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May

Goldie Zeimet

Goldie Zeimet, 88, of New Albin died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Albin with Rev. John Moser as the celebrant. There will be a two-hour visitation from 9-11 a.m. before mass at the church Friday. Burial will follow at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery, New Albin.

A full obituary will appear in the May 29 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

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May

Norman Dickman

Norman Dickman, age 86, of Decorah died Monday, May 20, 2019 due to results of an automobile accident east of Decorah. Funeral Services will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, May 27 at the Salem United Church of Christ, 1097 Pole Line Road, Waukon, with Rev. Sue Klimstra presiding. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at the Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah and also after 11 a.m. at the church Monday morning. The Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah is handling arrangements.

A full obituary will appear in the May 29 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

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22
May

VMH Safety Day Camp; There’s still time to register


Safety Day Camp to be hosted by VMH June 13 ... There is still time to register for the Veterans Memorial Hospital Safety Day Camp to be held June 13, from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Allamakee Fairgrounds. A small registration fee for the event covers lunch, snacks, a take-home goodie bag, first aid kit and a safety day camp T-shirt. This event is held every other year. Pictured above, a drone makes a delivery during the drone safety portion of the 2017 Safety Day Camp. Submitted photo.

Parents can do more to ensure that accidents don’t become a part of their children’s childhood memories. One way to start is by having your 6 to 14 year old children attend the Veterans Memorial Hospital Safety Day Camp. This camp will be held Thursday, June 13, at the Allamakee Fairgrounds from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The day camp is designed to increase children’s awareness of a wide variety of safety and farm hazards, as well as providing them with hands-on, first aid training to help themselves or someone else survive an accident should one occur.
Individual topics covered at this year’s safety camp will include the following:

• ATV and Motorcycle Safety
• First Aid
• Electrical Safety
• Farm Equipment Safety
• Grain Bin Safety
•Lawnmowers/Chainsaws/Weed Eater/Pinch Point Safety
• Bicycle Safety/Rodeo
• Drone Safety
• Fire Arm Safety
• Water Safety
• Snake Safety

Wed
22
May

Kindergarten field trips at VMH ...

Each year, Veterans Memorial Hospital hosts the area Kindergarten classes for a field trip to the hospital. During these tours, the students become familiar with many hospital services. The tours include the Emergency Rooms, viewing films in the X-ray rooms, viewing the newborn babies in the Maternity Services Nursery, visiting the Rehabilitation Department and taking a tour of the ambulance, all to help them feel comfortable with these services. New this year, hospital staff members of the Customer Engagement Committee instructed all the Kindergarteners on how to do Hands Only CPR, pictured above, compressing the chest to the beat of the popular youth song “Baby Shark.” Submitted photo.
 

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May

Stop the Bleed Program offered by VMH ...

May 23, is National Stop the Bleed Day. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death in trauma accidents. Veterans Memorial Hospital staff has been trained in the National Stop the Bleed educational program and are available to bring this educational program to area groups and organizations. To help learn what to do to save a life, contact Diane Butikofer, RN, Emergency Services at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411 to set up a class.

Veterans Memorial Hospital staff recently offered this hands-on training at their annual wellness fair, pictured above. It will also be offered at local events this summer such as Monona Hay Days, the Allamakee County Fair, and Waukon Corn Days.  Knowing what simple things can be done before responders arrive could mean the difference between life and death for an injured person with uncontrolled bleeding. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
22
May

Blood in special demand during summer months

The next LifeServe Blood Center blood drive will be held Monday, June 3, from 12-5 p.m., at the First Baptist Church located in south Waukon. Blood drives are held once a month in Waukon, to allow for more donors to give. The LifeServe Blood Center supplies Veterans Memorial Hospital with their blood and blood products. The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be hosting this blood drive.

Blood centers across the United States see a decrease in blood donations during the busy summer months.  During the summer, people become more active, have busier schedules, spend more time outdoors and take vacations.

While donations decline, hospitals see an increase in the need for blood. More driving can mean more automobile accidents. A person who has suffered severe injuries from an automobile accident can need up to 50 units of blood.

Wed
22
May

Foundation Golf Tournament to be held June 17

The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation annual Three Person Best-Shot Golf Tournament is set for June 17 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club.

Teams of three will begin the day with a shot gun start at 9:30 a.m. and play 18 holes of golf. Breakfast rolls, lunch and dinner and prizes for everyone will all be provided for the donation of $75.
New this year, a putting contest will be offered prior to the start of the tournament.

All those interested in joining the event are asked to pre-register their team by calling the Waukon Golf and Country Club at 563-568-9939. For more information about the golf tournament, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

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22
May

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Les Delaney by Randy and Karen Loeb, Dave and Laurie Martin, Jim and Ele Klenske, Don and Mary Meyer, Brian and Denise Wullner, Dave and Sandy Lyons, Mary Fink, Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Kay Carter, Mary Ann Hager, Kate Wooden and family and friends of Les Delaney.

Memorials were also received in memory of Phyllis Dahlke by Dave and Laure Martin and Patsy Kerndt.

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

Wed
22
May

DeKote’-Kenzie Curtin and Kody Blake to wed June 8


Kody Blake and DeKote’-Kenzie Curtin

Reggie and Cindy (Marti) Curtin of Waukon announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, DeKote’-Kenzie Curtin to Kody Blake of Waukon. The wedding ceremony will take place June 8, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, West Ridge in Waukon with a reception following the ceremony at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon.

The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Waukon High School and a 2018 graduate of Purdue University Global with a bachelors of science degree in business administration. She is employed as a success coach for Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).

Parents of the groom-to-be are Bill and Rose (Bechtel) Blake of Waukon. The groom-to-be is a 2013 graduate of Waukon High School and is currently a student at Western Technical College in La Crosse, WI while employed as an electrical apprentice at Blake Electric.
 

Wed
22
May

Dennis and Karla Miller 50th wedding anniversary


Karla and Dennis Miller

Dennis and Karla Miller of rural Waukon will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were married at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waukon June 28, 1969. An open house celebration in honor of the occasion is being held by their four children and spouses, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members at the Waukon City Park shelter by the ball diamond Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone who would like to wish the couple congratulations are welcome to attend. Their four children are Stephanie (Steve) Radloff, Jonathan (Kelli) Miller, Kristan (Jason) Dahlstrom, and David (Micah) Miller.
 

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