Meet Kathleen – Kathleen was born in Alexandria and grew up in the Belgrade area. There were three boys and two girls in her family. After graduating from high school, she attended college in Marshall. In 1974 she got married. They settled in Villard, where she started her career in retail sales. Kathleen worked for Ben Franklin and also did
Meet Jerry & Sandra Heflin We’d like to introduce you to two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Their story is one of love, patience, perseverance and a couple miracles thrown in for good measure. Jerry was born in Avoca, Iowa. Through a terrible tragedy he lost his parents at the young age of 6. Thankfully, he was adopted
Erma was born in Minneapolis in 1918. After she graduated she worked for many years as a secretary for her father who owned an insurance agency. She met her husband who was a truck driver and together they had four children. She quit working long enough to have kids and then continued working for her dad until she was 58.
Joan has been a seamstress most of her life. She started out at a bridal shop in St. Paul doing alterations on wedding gowns and later continued sewing out of her home. She really enjoyed getting to know the brides and hearing all of their stories. Her favorite was of a bride named June, who got married in June and
After receiving a four year degree as a paralegal, LaDawn found that her career choice wasn’t as fulfilling as she’d imagined. Her job tasks lacked the need for really helping people that she craved. When reflecting upon her childhood, she recalled pretending to be a nurse, so she chose to switch professions and nursing has been a natural fit. Helping
Born in Beach, North Dakota July 25, 1909, Lucy Siercks has seen a tremendous amount of changes in her lifetime! This year Lucy turns an amazing 106 years young. Her family affectionately calls her the “Energizer Bunny” because she remains so active and has outlived many members of her family. Lucy grew up on the family farm where they raised
When you think about Minnesota Nice, the Kufner’s come to mind. They are one of the sweetest couples you’ll ever meet. They are so kind and compassionate and very active in the community. Carol was one of the first volunteers at Shepherd of Grace Senior Community when it opened in May 2007. She started out by helping with crafts and