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Carol Quam

Carol Leone Quam, age 76, of Decorah died peacefully May 14, 2019 surrounded by her family at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 18 at the St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah with Rev. Donald Hertges presiding. Burial was in the St. Benedict Cemetery.

Carol was born July 1, 1942, the daughter of Joseph and Adeline (Waller) McCormick, in Waukon. Carol attended and graduated from Decorah High School in 1960.

Carol was united in marriage to Carsten Quam at St. Benedict Catholic Church October 8, 1960. She was the proud mother of three children, Michael, Theresa and Brenda.

Carol worked at DECO Products for 49 years. She was a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. When she wasn’t working she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Family was the most important thing to Carol.

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May

“Family Wellness Fair” enjoyed by many during National Hospital Week


Health displays at VMH Family Wellness Fair ... Many free health tests and demonstrations were offered at the Family Wellness Fair hosted by Veterans Memorial Hospital Wednesday, May 8. The display sponsored by the Respiratory Therapists at the hospital, pictured above, includes two pig lungs, one healthy and one that had been exposed to second-hand smoke, and was back by popular demand again this year. Visitors were invited to see just how the lungs expand and contract with real breathing and see firsthand the effects of smoking on these lungs, which are very similar to human lungs. Submitted photo.

The 22nd annual “Family Wellness Fair” was held Wednesday, May 8 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Over 220 individuals attended the wellness fair despite the very wet and cold evening. Those in attendance had the opportunity to enjoy the information and activities provided by over 45 agencies and businesses that serve Allamakee and northern Clayton counties.

Entertainment for the evening included special appearances by “Klyde Thinger” the Clown, plus the “Hidden in Plain Sight” drug exhibit from Clayton County which emulates a teenager’s bedroom with over 50 different drug indicators, indicating drug use or support of drug use.

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May

Safety Day Camp planned for June 13 for all children


Safety Day Camp to be hosted by VMH June 13 ... This year’s Safety Camp will encompass a wide range of safety topics educational for all children. The camp will be held Thursday, June 13 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. The cost per child includes lunch, snacks, a take-home goodie bag, first aid kit and a safety day camp t-shirt. Registration forms are available at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital, at the Allamakee County Extension office in Waukon or online at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will be hosting the annual Safety Day Camp for children ages six to 14 Thursday, June 13 at the Allamakee Fairgrounds in Waukon from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is open to all children in the area. It is a true safety camp that instructs many areas of safety that are involved in every child’s life.

Children often see the outdoors as an exciting playground - providing endless hours of fun and adventure. But the great outdoors can set the stage for tragedy. That is why this Safety Camp was established by Veterans Memorial Hospital and  Allamakee Count ISU Extension 19 years ago.

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May

VMH Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, May 16. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if they are not an Auxiliary member. The Euchre marathons are held the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Room at the Waukon Wellness Center.

The Auxiliary’s Euchre Marathons begin at 11:30 a.m. with dinner, if chosen. Call Northland Agency on Aging at 877-838-8077 if choosing to eat dinner. Card playing will follow at 12:30 p.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to stay and play cards following the Senior Citizens meal is more than welcome to do so. All proceeds go towards the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Prizes will be awarded. Anyone interested in attending but preferring to play Bridge is also welcome to join. It is asked that they come with their own table of four players, however.

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May

“Welcome to Medicare” May 20

“Welcome to Medicare” is a free, two-hour seminar offered by the Veterans Memorial Hospital Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors. Due to popular demand, this program will again be held Monday, May 20 from 5-7 p.m. in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

“Due to the great turnout in April, we have decided to offer another free seminar to the community right away in May,” says Russ Hagen, SHIIP volunteer. “Medicare is such an important program and understanding what it offers helps assure that anyone eligible gets the health benefits they deserve.”

“Welcome to Medicare” will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance.

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May

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Virginia Anderson by Laura Duvel, in memory of Lorraine Schulte by Mary Ann Hager and in memory of Shirley Collins by Marlene Habhab and Neal and Lisa Brainard.

Memorials were also received in memory of Norman Miller by DiAnna Higgens, Curt and Betty Gilbertson, Shirley Duvel, George and Lorna Miller, Neal and Lisa Brainard and Marlene Habhab.

Memorials and donations are 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.
 

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May

Diabetes Support Group

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, May 16 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 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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May

25th wedding anniversary for Brian and Karen Cota

Brian and Karen Cota
Brian and Karen Cota

Brian and Karen Cota of Waukon will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple was married May 21, 1994 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon.

They have four children, Blaize (Trina), Brett (Paige), Paige (Hunter) and Whitney. Their family also includes eight grandchildren, Jaxon, Braxton, Tila, Lukas, Nora, Everly, Esmae and Brycen.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to them at 2082 Highway 76 North, Waukon, IA 52172.
 

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May

Leonette Kernan 100th birthday card shower

Leonette Kernan
Leonette Kernan

Leonette Kernan of Lansing will be celebrating her 100th birthday May 23. In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 1329 Main Street, Lansing, IA 52151.
 

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May

Birth announcement: Schwartzhoff

Anndryk Schwartzhoff
Anndryk Schwartzhoff

Ryan and Brooke Schwartzhoff of New Albin announce the birth of their daughter, Anndryk Lane Schwartzhoff, born April 17, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI. She weighed 6 lbs. 6 ozs. and measured 20-1/4 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins brothers, Tryce (3) and Landry (nearly 5).

Grandparents are Kermit and Colleen Meyer of Caledonia, MN and the late Jim and Joann Schwartzhoff of Dorchester.

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