Plaza of HeroesThe Plaza of Heroes is another ongoing fundraiser which supports the work of the hospital and clinics. You can purchase a brick, again in memory of or in honor of someone, and it will be placed around the fountain in front of the hospital main entrance. For more details Click here. When you purchase a brick, please consider writing a biography about the person you’re purchasing the brick for. This can be as lengthy or brief as you’d like it to be, and it will be put on the Foundation website. Examples are posted if you’d like to see some samples. Click here to submit your biography. Bricks are available for purchase purchase online. By doing so you have left a permanent legacy for your loved one while supporting the VGH Tradition of healing.
Select the First Letter of the Last Name to see Biographies!
Tree of Lights: Annual Campaign Donors
Tree of Lights
It is with deep gratitude that we thank all of our donors for our 2019 Tree of Lights Annual Campaign.
Plans for this year’s donations include a 4D and Fast Ultrasound equipment and software for the imaging and emergency departments. Funds will be used for automatic doors to improve safety and security in the surgery suites. We want to add a multi-purpose stretcher chair and power exam tables for use in the outpatient, emergency, and surgery areas. We are also looking to add a sunshade in nursing and rehab’s Mossman Health Garden.
A Gift from John Anderson; A Gift from Trudy Evans; The Edwards Families in memory of Emma Belle Edwards; Ann Harrison in memory of Robert Harrison; Peggy Craig & Family in memory of Nadine Hanneman; A Gift from Dean & Tracey Franzenburg; A Gift from Farmers Savings Bank & Trust; David & Mary Ann Pladsen in memory of Troy David Pladsen; A Gift from James Cram; A Gift from East-Central Rural Electric Cooperative; Trent & Dawn Packingham in memory of Beau Keel, Vernon & Lois Wieditz; Anonymous (2); A Gift from Lisa Vermedahl; A Gift from Jasmine Nabi; Carolyn Smalley & Family in memory of Ronald Smalley; Larry & Linda Druschel in memory of Dale & Darlene Druschel, Teri & Joshua Horak; A Gift from Lori Ferguson; A Gift from Dr. Erica Silbernagel
John & Sharon Stiegelmeyer in memory of Lloyd & Ruth Stiegelmeyer; Staab Family in memory of Joyce A. Staab; Garbers Family in memory of Carolyn Garbers; Becky, Natalie & Brian Walthart in memory of Duane Walthart; Kathy & Frank Van Steenhuyse in memory of Gene & Vera Welsh, Ray & Helen Van Steenhuyse; Jane Schminke in memory of Sheldon & Bernice Thompson; Dean Schminke in memory of Henry, Audrey & David Schminke; Richard & Janet Williams in memory of Glenn & Mary Anderson, Emory & Mabel Williams; Goldie Shaffer in memory of Loved Ones; Wayne & Linda Siela in honor of Friends & Family; A Gift from VGH Acute Care; A Gift from VGH HIM; A Gift from VGH Home Health; A Gift from Dale and JoAnn Schmidt; A Gift from VGH Environmental Services; A Gift from Bill & Margie Ortgiesen; Ed Pickart – In Remembrance of My Wife, Carol; Terry & Terri Buelow in memory of Leo & Anna Buelow; David & Diane Pippert in memory of Eleanor Albertsen; Donna Martin in memory and honor of All Veterans; Mark & Deb Wilberg in memory of Bill & Virginia Leeper & Norman & Margaret Wilberg; Carlton & Kathy Root in memory of Our Parents; William & Teddi Newton in honor of Our Children & Grandchildren; Wayne Neve in memory of Rosie Neve, Denny Neve, Ken Neve; Lu Horak in memory of Loved Ones; Anonymous; A Gift from O’Grady Chemical Corp.; Bill Strong in honor of Nathan & Evelyn Strong & Family; David Werner in memory of Leon & Helen Werner; Bernice Wilson in memory of Wallace Wilson; Andrea Petersen in memory of Dale V. Petersen; Darrell & Rita Pickering in memory of Libby G. Best; Helen Yundt in memory of Charles Yundt; Helen Yundt in memory of my Brothers, Frank & Ross; Devin Pickering, Pickering Backhoe Service, Inc. in memory of Darris Pickering; Mike & Michele Schoonover in memory of Loved Ones We Miss; A Gift from Helen Burmeister Family in her memory & 25 years of service with VGH; Emmett & Denice Stephenson in memory of Leone Studebaker; A Gift from Roberta & Richard Kerdus; Anonymous; A Gift from Atkins Family Medical Clinic; Shirley Dietrich & Family in memory of David Dietrich; Van Zimmer in memory of Jay Zimmer; Eric & Leann Briesemeister in memory of Ron & Betty Stennerson, Kaye Briesemeister; A Gift from the City of Van Horne; Larry J. Moody in memory of Karen R. Moody; Ann Aschenbrenner in memory of Lyle Aschenbrenner; A Gift from Jessica Albertsen; A Gift from Dr. Michelle Elgin; A Gift from Jessica Henkle; A Gift from Samantha Jirak; A Gift from Alison LaGrange; A Gift from Tammy Madsen; A Gift from Dr. Maggie Mangold; A Gift from Robin Martin; A Gift from Lisa Stein; A Gift from LuAnn Urlaub
A Gift from Rehab Visions; A Gift from Brett & Lesa Caspers; A Gift from Gary & Bev Kisling; A Gift from Nancy Baldwin; A Gift from Sara Stuefen; Marlyn Mayhew in memory of Shirley Mayhew; A Gift from Don & Janet Logan; A Gift from Don & Janet Logan; Ed & Celia Haag in memory of Parents & Grandmother; Yvonne Weideman in memory of Loved Ones; Pat, Penny, Paula & Ed in memory of Jerry & Arlene Merchant; Randy & Glory Ohrt in honor of the Military – All Branches; Anonymous; A Gift from Leslie & Constance Zenk; John & Lynn Yundt in memory of Charles Yundt; A Gift from Marleen Patterson; A Gift from Rich & Mary Jo Hainstock; A Gift from Larry & Donna Funk
A Gift from Steve & Sharyl Stulken; Dave & Becky Primus in memory of Irene Geiger; Lynn Montgomery in memory of Nick Montgomery; Dale & Donna Sutton in memory of Our Parents; Rick & Betsy (Fischer) Hadley in memory of Parents & Grandparents; John & Shelley Mossman in memory of Burns Mossman; Kenneth Dake in memory of Dorothy Dake; A Gift from Gilbert & Rosean Hansen; Danny & Dianne Hartz in memory of George & Lucille Good; Danny & Dianne Hartz in memory of Leo & Evelyn Hartz; Peg, Mike, Mark, Tom & Mary in memory of Richard Schoonover; Norm & Zelda Sackett in honor of Michele Burnes; Diane Long in memory of Clark, Maxine & Wayne Long; Rachelle Berry in memory of Berry Offt Stueck; Carol J. Lutz in memory of Robert (Bob) Lutz; Alan & Cindy Michael in memory of Russell Rinker; Alan & Cindy Michael in memory of Raymond & Marilyn Michael; Terri & Terry Buelow in memory of Robert Boies; A Gift from Dave and Sue Gates; Vinton Cruise Committee in memory of Past Cruisers; Jeff &Teresa Schadle in memory of Robert & Betty Schadle; A Gift from John & LaDonna Messer; Florence Rippel in memory of Roy Rippel; Marjorie Werning in memory of Glenn Werning; Brenda Hackbarth in memory of Craig Hackbarth; Judy Thurman & Family in memory of Robert E. “Gene” Thurman; Gerald & Eileen Kreutner in memory of Florence Meyer; Geri Davis in memory of Burton M. Davis; A Gift from David & Debra Schussler; Charles W. Gardner in memory of Mary Ward Gardner; Pauline Bettinger in memory of Bob Bettinger; Roxanne & Dennis Higgins in memory of Duane Walthart; Duane & Pamela England in memory of Ronold & Phyllis England; Nelli Cobb & Family in memory of Milo Cobb; The 5 Cobb Kids & Families in memory of Milo Cobb & Our Grandparents; Lois Rinker in memory of Russ Rinker; A Gift in honor of All the Great People at Bar Manor Condos; A Gift from VGH Acute Care Department; A Gift from Dean & Debra Andes; Karl & Mary Ann Blumer in memory of Blumer, Lester, Smith Families; The Barnes Family in memory of Eugene Barnes; A Gift from Don & Deb Hickey; Dave & Mary Coots in memory of Clyde & Alice St. Clair, Floyd & Gwen Coots; Selma Kaiser in memory of Glenn Kaiser; A Gift from Steve & Sharyl Stulken; Ross & Shirley Wiley in memory of Our Parents; Wayne & Marge Wetzel in memory of Our Deceased Brothers: Don & Dave Kehrli, Jim & Dave Wetzel; EJ Timmerman in memory of John Timmerman; Lee & Barb Smith in memory of Our Parents & Family Members; John & Pauline Elwick in memory of Janet Elwick; A Gift from Brett & Lesa Caspers; A Gift from Brooks & Jennifer Burkhart; Jean Ridenour in memory of Loved Ones; A Gift from Larry & Donna Funk; Jerry & Jacki Michael & Family in memory of Gerald (Pops) & Betty (Grams) Michael; A Gift from Tammy Hicok; A Gift from Abigail Reiter; A Gift from Hazel Schanbacher; A Gift from VGH Quality Improvement Department
STRING OF LIGHTS
Phil Borleske in memory of Phyllis A. Borleske; A Gift from Mark & Cindy Miller; Robert T. Grimm, Carol J. Grimm, Jeremy J. Grimm In memory of Robert & Mabel L. Lindberg, Harold R. Lindberg, Thornton A. & Meana Grimm; Dale & Karen Hagen in memory of Art & Elda Hagen, Harold Hagen, Cecil & Norma Flickinger, Ruth, Pat, JoAnn and Larry; Dottie Riepe in memory of Loved Ones; Dottie Riepe in memory of Loved Ones; Lon & Diane Lyphout in memory of Henry & Nadine Lyphout; Roger & Barbara Schwartz in memory of Marion Schwartz & Lorna Schwartz; A Gift from Bonnie Sanders; Duane & Sue Mangold in memory of Our Parents; A Gift from Steven and Sharleen Overton; Bonnie Troe in memory of Ken Troe; Larry & Elaine Bearbower in memory of Lyle & Elsie Watters, Linn Bearbower, Leo & LaVonne Bearbower; Keith & Judy Kramer in memory of Allen, Dorothy, Warren, Mike Richart; Doug & Kim Wilson in memory of Tyler Ainsworth; Lynette, Dani, Doug, Cole, Rooty in memory of Neil Richards; Lynette & Orville Bakenhus in memory of Geneva Bridge; Eleanor M. Desilva in memory of Elma Geater; James & Jacquelyn Hodgson in honor of Joseph Jackson Horsman; Rosemary Ransom Nuki in memory of Ransom Family Members; Diane Long in memory of Floyd, Darlene & Liz Clark; Walter & Ruth Grimes in memory of Julia Langstraat; A Gift from Dick & Phyllis Davis; Lyle & Shirley Miller in memory of Our Parents; Wayne & Sheila Demmel in memory of Albert & Grace Demmel, Fred & Eunice Wright, Infant Grandsons, Mathew & Jacob Weber; Dr. Alan & Janet Woodhouse & Dr. Ron & Joanne Hanneman in memory of Dr. G. R. Woodhouse M.D. & Coral Belle; Dr. Alan & Janet Woodhouse & Dr. Ron & Joanne Hanneman in memory of Dr. Stanley Woodhouse D.D.S & Dorothy; Mary Richart in memory of Warren Richart, Sr.; John & Jennifer Takes in memory of Marilyn Takes; Dixie Wilson in memory of Donald Wilson; A Gift from Dennis & Nancy Lausar; Leanna Mraz in memory of Karen Robison; Darwin & Cheryl Funk in memory of Family & Friends; Helen R. Kozlik in memory of Joe Kozlik & Barb; Don Lyle in memory of Charles Lyle; Marjorie Werning in memory of Merlyn & Alice Gahring; Marjorie Werning in memory of Lloyd & Viola Werning; Lucille Yedlik in memory of Edwin Yedlik; Lucille Yedlik in memory of Mary Ann Yedlik; Brenda Hackbarth in memory of Bernard & Juanetia Freese; Brenda Hackbarth in honor of Family & Friends; Martha Lundberg in memory of Loved Ones; Lou & Larry Albers in memory of Mary Albers & Ron Krusemark; Peggy Bearbower in memory of Linn Bearbower, Lyle & Elsie Watters, Leo & LaVonne Bearbower; Monica Stark in memory of Trudy & Roger Stark & Raymond Hagg; Karen & Harry Popelka in memory of Mitch Long, Wayne Long, Duane Walthart, Jack Burkhart; Karen & Harry Popelka in honor of All VGH Employees, All Law Enforcement Officers, All Fire Departments, Sgts. Alana & Austin Harold U.S. Army – Active; Rosie Boisen in memory of Dad & Mom Flickinger, JoAnn, Larry, Ruth, Pat, My 1972 Angel, Friends Mary & Sharen, Miss & Love You All!; Cora Flickinger in memory of Grandson Banks Flickinger; Duane & Pamela England in memory of Robert Reinhardt; Mike Reifenstahl in memory of Clara Jack; Lowell & Sherri Henkle in memory of Sheila Stickels; A Gift from Dean & Debra Andes; John & Jacqueline Schoettmer in memory of Ronold & Phyllis England; John & Jacqueline Schoettmer in memory of Albert & Frieda Schoettmer; John G. Anderson in memory of Glenn & Mary Anderson, John & Leona Bunten; A Gift from Stoney Arch Financial, Jeff Peterson; Kathryn Knaack in memory of Keith Knaack, Cecil, Esther, Mildred, Cecil Faye Rammelsberg, Esther Mae Johnson; Dick Bridge in memory of Susan Jean Bridge; Dick Bridge in memory of Jay & Jean Bridge; Dick Bridge in memory of Geneva Bridge; Dick Bridge in memory of Guy & Freda Fee; Dick Bridge in memory of Neil Richards; Dick Bridge in memory of Janet K. Hogan; Bill & Illa Nelson in loving memory of Family & Friends; A Gift from Clipper Corner, Mary Barkdoll; Cheryl Radeke in memory of D. Boyd & Dorothy Owens; Larry Radeke in memory of Family; Kathy & Frank Van Steenhuyse in memory of Harold Vanscoy; Lois Hagg in memory of Raymond Hagg; A Gift from Trisha Armstrong; A Gift from Tammy Baldridge; A Gift from Brenda Corkery; A Gift from Erica Foshe-Everett
James & Carolyn Kearns in memory of Beverly Coffey; Tom & Terese Husnik in memory of Edwin & Margaret Husnik; Tom & Terese Husnik in memory of Gerald & Shirley Gudmundsen; LaVonn Westcott & Charles Cox in memory of Our Family Members; A Gift from Bob & Winifred Nolan; Larry & Wanda Allensworth in memory of D. W. & Elsie McGowan; Sharon Rippel in honor of Michele Burnes & Staff; George & Cheryl Thacker in memory of Our Parents; Janis Ferguson in memory of Ronald Ferguson & Tom Elias; Juanita Krivanek in memory of Charles Krivanek; Robert & Carla Albertsen in memory of Karen Kaut; Vicky Spurgeon in memory of Julie Kacena; Dean & Monica McKenna in memory of Family & Friends; Lucille Yedlik in honor of 6 Children; Martha Lundberg in memory of Loved Ones; A Gift from Becky Williams; American Legion Auxiliary Unit #57 in memory of Nadine Hanneman, Sharon Stueck, Jean Herger, Mary Watson; In memory of Keith & Maribelle Hesson from Their Children and Families; Jerry & Julia Meadows in memory of Vince & Nancy Blank; Nancy Scott & Family in memory of Bob Scott; A Gift from Donald Entas; Pauline Bettinger in memory of Rita Bettinger; Jennifer Dobel in memory of Annie Marchesano; Shirley & Eldo Meyer in memory of Doris Boyer; Duane & Pamela England in memory of Rodney England; Walter & Alice Gille in memory of Harry & Joy Sellers; Walter & Alice Gille in memory of Mathias & Dolores Gille; Emily Takes in memory of Marilyn Takes; Russ & Kristy Haefner in memory of Wayne E. Roster; Russ & Kristy Haefner in memory of Beulah E. Moloney; Russ & Kristy Haefner in memory of George Haefner, Jr.; Russ & Kristy Haefner in honor of Our Grandchildren Tanner, Axel, Tyson, Finley & Mason; Ron & Kay Dowd in memory of Deloris Michael; Ron & Kay Dowd in memory of L.A. Michael; Ron & Kay Dowd in memory of Jay Crisman; Ron & Kay Dowd in memory of Edith Crisman; Ron & Kay Dowd in memory of Bob Harrison; Ron & Kay Dowd in honor of Ann Harrison; A Gift from Jennifer Bunten; A Gift from Deanne Halstead; A Gift from Marissa Halstead; A Gift from Sally Hepker; A Gift from Jill King; A Gift from Stephanie Miller; A Gift from Stacy Nabholz
Sharalyne Albright in memory of Greta Geiken; Leo LaLonde in memory of Deceased Members of Our Family; Dave Henkle in memory of Nickolas Strootman; Connie Ogier in memory of Bob Ogier
Gladys Roberts in honor of Mary Barkdoll; A Gift from Carroll and Marlene Ternus; Lucille Yedlik in honor of 11 Grandchildren; Virginia Deterding in memory of Gene Deterding; John & Jacqueline Schoettmer in memory of Rodney England; John & Jacqueline Schoettmer in memory of Dolores Lewis; John & Jacqueline Schoettmer in memory of Shirley Metz; John & Jacqueline Schoettmer in memory of Albert Schoettmer, Jr.; John & Jacqueline Schoettmer in memory of Robert Schoettmer; John & Jacqueline Schoettmer in memory of Ernie Schoettmer
Lynette & Orville Bakenhus in memory of Paul Koerner; Vinton Class of ’54 in memory of Winifred Rathbun Knuth; Vinton Class of ’54 in memory of Verne McClurg; Lee Campbell in memory of Jane LaGrange; Lee Campbell in memory of Lois Banse; Lee Campbell in memory of Carol Pickart; Lucille Yedlik in honor of 10 Great Grandchildren; Hunter & Jayden Sloan in memory of Great Grandma & Great Grandpa Landgrebe; Theresa Fowler in memory of Grandma & Grandpa Fowler, Grandma & Grandpa Landgrebe, Carrie & Becci Fowler; Nancy Scott & Family in memory of Donald & Beth Offt; Kathryn Knaack in memory of Beulah E. Moloney; Anna L. Teffer in memory of Frank J. Teffer; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Dave Detrick; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Colleen Stufflebeam; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Joyce Staab; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Carolyn Garbers; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Lorraine Steinford; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Dona Vest; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Carole Salger; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Gene Barnes; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Doris Meredith; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Zella Alpers; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Carolyn Frazier; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Roger Albert; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Harlan Selken; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Harold Lindaman; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Irene Geiger; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Margaret Greaser; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Mary Watson; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Joyce Winsor Cole; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Helen Burmeister; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Alice Meyer; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Lyle Aschenbrenner; Mert & Claudette Alpers in memory of Ron Smalley; Penny Wirth in memory of Fred & Clara Wirth; Penny Wirth in memory of Ivan & Leona Rammelsberg; Penny Wirth in memory of Richard & Alice Meyer; Penny Wirth in memory of Paul Wirth
Duane & Sue Mangold in memory of Fran Roe; Duane & Sue Mangold in memory of Gary Glanz; Lucille Yedlik in honor of a Great Great Grandchild; Jerry & Julia Meadows in memory of Roland & Julia Zweifel; Jerry & Julia Meadows in memory of Minnie & Clarence Meadows; Jerry & Julia Meadows in memory of Larry Meadows; Jerry & Julia Meadows in memory of Warren & Bernice Gulick; Jerry & Julia Meadows in memory of Ruth Mayhew; Virginia Deterding in memory of Gene Deterding
VGH Remembrance of Staff Loved Ones – Forever Loved, Forever Missed
Keith Rick, Linda Hayward, Duane Edward Walthart, Stephany Adam, Mrs. Beverly M. Stein, Lila Mae Sperfslage, Carolyn Garbers, Nicholas “Nick” Christensen, Mitch Long, Tamie Matheny, Marianne Buhr, Kenneth Bolson, Ruth Ann Matthews, Craig Cummings, James Kurtz, Beau Randall Keel, Mary Taylor Minnihan, Karen E. Kelsey, Evan Harkey, Roger Albert, Carly Netolicky, Margaret Greaser, Rosemary C. Fischels, Wanda Lucille Lobberecht Edwards, Rose Saey, Gene Thomas, Chester Lee Enriquez, Gloria Collins, Francis Hoffman, Lyle R. Aschenbrenner, Clara Jack, Leone Studebaker, Edward Dean Lint, James “Jim” Kerr
VGH Nursing and Rehab Remembrance – Forever Loved, Forever Missed
Carl J. Edmonds, Mrs. Beverly M. Stein, Delbert Koopman, Carl Edmonds, Mrs. Beverly A. Coffey, Mrs. LaVonne B. Thompson, Rose Mary Miner, Arlene L. Andrew, Zella M. Alpers, Harriet H. Siek, Hilda L. Hendryx, Greta L. Geiken, Beulah E. Moloney, Emma Belle Edwards, Ronald B. Smalley, Karen J. Goodenbour
Eleventh Annual Holiday Tree Walk: 2019
Eleventh Annual Holiday Tree Walk Donors & Winning Bidders
Eleven years later, the Virginia Gay Hospital Annual Holiday Tree Walk is still going strong. This annual silent auction came to a close on Tuesday, November 26. With the continued support of a generous community, another $10,000 will be donated to the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation’s Tree of Lights Campaign to support health care in Benton County.
Since the beginning of November, over 60 unique holiday displays donated by hospital employees, area individuals, and businesses filled the lobby. The public was invited to tour and place silent auction bids on their favorites until the final bidding on November 26. At that time, winning bidders took one last opportunity to outbid their competitors and take home their purchases for this year’s decorating.
“Each year, we feel blessed with the support we receive,” says Kim Frank, Human Resources Director for the hospital and one of the organizers of this yearly event. “This wouldn’t be possible without the support and generosity of our corporate sponsor, Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, and everyone who donates and bids on these wonderful displays. We are also fortunate to have tremendous support from all our hospital departments and staff.”
This year’s displays and bid winners include: (1) “Always with You” donated by VGH Retirees/Colleen Long and purchased by Karr Creative, LLC; (2) “Happy New Year” donated by Leukemia Lymphoma Society and purchased by Karr Creative, LLC; (3) “A Hand-Painted Christmas” donated by Diana L. Everett and purchased by Audra Piotti; (4) “In Loving Memory of Doc Corbett” donated by Taylor and Peyton Frank and purchased by Audra Piotti; (5) “Blue Christmas” donated by Karon Ahrenstein and purchased by Lynette Bakenhus; (6) “La Reyna Restaurant” donated by Carmen Legaspi and purchased by Ilene Loutsch; (7) “Christmas Tree Farm” donated by Kacena Tree Farm and purchased by Kathy Mossman; (8) “To Grandmother’s House We Go” donated by Ann Harrison and purchased by Kathy Mossman; (9) “Tamie’s Christmas” donated by Nancy, Jeremy, Katlyn, Courtney Hlas and purchased by Johnson Real Estate; (10) “Warm Hugs” donated by Mossman Law Firm and purchased by Dawn Kuhn.
(11) “A Baby is Born” donated by Carol Sellers and purchased by Gilda Olson; (12) “Rustic Christmas” donated by Marcy Johnson and purchased by Robert and Linda Fischer; (13) “Let It Snow” donated by Anwar Yusuf and purchased by Therese Foth ; (14) “All That Glistens” donated by Kim Frank and purchased by Therese Foth; (15) “Pampered and Pink” donated by Brandy Womochil and purchased by Matt and Kimberly Johnson; (16) “He’s Coming to Town” donated by Cedar Valley Country Quilters/ Donna Thompson and purchased by Joan Cooling; (17) “St. Louis Cardinals Tree” donated by Gabe Barrios and purchased by Janet and Alan Woodhouse; (18) “A Frosted Berry Christmas” donated by Wilson-Hite Insurance and purchased by Bret and Tina Nelson; (19) “Homemade Christmas” donated by Clipper Corner and purchased by Jerry and Karon Ahrenstein; (20) “Country Christmas” donated by Three D Kitchens and purchased by Yvonne Wade.
(21) “Christmas at the Cabin” donated by Kurt’s Enterprises and purchased by Misty Mahr; (22) “How Groot Saves Christmas” donated by Amanda Todd and Rick Saddoris and purchased by Jeremy Grimm Construction; (23) “Believe” donated by Mossman Law Firm and purchased by Jeremy Grimm Construction; (24) “Candlelight Christmas” donated by Marlene and Lee Overton and purchased by Terri Buelow; (25) “Come Home for the Holidays” donated by Barron Chiropractic and purchased by Terri Buelow; (26) “Christmas in Pink” donated by April Shoudy and purchased by Cindy Tippett; (27) “Snowflake Dreams” donated by Avery Kakac and purchased by Eric Kakac; (28) “Frosty Morning” donated by Nature’s Corner and purchased by Jess Mehlert; (29) “Lady of Lights” donated by Virginia Gay Home Health and purchased by Jordan Carter; (30) “Let It Snow” donated by Vinton Newspapers and Vinton Livewire and purchased by Cindy Forsyth.
(31) “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” donated by Ahrenstein Family Charitable Fund, Inc. and purchased by Cindy Forsyth; (32) “All Aboard the Holiday Express” donated by Monkeythis and purchased by Michael and Emily Hagen; (33) “Festive Food” donated by Dr. Maggie Mangold and Sara Wattnem and purchased by Kim Fischels; (34) “O Holy Night” donated by Farmers Savings Bank and Trust and purchased by Kendra Dahlstrom; (35) “The North Pole” donated by Josh and Adriane Gordon and purchased by Don Eells; (36) “Houndstooth Christmas” donated by LaGrange Pharmacy and purchased by Rebecca and John Williams; (37) “Truckin’ to Grandma’s” donated by Virginia Gay Hospital X-Ray Department and purchased by Rebecca and John Williams; (38) “Have Yourself a Cozy Little Christmas” donated by Jan Roth and purchased by Maggie Mangold; (39) “Campin Christmas” donated by Courtney Barrios and purchased by Drew and Lindsy Sallee; (40) “Angels Among Us” donated by Robin Martin and purchased by Donna Walker.
(41) “Christmas in the Country” donated by Luke and Kelly Henkle and purchased by Andra Dill; (42) “Cardinal Christmas” donated by Midwest Sleep Services, Inc. and purchased by Joan Boudreau; (43) “Joy to the World” donated by Therese Foth and Diane Welsh and purchased by Christine Kelchen; (44) “Christmas Dinner” donated by Dyann Helms and purchased by Shelley and John Mossman; (45) “Woodland Christmas” donated by Ali LaGrange, Diana Van Buskirk, and Ann Aschenbrenner and purchased by Lori Clark; (46) “Crystal Tree” donated by Jody RN, Pulmonary Clinic and purchased by Rozalia Rauch; (47) “Tipsy Tree” donated by Suzy Robinson and Rick Lazenby and purchased by Keith, Clyde, and Ken Gulick; (48) “Clara’s Nutcracker Dream” donated by Joan Cooling Dance Center and purchased by Stacy Diveley; (49) “Cross Country Christmas” donated by Eric and Valerie Struve and purchased by Dana Hanson; (50) “Twelve Days of Christmas” donated by Vinton Guild of Fine Arts and purchased by Thomas Viner.
(51) “Elf Tree” donated by Diana Bramow, AFLAC and purchased by Sharon Dieter; (52) “Grinch Who Stole Christmas” donated by Keystone Care Center/Home Health, Brenda Engelking and purchased by Sharon Dieter; (53) “Elegance Abounds” donated by Taylor and Peyton Frank and purchased by Amanda Seiler; (54) “Handmade Christmas” donated by Susie and Stacy Nabholz and purchased by Dyann Helms; (55) “Christmas on the Farm” donated by Cedar Valley Bank & Trust and purchased by Terri Gallup; (56) “Peppermint Dreams” donated by Mattie Easter, Chris Petersmith, and Fuf Renfer and purchased by April Shoudy; (57) “Christmas Snuggles” donated by Mattie Easter, Chris Petersmith and Fuf Renfer and purchased by April Shoudy; (58) “Merry and Bright” donated by Betterton Chiropractic and purchased by Keith Pochobradsky; (59) “Dog Days of Christmas” donated by Tammy Madsen, PA-C and purchased by Jasmine Church; (60) “Amazing Grace” donated by Stephenson Collision Center and purchased by Kristy Cox.
(61) “Keep Calm and Craft On” donated by Rehab Visions and purchased by Kristy Cox; (62) “Diamond Christmas” donated by Kim Frank and purchased by Charles Yedlik.
Virginia Gay Hospital extends a special note of thanks and gratitude to this year’s corporate sponsor, Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, and to Jan Roth. Roth handcrafted multiple pairs of Santas and Snowmen, which were then anonymously purchased and donated to the Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab for the enjoyment of the residents.
Gifts of Hope Donors
Thank you to our 2020 Party in Park 5K Walk/Run sponsors:
Cyndi Alderson & Family; Anonymous; Frank & Yvette Baker; Be The Change; Benton County Farm Bureau; Betterton Chiropractic P.C.; Carson Wealth; Cedar Valley Bank & Trust; Cobblestone Inn & Suites; Dollar Fresh; Doris Holst; EchoVision, Inc.; Eden Mutual Insurance Association; Fareway; Farm Bureau Financial Services: Teresa Meyer Agent; Farmers Savings Bank & Trust; Randy & Cindy Forsyth; John’s Qwik Stop/A&W; LaGrange Pharmacy; Monkeythis; Mossman Law Firm; North Benton Ambulance; Pink Heals; Michael & Michele Schoonover; Stoney Arch Financial; Sara Stuefen DDS PC Family Dentistry; Survivors of Benton County; Tharp Design; Tom’s Auto Restoration; Dawana Trasak; UnityPoint Health, Vinton & Shellsburg; US Bank; Frank & Kathy Van Steenhuyse; Vinton Fire Department; Vinton Newspapers (Cedar Valley Time, Vinton Eagle); Vinton Parks & Recreation Department; Vinton Police Department; Vinton Tire & Auto Repair; Vinton Today; Vinton Trophy & Awards; Virginia Gay Hospital, Clinics, Home Health, Nursing & Rehab; We Run LLC; Deb & Mark Wilberg; Wilson-Hite Insurance Agency; Windsor Manor; Dr. Alan & Janet Woodhouse and Rick & Yvonne Zimpfer
Thank you to our 2019 Party in Park 5K Walk/Run sponsors:
Cyndi Alderson and Family; Anonymous; Frank & Yvette Baker; Barron Chiropractic; Be The Change Fitness Group; Benton County Farm Bureau; Cedar Valley Bank & Trust; Clingman Pharmacy; Clipper Corner; Cobblestone Inn & Suites; Eden Mutual Insurance Association; Edwards Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning; Essential Health Massage; Fareway Stores; Farm Bureau Services – Agent – Teresa J. Meyer; Farmers Savings Bank & Trust; Randy & Cindy Forsyth; Doris M. Holst; Johns Qwik Stop; Jay & Michele Lash; LaGrange Pharmacy; Lutheran Home Communities; Dr. Maggie & Jeff Mangold; Martin Bros. Distributing Company, Inc.; Monkeythis; Mossman Law Firm; New Beginnings Salon & Spa; North Benton Ambulance; Palace Theater; Pink Heals Eastern Iowa; Stoney Arch Financial; Sara E. Stuefen, DDS, PC; Sole Sisters; Tharp Design; Toms Auto Restoration; Dawana Trasak; Unity Point Vinton & Shellsburg; US Bank; Vinton Fire Department; Vinton Parks & Recreation Department; Vinton Police Department; Vinton Tire & Auto Repair; Vinton Trophy & Awards; Virginia Gay Hospital, Clinics, Home Health, Nursing & Rehab; VSHS Cheerleaders; We Run; Deb & Mark Wilberg; Wilson Hite Insurance; Windsor Manor; Dr. Alan & Janet Woodhouse; Rick & Yvonne Zimpfer
Thank you to our 2018 Party in Park 5K Walk/Run sponsors:
Cyndi Alderson & Family; Frank & Yvette Baker; Barron Chiropractic; Benton County Farm Bureau; Cedar Valley Bank & Trust; Clickstop, Inc.; Clingman Pharmacy; Clipper Corner; Cobblestone Inn & Suites;
Thank you to our 2017 Party in Park 5K Walk/Run sponsors:
Afton Marie Photography; Arnold Motors; Frank & Yvette Baker; Benton County Farm Bureau; Betterton Family Chiropractic P.C.; Vicky Buckingham; Cedar Valley Bank & Trust; Clingman Pharmacy, Inc; Clipper Corner; Eden Mutual Insurance Association; Edwards Plumbing & Heating; Fareway; Farm Bureau Financial Services; Farmers Savings Bank & Trust; Randy and Cindy Forsyth; Doris Holst; LaGrange Pharmacy; Jay & Michele Laash; Lutheran Home Communities; Dr. Maggie and Jeff Mangold; Martin Bros. Food Market; McDowells; Dr. Brian and Linda Meeker; Monkeytown; Mossman Law Firm; New Beginnings Salon & Spa; North Benton Ambulance; Palace Theater; Red Shed Auto; Sole Sisters; Sara Stuefen DDS PC; Tharp Design; Three Rivers Insurance LLC; Tom’s Auto Restoration; Charlotta Toth-Fisher; Dawana Trasak; Trekman Racing; US Bank; Vinton Counseling Service; Vinton Fire Department; Vinton Newspapers & Livewire; Vinton Parks & Recreation; Vinton Police Department; Vinton Tire & Auto Repair; Vinton Today; Vinton Trophy & Awards; US Bank; We Run LLC; Wilson-Hite Insurance, Inc.; Windsor Manor Assisted Living Community; Rick & Yvonne Zimpfer
Legacy Circle Donors
The following people and companies have contributed to the Tradition of Healing established by Virginia Walcutt Gay when she gave the City of Vinton $50,000 to build a hospital in 1917. Each donor listed below has given $10,000 or more to support the mission of Virginia Gay Hospital, Clinics, Home Health, Nursing & Rehab. Please contact the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation office if you are interested in joining those who have made this commitment to caring. Thank you to all who have given, and who will give, so generously.
Dr. Chad D. and Sorina Abernathy and Family; Roger and Dorothy Albert; John and Beverly Anderson; John and Dottie Anderson; Robert Anderson; Anonymous- Two Gifts; Dr. S.L. and Dottie Anthony
Charles and Rita Barron; Ida Beam; Benton County Community Foundation; Big Timber, Inc.
C.R. Radiology; Cargill; Carlson Estate; Cedar Valley Bank and Trust; Clickstop, Inc.; Jon and Julie Clingman; Grace Colston; James and Virginia Cram; Charles Cummings
Mary Edith Sikes Detwiler; Alice C. Donels; Ron and Kay Dowd
East Central REC; Don and Gwen Eells; Drs. Pete and Michelle Elgin; Keith and Janet Elwick; Mike and Cindy Elwick; Keith and Katherine Ervin
Farmers Savings Bank; Bennett and Yvonne Fischer; Vernon Flechner; Dr. G.A. and Nadine Fry; J.W. Fry
Dave and Sue Gates; Louise Gilchrist; Dr. C.C. Griffin; John F. Grovert; Delia Grovert; Natalie Grubb; Warren Gulick; Wm. Donald Gunn
Craig and Brenda Hackbarth; Gilbert and Rose Hansen; Robert and Ann Harrison; Hawkeye Bank of Vinton; George and Jean Herger; Henry Herger; Dave and Marcia Hite; Esther Ann Hite; James and Jackie Hodgson; Leroy Holst; William Hopper
Ideal Industries, Inc.; IES; Iowa Medical Clinic
Lloyd and Jean Jammer; Paul Jones
Karr Tuckpointing; Kurt and Lu Karr; Dick and Roberta Kerdus; John Ketchen; Mark Kinsel; L.J. Kirkland; Margaret Knuth; Jon and Kristina Kremer
LaGrange Pharmacy; Bob and Jane LaGrange; Dr. Gene and Kathy Lariviere; Patrick and Ann Lyons
Inez Maile; Manatt’s Inc.; Jeff and Dr. Margaret Mangold; Ted and Jeanne Mann; Marlyn Mayhew; Jack and Marilyn McAllister; Jack and Marjorie McDowell; Arlene Meek; Dr. Brian and Linda Meeker; Derald Merchant; Deloris Michael; Jeanette Miller; Dr. Joseph Monahan II; Keith and Becky Mossman; Mark and Kathy Mossman; Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament, Rick and Paula Murphy; Rick and Paula Murphy
Trent and Dawn Packingham; David and Rebecca Primus
Rehabvisions; Michael and Beverly Riege; Rodgers Family (Maude, Della, Hazel, Warren); Jan Roth
Verle and Janet Sanders; Dr. Duane and Diane Schmidt; Dean and Jane Schminke; John and Jacqueline Schoettmer; Rev. John P. Schwab; Lula Schwaberau; A.C. Strauch; John and Olive Strawn
Mark and Carol Timmer; T-J Gas, Tom and Eunice Pingenot; Marcia E. Traer
Van Land Corporation, Van Steenhuyse Family; Dave and Lisa Vermedahl
Dr. D.C. Weideman; Yvonne Weideman; Richard and Gladys Werner; Darlene Werning; Edwin and Melba Werning; Margaret Will; Dennis and Ann Williams; Richard and Janet Williams
Charles and Helen Yundt; John and Lynn Yundt
Van and Julie Zimmer