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Harlen Koenig

Harlen Koenig, 100, of Postville died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel and Rev. Dave Lenth as the officiants. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery, rural Waukon. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the church Wednesday.

Harlen William Fredrick Koenig was born November 29, 1917 to Fred and Alma (Schlie) Koenig in Postville. He attended Oak Hill School in rural Castalia through the eighth grade.

Harlen was united in marriage with Lorraine Henning December 8, 1938 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. Eight children were born to this union: Shirley, Donald, Luann, Duane, Douglas, Bradley, Peggy and Lisa. They celebrated 76 years of marriage together.

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18
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Josephine Onsager

Josephine “Josie” Onsager, 91, of Waukon died Friday, June 15, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church or to the Good Samaritan Center for the dining room remodeling project.

Josephine Ruth Onsager was born December 14, 1926 in Waukon, the daughter of Peter and Minnie (Steffenson) Olson. She was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon and attended school in Waukon.

April 7, 1946, she married Arnold Irving Onsager at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. Josie was a housewife and did daycare for many years for local families.

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Jun

Kathy Jangula

Kathy Lynn Jangula, 63, of Lansing died Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Health Systems, La Crosse, WI. A visitation was held Saturday, June 16 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. There will be a private family inurnment at a later date.

Kathy was born June 22, 1954 in La Crosse, WI to Willard and Kathryn (Boland) Elliot and she later graduated from De Soto High School in De Soto, WI. She was united in marriage to Michael P. Jangula November 22, 1975. Michael passed away April 10, 2012.

Kathy worked for several years at Northern Engraving in Lansing and Waukon. She enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved spending time with her family. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Wed
13
Jun

Health Care Provider CPR offered at VMH


CPR simulator at VMH ... Pictured is Machelle Bulman, RN/Director of Nursing, with Diane Butikofer, RN/Director of Emergency Services at Veterans Memorial Hospital, with the new mechanical CPR simulator manikin that was purchased through a grant that was awarded to the hospital by the Allamakee County Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque this spring. This CPR simulator helps to make the CPR practice more realistic and trains students to be sure they are compressing correctly at the right depth and speed. This simulator will now be used at all of the community CPR classes offered at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers (those working in health related fields such as physicians, nurses, EMTs, etc.) Tuesday, June 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. This “Health Care Professional” CPR class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of the hospital.

The cost of the class, for certification or recertification is the same and all registrants should bring along their own pocket mask. The online certificate received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years.

Pre-registration plus a minimum of three participants is required. For more information and to register for the “Health Care Provider” CPR Course, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
13
Jun

Boost long-term health with balance training

Incorporating balance training in a fitness routine can help improve exercise performance and help prevent falls and injuries.

Balance training is an aspect of fitness that is sometimes forgotten. One may participate in regular cardio exercise or weight-training and think that they are reaching every component of fitness. But have they thought about balance training?

“Balance training improves your body’s ability to react quickly to everyday missteps, which in turn helps prevent falls,” says Benjamin Nesseim, M.D., family physician at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare in Waukon. “Improved performance and injury prevention can also be significantly influenced with balance training during exercise.”

Wed
13
Jun

Making advance medical directives at VMH

It is the right of the patient to choose the medical care they wish in any situation, even when the patient is too sick or hurt to tell their family members or their physician. The way to ensure the correct healthcare wishes are carried out is to complete an Advanced Directive.

Advanced Directives include: Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and/or a Living will.

1. In order to have an Advanced Directive the patient will need to discuss their wishes with their family and physician. An Advance Directive should be done by discussing your wishes with your family and physician and then complete our Power of Attorney for Healthcare form.  

Wed
13
Jun

Cancer Survivor Walk set for June 28

Veterans Memorial Hospital and Walk-On Waukon, the organization with a mission of improving sidewalks and walking access throughout the Waukon community, are teaming up to sponsor the 2018 Cancer Survivor Walk scheduled for Thursday, June 28. The inaugural event is focused on honoring friends and family who are cancer survivors, as well as those continuing to fight the disease, while at the same time raising funds for both the Walk-On Waukon organization and the American Cancer Society.

Wed
13
Jun

June Fresh Conversations program to discuss Type 2 Diabetes - Myths and Facts

Eating sugar causes diabetes. All older adults develop diabetes as they age. Diabetes is contagious. Diabetes can be cured. Facts or myths?

All the statements above are myths. However, diabetes has become such a common disease that many times it’s hard to know what’s fact and what’s fiction. Fact - 29.1 million people have diabetes and over a third, 8.1 million, don’t know it. More than one out of 10 adults has diabetes.

Diabetes is a health condition that causes one’s blood sugar to be too high. High blood sugars can lead to other health problems, such as numb feet and fingers (neuropathy), heart disease and stroke, and difficulty seeing (retinopathy).

The good news is that one’s eating and activity lifestyle can help keep blood sugars in a healthy range.

Wed
13
Jun

Caregiver Support Group to meet at VMH

The local Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital. The meetings take place the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, June 18 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

This informal meeting is open to anyone who provides care and support for a family member or friend. Feel free to attend and bring a friend. This new Caregiver Support Group will continue to meet the third Monday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

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13
Jun

Diabetes Support Group to meet at VMH

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, June 21 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or who has a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call Angie Mettille, RN at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

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