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WDVA Secretary’s Column
by Donna Williams
Acting Secretary of the Wisconsin
Department of Veterans Affairs
—— Looking AheAd And Working TogeTher for VeTerAns ——
I am honored to serve as at meetings of the Wisconsin with fellow veterans and
the Acting Secretary of the Board of Veterans Affairs: community groups.
Wisconsin Department of the department’s budget for
Veterans Affairs (WDVA). 2011-13; the reorganization At the end of May, we observe
As a woman veteran with plan (which was acted upon a special holiday. Memorial
29 years of military service, by the Board and WDVA has Day acts as a reminder to
I am proud to have the started to be put into place); us that the veterans who
opportunity to lead the and the state of the Wisconsin passed, whom we honor and
agency and represent the Veterans Homes, including remember, served to ensure a
fastest-growing population of future plans for construction, better future for all who have
veterans – women comprise oversight and operations of a served after them, as well as
about 15 percent of the new 72-bed Skilled Nursing for the citizens of our nation.
military population currently. Facility at Chippewa Falls. Their reward would be in
There is a rewarding sense knowing we are carrying our
of purpose for current service In the current economic proud traditions on into the
members and new veterans. climate, times may be tight, future.
but the department will strive
Our Wisconsin veterans to continue providing the best
community is a combination quality of care, programs and
of established veterans as services veterans deserve.
well as those who have been There is a new segment
serving in recent conflicts. of veterans of Iraq and
It is the combined duty and Afghanistan, who will need our
tradition of all of us to work support and encouragement
together on each other’s now more than ever, as they
behalf, going forward into the face challenges and we
future. address program issues such Florence Wasley, American Legion
as Post-Traumatic Stress Auxiliary Department President,
As we look ahead during Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic spoke at a banquet held at
the month of May, some Blast Injury (TBI), suicide and WVH-King to honor all the
of the main issues in the homelessness prevention, American Legion volunteers for
forefront for WDVA have been employment and job training, their dedication and commitment
presented and discussed health care and connections to the King members.
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After the war, he borrowed $100
Wisconsin BoArd of on a handshake as a down-payment
VeTerAns AffAirs presenTs on a saw mill located in Soldiers
VeTerAn LifeTime Grove and began his career as an
entrepreneur. Over the next
AchieVemenT AWArd To 42 years he operated Helgerson
herBerT f. heLgerson Forest Products, which bought,
harvested, milled, and sold locally
A World War II veteran who served harvested hardwoods and gave
in General Omar Bradley’s 1st Army employment to numerous mill-hands
and General George Patton’s 3rd Army, over the years.
was honored with the Veteran Lifetime Helgerson is a Life Member of
Achievement Award for April 2011, by the the American Legion and a 65-year
Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs, at a member of William Schoville Post
Herbert F. Helgerson (second from left) 220 in Soldiers Grove, where he has
ceremony in Madison.
Herbert F. Helgerson, 88, of Soldiers
holds a Veteran Lifetime Achievement served as Post Vice Commander and
Grove, enlisted in the U.S. Army on Award that was presented to him by the Post Finance Officer.
February 6, 1943 in Milwaukee and Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs In the community, he is a past
completed basic training at Camp Swift, at its April meeting in Madison. Board member of the Soldiers Grove
Texas in April 1943. He was assigned as a Chair Dan Naylor (left) listens as Board Village Board, the Soldiers Grove
Section Leader to the 553rd Heavy Pontoon Secretary Dave Boetcher (center) reads Fire Department, and the Kickapoo
Battalion at Camp Swift and participated the proclamation while board members Valley Association Development
in pontoon bridge construction exercises Council. He has actively supported
Marv Freedman and Rod Moen
on the Sabine River along the Louisiana Kickapoo Area Girl Scout and Boy
look on. Scout endeavors, is a past member
border. In the fall of 1943, he volunteered
to join the soon-to-be deployed 291st to Walheim, Germany with his unit, he of the Soldiers Grove High School Band
Combat Engineer Battalion at Camp Swift drove his bulldozer across the Ludendorff Parent Association, and takes food to other
and served continuously with Company B Bridge at Remagen, under enemy fire, to elderly members of the community. He is
of the 291st throughout the war, initially prepare approaches for a pontoon bridge. a 60-year member of St. Philips Catholic
as a Heavy Truck Driver and then as a After VE Day his unit was assigned Church, serving on the Parish Council as
Construction (Bulldozer) Operator. debris-clearance duty in Frankfurt, Finance Chair. He is also a member of the
On June 18, 1944, his unit was ordered Nuremberg, and Munich. Knights of Columbus. He and his wife of
to move to Southampton, England to load During his time with the 291st 60 years, Anita, raised six children.
their heavy equipment onto the USS Amos Engineer Battalion, he served in General The Veteran Lifetime Achievement
G. Throop, where it waited aboard ship Omar Bradley’s 1st Army and General Award recognizes living veterans currently
in the storm-tossed harbor for three days George Patton’s 3rd Army, saw duty residing in Wisconsin who have compiled
before being dispatched across the English in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and a record of exemplary service as a military
Channel. Germany, and won battle stars for the service member, a veteran, and a citizen
On June 23, 1943, he drove a truck, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, during the veteran’s lifetime. Helgerson is
with his trailer-mounted bulldozer in tow, Ardennes and Central Europe Campaigns. the 20th recipient of the award.
off of a Landing Ship Tank (LST) into the In August 1945, he was sent to Camp Nominations are accepted from
shallows of Utah Beach, where he helped Lucky Strike, France for rotation to the any Wisconsin resident, and the Board
construct a bypass road. U.S. and subsequent re-deployment to the especially encourages submissions from
From July to September 1944 his unit Asian Theatre of Operations, but on VJ Wisconsin veterans, veterans service
performed road maintenance and mine Day, he was rescheduled for rotation and organizations, County Veterans Service
clearance along the main supply route, discharge. Offices and other veterans groups.
driving by night to keep up with the front. He was discharged on October 16, Nominations may be submitted at any
His unit arrived in Mortain, France just 1945 at Camp McCoy with the rank time during the year. There are up to six
before the counter-offensive now known of Tech 5 - Construction Operator. His annual awards. For more information, see
as the Battle of the Bulge. During that decorations include the Bronze Star, the www.WisVets.com/BoardAward or call
battle, his unit was assigned defensive Good Conduct Medal, the European- the Wisconsin Department of Veterans
perimeter duty at Malmédy and he was African-Middle Eastern Service Medal Affairs toll free at 1-800-WIS-VETS
awarded the Bronze Star for clearing with Five Battle Stars, the Distinguished (947-8387).
snow-covered roads with his bulldozer Unit Citation, the Presidential Unit
while under constant machine gun, mortar, Citation, a Letter of Commendation, and
and artillery fire. In March 1945, en route Four Overseas Bars.
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by Security/Fire/Safety Chief Jim Hotvedt
Wisconsin Veterans Home at King
— From tHe
Fire StatioN —
My name is Jim Hotvedt and I am
the new Chief of the Security/Fire/
Safety Bureau. Today I’m writing
as a guest for the Commandant’s
Column, but I intend to write a
monthly column for the Courier
with material that is relevant,
informative, and dare I hope,
possibly even entertaining to the
members of WVH-King and other
readers of this newsletter. But,
enough about me; my biography
was in last month’s issue.
(left to right) Jim Hotvedt, Ron Johnston, Tammy
The focus of this column is to Vande Zande, Matt Bohm, Derek Nowak, Jeff Hoffman,
introduce you to the staff you have Randy Busch, Scott Pudil. Missing: Andy Ader, Gary
most likely observed at work one Hartleben, Joshua Simons, Scott Sweetalla.
time or another on the grounds or
in the buildings. The full-timers All officers, at a minimum, are The Security/Fire/Safety building
are eight dedicated individuals State of Wisconsin Certified at the Wisconsin Veterans Home
who know this complex inside Firefighter II and all have just at King is staffed 24 hours a
and out. Their knowledge has completed their First Responder day, seven days a week. The
accumulated through years of Medical Refresher course, which officers work in pairs putting in 12
patrolling the halls, tunnels and occurs in every two years. They hour days/nights. In addition to
grounds, responding to medical share in the duties of fire safety shared duties, each officer serves
calls, fire calls, trespassers, dogs inspections of all of our buildings, a separate function assisting
and cats and any other type of call fire drills, fire extinguisher the Chief in administering the
that sometimes defies categorizing. demonstrations, 24/7 monitoring department.
The experience represented by of fire alarm and sprinkler panels,
these eight officers totals 136 and taking over the telephone If you have any questions, I
years. Rounding out the schedule switchboard for the home from encourage you to call me at
are two limited term employees. 1630-0800 hours on weekdays and ext. 1485 and if you ever have an
They are fully qualified to perform all day on weekends and holidays. emergency, PLEASE CALL ext.
at the same level as the full-time Their list of duties and services is 2222.
officers, but must be teamed with hard to put a cap on, I think you
one of them while on duty. are starting to get the idea.
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by Chaplain David Guerrero
—————— LiFe’S PurPoSe ——————
As a Chaplain, do as it related to his future. Should he an optimal God glorifying outcome and
I often meet take a job offer in another state or should (2) seeing if indeed something could have
people who he remain where he is now? By the end of been worked out that would not only uplift
are stuck not our conversation, the bottom line came to Jesus, but would demonstrate a powerful
knowing the the surface when I asked him, “In God's witness to everyone involved as to what
next direction or step to take in life. Often call in your life, who has He called you to God can do to bring reconciliation in the
times, the individual doesn't realize the be?” There was a long silence and then, body of Christ.
reason they are stuck is that they have "Hmm, that’s a good question." You see, as a Christian, the first thing
lost a sense of life's purpose. I feel this In answering that question, my dear we should ask ourselves in any situation
happens to all of us at some point in our friend began to make his choice of what is, "What is God's purpose in this?" Our
lives. he was to do. You see, in responding to problem is that all too often we seek our
The Apostle Paul made profound who God wants us to be we can effectively personal purpose and reasoning for what
statements when he penned these words respond to what we will do. When we we do without consulting God. The Bible
found in Philippians 3:10, “That I discover who God desires us to become, tells us of a leader of God, named Joshua,
may know Him and the power of His we can face life's challenges with the great who when he forgot to consult God, at a
resurrection,” and in I Corinthians 2:2, expectation that what we are becoming place called Ai, experienced a great loss.
“For I decided to know nothing among in Him will certainly lead us to what we However, when he consulted God and
you, except Jesus Christ and Him ought to do in every life circumstance. followed His direction he gained a great
crucified.” We simply make the choice based on victory. (Joshua 7 & 8) I believe a good
It is abundantly evident that Paul's life if it aligns with what God is doing or what course of action in life is to remember to
purpose was to know Christ. He sought to He would have done as it relates to our make sure our purposes and decisions are
know Christ personally and how He was at character development. in tune with God's. This is imperative in
work in life’s circumstances. This pursuit our Christian growth, as we must always
of discovery was the objective of Paul's remember that, “My thoughts are not your
life. “This is life’s purpose—to thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”
Paul didn’t just seek to simply know become more like Christ.” declares the LORD.” Isaiah 55:8
Christ for the first time, but to continually As this is true as we grow in
seek to know what Christ wanted from positive character development, we must
his life each and every day, as well as to Not too long ago, a fellow Christian constantly and consistently consult God
experience Christ’s power, in the course felt the extreme need to sue the company in all matters of our lives. We must be
of daily living. Paul was determined to she worked for. This was a Christian seeking His purpose and not our own. For
discover God's will and purpose for his organization and she felt she had been it is in seeking and fulfilling God's purpose
challenges and trials. Paul understood treated unfairly. Instead of trying to work that we glorify Him and accomplish with
that it was through difficulties that God things out, she consulted an attorney. great joy the direction and purpose of life
journeys with us, in order that He might What saddened me was when she which He has designed for us. This must
help us to see our need and help us in our and her Christian attorney were asked be our life's direction and goal.
need to become more like Christ. to sit down and reason together the best In life we too, like Paul, in all things
This is life's purpose—to become course to pursue, the response was, must seek to decide to know nothing else
more like Christ. So often we view life "NO, we have nothing to discuss. If the in the midst of our making decisions and
so differently. However, in Heaven’s company does not reply to our request as life circumstance, but to know Christ,
economy, it is who we are or who we are we have demanded, they will be sued!" I Him Crucified and the power of His
becoming that God is most concerned. wondered, “Is this God's way to solve this resurrection. To do this and to have this
When we think about it, isn't this what problem?” I thought, “Doesn't God's word experience is life's ultimate purpose.
matters most? Isn't this what should encourage us as Christians to come and
determine what we do and how we do it? reason together?”
The other day, someone who is a life What was sad was that the Christian
coach client of mine was stuck and called lawyer didn't even see the wisdom in
me. He was perplexed as he did not know seeking to glorify God by (1) learning all
what to do. He wasn't sure what he should the facts and clarifying the issues to effect
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Barron County Veterans Service Office
arranged a tour and brought a van with
ten veterans and spouses to see what
WVH-King has to offer. Tour members
commented, “your facility is absolutely
something to be proud of” and we certainly
The Easter Bunny (volunteer Cathy
Tratz) hopped into WVH-King with
coupons for King members courtesy
of the AMVETS. Member Mack Leffel
(center) stands next to the Easter
Bunny, as Jim Tratz of AMVETS holds
As the ice thins every year, members anxiously wait and
watch for “Josie’s” icy plunge. This year’s winner was
member Josie Buss from Ainsworth Hall who guessed 3:10
p.m. on April 13. “Josie” actually fell in at 3:30 p.m. Thanks
to all the members who participated.
The Pool League came to a close and
celebrated the season with a banquet
sponsored by the Disabled American
Veterans and Auxiliary. Thanks for
another GREAT year!
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The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King
hosted a drinking water table top exercise
funded by the Environmental Protection
Agency through the Department of Natural
Resources (DNR). The training exercise
was a tremendous learning experience and
visitors from Emergency Management, DNR
and Public Health were among those who
The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King
hosted a Wound Care Certification Training
Program for 40 RNs, two of whom were
WVH-King RN staff. The visiting nurses
said they were very impressed with King.
The Wisconsin Airborne Tribute Case is now
in the King Museum. The case contains many
memorabilia of the Airborne uniforms, medals
and equipment, 3rd Infantry (Audie Murphy).
Dedicated veterans coordinated the placement
of the case at the King Museum.
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All members celebrated Easter with a
catered meal sponsored by the May
Member Curly Buss.
Member Bob Reichelt and
Activity Staff Moriah Garza.
Members Darrel and Ruby Dunbar.
Member Dale Stelson.
Member Howard Reinhart.
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Waupaca Learning Center second graders
pose with King members. (front left to right)
Frank “Doc” Lehman, Bill Kramer, Mary Jane
Hynes, Bea Reavis, Trudy Hohensee, Alice
Levenhagen, Bea Reidinger, (back left to right)
Geraldine Falk, Lloyd Mitchell, George Fucik, Member Harold Hohensee bowled a 300 game
Leonard King, Lee Trinrud. with the help of volunteer Jed Deyoung.
mcdonALd’s cATered supper sponsored By
mAy Luchsinger foundATion
(left to right) Doris Deering, Marge
Johnson, Mike Penne, Dorothee Quam,
Cliff Van Heuklon, Tom Utter.
(left to right) Member Dale Ehnert, Activity Staff
Dawn Cravillion and member Al Lietz.
(left to right) Members Ron Johnson, Betty
Volmer, Marge Williams, Alice Sturzl, Norb
Mayer, Don Peterson.
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Olson Hall celebrated and honored work
therapy members with music provided by
Jim Vollmer. Members enjoyed ice cream
sundaes after listening to the music.
(back left to right) Richard Woodford, Sally
Olson (front left to right) Doris Lange, Jim
Peronto, Tom Leas.
(left to right ) Bev Gerner, Ernie Boggs, Marjorie
(left to right) Ruth Halberg and Lad Strnad.
(back left to right) Lee Moore, Richard
Rolstad (front left to right) Robert Nicolini,
(left to right) Terry St. Pierre and Jim
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Roger and Joy Hartwig are “Roger’s Polka Stordock Hall.
Party.” Members enjoyed the lively music.
Members (front) Bill Michaud
and (back) Gene Newhouse.
Members (front) Els Hameister Member Tom Vincent.
and (back) Duane Christianson.
Member Betty Rushford.
Members (clockwise) John Stoian, Bruce Barth, Members Orville and Betty Bierstadt.
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(left to right) Virginia Schoenicke, CNA;
Randy Fox and Nicole Bodenheimer, Social
Workers, help out at the St. Patrick’s catered
Member Jim Logue wears a
“Kiss me I’m Irish” tie.
(left to right) Patti House, Activity Therapy
Assistant; member Veikko Reinikainen and Virginia
(left to right) Members Virginia Siburt
and Grace Kinziger help make table
decorations for St. Patrick’s Day.
Mo Kledtiz, LPN, shows her Irish pride.
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Opera for the
Wednesday, April 13,
of “Pirates of
was a cast of
singers and one
pianist, along with
16 students from
for the magnificent
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The Wisconsin Veterans
Home at King hosted their
annual all-campus “Stars &
Stripes, Evening at the USO”
on Tuesday, April 26th from
6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Ainsworth
Hall Multipurpose Room. The
Division Administrator for
the Division of Homes, Brian King Lloyd Mitchell and
Acting Commandant Jackie Marshall, crowned the “King and Queen Sheila Claussen.
Moore and WDVA Home Queen” during the event.
Administrator Brian Marshall. Rosholt High School Honor
Society students decorated the
hall for the night’s festivities.
The program included live music
from the Neenah Ambassadors,
refreshments and a general
Thank you to the Veterans of
Foreign War Auxiliary, the May
VFW and Auxiliary volunteers Luchsinger Foundation, the Volunteers Etola and Lyle Pingel.
Twiggy and Karen Johnson. Masonic Services Organization,
Carol Anderson and all the
volunteers who helped put this
wonderful evening together.
Member Allen Bitler and guest.
Jen Biesek, Gary Dumas, Glen
Collins and Dawn Reichert.
Member Frances Buehler and
Activity Therapist Carmen
Member Sally Olson dancing the
Member Mary Stockton. night away.
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Members Kathleen and George
Members Gary Dumas and Glen Baker.
Members Russ and Elizabeth
Staff Holly Henning and member
Member Chet Reitz.
Members Howard and Rose
Members Ruth Gravelle and
Brittany Marg, CNA, and member
Member Sharon Wonderly.
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Volunteers Recognized by
the Wisconsin Veterans
Home at King
Veteran Community Celebrates
National Volunteer Week
Almost 200 volunteers attended Volunteer Dave Johnson
the banquet on Wednesday, April and Miss Wisconsin,
20th. Registered volunteers who (left to right) Jackie Moore, Acting Kimberly Sawyer.
contribute 25 hours or more of
Commandant of the Wisconsin
service are invited to this yearly
Veterans Home at King, and
banquet. Volunteers who were able
Volunteer Irene Guthu.
to give more than 100 hours were
recognized at the program with a
certificate of appreciation and a pin
or bar. The Veterans Home at King
has over 350 active volunteers who
donated 38,108 hours of volunteer
time to the Home. “We’re extremely
fortunate to have so many dedicated
and compassionate volunteers,” said
Jackie Moore, Acting Commandant
of the Home.
Irene Guthu, a long-time volunteer
was recognized for her service
Volunteers enjoying a
of over 10,000 hours. She began WDVA Home Administrator
conversation before their meal.
volunteering at the Home in Brian Marshall and volunteer
November, 1983 as a member of Lyle Pingel.
the Disabled American Veterans
Auxiliary. “I probably get more
out of my volunteering than the
members; it makes me feel good to
give back,” said Ms. Guthu.
Brian Marshall, Administrator of
the Division of Veterans Homes and
Kimberly Sawyer, Miss Wisconsin
2011, attended the banquet as guest
speakers. Miss Wisconsin delighted
Volunteers Ken and Barb
the attendees when she graciously
accepted a request to sing America
Master of Ceremonies, Laura
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AMVETS volunteers Cathy Tratz
and Ken Wendt.
Commander Gene Wagner and WDVA Home Administrator
members Gary Dumas and Glen Brian Marshall gave the
Collins. keynote speech.
Members Dorothy and Fred Bartz.
DAV and American Legion
Department Commanders John
Hoeft and Robert Batty.
Brian Marshall and Jackie
Volunteer Gene Zeinty. WDVA Board Chair Dan Naylor
and volunteer Alice Bentley.
Brian Marshall and volunteer
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The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King celebrated Member Work Therapy Week April 4-8 to recognize
the significant and critical services the members provide to campus operations. The celebration
finished with a luncheon in the Marden Multipurpose Room.
Library Work Therapy members.
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submitted by member
submitted by librarian Linda Hagen Tom Leas
These movies are available at
The library has recently added many new DVDs to its permanent the WVH-King library which
collection. Following are some of those DVDs. is located on the third floor of
the Marden Memorial Center.
High Noon starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly
Amish Grace starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Discoveries America: Wisconsin – a travelog Twelve O’Clock High
On the Waterfront starring Marlon Brando
Gregory Peck, #304, 2 hr. 12 min.,
The Devil’s Own starring Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt Not Rated
Bye Bye Birdie starring Dick Van Dyke
Bell, Book and Candle starring James Stewart Story of a bomber crew, with a
hard nosed commanding officer,
Songwriter starring Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson set during WWII. A typical WWII
Cowboy starring Glenn Ford and Jack Lemmon film that’s one of the many made.
Modern Marvels: Walt Disney World – a documentary Actual combat scenes, American
To Catch a Thief starring Cary Grant and German film, are used which
Murder She Wrote – first season makes it more real than a sound
MASH – first season
The Waltons – first season «««« 4 stars
Gone With The Wind starring Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh
Marmaduke starring Owen Wilson Forever Young
12 Angry Men starring Norman Fell and other stars Mel Gibson, 1 hr. 42 min., #374,
Unstoppable starring Chris Pine Rated PG
Silver Streak starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor If you wait too long, all you desire
Doctor Zhivago starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie could be lost. This movie shows
NFL Super Bowl XLV starring the Green Bay Packers you the consequences of delay.
Secretariat starring Diane Lane Very good film.
The Searchers starring John Wayne
The Fighting Sullivans starring Anne Baxter ««««« 5 stars
Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley The Devil’s Brigade
Cool Hand Luke starring Paul Newman
William Holden, #354,
Three Men and a Baby starring Tom Selleck 1 hr. 27 min., Not Rated
Three Men and a Little Lady starring Tom Selleck
Red River starring John Wayne I hate to say it, but this is just
another WWII film through the eyes
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows starring Daniel Radcliffe of a different director.
The King’s Speech starring Colin Firth
The Tourist starring Johnny Depp ««« 3 stars
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All movies are shown in the Marden Theater.
Tugger service is available. Free popcorn on
Tuesday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m.
- Bye Bye Birdie starring
Dick Van Dyke, rated G,
1 hr. 52 min.
Wednesday, May 18 at Please come and check out
1:30 p.m. - The Searchers
starring John Wayne, not rated,
what the fun is all about!
1 hr. 59 min.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m.
- Unstoppable starring Denzel
Washington, rated PG-13, Tuesdays & Thursdays
1 hr. 38 min. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24 at 1:30 p.m. Member Fitness Center
- Road to Bali starring Bob Marden Center Lower Level
Hope and Bing Crosby, not
rated, 1 hr. 30 min.
Wednesday, May 25 at To provide members with an enjoyable
1:30 p.m. - A Good Year and safe exercise program.
starring Russell Crowe, To encourage positive social
rated PG-13, 1 hr. 58 min.
interactions among members.
Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. To reduce pain, fatigue, and stiffness.
- Get Smart starring Steve
Carrell and Anne Hathaway, If you would like to participate, ask your
rated PG-13, 1 hr. 50 min. building Activity Staff or Fitness Center
Staff how you can join.
Tuesday, May 31 at
1:30 p.m. - Duplicity
starring Julia Roberts,
rated PG-13, 2 hr. 5 min.
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20 Veda Flynn ................... AH 307
Marcella Canniff ........... SH 363
John Lebal, Jr. ............... SH 355
1 Nolan Ninabuck...............SH 262 14 Laura Bostedt ..................MH 229 .
Ronald Mitchell ........... AH 443
2 Austin Corwin ............ MH 262 John Dinse ....................... SH 320 Patricia Duffy .............SH 519B
Lillian Reese ............. AH 228B Leon Luick ......................MH 328 Donald Tautges ............ OH 485
3 Gerald Strachota .......... AH 458 Michael Penne .................MH 222 21 Frank Podach .............OH 476A
5 James Espeseth ............. SH 541 15 .
Virginia Lockery ............ AH 424 22 Donald Meyer .............. OH 582
Richard Swanson ......... OH 469 George Jeskewitz ............. SH 503 25 Raymond McClone ......MH 276
6 Alexander Kozikowski . AH 238 16 .
Elsworth Hameister ......... SH 250 26 Eugene Herman.............SH 216B
Michael Kloehn ............ SH 525
. Edward Sartausky ............AH 161 27 Elizabeth Montgomery.. SH 365
7 Evelyn Schroeder .......... SH 453 Veronica Magayna ...........OH 325 Lucille Oninski ............. SH 536
Pearl O’Donahue ....... AH 452A Robert Rigsby ................SH 279B 28 Leonard Mika ............AH 433B
8 Stanley Sankey...............MH 283 17 David Bzdusek ................ AH 444 29 Joseph G. Mock, Sr. ..... OH 502
Donald Hunt ................. AH 438 .
Suzanne Karl ................... SH 512 30 Gordon Falk .................. SH 550
9 Ronald Weinfurtner ..... OH 206 Dean Johnson ...................OH 455 Rodney Schoenbeck ..... OH 335
Wilfred Michaud ...........SH 482 Hanayo Meyer ..................OH 583 Vernon Langholff .........MH 358
10 Roy Aaberg ...................SH 408 18 Thomas Utter ..................MH 361 31 Robert Van Drasek ....... OH 266
Clifford Poppy ............. AH 323
. Raymond Levandowski AH 332B Anne Hermus..................AH 324
12 Philip Binder ................AH 206
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1 Donald Bartram...........MH 319 13 Keith Gales................... OH 250
3 Eugene Gauger .............OH 308 Roman Leonard..........SH 219A
Dennis Olsen ........... SH 246B 14 David Christie....... ........SH 383
William Eddy ..............AH 144 Chester Reitz .................SH 553
4 Corrine Radloff ...........AH 254 15 John Janick................... OH 220
James Holeman ............AH 457 17 James Leedom............. MH 259
James Nylund............SH 476B Theresa Demmert......SH 576B
Otto Tiedemann........... SH 283 George Kelly, Jr. ...........SH 542 24 Elmer Feltz..............SH 319A
5 Robert Griffith ..............OH 320 Emil Zmek .... ...........MH 360B 26 Alan Freezy.................SH 353
6 Ernest Boggs................ OH 242 John Miller.................... OH 280 Leroy Talbot..............AH 435
Tom Martin.................OH 319B 18 Anne Lesko...................AH 425 George Fucik............MH 368
Byron Kuehl...................SH 350 Nona Schroeder ...........AH 226 James Fulton.............. OH 350
7 Anthony Adamczyk.....SH 252 19 Gustav Finkbeiner........SH 436 Donald Wesley...........SH 308
9 Mervin Granger ..........MH 280 Vernice Bohn.............AH 232A S
27 Ernest Ksionek........... H 338
10 William Burling ...........AH 130 20 John Blair......................MH 261 Frank Mettler.............OH 282
Richard Ruppert ...........OH 303 21 Minnie Ahlm.............AH 333A 28 Henry Check............. AH 318
11 Larry Stiebs ... ...............SH 535 James Vaux, Jr............. . SH 472 Howard Reinhart......AH 330
12 Otto Blohm .... ..............AH 135 23 Colin Young.................MH 309 James Hirsch.............MH 322
Gerald Baker................ .AH 335 William Godfrey....... OH 576A 29 Marian Wienandt.......SH 312
George Banton ...........OH 576B John Tews......................OH 233 Richard Fanshaw.......AH 146
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« commemoratioNS «
In MeMory of “Heaven is my throne and
the earth is my footstool.” —Isaiah 42:10
Vincent M. Sroka Kenneth Petersen Harold A. Gruen
Herb V. Grasmick Joseph F. Voss James G. Whitney
Orville Green Lenore M. Schroeder Leland S. Moore
Paul O. Koch Lawrence A. Hanns Joseph E. Prindle
3 Kermit and Marjorie Peterson
8 Raymond and Maryann Levandowski
Paul and Irene Frank
9 Albert and Elizabeth Brouwer
17 Gary and Cora Schwersinske
MEMBER FITNESS CENTER
25 Erwin and Isabel Beach
26 Donald and Virginia Bures
28 Kenneth and Shirley Trinrud
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CLOSED Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
June Anniversaries for Exercise Class
1 Russell and Minnie Ahlm
15 Leon and Josephine Luick Located in the Marden Center past the Coffee Shop
17 Donald and Hanayo Meyer
18 Ralph and Jacqueline Tramm NuSTEP Exercise Bikes
26 Leonard amd Georgiana Mika (Cardiovascular workout for upper and lower body)
Arm and Leg Weights
27 Conrad and Virginia Scheuerman
30 Alton and Myrtis Gigstead To use the Fitness Center - check with your building
Activity Staff or Fitness Center Staff.
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« wHat’S cooKiNg? «
Menus are subject to change. Please speak to dining room staff or your dietitian
to request alternate choices which are indicated on the menu in parentheses.
WHAT S COOKING?
LUNCH MENUS FOR May 8-28, 2011
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
MOTHERS 9 10 11 12 13 14
DAY Build Your Salisbury Carolina Salad Veal Parmesan Baked Country Style
Own: Steak (Waldorf Salad) over Haddock with RIbs
Grilled Salmon Hamburger (Baked Haddock) with Grilled Buttered Tartar Sauce (Meatloaf)
With with a Bun Scalloped Chicken Spaghetti (Scrambled Eggs) Boiled Potatoes
Hollandaise (Meatloaf) Potatoes (Tuna Salad (Macaroni and Baked Potato (Whipped Potato)
Lettuce, (Whipped Potato) Sandwich Cheese) With Butter Sauerkraut
Sauce on White Bread)
(Pork Roast) Tomato, Sautéed Cauliflower (Whipped Potato) (Wax Beans)
Zucchini Sunflower Seeds Salad Sliced Carrots German
Potato Medley Onion, Pickles
(Whipped Potato) (2 Bean Salad) (Diced Carrots) and Dried (Cucumber Salad) (Diced Rutabagas) Chocolate Cake
Asparagus French Fries Raspberry Cranberries Warm Garlic Rye Bread
(Green Beans) (Potato Salad) Sherbet Croutons Roll Black Forest
Warm Dinner Creamy Fruit Honey Mustard Éclair Mousse
Roll Salad Dressing
Strawberry (Diet Ranch Dressing)
Chiffon Pie Assorted
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Southern Italian Hamloaf with Sweet and Sour Grilled Reuben Butterflied Ham-Stuffed
Baked Meatballs over Mustard Sauce Pork over Sandwich Shrimp with Chicken
Chicken Spaghetti (Baked Haddock) Steamed Rice (Turkey Tettrazini) Cocktail Sauce w/ Swiss
With (Macaroni and Augratin (Macaroni and French Fries (Scrambled Eggs) Cheese Sauce
Cranberry Cheese) Potatoes Cheese) (Whipped Potato) Cheesy (Meatloaf)
Sauce Garnish Tossed Salad (Whipped Potato) Pea Pods Creamy Hashbrowns Noodles
(Roast Pork) (Pickled Beets) Steamed (Asparagus) Coleslaw (Whipped Potato) Romanov
Whipped with Blue Broccoli Fortune Cookie (Carrot Salad) Tomato- (Whipped Potato)
Potato w/ Cheese (Green Bean) Angel Food Cake Peanut Butter Zucchini California Blend
Gravy Dressing Blueberry Fruit with Strawberry Pie Relish Vegetables
(Diet French Parfait Topping (Tossed Salad (Asparagus)
Whole Kernel Dressing) With French Black Forest
Corn Warm dressing)
(Diced Carrots) Bar
Breadstick Rye Bread
(Chocolate Frozen Coffee Cake
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Roast Pork Swiss Steak Lasagna Kielbasa Cream of Grilled Chicken Breast
with Spiced with Tomatoes (Turkey Tetrazzini) (Turkey Loaf) Chicken and Haddock with with Supreme
Apple Ring (Baked Haddock) Steamed Sage Dressing Wild Rice Soup Tartar Sauce Sauce
(Roast Beef) Whipped Zucchini with Brown with Crackers (Scrambled Eggs) (Meatloaf)
Baked Sweet Potatoes with (Diced Carrots) Gravy (Turkey Rice Soup) Baked Potato Steamed Red
Potato Gravy Warm Garlic (Whipped Potatoes) Hot Ham and (Whipped Potato) Potato
With Whole Kernel Bread Sliced Carrots Swiss on a Rye Brussels (Whipped Potato)
Cinnamon Corn Strawberry Ice (Diced Rutabagas) Bun Sprouts Mixed
Butter (Wax Beans) Cream Banana Cake (Ham and Swiss (Asparagus) Vegetables
(Whipped Potato) Chocolate Casserole) Rye Bread (Squash)
Black-Eyed Cream Pie Green Beans Raspberry Jell- Poppy Seed
Peas (Spinach) o with Peaches Cake with Icing
(Green Bean) Warm Fudge
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« doNatioNS «
On behalf of the members, we sincerely thank the following for their generous donation.
VFW #10203 of Hamburg Marine Corps League #1133 Donna Eckholm of New London
of Hurley in memory of Lydia Wittman
Hope Untied Church of Christ
Sunday School of Fremont Gene and Linda Schmitt of Elks Lodge #259 of Green Bay
Wausaukee in memory
VFW #8068 of Elderon of Raymond Paul
Beverly and Ronald yahnke of Fred Brown of Hortonville in
Wautoma in memory memory of Orville Green IN MEMORY OF
of Nicholas Alberti KENNETH PETERSEN
VFW Auxiliary #10406
Patricia and Terrance Malmberg of Buffalo City Sandy and Kirk Nichols
of Cudahy in memory of of Appleton
Nicholas Alberti AMVETS of Sturgeon Bay
Cliff Fischer of Menasha
Chuck and Janet Kading VFW Auxiliary 8514 of Osseo
of Appleton Ronald and Carol Ballschmiede
VFW Auxiliary - Department of Palatine, Illinois
Member Royal Kielman of Wisconsin
David and Karen Thomsen
Member Walter Simboli The American Legion #337 of Neenah
Member Don Meyer Michael and Carol Bogan
Member Gaynell Brunette of Neenah
Gilbert and Loleta Hofschild
of Nekoosa in memory Member Gordon Evans Nancy and Dennis Lewis
of Lydia Wittman of Highland, Indiana
VFW Auxiliary 5970
VFW Auxiliary #1037 of Lyndon Station Lorraine Petersen of Neenah
King Recreation, Inc. Darlene Petersen of Neenah
The American Legion Auxiliary
#69 of Mayville in memory Bruce and Mary Lou Tessmer Margaret White
of Louise Feilbach of Richland Center in memory of Glen Ellyn, Illinois
of Willo Tessmer
MOPH - Department
of Wisconsin Dr. Robert Wubben of Neenah
Paula Kohloff of Beaver Dam in
VFW #8584 of Cashton memory of Lynn Winkie
WE NEED YOUR HELP: When making a donation, please provide the full name and complete
address (including zip code) of the person or group to be acknowledged. Thank you!
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« doNatioNS «
Members of Girl Scout Troop 2800, AMVETS donated a 210 gallon
Katherine and Kelsey Leaf, delivered fresh water aquarium with 63 fish
handmade greeting cards. Many hours went to the Wisconsin Veterans Home at
into this project and the members at King King. Members and visitors alike are
certainly appreciate the troops’ efforts. impressed with the beauty and serenity
of the tank.
Wausau VFW and Auxiliary sponsored the
monthly birthday bingo for the members at Cliff Doxtator, member of the Green
King. Bay Elks Lodge #259, presented Acting
Commandant Jackie Moore a donation
for the wood shop and for member
Over 40 students from the Waupaca High School gave their
time, talent and energy on Wednesday, April 27 at King.
Students, as participants of a service learning project, raked
leaves, cleaned buildings and played games with members.
Thank you to these caring and hard-working students!
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« New memBerS «
We welcome the following new members to the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.
WWII Army veteran and spouse,
joined us on April 1, 2011 from Nekoosa. They are living at MH 377.
WWII Army Air Corps veteran joined us on April 1, 2011 from Milwaukee. He is living at AH 242
Peacetime Navy veteran joined us April 6, 2011 from Evansville. He is living at OH 576B.
Vietnam War Army veteran joined us on April 11, 2011 from Mosinee. He is living at OH 449B.
Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran joined us on April 12, 2011 from Manitowoc. He is living at OH 246B.
Vietnam War Army veteran joined us on April 13, 2011 from Stevens Point. He is living at OH 576A.
WWII Navy spouse joined us on April 13, 2011 from Waupaca. She is living at MH 380.
Vietnam War Army veteran joined us on April 14, 2011 from White Lake. He is living at SH 535.
WWII Navy veteran joined us on April 15, 2011 from Clintonville. He is living at AH 125.
Korean War Army veteran joined us on April 15, 2011 from Pickerel. He is living at SH 419A.
Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran joined us on April 15, 2011 from Merrill. He is living at SH 246B.
WWII Army veteran joined us on April 18, 2011 from Oshkosh. She is living at AH 259A.
WWII Army veteran joined us on April 22, 2011 from Antigo. He is living at MH 216B.
Vietnam War Army veteran joined us on April 25, 2011 from Antigo. He is living at SH 216B.
Vietnam War Army veteran joined us on April 25, 2011 from Glidden. He is living at AH 359B.
Berlin Army veteran joined us on April 29, 2011 from Menasha. He is living at OH 479B.
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