr. Morton Schapiro, President of Northwestern
University, addressed the outgoing students. I expected to
hear the typical graduation remarks: “You’ve received a great
education, now go out with your newly acquired knowledge, work
hard, change the world and be successful.” But the university president’s address was
entirely different. Rather than focusing on their education, their potential and their
goals, President Schapiro encouraged the graduates to “foster their friendships.” He
advised them to keep in touch with each other. “Your friends,” President Schapiro
said, “are the people you want to have with you in joyful times and the people you
need to have with you in difficult ones.”
According to the dictionary, a friend is defined as a person whom one knows well and
is fond of; someone who is helpful and reliable; a supporter or sympathizer. The Bible
says that a friend “loves at all times” and “sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 17:17
and 18:24) Friendships are often forged by people sharing a common experience.
In college, students are brought together and united by attending classes, studying
for exams, struggling through finals, rooting for their school’s sporting teams and
enjoying an occasional party or two.
College is not the only place where friendships are made by sharing life events. At
the Wisconsin Veterans Home, we are also united in a common experience. Whether
as soldiers or citizens, as veterans or staff, we are united by a love for our country
and a passion for serving others. As I make my visits at King, it is wonderful to
see friendships develop between members. I see members celebrating each others’
joys—birthdays, anniversaries and special events. I see members expressing concern
for one another—helping a roommate, offering an encouraging word or speaking a
prayer. A friend places oneself in the other person’s life, expresses true empathy and
provides a presence of help and support.
Our spiritual lives are also based on friendship. The Bible portrays God as the One
who in love and mercy befriended us. Jesus was described by the people of His day
as “a friend of tax collectors and sinners.” (Luke 7:34) In Christ Jesus, God took
on our humanity and became one of us to share in our common experiences—in our
joys and our sorrows, our accomplishments and our struggles.
So often, you and I forget our friends or lose touch with them over the years and so
we miss out on the mutual support and sharing that we could have enjoyed giving
and receiving. God is not that way. He promises never to leave us, nor forsake us.
In Psalm 27:10, David declares, “Though my father and mother forsake me, the
Lord will receive me.” God is not a fair-weather friend who is only with us when
everything is going well, but is a friend who truly loves at all times. In fact, He loves
us enough to die for us. Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay
down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) Jesus did that for us at the cross where
He overcame our lack of love, our failure to befriend and our sin. Through the life,
death and resurrection of Jesus, God has re-established our relationship with Him
and made us His friends. God has first loved and befriended us so that we can in turn
love and befriend others, and so be blessed by Him.
I believe that Northwestern President Morton Schapiro had it right. The best way to
make a difference, change the world and be successful is by fostering our friendships.
Apart from our love and concern for others, all our knowledge, wisdom and success
accomplishes very little. It is only our relationship with God and our love for others
that continue into eternity.
We recently celebrated our Nation’s Independence Day. I believe that friendship to
one another —our care and concern for each other—is the true strength of our Nation.
Our freedom is best celebrated by remembering friends who gave their lives for us,
and by using our freedom for the good of others. The United States has often been
described as a compassionate nation—a nation that befriends those in need. It is by
fostering our friendships with one another that we follow in the footsteps of God and
continue to keep our Nation both strong and caring. God bless our friendships and
God bless the United States.
Changes Taking Place at King
Many of you are aware Wisconsin passed a new law concerning smoking.
As of July 5, 2010, the Wisconsin Clean Indoor Air Act (Section 101.123, WI
Statutes) will prohibit smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces.
We value the members, staff, veteran service organizations and visitors of
the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King and recognize this may be a difficult
change for many.
If you wish to use tobacco, smoking will be allowed in designated outdoor
Designated Smoking Areas for Members
Initially, member areas will be covered patio areas as the Home works toward
construction of more permanent and comfortable structures:
1. Outside Olson Hall
2. Between Ainsworth Hall and Stordock Hall
3. Outside the Marden Center Coffee Shop
4. Gazebo in park near the chapel and Stordock Hall
5. Site next to the icehouse/King Fisher
Designated Smoking Areas for Visitors, Guests and Employees
1. Between Stordock Hall and Ainsworth Hall
2. Between Olson Hall and the Moses Central Services building
3. Outside the Security building
4. Across Hwy QQ past the Maintenance building
PLEASE LOOK FOR DESIGNATED AREAS
MARKED WITH SIGNS
We are committed to working with all of you as the Wisconsin Veterans
Home implements this change.
Changes Taking Place at King
Pet Therapy Program: We recognize the importance of pet visits and how much
pets enrich the lives of our members, but we must keep in mind pets also present some
challenges in a health care setting.
Pet Visit Guidelines:
1. When inside member residence halls, it is a requirement
for all pets to have identification indicating they have been
approved for visits.
2. For any pets lacking proper identification, please have
the pet owner/handler contact the Volunteer/PIO Office
(located in the Marden Center or call 258-4247) where
they will receive the Pet Policy, Waiver of Liability
form and be asked to provide a record of vaccines and
3. Once appropriate documentation has been received and the
Volunteer/PIO Office staff completes the Animal Assisted
Activity Health Assessment form, the pet owner/handler
will be issued a card indicating they have provided all
required documents and have been approved. (Identification tags/
badges, which will display the pet’s picture and be given to each
pet owner/handler indicating approval, are being coordinated.)
4. All pet owners/handlers must sign in and out on the Pet
Handler Sign In Sheet located at every nursing station.
Family pet owners must also sign the Waiver of Liability
Sheet upon each visit.
THANK YOU for your continued support as we implement and improve upon our pet
policy and procedures. Please continue to encourage family, visitors and volunteers
to register their pets with the Volunteer/Public Information Office (PIO) and if you
have questions, please call Laura at (715) 258-4247.
American Legion King Day
A great day of music, a parade and camaraderie
was enjoyed by King members, including a
delicious chicken dinner, thanks to the American
Legion, the Auxiliary and Sons of the American
More American Legion King Day
May L. Luchsinger
1878 - 1956
May L. Luchsinger was born in Monroe, Wisconsin, on
May 9, 1878, the daughter of Henry and Lida Conde Ludlow.
She married Frank B. Luchsinger on December 25, 1900. May
served as the Wisconsin Department President of the Women’s
Relief Corps in 1921 and National President in 1941-1942.
Upon her death on October 14, 1956, May L. Luchsinger left
a portion of her estate, in trust, at the First National Bank of
Monroe, (now owned by AMCORE), specifying that the interest
each year be used “…to provide comforts and pleasures for the
veterans living in the Grand Army Home for veterans at King…”
According to her will, each year on the Saturday closest to May
Luchsinger’s birthday, a committee will meet to decide how
the trust income will be spent for the benefit of the members of
Since 1998, the May Luchsinger Memorial has contributed $99,600 to benefit the members at
WVH-King. Representatives currently serving on the committee are:
Anita Kapp - United Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary
Jim LaSage - Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Wisconsin
Dave Jensen - The American Legion Department of Wisconsin
Sue Waid - Women’s Relief Corps Department of Wisconsin
Tammy Schiedermayer joined us as the Bureau of Information
Systems (BOIS) Supervisor at King on Monday, May 3 bringing
extensive Information Technology experience and expertise to this
Tammy was the Systems and Development Manager at F+W Media/
Krause Publications for the past 13 ½ years. Prior to that position,
she served as Data Processing Director for Waupaca County. Please
welcome Tammy when you see her.
It’s Cookout Time
Stordock Hall members were treated to
a cheeseburger cookout thanks to the
American Legion Auxiliary. This was
their first cookout of the season.
Members Willie Miller (left) and Marty
(left to right) Members Chuck Klutz,
Duane Parks and Mike Stanza.
Members Ilda Lewis (left) and Bea Dries (right).
Green Bay Naval Reserve Center
Staff from the Green Bay Naval Reserve Center toured King on Friday, June 18 to check out training
and volunteer opportunities for their drill weekends. King employee, Gary Kluck, (front, second
from right) is a lieutenant with the Reserve Center. Ryan Knocke, Staff Assistant to Senator Herb
Kohl (back left) also attended.
The Seeds of Wisdom
written by member Joe Neveaux
Follow the source of wisdom
And find the Great and Miraculous
And learn the pure, rich, extraordinary knowledge of God,
Eighth grade band students from
Luxemburg-Casco entertained King
members in the WVH-King park.
“Yesterday’s News” barbershop quartet
performed at the Olson Hall Father’s
Day party while King members enjoyed
delicious root beer floats.
Students from the Wautoma Parkside
Middle School played for members in the
park on the WVH-King grounds.
2010 Memorial Day
The Memorial Day program began
with the traditional placement of flags
on over 5,800 grave sites. A waterside
service followed along with a parade
processional to the cemetery where the
formal program was held.
The main speaker was WDVA Executive
Assistant José M. León, Jr. and readings
were delivered by the Badger State Boys
and Girls representatives (see cover).
More 2010 Memorial Day
A picnic in the
park with music,
and door prizes
was sponsored by
the Blue Knights
WI Chapter XV of
Chet Millard (right)
shared his recent
experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq at the
A Cool Treat
Thanks to the Wautoma American Legion for sponsoring a delicious, cool custard treat for
Stordock Hall members from Culver’s.
Members Duane Parks (left) and Chuck Klutz (right).
Member Richard Patterson
enjoying some delicious custard.
Member Ed Kraft poses with members
of the Wautoma American Legion.
Re-Creation, an energized
group of ten young entertainers,
presented “Love” on Sunday,
June 13 at WVH-King.
The live performance was held
in the park and included a salute
to the swinging styles of the Big
Bands of the 1930s and 40s,
favorite songs from the 50s and
60s, a tribute to Elvis with a high
energy retro revue from the 80s
and more! The show ended with
rousing patriotic music in honor
of America’s veterans and troops.
Proud great grandpa, member Norb Bodway, poses with his new great grandson
Aiden Schroeder, his daughter Linda Schroeder and his grandson Joseph Schroeder.
Special Memorial Service for
Chaplain Tracy Hamelink
A special memorial service will be held for
Chaplain Tracy Hamelink
on Thursday, July 22, 2010
at 2:00 p.m.
in the WVH-King Quadrangle Park.
All members, staff and friends are invited to attend.
written by member Anne Bruechert
Summer day, hot and humid.
Huge leafy crowns woven together,
Sheltering people from the heat of the sun.
Evening air heavy.
Just a hint of breeze as activities cease
And people retire.
Sleepy night, dark and peaceful.
All at rest.
Suddenly, a wind from the West,
Strong and determined,
Forcefully shaking the dust off the leaves.
The ocean of green alive and rustling,
Like the whistling sound of a storm at sea
With threatening waves rising in anger.
A flicker, faint and far away.
Then another—and another—getting stronger.
Distantly the rolling thunder —
Like a band of Heaven’s bass drums
Boldly waking the world below.
Lightning spreads across the sky
With an almost blinding brightness.
The darkness of the moment that follows
Seems even deeper than before.
Intervals shorter. Tempo intense!
Undisturbed by the downpour of rain.
All at once, a fiery flash,
A deafening crash!
In an instant, a towering tree
Is felled by the furious storm.
As if satisfied by the damage done,
The storm calms down;
Then catches its breath and moves on
To the next unsuspecting town.
submitted by Librarian Linda Hagen and member Clifford Poppy
The library has added several books to its permanent collection. Following are
some of those books.
THE FEW by Alex Kershaw. It was the summer of 1940 and World War II had
been raging for nearly a year. Hitler was now planning an invasion of England to
seal Europe’s fate. Although the United States was still a neutral country, a few
Americans decided to join the British Royal Air Force to help defend the country.
The Few tells the dramatic and unforgettable story of these Americans who defied
their own country’s neutrality laws and risked their own citizenship to fight side-
by-side with England’s finest pilots. They became the “Knights of the Air,” who
with minimum training and plenty of guts, dueled the skilled aces of Germany’s
Luftwaffe. By October 1940, they had helped England win the greatest air battle
in the history of aviation. Only one of them would be alive at War’s end. Winston
Churchill, once said, of those who fought in the Battle of Britain, “Never in the field
of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” Now Alex Kershaw
tells their story for the first time.
THE QUICKIE by James Patterson. When she sees her husband with another
woman, Lauren Stillwell’s heart nearly stops beating. Their marriage was perfect,
she has a great job and she likes her life. But his betrayal turns her into someone
she never imagined she could be—a woman out for revenge. It was supposed
to be a quickie, a way to even the score—but, Lauren’s night of passion takes a
shocking turn when she witnesses a deadly crime. Her secret threatens to tear her
life apart and forces her to uncover the truth, even though it may be too horrible
to bear. Whatever choice she makes could cost her dearly—her job, her marriage,
even her life.
TWELVE RED HERRINGS by Jeffrey Archer. This book contains a dozen
startling tales, each making use of misleading clues to surprise you. You will
read about a woman who fools her husband and her lover in the same day, a
leading lawyer’s attempt to prove his client is not blind, an honored guest whose
expectations are something more than the red carpet and a young painter who finds
an unlikely way to call attention to herself. In each of these stories, human beings
are under pressure. There is also buried in each story a diversion, a red herring,
and the author challenges his readers to find all twelve.
Tom’s Picks submitted by member Tom Leas
These movies are available at the WVH-King library, which is located on
the third floor of the Marden Memorial Center.
That Darn Cat - Hayley Mills, Dean Jones and Dorothy Provine - 1 hr. 56 min. -
DVD - rated G
A typical Disney film, but this time, a cat is the star. A great movie for those who
are still young at heart.
Charles and Anne Lindbergh Biography - 1 hr. 40 min. - DVD - not rated
A look at America’s first aviation hero.
Space Cowboys - Clint Eastwood and Tommy Lee Jones - 2 hr. 10 min. - DVD -
This film shows that you are never too old to accomplish anything.
Ben Hur - Charlton Heston - 2 hr. 20 min. - DVD - not rated
This is one of Hollywood's greatest classics that will never grow old.
Memories of the Fifties Documentary - 50 min. - DVD - not rated
A look at a time, in America, when everyone truly felt safe. If only we had those
All movies are shown in the Marden Theater.
Tugger service and popcorn are available.
Tuesday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m. - Dial M for Murder starring
Grace Kelly, rated PG, 1 hr. 45 min.
Wednesday, July 21 at 1:30 p.m. - Happy Feet starring the voice of Robin Williams, rated PG,
1 hr. 48 min.
Thursday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m. - High Plains Drifter starring Clint Eastwood,
rated R, 1 hr. 45 min.
Tuesday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m. - Pride of the Yankees starring Gary Cooper, not rated,
2 hr. 8 min.
Wednesday, July 28 at 1:30 p.m. - Show Boat starring Ava Gardner, not rated, 1 hr. 48 min.
Thursday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m. - RV starring Robin Williams, rated PG. 1 hr. 39 min.
Tuesday, August 3 at 1:30 p.m. - My Favorite Brunette starring Bob Hope and Dorothy
Lamour, not rated, 1 hr. 27 min.
Wednesday, August 4 at 1:30 p.m. - Ike: Countdown to D-Day starring Tom Selleck,
rated PG, 1 hr. 29 min.
Thursday, August 5 at 6:00 p.m. - I Am Legend starring Will Smith, rated PG-13,
1 hr. 41 min.
Tuesday, August 10 at 1:30 p.m. - Immortal Sergeant starring Henry Fonda,
rated G, 1 hr. 30 min.
Wednesday, August 11 at 1:30 p.m. - Just My Luck starring Lindsey Lohan,
rated PG-13, 1 hr. 43 min.
Thursday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m. - Wooly Boys starring Peter Fonda and
Kris Kristofferson, rated PG, 1 hr. 39 min.
Family and friends helped members Don and
Hanayo Meyer celebrate their 60th wedding
anniversary with a Hawaiian theme.
Members Ralph and Jackie Tramm celebrated
their 50th anniversary with family and friends.
Member Mary Stockton has a talent for
2 James Whitney SH 379B
James Bruckner AH 140
3 LeRoy Cornelison MH 261
Patrick Bushman AH 160 17 Helen Dolezal OH 202
Paul Kosiba MH 212
4 Roy Gray SH 353
Michael Stanz SH 249A 20 Robert Sneller OH 233
William Pasterski SH 366
5 Rushton Johnson OH 225 Gordon Haack SH 219B
Clifford Van Heuklon MH 364
Eino Suomi SH 229 21 Sharon Wonderly AH 128
6 James Lunde OH 446A 22 Dennis Keller AH 358
Gary White OH 406
24 Darrold Trudeau SH 483
7 Meda Radley AH 227 Margaret Moyer SH 323
8 James Bunnell OH 472 25 Josephine Buss AH 343
Arlene Woolsey SH 435 Charles Gordon AH 224
Thomas Vincent SH 309
9 Merle Barr OH 302 Adolph Krueger OH 503
10 Arnold Lamers AH 303 26 Roger Hanson OH 236
Alfred Murray SH 339
11 Frances Buehler OH 419A John Vanderwall AH 221
13 Sharla Jensen AH 231 27 Lance Holderness SH 382
Harold Lingen, Sr. OH 402 Anton Pflanzer AH 234
Doris Deering MH 335
14 Thomas Muller SH 468 Cora Schwersinske AH 352B
Edmund Hart SH 476A
28 David Satre MH 209
15 John Weyker SH 332 Florence Landon AH 336
Robert Dunbar AH 405 Violet Premo AH 327
Robert Gill SH 505
Kenneth Femrite SH 225 29 Raymond Paul MH 322
Bruce Kloehn OH 471 Forrest Weise MH 234
Glenn Georgson OH 482
16 Harriet Uecker AH 440
Jim Weggel OH 241 30 Betty Martin AH 423
Edward Podjaski OH 269 Harland Zick OH 580
1 Joseph Hoehl OH 409 17 Willis Gessler AH 418
Joseph Osterling AH 229B
2 William Weinmann SH 476B James Haire AH 163
Charles Albashian MH 377A
18 Robert Gravelle AH 141
3 Dorothy Magelund OH 346A
George Bresnahan MH 379 19 Stephen Misiewicz OH 465
Donald Schwoch OH 276B
20 Joseph Prindle SH 220
4 Alice Eichman AH 325 Jim O’Donahue CT 125
Roger Schwartz SH 24B Shirley Trindrud AH 309B
5 Ronald Rugg SH 403 21 Allen Gnotke SH 352
Eugene Koerner SH 563 Raymond Gibert OH 255
Anne Bruechert OH 323
22 James Butcher AH 240
7 Sue Graeszel SH 542
Ken Rettshlag OH 227 23 Warren Hidde SH 568
Lowell Sommerfeldt AH 455 Lloyd Morton OH 420
8 Orrin Kasten OH 335 24 Claire Brissette SH 449A
Richard Bleskey AH 159
9 Altheda Adams SH 432
25 Steven Van Hulle SH 572
10 Vincent Sroka OH 411
Toby Neidl OH 305 26 Virginia Bures AH 302A
Edward Hassmer OH 439
27 Armand Rich SH 429
11 Courtney Coffing MH 257A Robert Olson SH 420
Remi Wolski OH 509
29 Donald Titus OH 516A
13 Jay Perry AH 138 Shirley Lunde OH 446B
Lowell Peronto OH 376A
30 Nicholas Ferguson OH 505
14 Doris Boyden MH 315
31 Alvin Volmer MH 227
15 Jackie King MH 232
16 Joseph Drexler, Jr. SH 211
July Anniversaries August Anniversaries
4 Kenneth and Ilda Lewis 26 Roy and Patricia Jacobson
5 Ruggles and Elizabeth Doudt 28 Willis and Carol Gessler
6 Myles and Dorothy Magelund 30 Charles and Evelyn Russell
8 Robert and Mary Stockton
12 Courtney and Wanda Coffing
Oscar and Sue Shryock
13 Carl and Marjorie Williams
In Memory of “Heaven is my throne and
the earth is my footstool.” Isaiah 42:10
Edward H. Kubiak Jr. Thomas J. Doney
Dale R. Augustin William H. Mitchell
Armand A. Rich Eugene S. Vance
Irvin D. Putney Ernest K. Weier
Harold E. Zwickey Gerald H. Renish
Leonard P. Leberg Morres H. Jensen
(Due to the Federal HIPAA Privacy Act only those members
who have releases on file are listed.)
ROBERT BEMBENEK, a WWII Navy veteran from Rosholt, joined us on May 20. He is
living at MH 274B.
DONALD CARNITZ, a WWII Navy veteran from Oshkosh, moved into SH 279A on May 24.
DONALD WESLEY, a WWII army veteran from Iola, joined us on May 26. He is living at
ANNA SEIBERT, a Gold Star Mother of a Vietnam War veteran from Chilton, arrived on
May 28 and is living at AH 259B.
HOWARD CARMODY, a WWII Army veteran from Hortonville, moved into AH 332B on
DONALD PETERSON, a WWII Army veteran from Schofield, joined us on June 3. He is
residing at MH 277B.
SHELDON KLUTZ, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran from Neenah, arrived on June 3 and is
living at SH 419A.
OTTO KORTH, a Korean War Air Force veteran from Neenah, moved into MH 329B on June 4.
EARL AND FRANCES BUEHLER, joined us on June 14, from Athens. Earl is a WWII Navy
veteran and the couple is residing at OH 419.
DONALD ZINK, a WWII Army veteran from Montello, moved into AH 126 on June 15.
EDMUND HART, a Korean War Army veteran from Wittenberg, arrived on June 16 and is
living at SH 476A.
EDWARD McCARTHY, a Korean and Vietnam War veteran from Wausau, joined us on June
18. He is residing at AH 209A.
ROYCE BLANKINSHIP, a Vietnam War Army veteran from Omro, moved into OH 379B on
Volunteer Dorothy Dutzle (right) delivered King
Cafe coupon books to Evelyn Schroeder (left) on
behalf of the VFW Auxiliary 10406 in Buffalo
The VFW Auxiliary takes part in the adoption
program which is designed to reach out to members
through letters and cards, small gifts and personal
visits. To learn more about the program, call Laura
at (715) 258-4247.
Vicky Scherck accepted a donation of a framed
print History of the American Soldier from
Dan Weyenberg. The print will be on display
in the tunnel area.
Laura Mays accepted several donations from
Jerome Rabetski of the Polish Legion of
Roger Fetterly, from The American Legion Post 333,
presented a donation from the John T. Robinson Gift Fund
to Laura Mays for King Cafe coupon books.
Roger also presented a donation from the Fredrick Gerber
American Legion Trust Fund to help maintain the bird aviary
at Ainsworth Hall.
Marion Wanty, daughter of June Cobb, donated
a blanket made by her mother for the Home.
June lives in Lathia Springs, Georgia.
(left to right) Shirley Grant, Deanna Hunt, Dianna Lunk
and Bessie Varvitsiotes from the Women’s Relief Corps
donated nine bags of apples along with a check for the
purchase of a new bench. The bench is their 2009-2010
On behalf of the members, we sincerely thank the following for their generous donations.
We Need Your Help The American Legion Post #333 of Sun Prairie
When making a donation, please provide in memory of Fredrick Gerber
the full name and complete address
(including zip code) of the person or The American Legion #11 of Green Bay
group to be acknowledged. Thank you!
The American Legion #336 of Onalaska
MOPH Auxiliary - Department of Wisconsin Ace Hardware of Appleton
in memory of Art Brazee
Member Mary Stockton
VFW Post #1318 of Madison
AMVETS Auxiliary - Department of Wisconsin
PLAV Post #185 of Stevens Point
AMVETS of Sturgeon Bay
Neuville Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Waupaca
AARP #4388 of Nekoosa
TREA Chapter #66 of Appleton
The American Legion #122 of Phillips
Gogebic Iron Marine Det #1133 of Hurley
Richard McCrory of Neenah in memory
of Arthur Brazee and Bev Mitchell The American Legion Post #102 of Walworth
Marc and Isabel Anderson of Madison The American Legion Auxiliary #69
in memory of David Tompkins of Mayville in memory of Loretta Magyar
The American Legion #161 of Waupaca MOPH - Department of Wisconsin
The American Legion #118 of Thorp Milwaukee Firefighters Post #426
The American Legion Auxiliary #413 of Crivitz The American Legion #295 of Bloomer
William Laux, Jr. Memorial Trust of Appleton Member Ed Watson
Sally Rampier of Solon Springs Member Charles Dewey
in memory of Eugene Heideman
Member Ray Schutte
Jacqualine Schreck of Nekoosa
in memory of Paul Schreck Bonnie Oleson of Stetsonville, Don and Marty
Lekie, Dick and Betti Lekie, Dave and Lynnette
The American Legion #333 of Sun Prairie Lekie, and Bonnie (Lekie) and Jack Oleson
John T. Robinson Gift Fund in memory of Roy and Sylvia Dodge
STATE OF WISCONSIN COURIER STAFF Submissions for The Courier
Jim Doyle Laura Mays are due the 25th of the
Governor Editor preceding month.
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF SUBSCRIPTION
VETERANS AFFAIRS INFORMATION
Kenneth B. Black Design and Print “The Courier” can be mailed
Secretary directly to your home for an annual
Shari McCann rate of only $5.00. Subscribers are
WISCONSIN VETERANS HOME Technical Editor
notified when the renewal is due.
Jackie Moore WORK THERAPY STAFF A subscription to “The Courier”
Acting Commandant Glen Collins can also be a great gift for a friend
Photographer or relative. To subscribe, please
www.WVHKing.com complete the form below.
To insure that you will not miss any issues of “The Courier” and to help us hold down our
mailing costs, please notify us promptly of any changes in your address. New or renewing
subscribers should include a check payable to “Wisconsin Veterans Home at King” in the
amount of $5.00 to cover the 12 month subscription. Mail this form to:
Wisconsin Veterans Home at King
N2665 County Rd QQ
King, WI 54946-0600
City State Zip