Air Force Flight Instructor and Pilot Calls Belle Plaine Home

As a young boy, when Clarence Francis heard an airplane fly by, he ran outside and stared as it soared through the sky. He hollered, “Give me a ride!” His fascination with airplanes clearly began at a young age.

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Army Truck Driver Finds Home in Belle Plaine

Bill Fabel spent about 15 months overseas during his service to our country. He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961. “It was a good experience, but I was glad to be home,” he explained.

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Music Makes an Army Veteran Dance

Willard Bardon was only 18 years old when he was drafted into the United States Army. He attended basic training at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin focused on learning how to build bridges.

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Military Para-Jumper Learned a Lesson about Respect

Even though it’s been more than 50 years, Joe Hawkins still remembers his first jump as a member of the 11th Airborne Division, a United States Army airborne formation.

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Belle Plaine resident veterans soar the skies

The number of times Clarence Francis has climbed into a plane is unthinkable. As a former pilot and flight instructor, it was something he just did. However, the most recent time he climbed into plane was a little bit different.

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Recognizing our volunteers

In observance of National Volunteer Recognition Week, Kingsway Retirement Living and The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine volunteers were honored with a super-sized pizza during a luncheon held at KingsPath Senior Living.

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Dementia Friends Training

During the month of April, a Dementia Friends Champions Training was held at Kingsway Retirement Living. Training attendees were provided the knowledge needed to facilitate a Dementia Friends Information Session with community members. An Information Session is a face-to-face session that lasts approximately one hour and is run by a Dementia Friends Champion.

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Two homes in one senior community

When Shirley Lebo learned her husband Tom was going to reside at The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine, she knew exactly where she would call home, KingsPath Senior Living.

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Experience the world: Army veteran resides at The Lutheran Home

Charles “Charlie” Crandall lives in Special Care Residence at The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine. The walls of his room are decorated to show off his military history. 

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An impact greater than one gift

“Everyone is different, but we are all made in God’s image. Everyone is very important to God. The poor, sick, elderly, unborn, and disabled are a little different than us, but they deserve to be treated with love and kindness.”—Lauren Miriovsky.

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