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July 2010

Lending a Helping Hand H

ow do you lend a helping hand? At Lutheran Homes of Michigan, God has blessed us with many answers. It might be opening the doors of one of our facilities to people fleeing a wildfire. Maybe it’s providing rehabilitation services to help someone get home after surgery. It could be teaming up with a television station and its website to provide health and wellness information for seniors and their families. How about having an expert weatherman/ gardener share with some of our residents the tips and techniques for a more beautiful life? It could be something as simple as having cuddly cats, friendly dogs and beautiful birds on our campuses for comfort and companionship.

“Share with God’s people who are in need.” — Romans 12:13

As Christ’s servants on earth, the people of Lutheran Homes of Michigan know what it means to lend a helping hand. We have the example of Jesus before us in that regard. Jesus fed, healed, comforted, educated and spiritually supported people. Ultimately, He died on the cross for us, and for all the people of the world. Christ’s example is, literally, a lofty one — one beyond our reach as mere humans. But we should all take a moment and consider how we can lend a hand to others in need, with whatever tools we have at hand. Just as Jesus did.

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Our Mission As Christ’s servants on earth, Lutheran Homes of Michigan serves the elderly and their caregivers with compassion, respect, spiritual support and an unwavering focus on independence, personal dignity and service excellence.

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Lending a Hand is a Sacrif icial Act I

n the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus tells a powerful little story to help an individual understand how to apply his faith to “real” life, by instructing him to serve his neighbor.

others are able to provide funds to aid important programs.

The story illustrates an important lesson for us today: In serving our neighbor, we make a choice to get involved, give up something of importance to us, and voluntarily take on responsibility for someone else.

The common trait is the sincere desire to express their faith in meaningful ways and take on the privileged responsibility of serving a “neighbor.”

After all, the Good Samaritan didn’t just attend to the poor man’s wounds and leave it at that. He gave him a ride to town, set him up with accommodations, assured continued care while he was away, and ultimately promised to return and pay all the man’s bills!

We see this with our volunteers and donors, many of whom have been supporting our ministries for decades. We experience it with our staff, who go above and beyond, sometimes returning on their own time to visit a special person or take on a project.

It’s obvious the Good Samaritan understood the profound truth that caring for another’s needs creates a deep and meaningful relationship, particularly when done as an expression of faith.

We are also privileged to watch our seniors actively engaged in service to their community and church. One group of residents used their time and talents to sew eyeglass cases for MOST Ministries, serving folks a world away they will never meet but whom they are willing to serve.

I’m confident Jesus was specific in telling this parable to illustrate that “lending a helping hand” is in fact a sacrificial act that may cause some inconvenience, but allows us an expression of our faith through that sacrifice. James 1:27 reminds us “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress …” What a privilege it is, then, to devote this edition of Lutheran Homes Highlights to the theme “Lending a Helping Hand.” All around us, God’s people are sacrificing in order to serve. Some give the precious gift of their time. Others have special talents that are offered. And still


Lending a helping hand is a way of life at Lutheran Homes of Michigan. Perhaps you, too, could consider reaching out in service at your local Lutheran Homes of Michigan ministry site. We’d love to introduce you to some of your neighbors.

Together in Service,

President & CEO Lutheran Homes of Michigan


Reaching Out with Purpose W

e all have experienced the joy of giving. Many of those served by Lutheran Homes of Michigan have lived lifetimes of helping others.

sometimes take for granted — are doing what they are able to do to help others.

Just because we get older or lose some of our physical abilities does not mean that we cannot help others and that we cannot appreciate the joy that God intends for us when we lend a helping hand.

What’s more, God is using their abilities to serve in His mission field in faraway places. He is using these Lutheran Home residents to touch the lives of people whom they will likely never get a chance to meet here on earth.

Several months ago, Lutheran Homes of Michigan discovered a need of another Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. MOST (Mission Opportunities Short Term) Ministries conducts numerous short-term mission trips throughout the year. Among them, eyeglass clinics reach out to meet a physical need while also touching people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. MOST gives out hand-sewn eyeglass cases on these mission trips. But they often don’t have enough for everyone.


One member of the eyeglass case sewing group is Viola Ganschow. Vi’s home congregation, Immanuel Lutheran Church of Frankentrost, has been sending MOST mission teams out for the past 10 years. This is one way for Vi to stay connected to the work that her church is doing.

Another MOST eyeglass case creator is Marlett Grueber, A group of residents at Lutheran Home Frankenmuth whose daughter and son-in-law have been going on MOST discovered this need and began sewing eyeglass cases to send mission trips for several years. to MOST for its eyeglass mission trips. This year they are taking their grandson (Marlett’s greatThink about that for a moment. Several individuals who grandson) along on an eyeglass trip to Guatemala as part of have moved from their own homes into a care “facility” his confirmation gift. — to receive a helping hand with daily activities that we Imagine, God is using people across four generations in one family to lend a helping hand to others. Regardless of age. Regardless of frailty. As we read in Psalm 139, “all of our days” are ordained in His book. God has a purpose for each of us for every day of our lives. Sometimes that purpose is for us to lend a helping hand in whatever way we may be able, and to experience His joy in the process. Together in Service,

Executive Director LHM Foundation Viola Ganschow sews eyeglass cases for MOST Ministries mission trips. To learn more about MOST, go to


AuSable Valley Lends a Hand to Seniors Fleeing Wildf ire S

ometimes, a cry for help comes in the middle of the night. Just ask the folks at Fairview’s AuSable Valley Community, a skilled nursing, apartment and independent living campus sponsored by Lutheran Homes of Michigan, north of Mio.

“The next day, the seniors were much happier, rested and glad to be with us,” Hanert said. The arrivals were something of a blessing in disguise for Hanert. Her home — where she and her husband, Dr. Gregg Hanert, live north of Roscommon — was threatened by the fire, which eventually scorched nearly 9,000 acres.

Photos/Courtesy MDNRE As the result of a huge wildfire An aerial view of the Roscommon-area wildfire that this spring, 106 seniors needed scorched nearly 9,000 acres. immediate relocation from Hilltop Manor Health Care Center in Roscommon. They were Caring for the displaced seniors helped take her mind off initially sent to a school designated as an emergency shelter, the threat to her own home, which was spared in the blaze, and then moved on to multiple locations in the northern she said. Lower Peninsula. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and “Thirteen residents arrived here on May 17, starting Environment reported at least a dozen homes and nearly 50 about 1:05 a.m.,” said Kathie Hanert, AuSable Valley outbuildings were destroyed by the fire. administrator. “They were tired and frightened — I think it The displaced seniors were able to return to Hilltop was their fourth evacuation location in five hours — and we Manor from Fairview on May 20. gave them snacks and tucked them into bed.” “Everyone at AuSable Valley reacted quickly and The seniors continued to arrive until about 1:30 a.m., professionally and helped put those seniors at ease,” said ferried in by ambulances from Mount Pleasant. Maureen McGee, Lutheran Homes Chief Operating Officer Working with Hanert was Director of Nursing Becky for Campus-based Ministries. Kalbfleisch, nurse Kerry Lietzke and other night-shift “That’s exactly how we want to be able to help seniors workers. An extra nurse and two certified nursing assistants and caregivers in need, whatever the circumstances.” were called in to help, Hanert noted.

Fire rages near Roscommon this spring. AuSable Valley Community in Fairview took in 13 evacuees from a Roscommon nursing home threatened by the blaze.


Redford Woman is a Trendsetter in Livonia


utheran Home Livonia recently took care of its 1,000th resident, and she reflects several important trends occurring in senior health care. Linda Novak of Redford was admitted earlier this year after a total knee replacement at a Garden City hospital.

friend Debbie Wheelock — both at Lutheran Home Livonia and upon her return home. “If it wasn’t for Debbie and her husband, I don’t know where I would be now,” Linda said.

Linda’s experience is not unique. More people facing While she was at the campus for a week of physical surgeries like hers need a place to stay during initial rehabilitation, the 56-year-old was proud to note “I was your rehabilitation, and caregivers like Debbie fill important gaps youngest resident!” in health and home care. “The people are very, very nice,” Linda said. “The facility is very nice, very clean.” Like many, Linda found that residential rehab worked out best for her. “I went for a week because I don’t have anybody at home. It was a lot easier to stay there,” she said. “After my stay, I had in-home therapy, and then had a therapy place that had a shuttle service. Actually, it worked out real well.” Linda had a lot of help from good

“As people age, they face issues like this,” said Tracey Nelson, Administrator at Lutheran Home Livonia. “Our ministry and mission is to be there for them and their caregivers, to help them get back home as quickly as possible. “The fact that she is the 1,000th resident served in Livonia’s 11-year history is just icing on the cake.”

Linda Novak (left) and friend Debbie Wheelock are pictured on the day Linda was admitted at Lutheran Home Livonia. Linda was there for short-term rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery.

Teeing it up for Lutheran Homes Foundation


ighty golfers spent the day at The Majestic at Walden Woods for the recent 12th annual Lutheran Homes of Michigan Foundation’s Golf Outing and Dinner Auction. God blessed our day with fine weather and wonderful fellowship as we joined efforts to support the ministries of Lutheran Homes throughout the state. Thanks to generous sponsorship support from organizations such as the Church Extension Fund,


RehabCare Group, E.A. Becker & Associates, and Hanba & Lazar, PC, along with our silent and live auction proceeds, the event raised more than $30,000. Several Thrivent chapters also provided support. “The golf outing is a great chance for fellowship and support of our efforts for seniors and caregivers,” said Al Kaul, Executive Director of the foundation. “We appreciate all the golfers and sponsors who participated.”

LHM Personnel Awards and Changes Brenda Lawrence, Administrator at Lutheran Home Monroe, has been honored with the 2010 American College of Health Care Facility Leadership Award.

The award was presented in the spring at the American College of Health Care Administrators annual convocation and exposition in Philadelphia. Brenda was one of 31 people nationwide to receive the award, which recognizes administrators of nursing homes who have met superior health care standards, based on resident data. Congratulations, Brenda — and the entire Monroe team — for your dedication to quality resident care.

Brenda Lawrence

Tim Johnston has joined Lutheran Homes of Michigan as the new Marketing & Communications Director.

Tim has a history of successful marketing and communications work as an independent consultant and as an executive at two great Christian universities: Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids and Spring Arbor University near Jackson. Tim’s role at Lutheran Homes will be to take marketing and communication efforts to the next level.

Tim Johnston

Tim, wife Patti, son Nic and daughter Taylor reside in Spring Arbor, near Jackson. Nic, a baseball player, will be a freshman at Spring Arbor University this fall. Taylor, a tennis, volleyball and basketball player, will be a high school sophomore.

Mike Redford has joined the Lutheran Homes of Michigan Foundation as Community Relations Representative for the Northeast region.

Mike holds a bachelor of science degree in communications/journalism from Western Michigan University. He has extensive experience in journalism and broadcasting. Most recently, Mike was employed as the Manager of Lutheran Engagement (Michigan Region) for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Mike’s role at the LHM Foundation, working with Executive Director Al Kaul, will be to build relationships with supporters, donors and congregations in an area roughly north of I-69 and east of I-75. Mike and his wife, Kris, have three sons and reside in the Frankenmuth area. Mike Redford


Lights! Cameras! Pets! L

utheran Homes of Michigan has known for some time that pets provide real comfort for seniors and can make new surroundings feel more like home. That’s why you’ll often see cats, dogs and birds at our ministry sites. The Public Broadcasting Service at Delta College also noticed the link between good health, seniors and pets, and spent some time at Lutheran Home Frankenmuth to find out how pets are beneficial to seniors and their lifestyles. The home has several resident cats, an aviary in the lobby filled with beautiful birds, and several well-mannered dogs who are regular visitors. LHM’s own Mike Redford hosted the program, which he produced for PBS before accepting a position with the Lutheran Homes of Michigan Foundation this spring. Some of the footage in the show was shot on location at Lutheran Home Frankenmuth, and there was also a piece on the Health for Life Expo that recently took place at Delta College and involved the Lutheran Home Care Agency and Home Care staff. The PBS/Delta College show “Second Act, Life at 50 Plus” aired in June. Watch it online at (select “Second Act” on the home page under full episodes).

Above: Florence Schultz and Calvin spend some time together in Florence’s room at Lutheran Home Frankenmuth. Calvin has been at the home for 14 years, befriending workers and residents alike.


Above: Our pets get star treatment by our staff — just like our residents.

Below: Debbie Mikolanz, Activities Director at Lutheran Home Frankenmuth, her Great Dane Mortimer James and resident Dixie O’Connell are interviewed for a segment on pets and seniors that aired on PBS via Delta College.

Monroe Rehab Gives a Hand to Get a Grateful Man Back on His Feet Many people don’t know that Lutheran Homes of Michigan campuses offer a variety of rehabilitation services and short-term stays for people recovering from surgeries and other health-related events. This letter was sent to Sue Gruber, Admissions Director at Lutheran Home Monroe, from a very satisfied rehab patient:

Bill Taylor of Maybee had a great rehab experience at Lutheran Home Monroe.

Dear Sue:

March 11, 2010

On Jan. 26, I underwent total hip replacement After four days surgery. in the hospital, I was fortunate to accepted by your be facility for reha b. We were met at the door by Mat t, who took care of getting us ins ide and relocate d. W e were later th expected arriving an , but everyone w as very friendly helpful. and My room was gr eat (No. 326). Th e staff made m comfortable right e away and maint ained that level day. I love them ev ery all! The girls in reha b were my budd ies, especially Af Vickie, Jennifer sheen. and Afsheen mad e my visits ther and comfortable e fu n . You know the feeling when you someone and you like immediately feel you’ve known th forever? That’s em them! The food was ex cellent! I did no t have a bad m the three weeks eal in I was a visitor . Every meal was delicious. hot and The four- and five-star rating you have is welldeserved. I met so many nice peop le there, especial nurses. ly the In my wing, they made an impressio n on me, and I I made an impr think ession on them. I will be back to visit. Thanks again, Bill Taylor Maybee, Michigan


Well-known Weatherman, Website Team Up to Serve Seniors W

hat do you get when you combine the Internet, mid-Michigan’s NBC 25, a popular weatherman and a TV personality who dispenses health advice? Multiple ways to assist seniors inside and outside the Lutheran Homes of Michigan family. May was Older Americans Month, and Lutheran Homes of Michigan teamed up with NBC 25 to sponsor a website presence, commercials and tips from “Dr. Oz” on how to live a more aging-enriched lifestyle. But that wasn’t all. Popular NBC 25 weatherman Mark Torregrossa brought his weather wisdom and gardening expertise to The Manors in Saginaw Township, sharing insights on both topics with residents and employees. The Manors, a service of Lutheran Homes of Michigan, offers independent living, assisted living and memory care on its three-building campus.

NBC 25’s Mark Torregrossa talks to residents at The Manors in Saginaw Township. Torregrossa, a weatherman and gardener, shared weather facts and figures, and helped residents with their own patio plantings around The Manors.

“The residents really enjoyed Mark’s visit, and we were able to show off the landscaped campus to him, including our new Memory Garden,” said Colleen Koski, Administrator at The Manors. “In addition, he was able to share some gardening tips with our residents and help them with plantings they have on their patios. It was a great visit, and it was neat for our residents to meet a TV news personality.” Learn more about Mark Torregrossa and the NBC 25 Weather Garden at


Frolicking at The Manors’ Chicken Gig


he Manors in Saginaw celebrated its annual Chicken Gig in June with good food, good fun, great weather and nearly 300 people attending under the big-top tent. The event raised more than $1,500 for continuing beautification of the Memory Garden at The Manors. Music was provided by The Saginaw Brass Quintet. More than 160 pounds of chicken — and a whole slew of side dishes — rounded out the event. “The Chicken Gig is a great time for everyone from all three buildings on our beautiful campus,” said Colleen Koski, Administrator at The Manors. “Everyone left with a full stomach and satisfied appetite!”


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 March 2010 — April 2010 Ruth Shoemaker Charitable Trust

Donations March 2010 — April 2010 Mr. & Mrs. William L. Adams Ms. Patricia Arvilla Auburn Towing Mr. & Mrs. David Auernhamer Mr. & Mrs. Donald Baesl Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bell Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Bell Mr. Robert Bengelsdorf Mr. & Mrs. Harold Bergdolt Mr. & Mrs. Paul Bergdolt Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Bergdolt Mrs. Marilyn Bernthal Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bez Mr. & Mrs. James Bickel Mrs. Marie Bierlein Duane & Dorothy Bierlein Family Foundation Ms. Genevieve Blasko Mr. Mark Bleyaert Mr. & Mrs. David Blough Mr. & Mrs. Harry Boesnecker Dr. & Mrs. Harold Braeutigam Dr. & Mrs. John Brandt Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Britton Wallace & Irene Bronner Family Charitable Foundation Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Holland Mr. & Mrs. Donald Christiansen Mr. & Mrs. John Cline Ms. Jennifer Connelly Mr. Edward Cousineau Mr. & Mrs. Larry Creutz Mr. & Mrs. Edward Davis Mrs. Marjorie Deck

Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Diamond Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dietrich Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Dils Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Donahue Ms. Bev Dorion Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Doud Mr. & Mrs. Richard Durkee Mr. & Mrs. Roy Eischer Ms. Nancy Ellis Ms. Sally Ferriby Mr. & Mrs. Jack Fields Mr. Gerald Fournier Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Frank Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Frank Frankenmuth Clock Company Frankenmuth Credit Union Mr. & Mrs. David Gehm Mr. & Mrs. Paul Germeroth Leona M. Geyer Charitable Trust Mr. Vincent Gillenkirk Dr. & Mrs. Edward Goyings Mr. & Mrs. Charles Graham Ms. Frances Greis Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Gremel Mr. & Mrs. Delford Gronholz Mrs. Eleanor Gugel

Mr. Tom Haley Ms. Suzanne Hall Hav-A-Bar, Flint Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Hecht Mr. & Mrs. Charles Heinlein Mr. & Mrs. Howard Helmreich Miss Martha Helmreich Mr. & Mrs. Kim Herbolsheimer Ms. Darlene Higgins Mrs. Lela Higgins Mr. & Mrs. James Hindelang Ms. Beverly Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. John Hoffmann Ms. Audrey Holden Rev. & Mrs. David Hollender Mr. & Mrs. Ross Howard Mr. & Mrs. Larry Huber Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hunt IBM Matching Grants Program Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Jaffke Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Jammer Mr. & Mrs. Steve Jennings Mr. & Mrs. Edward Johanson Rev. & Mrs. David Jung Mrs. Doris Maxwell Kaiser Mr. & Mrs. Albert Kaul

The Lutheran Home Frankenmuth’s picnic in 2009, shown here, was blessed with good weather. The 2010 picnic is slated for Saturday, Sept. 11.


Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Kaul Mr. & Mrs. Tim Kaul Mrs. Lois Keinath Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Kern Mrs. Vera A. Kern Mr. & Mrs. G. Thomas Kerr Ms. Beverly King Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Kluck Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Knoll Mr. & Mrs. Walter Koester Mr. & Mrs. Keith Kraai Mr. & Mrs. Louis Krafft Mr. & Mrs. John Krick Mr. & Mrs. John Kridler Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Kuck Mr. & Mrs. A. John Kueffner Mrs. Dorothy Kueffner Mr. Edwin Kueffner Ms. Mary J. Kurek LaGrasso Brothers, Detroit Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lawrence Ms. Kimberly Leclercq Mr. Virgil Levi Mr. & Mrs. Phillip List Mr. & Mrs. Ralph List Lutheran Home Frankenmuth Auxiliary Ms. Ann Lux Ms. Theresa Maday Dr. & Mr. Lori Malochleb Ms. Laure Marietta Ms. Luella Kaul Markel Ms. Irene Martin Mr. & Mrs. Harold Maurer Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Maurer Mr. & Mrs. David Maves Ms. Bonnie McColl Ms. Mary McEwen Rev. & Mrs. Edward Meyer Michigan District - LCMS Midwest Juice, Inc. Grand Rapids Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Miller The Beulah Miller Family

Mrs. Marian Mossner Mr. & Mrs. Emil Mueller Ms. Colleen Mulligan Mr. & Mrs. Roger Myers Mr. Ernest Natalini Mrs. Kathryn Nettleman Ms. Cathy Nightlinger Nouvel Central Catholic High School, Saginaw Optimist Club of Saginaw Mrs. Jean Otto Mr. & Mrs. Earl Palmreuter Ms. Nancy Parker Mrs. Elaine Parlberg Mr. & Mrs. William Parlberg Mrs. Marie Pendleton Ms. Janet Phillips Mr. Richard Pichler Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Poellet Mr. & Mrs. Nistor Potcova Ms. Kathleen Pretzer Mr. & Mrs. Warren Priehs Mr. Alfred Pumford Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Raquepaw Rau’s Country Store, Inc. Frankenmuth Mr. & Mrs. Michael Redford Ms. Suzanne Reed Ms. Jacqueline Reetz Mrs. Vicki Reinbold Ms. Kathryn Reither Mr. & Mrs. Mark Reschke Mr. & Mrs. Michael Robb Ms. Carolyn Robbins Mr. & Mrs. Otto Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Edward Roedel Mr. & Mrs. Les Roth Mr. & Mrs. Dominic Runci Ms. Sandra Schmude Ms. Mary Ellen Schoenow Mr. & Mrs. James Schreiner Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schroeder Mrs. Inge Shillingford Mr. & Mrs. David Sievert Ms. Lenore Silipini Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Simmerman St. Elizabeth Parish, Reese St. Mary’s of Michigan, Saginaw Mr. Richard Stahl Ms. Barbara Stamper Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Stange JJ & Sarah Stefanic Mr. Gilbert Steinman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stoddard Mr. & Mrs. Alan Storck Mr. & Mrs. Darrin Storms Ms. Marilyn Taipale Mr. & Mrs. W. Blair Thompson Thrivent Michigan Regional Office #265 United Way of Saginaw County Mr. & Mrs. William Varney Dr. Joseph Vella

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Ross & Family Mr. & Mrs. Norm Roth Mr. & Mrs. John Schluckbier

The Manors’ Chicken Gig event was June 10, and helped raise $1,500 for the Memory Garden on campus. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Vieau Mr. & Mrs. John Voss Rev. C. William Weis Mr. & Mrs. Howard Wellhousen Ms. Vivian Yentz Mr. & Mrs. William Zehnder Mr. & Mrs. Gary Zeilinger Ms. Verna Zemanek

Honorariums March 2010 — April 2010 KEVIN KRUEGER & ALEX SAGE Progressive Bridge Club SARABETH STEVENS & ALEX SAGE The Ole Boys Breakfast Club ABBY ZIETZ & KEVIN KRUEGER Saginaw High Class of 1938 KEVIN KRUEGER Ms. Betty Peters ERHARD STOTZ Mr. & Mrs. Richard Stanifer ABBY ZIETZ Ms. Betty Peters Progressive Bridge Club

Memorials March 2010 — April 2010 ELION BAKER The Family of Elion Baker Mr. & Mrs. John Engels Ms. Michelle Sage Mr. & Mrs. Peter Weiss AGNES BASLOCK Mr. & Mrs. Larry Henderson FRANK BAUMGARTNER Westchester Village South Tenants Assoc.

JEAN BLOOM Mr. Milton Baisch Ms. Ruth Baisch Ms. Gayle Brock Ms. Joan Dushane Mr. & Mrs. Robert Liedel Ms. Eleanor Russell Ms. Linda VanDusen Ms. Joan Voorhees-Yeutter Ms. Carol Wiech Mr. & Mrs. James Yinger ESTHER BODE Mrs. Viola Ganschow SUMIKO BRUESSOW ITI KENNETH E. BUTLER Piney Grove Baptist Church BOBBIE CARROLL Ms. Deborah Wilson JOHN CHENEY, JR. Ms. Sally Thompson BEULAH CLARK Ms. Tivonnia Harvey RICHARD DEKEMA Mr. Joseph Kiefer WILLIAM ELBERS Mr. & Mrs. Walter Bauer Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Bierlein Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Bierlein Mr. & Mrs. Reid Duford Mrs. Florence Elbers Mr. & Mrs. David Ganton Mr. & Mrs. Steven Hill Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kerns Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kischnick Miss Lila Kueffner Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Mossner Mr. & Mrs. Alan Nuechterlein Mr. & Mrs. William Palm Mr. & Mrs. Gary Prueter Reif Farms Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Ross

ANNE MARIE ENGEL Mrs. Dorothy P. Bierlein Mr. Robert Cassiday Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Daenzer Mr. Ottomar Keinath Mr. & Mrs. Louis Laux Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Lentner Lutheran Home Frankenmuth Mr. & Mrs. Keith Martin Mr. & Mrs. John Matuzak Ms. Helen Matzke Ms. Debra Newbold Ms. Irma Nuechterlein Ms. Donna Ray Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Reinert Mr. & Mrs. Arnold H. Rogner Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Sohn Mrs. Marcella Weber Mr. Carl Weber Mr. & Mrs. Robert Weiss Mrs. Lorraine Weiss Mrs. Dorothy Zehnder Mrs. Marilyn Zehnder DONNA GLIGOROFF Mr. & Mrs. Mark DuRocher Mr. & Mrs. Steven Goldenberg Mr. John Munson VIRGINIA GRADY Mr. & Mrs. William Castner Mrs. Anne Gensler Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kinder Mrs. Norma Knegendorf Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert LaVoy Ms. Barbara Matthews Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Musarelli Mr. & Mrs. David Noland Ms. Donna Shoup Mrs. Margaret Tierney Mr. & Mrs. Don Tolbert Mr. & Mrs. John VanBelle Ms. Karen VanDevelde Ms. Deborah Wilson LEO HEBERT Child & Family Service of Northeast Michigan Fraternal Order of Eagles Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Garner Mrs. Irene Gohsman Mr. & Mrs. Norman Hebert Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Keller Ms. Julie Krajniak Mr. & Mrs. Mark Leonard Mr. & Mrs. Gus Martinka Orchid Unique Orthopedic Solutions Mr. & Mrs. Warren Smith Mr. & Mrs. Curtiss Weiland Mr. Leonard Wejsa


ALMA HELD Dr. & Mrs. David Schleif JEANNETTE HOUSEHOLDER Mr. & Mrs. Luther Haessler HOWARD JANSON Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Bekemeier Mr. Robert Kamm CLARIBEL KAMPRATH Ms. Mary Dobberstein Mr. & Mrs. Warren Gerweck Mr. & Mrs. Luther Haessler Ms. Helma Haessler Mrs. Helen Hoppert Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kamprath Mr. & Mrs. Martin Kamprath Mr. & Mrs. Bert Kamprath Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Kamprath Mrs. Hedi Kaufman Mrs. Margaret Lechy Mr. Tom LeGendre Lutheran Home Monroe Ladies Guild Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Miller Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Randy Turner JOHN W. KOSKI Ms. Joan Koski RUTH KROEPEL Mrs. Elizabeth Budnik Mr. & Mrs. Paul List ROBERT KRUEGER Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Bender Mr. & Mrs. Nick Blaisdell Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Collingsworth Mr. & Mrs. Robert Delker Delker’s Sales & Service, Inc. Mrs. Helen Eipperle Ms. Mary Krueger Mr. & Mrs. Clyde McLaughlin Mr. & Mrs. David Palmer Mr. & Mrs. John Rapai Mr. & Mrs. Earl Reaume Mr. & Mrs. Vern Schlump Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sieb Mrs. Connie Simonelli Mr. & Mrs. Richard Stanifer Mrs. Marian Waldvogel ANNA LACKNITZ Ms. Anita Miller LORRAINE LOESEL Mr. Victor Loesel HELEN MAGNUS Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Burkitt Mr. & Mrs. John Spencer STEPHAN MIHALYFI Mr. & Mrs. Robert Barnes Kyle McFaul Ms. Elaine Mihalyfi


Employees sing along at Lutheran Home Livonia’s 2009 picnic. The 2010 picnic is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25.

LUCY NEFE Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Bierlein Mrs. Irma Bunjes Mr. & Mrs. Michael Galsterer PATRICIA OKLEJAS Ms. Eve Bosanac Mr. Rod Bosanac Mrs. Dorothy Bosanac Ms. Carol Discher Ms. Mary Lou Hayter Mrs. Hedi Kaufman Ms. Brenda Krzemen Ms. Linda McDowell Jere Oetjens Mr. Robert Oklejas Ms. Joyce Opfermann Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Patterson Ms. Marie Topolski LOVED ONES Mrs. Donna Schoenow FRED PENDLETON Mrs. Marie Pendleton MYRTLE I. PERRY Mr. & Mrs. Paul Clark RICHARD PFUND Mrs. Lottie Foess Mrs. Viola Ganschow Mr. & Mrs. Harold Schian MARGARET ROTTIERS Ms. Bonnie Arnst Mr. & Mrs. Brian Birrell Mr. & Mrs. Duane Eischer Mr. & Mrs. Irwin Harrison Mr. & Mrs. Craig Horning Mr. & Mrs. Gary Horning Rev. Roy Horning Mr. & Mrs. Ron Keinath Mr. Ottomar Keinath Ms. Denise McGowan Roberts Boehler & Fisher, PC Mr. & Mrs. Donald Rottiers

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Schian Mr. & Mrs. James Segar Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Wilson DONALD RUMMEL Ms. Ruth Rummel BETTY SCHERZER Ms. Marie Atkins Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Gary Beck Mrs. Shirley Cumings Mr. & Mrs. David Maves Mr. & Mrs. James Scherzer Mrs. Pauline Scherzer Mr. Donald E. Weber VIRGINIA SCHERZER Tri-Star Trust Bank ARNOLD SCHIEFER Mr. & Mrs. Randy Bauer Mr. & Mrs. Chad Bauer Mr. & Mrs. Carl Bauer Mr. & Mrs. Hildred Bernthal Mr. & Mrs. Lyle Beyerlein Dr. & Mrs. Steven Bierlein Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Bierlein Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Bierlein Mr. & Mrs. Randy Braeutigam Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Braeutigam Mrs. Irene Bronner Mr. & Mrs. Donald Bruns Mr. & Mrs. Robert Creer Mr. Jacob Daenzer Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Daenzer Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Dankert Mr. & Mrs. Roy Eischer Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Fisher Mr. Gerald Fournier Mr. & Mrs. Eric Frahm Mrs. Emeline Goodman Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Goodwin Mrs. Karen Haines Mr. & Mrs. Harry Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Hecht

Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Hecht Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Hecht Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Jammer Mrs. Eileen Kern Mr. Alan Kischnick Mr. & Mrs. Richard Krafft, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Krick Mrs. Joy Leach Mr. & Mrs. Ralph List Ms. Heather Markel Mr. Michael Michalski Mr. & Mrs. James Mocny Ms. Lenore Mossner Mr. Kenneth Parlberg Mr. & Mrs. Albert Pavlicek Mr. & Mrs. Keith Purman Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Reinbold Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Reinert Mr. & Mrs. Alan Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Rodammer Mrs. Erna Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rodammer Mr. Arnold Scharrer Mr. & Mrs. Randall Schiefer Mr. & Mrs. Edward Schiefer Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Schiefer Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy Schluckebier Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Schluckebier Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Schneirla Mr. & Mrs. John Spero Mr. & Mrs. Ron Spiekerman Mr. Larry Trinklein Mrs. Marcella Weber Mr. & Mrs. Gary Weiss Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Wirth Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Zietz ERWIN A. SCHROEDER Ms. Grace Schroeder ALBERT C. SLOAN Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Bierlein DOLORES STEINMAN Mr. & Mrs. Mark Perhatch STEVE TUSHIS Ms. Joyce Herdell Mr. & Mrs. Glen Markham Ms. Christine McQuade LEONA WEBER Mr. & Mrs. Roy Eischer Mr. & Mrs. David Maves ELMER WEISS Ms. Deanna Adler Rev. & Mrs. Phillip Baerwolf Mr. & Mrs. Ruben Bender Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Bergdolt Ms. Kathy Bergdolt Mr. & Mrs. Harold Bergdolt Mr. & Mrs. Wilmar Bergdolt Ms. Ruth Bergdolt Mr. & Mrs. Waldemar Bergdolt

Mr. & Mrs. Hildred Bernthal Mr. & Mrs. James Bierlein Mr. & Mrs. Ruben Braeutigam Mrs. Irene Bronner Mr. & Mrs. Steven Buchinger Mr. & Mrs. William Cain Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Conzelmann Mr. & Mrs. Eric Daenzer Mr. Jacob Daenzer Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Daenzer Mr. & Mrs. Gene Deuring Mrs. Viola Dietzel Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Ehrlinger Mr. & Mrs. Duane Eischer Mr. Gerald Fournier Ms. Jean Friend Mrs. Marlett Grueber Mr. & Mrs. Martin Gugel Mr. & Mrs. Dean Haubenstricker Mr. & Mrs. Maynard Haubenstricker Mrs. Vera Haubenstricker Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Hecht Mrs. Leona Herzog Mr. & Mrs. Larry Huber Mr. & Mrs. Gary Huber Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Kern Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Kern Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Kern Mr. & Mrs. Chris Kischnick Mr. & Mrs. Robert Krafft Mr. & Mrs. Richard Krafft, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Laux Mr. & Mrs. Terry McNally Mr. & Mrs. Eric Neumann Mr. Marlin Nuechterlein

Mr. & Mrs. Albert Pavlicek Mr. & Mrs. James Petro Mrs. Elberta Poellet Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Poellet Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rees Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Reinert Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Reinert Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Otto Rodammer Mrs. Erna Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. George Roenicke Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Rummel Mr. & Mrs. Gary Rummel Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Rupprecht Mr. & Mrs. Lavern Schiefer Mrs. Gretchen Schiefer Ms. Kathryn Schlegel Mr. & Mrs. John Schlicht Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Schluckebier Mr. & Mrs. Ken Schmitz Mr. & Mrs. Roy Schreiner Mr. & Mrs. Carl Schreiner

Mr. & Mrs. John Seutter Mr. William Speer Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Terry Mrs. Marjorie Tinkey Mr. Larry Trinklein Mr. & Mrs. Randy VanDenBoom Mr. & Mrs. James VanDevelde Mr. & Mrs. John Voss Ms. Kathleen Weber Mr. & Mrs. Albert Weber Mrs. Marcella Weber Mr. & Mrs. Louie Weiss Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Weiss Mr. Karl Weiss Mr. & Mrs. Kim Weiss Ms. Marie Weiss Mrs. Lorraine Weiss Mr. Robert Worley Mr. & Mrs. W. Don Zehnder Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Zuellig FREDERICK WEISS Mr. Randy Bierlein

Mrs. Milda Block Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Castillo Mr. & Mrs. Roy Eischer Mr. Walter Engel Mr. Douglas Ganschow Mrs. Viola Ganschow Mr. Brian Goff Mr. & Mrs. Todd Hamilton Rev. & Mrs. Michael Heidle Ms. Jeanne Hitsman Mrs. Kathleen Holzhei Dr. & Mrs. Richard Kalmbach Mr. & Mrs. Howard Maurer Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Pellar Mrs. Betty Pietsch Mr. & Mrs. Milton Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Otto Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Rodammer Mrs. Erna Rodammer Mr. & Mrs. Harold Schian Mr. & Mrs. Carl Schreiner Ms. Kathleen Weber Mr. & Mrs. David Weirauch HOWARD WENDT Ms. Katherine Colvin DUANE “SONNY” WITTER Ms. Donna Aldridge Keely Management Company Ms. Sharon Whaley BARBARA WOOD Ms. Elizabeth Colpaert Mrs. Virginia Duvall Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hale Ms. Theresa Willard Mr. & Mrs. W. M. Wilson

Lutheran Home Monroe’s Country Fair, shown here in 2009, is always fun for all ages. The 2010 fair is set for Friday, Sept. 10.

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2010 July Highlights  
2010 July Highlights  

2010 July Highlights from Lutheran Homes of Michigan