The Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Brandon Guese of rural Postville. The donation will help the organization purchase a blanket warmer for patients receiving CT Scans and MRI Scans at the hospital, keeping them warm and comfortable during those tests.  Pictured at right is Brandon Guese presenting the check to Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation members, left to right, Nona Sawyer, Sue Blagsvedt, Jane Dietrich, Ardie Kuhse, Nancy Schoh, Dennis Lyons and Mike Myers, Veterans Memorial Hospital Administrator.  

 “Every year when Monsanto asks me to nominate an organization, I always mention Veterans Memorial Hospital,” states Brandon.  “It’s so important that we have a hospital here, so it is always an easy decision each year to recommend them.  I’m glad they received it this year.”

Veterans Memorial Hospital serves over 20,000 people in the Allamakee and northern Clayton County area.  The numbers of  people receiving these MRI and CT tests at the hospital have greatly increased these last few years.  

For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America. Winning farmers will direct donations to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers community outreach effort, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which works with farmers to nominate rural school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Visit www.AmericasFarmers.com to learn more.

Pictured in back is Dawn Rae Blocker with Ashley and Brittany Liddiard, all of Waukon. Together, these neighbors have joined forces, working together on making fleece blankets in an effort to give back to the community.  Recently, they made and donated these fleece blankets for the first baby girl and first baby boy of 2016 born at Veterans Memorial Hospital, following the first baby of the year.

The following memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation:

 

in memory of Marjorie Hemme by Laura Duvel and the Keith Kerr Family and in memory of Jim and Kelly Bristol by Bob and Marilyn Bulman and Kay Zimmerman

in memory of Helen Dixon by Chuck and Lois Votsmier and in memory of Joyce Haas by Ken and Rose Beardmore, Bernard Welsh and  Dave and Laurie Martin

in memory of Ralph Welch by Dave and Rita Newton, Scott and Cheryl Livingston, Dr. Arlen and Karlene Wonderlich, Jim and Eli Klenske, Marv and Marge Strike, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Dave and Laurie Martin, Bernard Welsh, Jim and Patty Clarke, Jackie Westby, Patsy Kerndt, Dave and Brenda Dougherty, Lillian Larson, Sally and Jack Hagensick, Joel and Teresa Sommer, Lois Evans, Harold and Shirley Marti, Ken and Rose Beardmore, Betty Hogan, Elsa Hager, Paul and Wendy Ebner, Rick and Cathy Larson and Family and Friends of Ralph Welch

in memory of Charles Deering by Laura Duvel

in memory of Barb Homewood by Jim Magner

in memory of Arlene Kerndt by Carol Krumme, Dave and Gail Prestemon, Bob and Marilyn Bulman, Gayle Larkin and Dave and Laurie Martin

in memory of Calvin Shindoll by Al and Jeanne Stein, Tom and Karen Regan, Dale and Virginia Kurth, Leotia Flage, Patsy Kerndt, Mary Fink, Mary Ann Hager, Dr. Bill and Libby Withers, Nona Hansmeier, Rick and Cathy Larson, Connie Hansmeier, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Charlotte Reeder, Jim and Eli Klenske and Brad and Erin Berns

in memory of Fred Miller by Dianne Rissman, Marcella Selberg, Larry and Jane Lamborn, Larry and Nancy Straate, Gayle Larkin and Dan and Traci Byrnes

in memory of Hazel Rissman by Les and Ada Marie Kerndt, Marv and Marge Strike, Frank and Patty Goltz, Geralyn and Fred Smith, Rick and Cathy Larson, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Bob and Marilyn Bulman, Bob and Linda Thompson, Chuck and Marcy  Fritz, Mike and Teresa Myers, Steve and Maureen Thode, Gordy and Darlene Kaeser, Nyles and Ruby Herman, John and Sheryl Prestemon, Betty White, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Meg Schaller,  Dan and Sue Schlitter, Gary and Carol Bahr, Marian Smedsrud, Cyril and Shirley Larkin, Marlys Leiran, Lois Evans, Joel and Teresa Sommer, Laura Duvel, Jane Dietrich, Gayle Larkin, Mae Jean Bakke, Leotia Flage, Marcella Selberg, Mary Fink, Joan Bieber and family and friends of Hazel Rissman

in memory of Dan Otting by the 9 O’Clock Coffee Group at the S&D Café, Angie Schulte, Dr. Dave and Suzanne Hahn, Wayne and Nona Sawyer, Dean and Lynn Sorensen, Dacia and Clint Johnson, Bernard Welsh, Dave and Gail Prestemon, Kate Wooden, Marlys Leiran, Dan and Traci Byrnes, Lyle and Marilyn Larson, Bill and Shirley Schneeberger, Carol Krumme, Hough Insurance Agency, Jeff and Amy Sommer, Bob and Marilyn Bulman, Jane Dietrich, Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Gladwin and Darlene Anderson, Lesa Moose, Dave and Rita Newton, Susan and Tom Counters, Pat Pettingill, Jim and Eli Klenske, Joel and Teresa Sommer, John and Barb Lacewell, Frank and Patty Goltz, Marv and Marge Strike, Frank and Chereen Hogan, Bruce and Sue Torkelson, Dale and Ann Rademaker, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Jim and Patty Clarke, Dr. Arlen and Karlene Wonderlich, Rick and Cathy Larson, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer, Dr. Steve and Pat Davis, Scott and Cheryl Livingston, Brad and Erin Berns and family and friends of Dan Otting

in memory of Kenneth Fahey by Dave and Rita Newton

in memory of Mona Shelton by Jerry and Marilyn Troendle

in memory of Olive Grinna by Rich and Carol Kendall and Gary and Carol Bahr

in memory of Jim Moose by Lesa Moose

in memory of Larry Johnson by Rick and Cathy Larson

in memory of John Harkins by Dan and Traci Byrnes

in memory of Helen Storbeck by Brad and Erin Berns

in memory of Ruth Nolting by Les and Ada Marie Kerndt, Robert and Irene Stock, Marian Smedsrud, Bob and Marilyn Bulman, Alice Schlake, Mae Jean Bakke, Patsy Kerndt,  Ken and Gloria Krambeer, and family and friends of Ruth Nolting

in memory of Darrell Snitker by Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Harold and Shirley Marti, Gayle Larkin, Robert and Judy Iseli, Patsy Kerndt, Rosanne and Darrel Wicks, John and Sheryl Prestemon and family and friends of Darrell Snitker

in memory of Arden Hanson by Ardys Kuhse, Randy and Lori Hesse, Al and Fern Rissman, Harold and Shirley Marti, Mary Fink, Mavis Berns, Marcella Selberg, Bob and Marilyn Bulman, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Bill and Karen Regan and Joyce Hanson

in memory of Robert Axmear by Dave and Rita Newton, Dave and Laurie Martin, JC and Natalie Kelly, Carolyn Heying, Jeff and Amy Sommer, Darrel and Rosanne Wicks, Marilyn and Lyle Larson, Mavis Berns, Craig and Barb Lensing, Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Kenny and Shirley O’Hara, Fred and Geralyn Smith, Rick and Cathy Larson, Jeff Mitchell, Brad and Becky Benzing, Bob and Joyce Schorg, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Bernard and Eileen Berns, Dan and Mary Anne Otting, Scott and Cheryl Livingston, Jerry and Linda Siegrist and Brad and Erin Berns

in memory of Helen Evanson by Dave and Laurie Martin, Steve and Maureen Thode, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Brian and Denise Wullner, Bob and Joyce Schorg, Mary Ann Hager, Lillian Larson, Gladwin and Darlene Anderson and Pam Herman

in memory of Barb Homewood by Patsy Kerndt, Jim and Shirley Winke and Larry and Carolyn Homewood

in memory of Alice Huffman by John and Sheryl Prestemon, Yvonne Brandt, Carol Moe, Mae Jean Bakke, Marian Smedsrud, Lois Evans, Florence Schlake, Scott and Cheryl Livingston and Bob and Kristi Campbell

in memory of Dick Delphey by Carol Paus and Dane Zarwell, Scott and Sandra Zweep, Betty Staggemeyer, Pearson Families, Keith Pearson, Agnes Pearson, Kent Pearson, Marjorie Pearson, Richard and Joan Leiran, Evelyn Burke, Brian and Karen Burke, Mike and Heather Hanson, Ray and Mary Ann Burke, Rosanne Sweeney, Mavis Berns, Don and Dawn Blocker, Betty Hogan, Jim and Margo Sweeney, Kevin and Kaisa Norwood, Jim and Dolores Schmitt, Harold and Marlene Payne, Jim and Sallie Driscoll, Randy and Amy Densberger, R. and Ann Deames, Mike and Diane Bols, Ed and Janey Schulte and Mary Kay Delphey

received in memory of Phyllis Welch by Steve and Maureen Thode, Dave and Rita Newton, Robert and Karen Fossum, Gladwin and Darlene Anderson, Jeff and Amy Sommer, Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Steve and Paula Enyart, Lyle and Marilyn Larson, John and Lorna Kerndt, Rick and Cathy Larson, Pam and Randy Smith, Dave and Laurie Martin, Brad and Becky Benzing, Bob and Joyce Schorg, Geralyn and Fred Smith, Susan Richter and the family of Phyllis Welch

in memory of Kris Sweeney by Robert and Kristi Campbell, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Dave and Laurie Martin, Elsa Hager and Carl and Betty Christianson

in memory of James Moe by Oliver Roderick, Mae Jean Bakke, John and Lorna Kerndt, Carl and Betty Christianson and Carol Moe

in memory of LaVerne Sorum by Robert and Judy Iseli, Otto and Eleanor Thorstenson, Mae Jean Bakke, and Jananne Miene

A donation was also made to the “Think Pink” campaign by New Publishing Co, Inc., for the future purchase of a new mammography machine at Veterans Memorial Hospital

in memory of Keith Fahey by Mae Jean Bakke, Ray and Mary Ann Burke, Bernard Welsh, Robert and Kristi Campbell, and Family and Friends of Keith Fahey

in memory of John Kloster by Dave and Laurie Martin and Dan and Mary Ann Otting

in memory of Rev. Laura Odegard by Dave and Laurie Martin

in memory of Lynn Wachter by Bill and Libby Withers, M.D.

in memory of Dorothy Gress by Jerry and Marilyn Troendle, Pat and Debbie McGeough and JC and Natalie Kelly

in memory of Ida Duffy by Kent and Donna Schultz, Laura Duvel, Marilyn Bulman and Wendy Bucheit

in memory of Curt “CD” Kruger by Marv and Marge Strike, Dave and Laura Martin, Randy and Karen Loeb, JoAnn Peake, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Ken and Jill Lampman, Mae Jean Bakke, John and Lorna Kerndt, Elsa Hager, Craig and Barb Lensing, Robert and Marilyn Bulman, Cyril and Shirley Larkin, Mary Ann Hager, Norb and Nola Palmer, Carol Krumme, Wayne and Nona Sawyer, Dan and Traci Byrnes, Dale and Ann Rademaker, Jackie Westby, Kate Wooden, Jim and Bev Larson-Needham, Lois Evans, Otto and Eleanor Thorstenson, Jim Moritz, Lesa Moose, Gladwin and Darlene Anderson and Allan and Fern Rissman

in memory of Patty (Engrav) Thornton by Elsa Hager, Jerry and Michelle Donahue, Gary Klug and his mother, and Tom and Beth Baxter

in memory of Dick Delphey by Carol Paus and Dane Zarwell, Scott and Sandra Zweep, Betty Staggemeyer, Pearson Families, Keith Pearson, Agnes Pearson, Kent Pearson, Marjorie Pearson, Richard and Joan Leiran and Evelyn Burke

in memory of Bernice Schrobeck by Frank and Sharon Hammel

in memory of Willis Johanningmeier by Lesa Moose

in memory of Earl Iverson by Vivian Iverson

in memory of Hazel Schlitter by Dave and Laurie Martin and Carl and Betty Christianson

in memory of Kenny Fahey by Mae Jean Bakke, Ray and Mary Ann Burke, Bernard Welsh, Robert and Kristi Campbell, and Family and Friends of Kenny Fahey

in memory of Jim Walsh by Kay Carter, Patsy Kerndt and Dan and Sue Schlitter

in memory of Ed Knuppe by Carol Moe, Jeff Moe, Brian and Denise Wullner, and family and friends of Ed Knuppe

in memory of Gordon Marti by Carl and Joyce Thornton, Chester and Lorna Thune, Mae Jean Bakke and Dave and Laurie Martin

in memory of Don Lyon by Dave and Laurie Martin, Irene Allison, Jim and Sue Bieber and Carol Lyon

in memory of LaVerne Peterson by Bob and Judy Iseli, Jim and Bev Needham, Bob and Marilyn Bulman and family and friends of LaVerne Peterson

in memory of Pat Kerndt by Patsy Kerndt and Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank

in memory of Fran Busness by Fred and Geralyn Smith, Mae Jean Bakke, Jack and Sally Hagensick, Byron and Darlene Schultz, Lyle and Marilyn Larson, Dave and Laurie Martin and Jerry and Linda Siegrist

in memory of Austyn Roger Seitz by Earl and Ruth Jones, Rick and Barb Jones and Tony and Rebecca Seitz and Ashlyn. 

in memory of Evelyn Wild by Dave and Laurie Martin and Jim and Dorothy Waters

in memory of Kurt Rathbun by Ray and Lorriane Mitchell and Jane Dietrich

in memory of Martina Schlein Fritz by Harold and Shirley Marti and Patsy Kerndt

 

Memorials are greatly appreciated by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation. The Foundation is a 501C3 organization. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. Memorials and donations can be sent to 40 First Street SE, Waukon, IA 52172.

Veterans Memorial Hospital

563-568-3411

40 First St SE

Waukon, IA  52172

Veterans Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital located in Waukon, a rural community in the very northeast corner of Iowa.