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FALL 2009

Beyond the call “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” — Colossians 3:17


he soldier on patrol, on the dusty streets of a foreign land.

The mother up late at night, rocking and soothing a crying baby. The father, tired after a long day at work, taking the time to play a game of catch. The nurse, patiently and clearly explaining an ICU patient’s care to a concerned family member. All are examples of going beyond the call. At Lutheran Homes of Michigan, part of our mission and ministry is to go beyond the call for seniors, their families and their caregivers. Just as Christ did for us on the cross at Calvary. Inside this issue of Highlights, we share some stories and pictures about how residents, volunteers and workers have gone beyond the call, helping to make Lutheran Homes of Michigan a unique, Christcentered organization. An organization that treasures seniors and seeks to serve them and their loved ones, wherever they call home. As summer shifts to fall, we give thanks for God’s bounty and the opportunities He presents every day for us to go beyond the call.

Helping hands and kind words are just two ways to go beyond the call. Above, Camp Hope participants steady and boost a camper over a confidence-course wall. At left, time for a quiet conversation at the Lutheran Home Monroe Country Fair.

News About Lutheran Homes of Michigan And Related Services


... so he asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” — Luke 10:29 DAVID M. GEHM


esus told the story of the Good Samaritan to make a number of points. One of the important lessons revealed is that as we reach out to help others, we reach beyond ourselves and our defined circles to those who, by virtue of their need (and not their location), are our neighbors.

the organizations intend to consolidate the ministries over the next year. That move will bring Community Caring fully into the family of Lutheran Homes of Michigan. You can read more about this unique and blessed relationship in this issue of Highlights, or visit our Web site at

The power of this lesson is that it forces us to break down preconceived barriers, abandon excuses, and just help – because it’s what God would have us do.

What a joy it is to know that God has blessed our desire to reach out to others in need with expanded ministry and the ability to touch even more lives for Him.

It’s about going above and beyond what the world would expect in order to truly live our Christian witness. Lutheran Homes of Michigan finds itself in just such a situation, and we find ourselves blessed as a result. Two years ago, we were asked to provide consultation and support for Community Caring, a small, rural provider of senior services in Oscoda County. Although they have been faithfully serving the folks of that region for 60 years, times and the economy had caught up with them to the point they needed “outside” help to weather the storm. Rich ministry happens at Community Caring as seniors and their caregivers come together, just as they do at any Lutheran Home community. Community Caring has the added complexity of being in the most economically disadvantaged and rural county in the Lower Peninsula. As the relationship has grown and Lutheran Homes has extended its hand of help and friendship, we have found that the missions of both organizations are beautifully aligned. As the ministry has strengthened over many months, we are now pleased to announce that

At Lutheran Homes, we see folks who “go above and beyond the call” each and every day. Our staff express a sense of “calling” to their lives and work. Our volunteers selflessly come alongside seniors and caregivers, purely out of love and service. Our donors reach down into their own treasures to help others in need. Perhaps you are being prompted to join our unique community of “neighbors,” reaching out in love to others and enriching lives in the process. If so, we’d be happy to have you. From my own personal and corporate experience, I can tell you that you will reap blessings in return.

Together in Service,

President & CEO Lutheran Homes of Michigan


God’s timing is always perfect


’m not sure why His timing still amazes me after I’ve seen His perfection so many times, but it does.

a contribution to Camp Hope, if there was a need. I said of course.

But before I dialed the phone, the donor contacted me — to say that he Our Lutheran Home and his wife wanted to make a $5,000 Care Agency director, Lynn Maurer, contacted contribution to Camp Hope. I was stunned by God’s grace. The generous me recently to say gift would cover almost the entire that Camp Hope, our shortfall! overnight summer We forget sometimes that God is camp for kids who exquisitely aware of our needs, and the are grieving the loss Al Kaul needs of people around us. God was of a loved one, was well aware of Camp Hope. He was well significantly short of funds this year. aware of the kids who would be there. The story is the same everywhere: He was well aware of this donor couple. The economy is bad, giving is down, And He didn’t wait for me to pick up people are losing jobs and can’t afford the phone before He made His glory to give as much. She wanted to know known. what we could do to raise a significant But why should we be surprised? amount of money in a short amount of time. God has gone beyond the call for all We didn’t spend much time brainstorming, but before the conversation ended, we both agreed that the first thing we should do is pray. Before lunch that same day, and even before I took time to pray, I got an e-mail saying a donor wanted to make


o, not the next 50 years, although that’s always a thought!

What we’re talking about is The Next 50 list in the 2009 AAHSA Ziegler 100 report. Inside the senior services industry, the report is closely watched because it has tracked the 100 largest not-for-profit organizations for the past six years. Produced by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in Washington, D.C., and Ziegler, a Chicago-based firm that provides financial services for senior living providers, the report is used as a barometer in the aging-services field.


of us, in ways large and small. Even to the point of sending His Son to die for us. He truly is an amazing God — with impeccable timing and understanding. Al Kaul is the executive director of the LHM Foundation.

McBrite Manor, part of The Manors’ campus in Saginaw Township, is a winner — and McBrite’s residents know it! McBrite made “The Saginaw News 2009 Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Award” list, which is based on reader input. The Colleen Koski list was released by The News this summer. “Our residents and their families are the greatest,” said Colleen Koski, administrator at The Manors. “They are the ones who voted for us, and we appreciate that. Making McBrite and all of The Manors the best place for seniors to live is our goal every single day.” McBrite was one of three Saginawarea retirement homes to make The News’ list.

The Next 50

“Many people don’t realize the breadth and scope of housing and It identifies industry leaders, and those services Lutheran Homes of Michigan organizations on a distinct growth curve. provides. This is a good, independent indicator of our ability to reach and In the 2009 report, Lutheran Homes of Michigan falls just outside the top 100 serve seniors. You can also see that at range, in the “Next 50” range. Specifically, our Web site,” in the 100-125 next biggest rankings. “Regardless of our size, we thank God What does all that mean?

that we are blessed to be serving seniors, their families and caregivers, through our “Simply put, it means Lutheran homes, our services and our campuses. Homes of Michigan is recognized as being on the cusp of entering the top 100 Our 116-year history has been one of aging-services providers in the nation,” growth, change and expanding service to said David M. Gehm, president and CEO people. We pray for that to continue, with of Lutheran Homes of Michigan. God’s grace,” Gehm said.

Beyond the call — with one call L

utheran Homes of Michigan has launched the CareTec Network Help Center, a one-call resource for seniors, their families and their caregivers in the Frankenmuth area. The CareTec Network is a new initiative designed to serve seniors right in their own home. Initially, the Help Center will serve about a 50-mile radius around Frankenmuth, with plans to expand into other areas. The Help Center is staffed 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. “Our goal is simple: One call connects senior care needs to solutions,” said Lynn Zuellig, who is in charge of home-based services for Lutheran Homes of Michigan. “Really, it’s as easy as one, two, three. One, a senior, family member or caregiver calls us at 888.652.8359. Two, we listen and assist in determining what is needed. Three, we connect the caller with a CareTec Network affiliate or our own professionals who can help.”

The CareTec Network Help Center has opened for business with “smilers,” the specially trained operators who help seniors and caregivers.

A partial list of services includes transportation, home and yard maintenance, light housekeeping and other assistance at home, financial services, legal services, housing and medical equipment and supplies. “We know that seniors want to stay in their own homes, and their families want to know they are safe, secure and healthy,” Zuellig said. “The Help Center makes that process easier, whether the caller is a senior looking for specific services or a family member who has questions about Mom or Dad, Grandma or Grandpa, or even a neighbor who knows someone who might need some help.” “We’ve been in the business of helping seniors and those who care for them, for more than a century,” Zuellig said. “And it’s based on a solid Christian mission and Christcentered values, customized for seniors and their caregivers.” More details about the CareTec Network Help Center are at Front row, left to right: Shelley Sherman, coordinator; Janet Senyko, Jane Hartman and Amy Allport. Back row, left to right: Lynn Zuellig, Lutheran Homes of Michigan’s home-based services chief operating officer; Ann Graham, Beth Bierlein, and Jon Golm, Lutheran Homes of Michigan’s director of service development.

Photo courtesy of The Frankenmuth News




Camp Hope includes classic summer fun like swimming and confidence-building challenges like the wall climb.

Campers cheer after Ricco Ruiz, a camp counselor, did a head-first roll through the big tire on the confidence course. Ricco and his Christian rap group also performed at Camp Hope.

Camp Hope ‘09 a big success for mid-Michigan children


he cabin doors have closed on Camp Hope 2009, but the effort was a big success! This year’s bereavement camp for children included 44 who have lost loved ones as the result of a death. The camp is put on by Hospice of Hope, part of the Lutheran Home Care Agency in Frankenmuth. The kids literally hit the ground running, getting to know their adult leaders and engaging in special projects and fun outdoor events and activities.

Camp Hope is a three-day, two-night camp funded entirely by donors. It is a unique bereavement, or grief, camp specifically for children. The camp is staffed by specially trained Lutheran Homes of Michigan employees and volunteers. Those workers help children work through their grief, but still have a fun, overnight summer camp experience. Because children grieve differently than adults, that takes special insight and expertise. “It’s a huge event for these kids,” said

Children get one-on-one counseling on how to deal with the grief of losing a loved one. The wider group helps support all of the campers and lets them know they are not alone in their situations.


Jane Olivier, bereavement coordinator of Hospice of Hope. “We have some returning children, and they help mentor and draw out the other children who are here for the first time.” Camp Hope takes place in August at Camp Lael in rural Lapeer County. This year, it was Aug. 19-21. More photos from Camp Hope are online at, under “News” and “Photos.” Please note that the photos are for personal use only by campers and their families.

A New Era for Camp Hope Bears A chance encounter led to brand-new ministry opportunities for members of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Era, north of Muskegon. Not to mention a special partnership with Camp Hope. Stephen Burchfield, youth adviser for the the church, met Bev Knoll, volunteer coordinator of the Lutheran Home Care Agency, at a Thrivent Financial for Lutherans event near Lansing. To support Camp Hope, the agency provides stuffed bear patterns to other organizations to make bears Stephen Burchfield for campers. Burchfield and his crew took the patterns and ran with them — for both Camp Hope and for other children in New Era’s area. The project has now expanded beyond the initial 20 youths to include quilters and adults from Trinity. “We get together about once a month now, 15 or so of us, and we just have a great time. The quilters and older adults are involved, so they can mentor the youth. We’ve probably produced about 40 bears by now,” Burchfield said. Burchfield noted that the kids didn’t embark on the project to win praise or publicity. “I tell them all the time, you don’t do that to get noticed or recognized, you do it to show other people what can be done,” he said.

Camp Hope helps mid-Michigan children understand their grief, let go of it and continue on with their lives. The free camp is funded entirely by generous donors. To find out how you can help, please contact us at 989.652.4663 or

Trinity Lutheran Church youth group members display bears they helped create for patients at Lakeshore Community Hospital. They also produced bears for Camp Hope. Pictured left to right are hospital officials Cindy Oomen and Debra Cholka, and Trinity youth group members Emily Long, Melissa Majeski and Lindsey Ginn.


In Frankenmuth, everyone loves a little clowning around.


picnicking S

ummertime, and the living is tasty — especially at picnics with hundreds of family members and friends!

On these pages are a roundup of picnic photos from our various campuses, including Livonia, Monroe and Frankenmuth. Those picnics included the seniors we care for, their familes, friends and caregivers, all gathered to share some fellowship and food.

Above: The Monroe picnic was a chance to make new friends.

The Livonia picnic was Aug. 21, the Monroe Country Fair was Sept. 11, and the Frankenmuth Picnic was Sept. 12.

Ponytails flew in the Frankenmuth sack races.

A professional photographer was on hand at all three events to capture the action, and family members can order inexpensive pictures online. Just go to, click on the “News” tab in the top right-hand corner, pull down the menu to click on the “Photos” link and follow the instructions. Please note that the photos are for personal use only by residents and their families.

The Monroe picnic was perfect for bouncing babies.





Below: Smiling faces are what picnics are all about. Whether it’s holding a soft rabbit or watching the milk jugs get knocked over.



This classic 1929 Model A graced the Frankenmuth picnic — originally rebuilt by the gentleman in the picture, Bud Perior Sr. It was driven to the picnic by Bud’s son — and yes, Bud got a ride that day!

John Deere gleam — er, green! — at the Monroe picnic.

Livonia’s lush green grass and big blue sky — and a little bit of colorful nylon — offered plenty of fun.






Save the dates! For those who like to mark their calendars early, here are some important Lutheran Homes of Michigan dates coming in the new year: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11th Annual Hospice Benefit Dinner 5:30 p.m. at Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn Lodge. Featuring Tess Marshall, author of “Flying By The Seat Of My Soul” This great Frankenmuth-style dinner benefits the Lutheran Home Care Agency’s Hospice of Hope. Reservations: 989.652.4663, or

Saturday, April 24, 2010 Lutheran Homes of Michigan Annual Meeting & Banquet Our annual meeting will again be at the Johnson Center, 3750 Cleary Drive, Howell. The center is part of Cleary University.

Monday, June 14, 2010 12th Annual Lutheran Homes of Michigan Golf Outing We return to The Majestic at Lake Walden in 2010, a lovely, challenging course. Our 2009 outing included more than 100 golfers and raised more than $39,000 for seniors in our care. Many thanks to our always generous sponsors, players and banquet guests!


A summer adventure with Agnes By Al Kaul


acation. What a wonderful word. It conjures up images of rest and relaxation and time away from our regular routines. Whether going to an exotic beachside resort, escaping to a mountain cabin or sight-seeing in a nearby city, vacations can often be an important time of rejuvenation. Kids look forward to vacations from school. Workers look forward to a week away. Retirees look forward to traveling.

a team of people went to work immediately, making arrangements for the trip. Agnes traveled extensively when she first retired from teaching and when her husband retired from his dental practice. But this trip was not about the sight-seeing or attractions. She was simply looking for a change of scenery and a change from her everyday routine. “When I return, I think I’ll appreciate what I’ve got even more,” she said.

It was my pleasure to drive Agnes to AuSable Valley Community in Fairview, a Continuing Recently, Care Retirement Agnes, who lives Community independently managed by in Lutheran Lutheran Homes. Homes’ McBrite There, she spent Manor in Saginaw a week in a Township, visited furnished cottagethe Aging Enriched style apartment. Resource Center, I’ve never enjoyed a special office at a trip to rural McBrite staffed by Staff at The Manors helped Agnes’ dream of a summer Fairview as much professionals who vacation come true. as I enjoyed my provide information and resources for seniors. Agnes had a simple time with Agnes. Besides fascinating stories about her life and her travels, it was wonderful idea: She wanted a vacation! She had read to look at the drive through Agnes’ eyes. about other Lutheran Homes of Michigan ministry sites in northern Michigan. She She loved the wildflowers blooming wondered if she could go there — for a along the highway, the rolling fields around weeklong getaway. Ogemaw Heights and Rose City, and the When most people decide that they wish to go on vacation, they simply book their reservations or hop in their car and go. However, even at a very energetic 95 years of age, Agnes has some limitations. For example, she no longer drives. In addition, she needed to be close to assistance — just in case.

wooded natural areas around Mio and the AuSable River. It was a tremendous pleasure to be part of Agnes’ very special vacation. It is my hope that with support and encouragement, we can do it for others.

Recently, I caught up with Agnes and talked more about her travels. Even though it had been weeks since her return home, she While the Resource Center primarily provides information and resources related to was still beaming. She loved every minute of her time away. healthy, happy aging — and even to provide And she was right — now that she is minimal biometric monitoring — it isn’t a travel agency. But that didn’t stop Tammy Wee, home, she appreciates home even more! Al Kaul is the executive director a registered nurse at the Resource Center, from of the LHM Foundation. going beyond the call to assist. Tammy and

Resource Center opens in Alpena


second Aging Enriched Resource Center has opened, this time in our partnership property in Alpena. The Resource Center opened Aug. 22 in Alpena Village, becoming the second to serve seniors. The first Resource Center opened earlier this year at The Manors in Saginaw Township. In both cases, the mission is the same: Serve seniors with information, referrals and assistance where and when they need it. The Resource Centers are open at different hours for the convenience of seniors and their caregivers. They include a wealth of brochures on aging-related topics to help seniors and their families make the best choices with the most information. In addition, the Resource Centers are staffed with experienced registered nurses

who can help seniors connect with the people and resources they need to live an aging enriched lifestyle. Biometric equipment at both sites also helps seniors keep track of important health-related data, such as oxygen levels, blood pressure, pulse and weight, while maintaining their personal privacy. The centers are a service of Lutheran Home Care Agency and a ministry of Lutheran Homes of Michigan. Alpena Village, which includes affordable senior apartments and modern condominiums, is a joint ministry of Lutheran Homes of Michigan and Presbyterian Villages of Michigan. “When we determine that care services are needed, we make those arrangements quickly and easily for people,” said Lynn Zuellig, Lutheran Homes’ chief operating officer for home-based services.

Taking stock at year-end With the end of 2009 fast approaching, now is a good time to start thinking about your tax situation and charitable giving. Whether it is your church, your favorite charity or the Lutheran Homes of Michigan Foundation, your generous gifts can have big impacts. With matching programs through Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and many employers, your gifts can be leveraged into even larger amounts, reaching more people in the ministries and charities you care about. Donating gifts like stocks, mutual funds and other investments can also help ease your tax burden. Please check with your tax adviser for details about your personal situation and opportunities. And please consider making a gift to the LHM Foundation as you decide how to disperse your blessings. We’ve included an envelope in this issue of Highlights to make that easier for you.

Alpena Village, which includes the Alpena Pines apartments shown here, now has an Aging Enriched Resource Center serving residents, their families and the public.


The Way You Cared

The compassionate ministry and mission

of Lutheran Homes of Michigan, and its subsidiary programs, are accomplished through the generous support of many. Please join us in recognizing the following individuals and organizations that have made a difference in recent months. Bequests April — June 2009 Elmer R. Wagner Trust

Donations April — June 2009 All-Med Medical Supply, LLC, Westland Alzheimer’s Association, Southfield American Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Birch Run Mr. & Mrs. Steve Arnold, Frankenmuth Ms. Paula Azzopardi, Milford Mr. & Mrs. George R. Barnes, Dearborn E. A. Becker & Associates, Inc., Saginaw Mr. Elroy Behnke, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bell, Plymouth Mr. Austin Bender, Grand Rapids Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bird, Dearborn Hts. Ms. Genevieve Blasko, Saint Charles Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Frankenmuth The Bouma Corporation, Grand Rapids Ms. Ellen Boyse, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. John Brandt, Saginaw Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner P.L.C., Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Britton, Bay City Mr. Kevin Bullock, Livonia Ms. Nellie Casey, Saginaw Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth Mr. Bruce Chapin, Redford Church Extension Fund, Ann Arbor Citizens Bank, Bay City Citizens Management Inc., Howell Communications Technologies Inc., Burton Continuum Geriatric Services, PLLC, Farmington Hills Mr. Chris Cramer, Howell Ms. Ellen Crane, Saginaw Creative Design Styling Salon, Bridgeport Mr. Thomas Dawson, Saginaw Ms. Mary Deeg-Kowalewski, Saginaw Delta Dental Plan of Michigan, Lansing Diversified Physical Therapy Specialists, Frankenmuth Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Eddy, Plymouth Mr. & Mrs. Roy Eischer, Bridgeport Ms. Cathy Engel, Saginaw Faith Lutheran Church, Bay City


Rev. Joseph Favara, Saginaw Mrs. Marie Fechter, Frankenmuth Mr. & Mrs. Burt Fettig, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Roland Foerster, Grosse Pointe Fusco, Shaffer & Pappas, Inc., Farmington Hills Mrs. Viola Ganschow, Frankenmuth Mr. & Mrs. Steve Gauss, Wayne Mr. & Mrs. David Gehm, Birch Run Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Gibeau, Plymouth Ms. Kathleen Glasby, Cadillac Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park, Livonia Mr. & Mrs. Karl Goering, Northville Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Golm, Macomb Gordon Food Service, Gaylord Mr. David Gowan, Saginaw Dr. & Mrs. Edward Goyings, Frankenmuth Grace Ev. Lutheran Church, Fairgrove Ms. Suzanne Hall, Birch Run Hanba & Lazar PC, Flint Mr. John Harrison, Eugene Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia HealthPlus of Michigan, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Dallas Heine, Fairview Herbert J. Sims & Co., Inc., Southport Ms. Janann Hoge, Bloomfield Hills Mr. John Hooper, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. B.J. Humphreys, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hunt, Vassar IBM Matching Grants Program, Research Triangle Park Immanuel Lutheran Frankentrost Ladies Aid, Saginaw In Home Rehab, Frankenmuth In-House Diagnostic Solutions, Southfield Ms. Ruth Ivosic, Westland Mr. & Mrs. Ronold Jarzabkowski, Saginaw Rev. & Mrs David Jung, Pinconning Mr. & Mrs. Gary Kamin, Canton Mr. Arthur Karam, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Albert Kaul, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Kern, Frankenmuth Mr. Richard Kieffer, Westland Mr. & Mrs. Gerhard Klemm, Bay City Mr. Robert Korff, St. Clair Shores Ms. Colleen Koski, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Dale Kregel, Monroe Mr. & Mrs. John Krick, Frankenmuth Mr. Timothy Krzyske, Brownstown Ms. Debbie Kwaiser, Saginaw

Mr. Charles LaFountaine, Saginaw Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Peter Larsen, Ann Arbor Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lawrence, Lambertville Mr. Virgil Levi, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Harold List, Frankenmuth Mr. & Mrs. Ralph List, Frankenmuth Mr. James Lukas, Wixom Lutheran Home Care Agency, Frankenmuth Lutheran Home Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth Lutheran Home Frankenmuth Auxiliary, Frankenmuth Lutheran Home Livonia, Livonia Lutheran Home Monroe, Monroe Lutheran Homes of MI Annual Golf Outing Mr. John Mackowiak, Brownstown Mr. Joseph Madison, Saginaw MAHSA, Lansing Mr. Albert Makl, Saginaw The Manors, Saginaw Mr. Ronald Maurer, Frankenmuth McBrite Manor, Saginaw Ms. Agnes McCarty, Saginaw Mr. Daniel McGee, Milford Ms. Maureen McGee, Berkley Ms. Judith McGovern, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Hugh McMartin, Livonia Mr. Edward McNamara, Dearborn Meadow View Manor, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. James Meyer, Frankenmuth Michigan Masonic Home, Alma Millennium Medical Group West, Westland Ms. Jacqueline Moore, Bloomfield Hills Mr. Mario Nanos, Pinckney Ms. Roberta Nicholson, Sterling Heights Nouvel Central Catholic High School, Saginaw Ms. Romelda Olson, Saginaw Omnicare, Inc., Covington Mr. James Pappas, Southfield Mr. Ralph W. Pearce, Saginaw Mr. Thomas Perrone, Battle Creek Mr. Richard Pichler, Dearborn Plante & Moran, PLLC, Southfield Mr. Alfred Pumford, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Steven Rae, Commerce Township Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Raquepaw, Frankenmuth Ms. Jacqueline Reetz, Saginaw RehabCare Group East, Inc., Saint Louis Mr. & Mrs. Mark Reschke, Livonia Residential Home Health, Madison Heights

Mr. & Mrs. Walter Ribble, Saginaw Rich’s Barbershop, Frankenmuth Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Rockwell, Pittsburgh Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Rummel, Frankenmuth Mr. Walter Rummel, Saginaw Emil Rummel Insurance Agency, Frankenmuth Ms. Shirley Russell, Saginaw Ms. Kimberly Samborn, Midland Satow Drugs/Birch Run Drugs, Frankenmuth Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Sattelmeier, Rochester Hills Ms. Lois Schallhorn, Saginaw Rev. & Mrs. Stephen Schilke, Bay City Rev. & Mrs John Schinkel, Temperance Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Schluckebier, Brighton Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Schmidt, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schollmeyer, Frankenmuth Mr. William Schultz, Traverse City Mr. & Mrs. Todd Seibt, Flushing Mr. & Mrs. George Selan, Canton Service Care, Inc., Huntington Woods Ms. Martha Shefsky, Saginaw

Mrs. Inge Shillingford, Southfield Ms. Lynn Shuler, Saginaw Ms. Mary-Catherine Siers, Saginaw Sims Mortgage Funding, Inc., Pearl River Snider Financial, Flint Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Soukup, Redford St. James Ev. Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids St. Lorenz Missionary Guild, Frankenmuth St. Michael Mary Martha Guild, Richville Staples, Novi Mr. Kurt Starke, Bay City Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stoddard, Frankenmuth Mr. & Mrs. Darrin Storms, Clio Mr. & Mrs. Peter Sulfridge, Freeland Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Sumney, Bloomfield Hills Sysco Food Services of Detroit, Canton Telecom Professionals, Holly Thrivent Financial West Macomb Chapter, Warren Thrivent Giving Plus Thrivent Michigan Regional Office #265, Saginaw



April — June 2009

April­— June 2009

WALLACE & ALICE  ABRAHAM Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Maurer

WILLIAM ACKERMAN Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bauer Mr. & Mrs. Michael VanWormer

CHRIS NICHOLS & ALEX SAGE Ms. Betty Peters Ms. Marian Ulmer

DON PECHE & AGNES ILL Mrs. Eunice Peche

JOHN BROWN Ms. Jacqueline Reetz

ARNOLD BAKER Ms. Marie Atkins Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Bender Mr. Richard Bernthal The  Brush-Burns Families Mr. & Mrs. Gary Conzelmann Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Conzelmann Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cotter Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Davis Mrs. Phyllis Frank Mr. & Mrs. Charles Graham Mrs. Margo Gricar Ms. Patricia Gruver Mr. & Mrs. Wyman Hegenauer Ms. Nancy House Mrs. Eileen Kern Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Kern Mr. & Mrs. Mervin Knoll Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Knoll Mr. & Mrs. John Koester Ms. Mary Laarz Mr. & Mrs. Tim Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Nuechterlein Mrs. Helen Olivier Ms. Dorothy L. Peters Mr. Charles Reese Mr. & Mrs. Larry Robinson Mrs. Arlene Roth Mr. Arnold Scharrer Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy Schluckebier Mr. & Mrs. Brian Schuler Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Scott Mrs. Myra Serrick Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Spencer

DONNA ULLRICH-GARDI & GAVIN GARDI Ms. Carol Lonsway MCBRITE MANOR  MAINTENANCE, HOUSEKEEPING & WAIT STAFF Ms. Yvonne Muter MCBRITE MANOR  HOUSEKEEPING STAFF Mrs. Ann Stueber LILLION IRION Mr. & Mrs. Harold Schian LEOTA JOHNSON Mr. & Mrs. Harold Schian HARVEY & MILLIE MAURER Mr. & Mrs. Howard Maurer ROSE OSKVAREK Ms. Jane Gale LOUISE PALMREUTER Ms. Esther Selves ALEX SAGE Ms. Jane Gates Ms. Betty Peters HERMAN SCHELLHAS Mrs. Lillian Bickel Ms. Marie List CLARA STONE Mr. & Mrs. James Wiseman

TIM AUGERSBURGER Mr. & Mrs. Dick Karsten

Timm Construction Co. LLC, Alpena Tri-Star Trust Bank, Frankenmuth Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph Ms. Marian Ulmer, Saginaw United Way of Saginaw County, Saginaw Mr. Anthony Urso, Belleville Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Vieau, Saginaw Mr. Raymond Wagner, Bay City Ware-Smith-Woolever & Co., Midland Mr. & Mrs. Ray West, Redford Mr. Robert Will Ms. Mary Williams, Plymouth Mr. & Mrs. James Wiseman, Carleton Ms. Ruth Wodtke, Saginaw Mr. & Mrs. Greg York, Wixom Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Zavada, Fenton William & Dorothy Zehnder Foundation, Frankenmuth Ziegler Capital Markets, Chicago Mr. Howard Ziroll, Redford

Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Trinklein Mr. & Mrs. Scott Weber Mr. Paul Weber Mr. & Mrs. Louie Weiss Ms. Linda Woodle Mrs. Dorothy Zehnder Mr. & Mrs. W. Don Zehnder Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, Inc. Mrs. Elizabeth Zeilinger Mr. & Mrs. Gary Zeilinger Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Zuellig EUNICE BASTIAN Mr. & Mrs. Pierson Miller GLADYS BIERLEIN Mr. & Mrs. Richard Trinklein TROY BLANDO Ms. Judith Blando NELLIE BROWN Miss Lila Kueffner LOIS BUTLER Ms. Judith Ferry LETHA CHAMBERLAIN Mr. David Henne HELEN CHATNER Ms. Ann Leask Ms. Cynthia Mayes Mr. Donald Secord RUTH IONA DUVALL Ms. Brandi Weddle LUCILLE FORTH Mrs. Doris Maxwell Kaiser VIRGINIA FRYSH Mr. Jon Blegen Mr. & Mrs. Brett Blegen Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Conway Mr. & Mrs. Larry J. DuRussel Mrs. Dorothy Franczak Mr. & Mrs. Alan Kischnick Mr. & Mrs. Brian Pennington Mr. & Mrs. Paul Petzold Mr. & Mrs. Gerhard Pickelmann Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Sauve

LOIS GEHM Ms. Carol Schoenheit MARGARET HECHT Mrs. Gladys Kern AGNES HELMREICH Mr. & Mrs. John Abitz Ms. Ruth Appold Mr. & Mrs. Les Appold Mrs. Dorine Auernhammer Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Behmlander Mr. & Mrs. Harold Bergdolt Mrs. Marilyn Bernthal Mr. & Mrs. Philip Bonney Ms. Nancy Boutell Mr. & Mrs. Robert Britton Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Britton Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Britton Mr. & Mrs. John Cline Ms. Elizabeth Dewey Mr. & Mrs. Howard Helmreich Miss Martha Helmreich Ms. Ruth Helmreich Mr. & Mrs. Loren Helmreich Mrs. Hildegard Huber Mr. & Mrs. Louis Laux Mr. & Mrs. Frank Linzner Mr. & Mrs. John Mittelstadt Mr. & Mrs. Alan Nuechterlein Mr. & Mrs. Larry Palmreuter Mrs. Louise Palmreuter Mr. & Mrs. Rick Roth Emil Rummel Insurance Agency Mr. & Mrs. Roy Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stoddard Mr. & Mrs. John Voss Mr. & Mrs. Charles Walter Mr. & Mrs. David L. Watson Mr. & Mrs. Eldor Wegener RICHARD HENDERSON Arrow Concrete Cutting Ms. Jan Essex Lutheran Home Monroe Employees Ms. Marian Scheich



Mrs. Helen Olivier Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Pierce Mr. James Reinbold Mr. & Mrs. Milton Rodammer Mr. Edwin Rupprecht Ms. Tina Samson Schaefer & Bierlein Mr. & Mrs. Terry Schreiner Ms. Barbara Solgat Mr. & Mrs. Albert Stickler Ms. Jo Truchan Ms. Paulette Wehner Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Zuellig

WILMAR “NICK”  NUECHTERLEIN Mr. & Mrs. Ruben Bender Mrs. Lottie Foess Mr. & Mrs. Milton Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stoddard Mrs. Adele Zeilinger

Mr. David Palmreuter Mr. & Mrs. Larry Palmreuter Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pastor Mr. & Mrs. Lance Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Norman Petzold Ms. Pam Prentice Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reif Mr. & Mrs. Troy Reinert Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Reinert Mr. & Mrs. Jack Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Otto Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Rodammer Mrs. Erna Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Jack Rummel Mrs. Erna Schellhas Mrs. Pauline Scherzer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schroeder Ms. Esther Selves Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Simon Mr. & Mrs. John Spencer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stoddard Mr. & Mrs. Matthew VanBrandt Mr. & Mrs. John Voss Ms. Lydia Voss Ms. Nancy Wilke Mr. Drew Zehnder Mr. & Mrs. James Zoellner Ms. Judy Zwerk

VELMA PACK Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Wagner

RUTH PICKFORD Mr. & Mrs. Richard Stanifer

JAMES & MARY LEVI Mr. Virgil Levi

MARIA PALMER Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Trinklein

LLOYD LOSEE Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Green Mrs. Marilyn Losee Ms. Debbie Potter

LOUISE PALMREUTER Ms. Ann Allerdyce Mr. & Mrs. John Benson Mr. & Mrs. Gene Bickel Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Bierlein Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Bowden Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Britton Mr. & Mrs. Dale Clark Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Conzelmann Mrs. Shirley Cumings Mrs. Lottie Foess Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company Mrs. Viola Ganschow Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Haubenstricker Mr. & Mrs. Charles Heinlein Miss Martha Helmreich Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hess Mr. & Mrs. David Honold Mrs. Florence Hubinger Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Jammer Mr. Jim Jaruzel Mrs. Elva Kehrberg Mrs. Lois Keinath Mr. & Mrs. Gary Kern Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Kern Mr. & Mrs. Frank King Mr. & Mrs. James Koch Mr. & Mrs. Phil Koch Mr. & Mrs. Walter Koester Mr. & Mrs. Howard Maurer Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Maurer Mr. & Mrs. Roy Maurer Mr. & Mrs. William McQuiston Mr. & Mrs. Ruben Mossner

DORIS QUINTEL Mr. & Mrs. Keith Abke Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Abraham Mr. & Mrs. Donald Abraham American Legion Blumfield Post 229 Ms. Helen Barry Mr. & Mrs. Maynard Behmlander Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Bierlein Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Ehrlinger Mr. & Mrs. Delmar Feinauer Mr. & Mrs. Brian Fent Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Frank Mr. & Mrs. Leon Haas Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Hetzner Mr. & Mrs. William Johnson Ms. Beverly King Miss Lila Kueffner Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Kunstman Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Newvine Mr. & Mrs. Norman Petzold Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Phoenix Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Reinbold Mrs. Esther Reinbold Mr. & Mrs. William Rosencrans Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ruff Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Rupp Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Schaeff Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Scheuerlein Mr. & Mrs. Darrel Smith Mrs. Colleen VanConett

ROBERT JORGENSEN Mr. & Mrs. James Bierlein GLADYS KERN Dr. & Mrs. Kurt Eischer Mrs. Viola Ganschow Mr. & Mrs. Milton Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schollmeyer Mrs. Hildegard Yoba ROBERT “MATT” KERN Mrs. Lillian Bickel Mr. & Mrs. Roy Eischer Mr. & Mrs. Robert German Mrs. Marlett Grueber Ms. Patricia Gruver Mr. & Mrs. Harold Schian Mr. Robert Worley WINFRIED KNOLL Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Kaiser Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Knoll REV. E. A. & IRMA LAABS Mr. & Mrs. Weldon Schwiebert PHYLLIS LABRENZ Bavarian Inn Motor Lodge Ms. June Brandeberry Mr. & Mrs. Walter Koester

RUTH LUHRING Mr. & Mrs. David Rummel HELEN MASTEN Mr. & Mrs. Francis Dean Mr. & Mrs. James Grant Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Heath Ms. Helen Heiden Ms. Ella Henning Mr. & Mrs. Robert Johnson Ms. Patricia Mattevi Ms. Karen Pitcher Rupp Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Sontag PATRICIA MAURER Mr. & Mrs. William R. Adams Mr. & Mrs. Terry Baxter Mr. & Mrs. Philip Budry Rev. & Mrs. Joel Ehlert Mrs. Florence Elbers Ms. Lori Freeland Mr. & Mrs. Robert Grasel Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Grasel Ms. Annmarie Hack Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Hauck Mr. & Mrs. Robert Jacobs Ms. Marjorie Kalkman Mr. & Mrs. John Koester Mr. & Mrs. Walter Koester Mr. Ronald Maurer Mr. & Mrs. Duane Maurer


JOHN F. METZGER Ms. Mary Kay Metzger PAULINE JOAN MILLER Ms. Elaine Halstead SUE MURLICK Ms. Christine Coffman

BARBARA J. RANK Mr. & Mrs. Robert Morgan RUTH ROSE Mr. Randy Rupp ROBERT RUNDELL Ms. Stacy Ballard

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Berg Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ducham Mr. Timothy Hazzard Mrs. Mary Rundell Mr. & Mrs. Chris Sutorik RUTH G. SCHILK Ms. Ruth Ann Schilk ERWIN SCHROEDER Ms. Frances Wisniewski ALBERT SIDNEY Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sidney RUTH STANDIFER Mr. & Mrs. Harold Carson Mr. & Mrs. Gary Drodt Mr. & Mrs. Dean Hill Mr. David Stansbury Ms. Sandra Wenburg Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Woelmer CLARA STONE Mr. & Mrs. John Fouty Mr. & Mrs. James Wiseman Mr. Frank Wiseman Ms. Deanna Wiseman MARGARET A. SUGDEN Ms. Loraine Veitengruber BOB TEMPLE Ms. Kimberly Plakiotis SVEA E. LARSSON TINGUAL Ms. Rita Vadasz BERNARD TRINKLEIN Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Bade Mrs. Mildred Bender Mrs. Dorothy P. Bierlein Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Bowden Mr. & Mrs. Anthony D’Anna Mr. Jacob Daenzer Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Daoust Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Dinsmore Mr. & Mrs. Fred Dunham Mr. & Mrs. Roy Eischer Mr. & Mrs. Duane Eischer Mr. Frederick Eischer Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Engel Mr. & Mrs. John Engels Mr. & Mrs. Randall Ettema Mr. & Mrs. Willard Fager Mr. Gerald Fournier Mr. & Mrs. Michael Galsterer Mr. & Mrs. Charles Graham Mr. & Mrs. Roland Gugel Mr. & Mrs. Duane Hartman Mr. & Mrs. William Hausbeck Mr. & Mrs. David Hiles Ms. Debra Hollenback Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Keinath Mrs. Vera A. Kern Ms. Lucy Kinney Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Knieling Mr. & Mrs. Alan Knoll Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Knoll Mr. & Mrs. Thomas List Lutheran Homes of Michigan Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Maurer Mrs. Verna Meyer Mrs. Lucy Nefe

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Poellet Mrs. Elberta Poellet Mr. Gary Ranke Emil Rummel Insurance Agency Mr. Arnold Scharrer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stoddard Mr. Mark Trinklein Mr. & Mrs. Larry Veitengruber Mrs. Mary Ann Voorheis Mr. & Mrs. Craig Voorheis Dr. & Mrs. Larry Wee Ms. Rachel Weiler Mr. Nyle Weiler Mr. & Mrs. Fred Weiss Mr. & Mrs. Alan Weiss Mr. & Mrs. Charles Wenzel Ms. Linda Woodle Mrs. Marilyn Zehnder Mr. & Mrs. William Zehnder Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Zucker Mrs. Elma Zuellig JOHN ULRICH Ms. Lillian Osborne IRMA WEBER Mrs. Marcella Weber TONY WEISS Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Braeutigam Mr. & Mrs. Brent Schuler ARLINE WENZEL Mrs. Lenore Galsterer Mrs. Lorine Zehnder ANTHONY WHIPSTOCK Ms. Joyce DeWulf Mr. & Mrs. James Forkner

METRIE MENDEL,  ANN VIEAU &  WILLIAM VIEAU Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Vieau GERALD WOLGAST Ms. Mary Jo Adams Ms. Lynn Ankoviak Mr. Edward Barrett Bay Glass & Paint Co., Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Steven Birnbaum Ms. Margaret Bray Ms. Barbara Bullinger Ms. Mildred Burt Mr. Steven Canole Mr. John Carter Mr. & Mrs. John Chasnis Mr. & Mrs. Paul Clark Mr. & Mrs. Anthony D’Anna Ms. Geraldine Hanley Hernando Beach Yacht Club John Hoffman Development LLC Ms. Anne Jankens Ms. Ruth Joswiak Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kindermann Mr. & Mrs. John Koester Ms. C. Kostrzewa Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Kuck Ms. Sue Kuhl Ms. Dorothy Lettau Mr. & Mrs. Paul Levine Mr. & Mrs. Phillip List Masud, Patterson, Schutter, Peters & Vary, PC Ms. Janet Mazany Mr. & Mrs. Richard McGrew Mr. & Mrs. William McNeil

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, Inc. Ms. Catherine Naessens Ms. JoAnn Neuhalfen Ms. Marianne Nowak Oak Meadows Condominiums Homeowners Assn. Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Pender Ms. Mary Lou Peterson Mr. Robert Puddy Mr. Randy Rupp Ms. Carol Soule Ms. Kathleen Stavely Galen Wilson Petroleum Co. Wirt Financial Services, Inc. Mr. Elwood Wirth Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Wolgast Mrs. Patricia Wolgast Young Pontiac-GMC ROSEMARY WORDEN Mr. & Mrs. Terry Keinath GERTRUDE ZEHNDER Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Bierlein Mr. Randy Bierlein Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Block Mr. Edward Block Ms. Judy Bonner Mr. & Mrs. Gary Daenzer Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Diamond Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dietrich Mrs. Vera Haubenstricker Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Hochthanner Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Howey Mrs. Florence Hubinger Mr. & Mrs. Richard Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Julson Mrs. Elva Kehrberg Mr. & Mrs. Mervin Knoll Miss Ruth Kroepel Mrs. Dorothy Kuck Mr. & Mrs. Paul Kuck Mr. & Mrs. Terry Laubsch Mr. & Mrs. Thomas List Mrs. Armilda List Mr. & Mrs. Frank List Mr. & Mrs. Rueben Matzke Mr. Gary Mossner Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Mossner Mr. & Mrs. Scott Paten Mr. & Mrs. Albert Pavlicek Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Reinert Mrs. Lois Roeglin Mr. Arnold Scharrer Mrs. Erna Schellhas Mr. & Mrs. James Schreiner Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sebald Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Simmerman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sonntag Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Tessin Mr. & Mrs. James VanDevelde Mr. & Mrs. David Wagner Mrs. Irene Wanke Mr. & Mrs. David Weber Mr. & Mrs. Louie Weiss Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Yoba Mr. & Mrs. W. Don Zehnder Mr. & Mrs. William Zehnder SUZANNE ZOELLNER Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Bierlein

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