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Garden House in Winsted makes farmers feel at home

WINSTED, MN – Switching from farm life to long-term care may seem daunting, but tenants at the Garden House (part of St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted) are happily surprised by their surroundings.

“The tenants we serve have been farmers their entire lives,” noted housing director Emily Rieck. “So much of the time I see the relief in their eyes when they tour and are familiar with those who already live here.”

Garden House residents Ed and Irene Fasching enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles together. Previously, the couple had a farm about three miles southwest of Winsted. They’re still able to spend time outdoors, whether it’s taking walks on the heated sidewalks in the winter or weeding the garden in the summer.

Garden House residents Ed and Irene Fasching enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles together. Previously, the couple had a farm about three miles southwest of Winsted. They’re still able to spend time outdoors, whether it’s taking walks on the heated sidewalks in the winter or weeding the garden in the summer.

The Garden House provides both community and privacy.

“People have visitors whenever they want and spend the day how they please,” Rieck said. “We want people to build relationships and know their neighbor and caregiver.”

Each resident has their own room with 9-foot-wide windows, and a large private bathroom. Married couples are welcome to live together.

“We eat together at a large dining room table, as a family, where the staff will likely sit next to you and visit,” Rieck said.

Tenants also spend time with Benny, a yellow Lab that’s being trained as a service dog.

In the summer, residents enjoy sunny afternoons in the backyard garden, growing and harvesting watermelon, zucchini, tomatoes, and other fresh produce.

“We’re a Catholic, faith-based organization, and much of what we do is rooted in the tradition of stewardship,” Rieck said.

For more information about the Garden House, contact Rieck at (320) 364-9103, email emily.rieck@bhshealth.org, or go to www.gardenhouseatstmarys.org.

About the Garden House
The Garden House is part of the St. Mary’s Care Center campus, and is located at 300 Fairlawn Ave. W. in Winsted.   The home is staffed 24/7 and is equipped to care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia, but tenants do not need to have memory loss in order to stay at the Garden House.

To schedule a tour, contact Emily Rieck at (320) 364-9103.

(Content sponsored by the Garden House.)

Emily Rieck, director of housing at the Garden House, stands by the spacious kitchen, where residents are welcome to help with meal preparation.

Emily Rieck, director of housing at the Garden House, stands by the spacious kitchen, where residents are welcome to help with meal preparation.

Funeral notice: Myra I. Wright, 75, of South Haven, formerly of Montrose

MONTROSE, MN – Myra I. Wright, 75, of South Haven, formerly of Montrose, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at her residence. Funeral services will take place Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Montrose, with visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services. Memorials suggested to the The American Cancer Society. Arrangements are with the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo; online condolences may be made to: www.thepetersonchapel.com

Funeral notice: Teresa P. McGrath, 83, of Montrose

MONTROSE, MN – Teresa P. McGrath, 83, of Montrose, passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown with interment at the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home of Watertown.

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Highway 12 crash kills one, injures three

DELANO, MN – A Wednesday evening crash on Highway 12 west of Delano that killed a 40-year-old Cokato woman and injured three other individuals was alcohol-related, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Michael Steer, 24, of Waverly, was driving his 2003 Ford pickup east in the westbound lane of Highway 12 and struck a 2001 Chevrolet Lumina head-on. The Lumina then spun around and struck a 2002 Ford Escort.

Mayla Macon, a passenger in the Lumina who was wearing her seatbelt, was killed. The driver of that vehicle, Dustin Helget, 30, of Cokato, was seriously injured. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Steer, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that alcohol was detected in Steer’s system at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Escort, Carol Jahnke, 65, of South Haven, was transported to Buffalo Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash occurred at 10:47 p.m. west of Ebersole Avenue Southwest.