Updated Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Pastor Frisbee

Pastor Jim Frisby is the pastor at Winter Ranch. He has served pastorates in Wisconsin and Illinois and was a volunteer chaplin at several prisons. He and his wife Marletta have four children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. They presently reside at Bibleville Conference Center in Alamo. Pastor Frisby may be reached at 956-378-5112 if needed.

Prayer requests and death notices should be sent to Ron Doerschug, ron5687@embarqmail.com.

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    1284. Pat Strickland. 7/23/14. Wayne had six bypasses yesterday. They did not have have any other choice but to do the surgery. The surgeon said even with the cancer he had the strength he needed for this surgery. I just talked with his nurse (2.30am Wed) and they took out the breathing tube and he is talking some, but in a lot of pain. Our pastor was with him and praying when they brought him back to ICU. We have another of our church family who is in the same ICU in critical condition, please remember him in prayers also.

    1283. Jane Martin. 7/20/2014. Wayne Strickland suffered a massive heart attack Sat at 5:00 PM and is now at Centerpoint hospital in ICU. He has 8 blockages and Dr. said not a candidate for stents or surgery. Dr. is consulting with cancer Dr as to how to proceed. Patsy would appreciate prayers and thoughts for Wayne and their family.

    1282. Arnie & Rita Huether. 7/18/2014. Charles Smith passed away early this morning, in the hospital at Liberty Missouri. Prayers and heartfelt sympathy for Betty and their family, as they grieve, from all their friends at Winter Ranch.

    1281. Pat Strickland. 7/17/2014. Wayne will be going in for a heart cath one day next week. Pray stents will take care of the problem, surgery is not an option. He has been having lots of chest pain this summer. Prayers wanted and needed.

    1280. WR Office. 7/17/2014. Jim Peterson had a stroke this past weekend and was moved to rehab on Wednesday.

    1279. WR Office. 7/17/2014. Theresa Zimmerman's brother passed away.

    1278. Donna Hulsey. 12/15/2014. Donna Hulsey & Mary Hanson’s brother, Bob McCoy has had 2/3 of a lung removed due to cancer. He will be having chemo in 2 weeks, and prayers are welcome.

    1277. Nancy Huggins. 7/14/2014. Dawn Nabrozy passed away yesterday after suffering a massive heart attach. Please keep Gerald and their family in your prayers.

    1276. Cathy Chapin. 6/24/2014. Jim Melvin will be having radiation for prostate cancer.

    1277. Cathy Chapin. 6/24/2014. Don Hudgins Mother passed away June 23.

    1274. Jeanine Helmer. 6/13/2014. First time on line today. Seems good to get back to some regular activities of life. The first week I was sleeping a lot and doing as much exercising as I could. I was having more pain than last time but still not bad. It is getting better each day now. I am hoping that I will soon be riding the bike all the way around. Still haven't gotten that far yet. it will be 2 weeks on Monday that I had surgery. Thanks for the wishes via e-mail, facebook, calls or mail. Each day is a blessing and I hope that I let the Lord know how much I appreciate life and living it to the fullest. Sleeping is a little easier now I can get in some positions that are comfortable. Some nights better than others but have been sleeping good most of the time. Sure makes things go easier during the day when you have a good nights rest. Take care now and hope to hear back from you when you can

    1273. Cathy Chapin. 6/9/2014. Eileen Anderson Jaspersen, long time resident, passed away June 8th. Her memorial service will be Sunday June 29th at 2 PM at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood, MN. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 to 1:45 PM and a light lunch will follow.

    1272. Cathy Chapin. 6/5/2014. Jim Melvin had a bone scan and they determined that he was cancer free...Shari said to thank everyone for the prayers.

    1271. Wanda Wheeler. 6/5/2014. Put my little gr-grandson, Ethan on the prayer list again. His seizures are back and he is suffering so. His mom and dad have taken him to Vanderbilt hospital. They are hoping that they will find an answer to what is causing this.

    1270. Mile & Sue McBride. 6/3/2014. Former resident, Bonnie Billings, passed away recently after a brief battle with cancer. She Left us to be with The Lord on June 1. Jim and Family Appreciate all your prayers and thoughts.

    1269. WR Office. 6/3/2014. Jim Melvin, is having Treatment for Prostate Cancer, just keep him in everybody's prayers!

    1268. Mary Snead. 6/2/2014. Carroll Ann Green's mother passed away Sunday, June 1st.

    1267. Gordon Johnson. 5/25/2014. I want to to thank our many friends at Winter Ranch for the cards and e mails of interest and prayers for my recovery. One card has 41 signatures and I recognized the bonds of friendship of the past. I am under two doctor's care for my continuing hip pain that limits my mobility. There is improvement and I stay busy with writing Bible expository studies in both languages. Thanks for your prayers and encouraging notes.

    1266. Jeanine Helmer. 5/16/2014. Jeanine will be having her right knee replaced on June 2. Last summer she had the left knee done with great success. Please keep her in your prayers.

    1265. Cathy Chapin. 5/16/2014. Chuck Pierson's brother passed away May 13th.

    1264. Jan Howard. 5/6/2014. Pastor Frisby address should be 1346 Cesar Chavez, Lot 402, Alamo, TX 78516. I called Pastor Frisby this morning and he said that the doctors had said up to three months time for his son, however they have changed the treatment and he has improved a little bit and it looks better. Prayers still needed and do help.

    1263. 5/3/2014. Gordon and Grace Johnson will appreciate prayer for Grace. Some 5 weeks ago she suffered a severe drop in physical strength. She is under doctor's care. Recently we have seen some improvement but strength is still a matter for prayerful concern. Gordon has the privilege of caring for her and continues his writing of Biblical studies in Spanish and English.

    1262. Cathy Chapin. 4/29/2014. Pastor & Mrs Frisby are need of prayers. Their son has been given only 3 more months to live.

    1261. Karen Larson. 4/28/2014. Earlier in the year there was a request for prayer for Doyle Stratton who was having difficulty with his left eye. At the point of the prayer request there was no diagnosis but since has been diagnosed as a Shingles Virus in the eye. The affected eye also had dangerously high pressure. Doyle had very little sight in the eye. On April 10, the doctors had managed the pressure to the point they could surgically enter the eye and break apart some tissue that was blocking sight and examine the optic nerve. At last report Doyle had some vision restored and the eye pressure continues to be managed. He goes in twice a week to check pressures in the eye and to manage the virus. Doyle continues to stay at Winter Ranch so the doctors there can manage his case. He wished to thank all those who kept him in their prayers over this trying time.

    1260. Wanda Wheeler. 4/23/2014. Wanda's sister, Sandra Murphy, finally had her open heart Surgery yesterday, Apr 21. She came through it well, but is still in ICU and on a breathing tube. Hopefully she will be moved to her room tomorrow.

    1259 Shari Melvin, 4/19/2014. Shirley Johnson is in the hospital. Please keep her in your prayers

    1258. Shari Melvin. 4/19/2014/ Sylvia Short is in the hospital with pneumonia.

    1257. Delta Quaintance. 4/16/2014. Roger and I returned to Winter Ranch today. Roger is doing well and feeling good. Now it is time for follow up with doctors. We thank everyone for their concerns and prayers.

    1256. Carolyn Enderlin. 4/15/2014/ Our parents, Wendell & Tena De Boer traveled to Winter Ranch for over 20 years & loved spending Winter months there, rather than in Minnesota! These were some of the happiest years, we know our parents enjoyed: visiting and meeting new people from all over the world! We viewed many photo's & listened, to many wonderful stories telling about all of their fun times there! Unfortunately, our dad Wendell, did pass away on September 15, 2008, at the age of 87, from Lung/Brain Cancer. We know he's much happier, without all the suffering of this illness & from the Chemo & Radiation he endured. He is now in Heaven, Praise God! I am the oldest daughter, Carolyn in Iowa, another daughter Pam in Minnesota, and the youngest son is Joel in Florida. We invite you to participate in a greeting card shower, to celebrate and honor our mother, on her 90th birthday on May 5! Please help us give her a very special birthday to remember: by filling her mailbox with birthday wishes, memories of your first meeting with her, fun times you have enjoyed together, or photo glimpses of happy moments from the past. Please send your cards to reach her home at: Tena DeBoer, 28782 832nd Avenue, Hollandale, Minnesota 56045-4081: If you wish to call her, this is her telephone number:507-889-9441

    1255. Delta Quaintance. 4/9/2014. Roger was released from Providence Hospital Friday April 04. Sunday, we moved the RV from the fairgrounds to Riverview RV Park, SE of Waco TX. At the Dr's appointment Monday, the Dr said his heart had not been damaged. The other 2 blockages could be fixed Tuesday. He had 1 stent put in 1 artery and 2 stents put in another artery. He is doing well and should be released April 09. The Dr told me he is in good condition and, "After fixing these 3 blockages, he should have more energy." He doesn't really know what Roger does or how he dances.

    1254. Cathy Chapin. 4/8/2014. Cathy's sister Jody Webb is in need of prayers as she goes thru the process of severe back pain and waiting for the determination of what she will need, surgery or physical therephy.

    1253. Delta Quaintance. 4/3/2014. Roger Quaintance was taken April 01 to Providence Hospital in Waco TX having a heart attack. A 100% blocked main artery to the heart was fixed with 2 stents. He will be hospitalized for about 1 week. We are at the TX State Samboree and at the end of the week, will move the RV to an RV park here in Waco for Roger to heal until he can travel back to Alamo.

    1252. Sunday Worship. 3/30/2014. Becky Ramos, one of our custodians, is having health problems.

    1251. Sunday Worship. 3/30/2014. Edgar Schaeffer will be having surgery this week.

    1250. Mary Snead. 3/31/2014. Millie Howell passed away 3/27/2014.

    1249. Mary Snead. 3/31/2014. Jo Kinkead's sister passed away.

    1248. Mary Snead. 3/31/2014. Dan Adelmund had back surgery.

    1247. Brenda Granger. 3/23/2014. Millie Howell who has been fighting pneumonia for several months, has been placed in hospice care. Please keep Millie, Bill and their family in your prayers.

    1246. Sunday Worship. 3/23/2014. Phoebe Farr had a hip replacement last week.

    1245. Wanda Wheeler. 3/20/2014. Wanda's sister, Sandra Murphy, will be having heart surgery next week. Please keep them in your prayers.

    1244. John Westby. 3/17/2014. Ginni Westby's mother passed away this morning. The Westbys were able to be at her bedside. Please keep Ginni and her family in your prayers.

    1243. Sunday Worship. 3/16/2014. Karla Arrasmith is recovering from knee surgery.

    1242. Sunday Worship. 3/16/2014. Bob French will be having some blood tests this week.

    1241. Janet Wilson, 3/12/2013. Paul and Janet Wilson's daughter-in-law, Terri Wilson, remains in serious condition after her surgery but is showing some improvement.

    1240. Sunday Worship. 3/9/2014. Darrel & Betty Luster's niece, Robin Sommers, has a serious blood clot in her leg.

    1239. Sunday Worship. 3/9/2014. Carolyn Stratman's sister, Arlene, passed away.

    1238. Sunday Worship. 3/9/2014. Paul and Janet Wilson's daughter-in-law, Terri Wilson, is having emergency surgery.

    1237. Sunday Worship. 3/9/2014. Edgar Schaffer is leaving today for the Mayo Clinic for further treatment of the cancer on his arm.

    1236. Sunday Worship. 3/9/2014. Arlyce Heideman's sister, Eunice, passed away.

    1235. Sunday Worship. 3/9/2014. Faye Farrow has been hospitalized with lung problems.

    1234. Sharri Melvin. 3/8/2014. Fran Knight passed away today. She was a long time resident and will be missed by all. Please keep Wendell and their family in your prayers

    1233. Linda Doerschug. 3/6/2014. Ann Lindstrom will be returning home next Tuesday for further testing by her physician. Please keep Ann and her family in your prayers.

    1232. Herman Baughman. 3/3/2014. Former resident Beulah Hummel passed away March 2nd 2014. She had been suffering with cancer and her death came suddenly.

    1231. Sunday Worship. 3/2/2014. Larry Martin has heart problems, Stints have been placed.

    1230. Sunday Worship. 3/2/2014. Joan Albertson has her foot elevated and cannot walk.

    1229. Sunday Worship. 3/2/2014. Cliff DeShon, a former resident, has had hip surgery.

    1228. Sunday Worship. 3/2/2014. Pat Draper, a former resident, liver cancer has shrunk 30%.

    1227. Sunday Worship. 3/2/2014. Karen Overholser fell and chipped a bone but no surgery is required.

    1226. Sunday Worship. 3/2/2014. Jim Farr will be having elbow surgery. Phoebe is under the weather

    1225. Bill Howell. 3/1/2014. Millie Howell has been in the hospital or rehab since January 5. On February 10 she developed pneumonia which she has not been able to overcome. Please keep Bill and Millie in your prayers.

    1224. Ron Doerschug. 2/26/2014. Jim Stallwitz is home and will start physical therapy on Friday for his new knee.

    1423. Shari Melvin. 2/26/2014. Please keep Barb Wilson in your prayers. She is having another surgery on Monday March 3

    1422. Sunday Worship. 2/23/2014. Jim Stallwitz will have knee surgery Monday.

    1421. Sunday Worship. 2/23/2014. Fran Knight is stil in serious condition but is showing some improvement.

    1420. Sunday Worship. 2/23/2014. Rosie Ewald will have the pin in her foot removed this week.

    1419. Sunday Worship. 2/23/2014. Joan Bell Taylor, a Canadian friend of Bob & Kathy Doddridge, will have breast surgery Monday.

    1418. Sunday Worship. 2/16/2014. Fran Knight is very ill. Please keep her in your prayers.

    1417. Sunday Worship. 2/16/2014. Emily, the 12 year old granddaughter of Mary Duffel, has had stomach pain and will have a stomach scope on the 18th.

    1416. Sunday Worship. 2/16/2014. Prayers are requested for Miram Hight's pastor's husband, Blair Harbaugh.

    1415. Sunday Worship. 2/16/2014. Wayne & Pat Strickland will be here next Sunday PM. They have sold their park model. They will be here for 3 days before returning home. Wayne was the sound tech here for 12 years.

    1414. Sunday Worship. 2/9/2014. Laverne Ries had surgery this week.

    1413. Sunday Worship. 2/9/2014. Fran Knight was in the hospital this week and has returned home.

    1412. Karen Larson. 2/8/2014. Please pray for Doyle Stratton who has an unresolved issue with this left eye. Monday, February 10, doctors will perform a surgical procedure where they try to see what is the cause of the problem and to what extent there is damage. Pray for guidance for the doctors and a good result for Doyle.

    1411. Wally Guyer. 2/6/2014. Glen Landis had surgery on his foot Monday. The surgeon only had to remove one toe. Glen came home from the hospital on Wednesday. Joyce is doing better also. Their son-in-law Mark came in from Colorado and is caring for them.

    1410. Bill Howell. 2/3/2014. Bill reports that there was a cyst on his pancreas that has been drained with no cancer. Millie is in rehab and is starting to walk again with assistance. Bill and Millie thank all for the cards and prayers.

    1409. Sunday Worship. 2/2/2014. Dale and Kathy Loerch have returned home due to the death of their pastor. See #1393

    1408. Sunday Worship. 2/2/2014. Rosie Ewald had foot surgery this past week.

    1407. Sunday Worship. 2/2/2014. Harvey Neel has been hospitalized.

    1406. Sunday Worship. 2/2/2014. Betty Luster has been hospitalized with a light stroke.

    1405. Wally Guyer. 1/29/2014. Glen Landis just had surgery on his right leg to open two blockages that had been blocking blood flow to his foot. He will have to have his toes removed and or possibly his foot because of the severe damage that has occurred. Even possibly his leg up to his knee. Also pray for Joyce who just recently came home from the hospital from having a fall at home and is recovering.

    1404. Sunday Worship. 1/26/2014. Mary Benfield will be having knee replacement surgery this week.

    1403. Sunday Worship. 1/26/2014. Millie Howell can no longer walk and is waiting for tests. Bill has a spot on his pancreas.

    1402. Sunday Worship. 1/26/2014. The granddaughter of Joyce Brandt, a former resident, had a double mastectomy Friday, the 24th.

    1401. Sunday Worship. 1/26/2014. Glen Anderson, son of Lois & Gary Anderson, is having liver and pancreas problems and is waiting for test results.

    1400. Sunday Worship. 1/26/2014. Brandy Preston will be having surgery this week.

    1399. Pat Strickland. 1/26/2014. They are removing fluid from Wayne's lungs. They have not received recent test results.

    1398. Pat Strickland. 1/19/2014. Wayne is collecting fluid in his lungs. Please keep Wayne and Pat in your prayers.

    1397. Sunday Worship. 1/19/2014. Joyce Lindon has returned from the hospital.

    1396. Sunday Worship. 1/19/2014. Joan Albertson has returned from the hospital.

    1395. Sunday Worship. 1/19/2014. The two month old great-granddaughter of Greg & Karen Faust passed away.

    1394. Sunday Worship. 1/19/2014. Roger Quaintance is in Valley Regional Hospital with a trace of pneumonia.

    1393. Dale&Kathy Loerch. 1/15/2014. Their Pastor, Bob Webb, of Piedmont, MO, has been diagnosed with double lung cancer and cancer in other parts of his body. They say it is a very aggressive cancer and is not given long to live. Please keep he and his family in your prayers.

    1392. Wanda Wheeler. 1/13/2014. Roger and Wanda Wheeler's 16 month old great-grandson, Ethan Glen Hicks, is suffering from seizures. He has been seen in the emergency room twice this past week and no cause has been found yet. He is now dehydrated, too. Please pray for their family, Jason and K.C..

    1391. Sunday Worship. 1/12/2014. Evelyn Elliot, a friend of the Lambings, has been diagnosed with a reoccurance of brain cancer.

    1390. Sunday Worship. 1/12/2014. Janet Wilson's sister, Betty Montgomery, has been diagnosed with a tumor, the size of an egg, in her sinus tract.

    1389. Sunday Worship. 1/12/2014. Wanda Reed, former resident and choir director, is very weak.

    1388. Sunday Worship. 1/12/2014. Bernie Buell is having cardiac problems.

    1387. Sunday Worship. 1/12/2014. A friend of Darlene Peters, 27 year old Brandy Preston has breast cancer.

    1386. Sunday Worship. 1/12/2014. Brenda Bierwirth is at the Heart Hospital

    1384. Sunday Worship. 1/12/2014. The 21 year old grandson of Bud & Janet Toms died suddenly.

    1383. Sunday Worship. 1/12/2014. Bill and Millie Howell lost power to their house last week and froze their water lines but the water was shut off. Prayers are requested for Millie as she is having a liver biopsie on Monday and for Bill for more tests for the spot found on his pancreas.

    1382. Sunday Worship. 1/12/2014. Glen Anderson, 46 year old son of Gary & Lois Anderson, is waiting for an MRI and biopsies if his liver and pancreas.

    1381. Sunday Worship. 1/12/2014. Wayne Strickland has developed additional problems. Please keep Wayne and Pat in your prayers.

    1380. Sunday Worship. 1/12/2014. Merrill Haesemeyer is at the McAllen Medical Center with health problems.

    1379. Barb DeGaramo. 1/8/2014. Former resident Bill Best passed away. Please keep Colleen and family in your prayers.

    1378. Winter Ranch Office. 1/4/2014. Clem Lawrence, brother of Marcus Lawrence passed away.

    1377. Winter Ranch Office. 12/26/2013. Don Dohner, a former resident of Winter Ranch passed away last night (12/25) at Renaissance Hospital.

    1376. Sunday Worship. 12/22/2013. Connie Mueller is recovering after her second knee surgery but it is slower this time.

    1375. Sunday Worship. 12/22/1013. Donnna McBride is recovering from knee surgery.

    1374. Sunday Worship. 12/22/2013. Jean Holmquist will be having breast surgery.

    1373. Cathy Chapin. 12/18/83. Phyllis Simpson, long time resident of Winter Ranch, passed away early this morning.

    1372. WR Office. 12/16/2013. Kenny Slover's brother (Harvey) passed away.

    1371. Sunday Worship. 12/15/13. Wayne Strickland will be coming home Tuesday. He is starting a new chemotherapy treatment but is very weak.

    1370. Sunday Worship. 12/15/13. Connie Mueller says thank you for the prayers and cards. She is doing well and will have the second knee replacement Tuesday.

    1369. Sunday Worship. 12/15/13. Donna McBride is home after having knee surgery this past week.

    1368. Sunday Worship. 12/15/13. Cheri Nelson, daughter of Mark and Rose Williams will have surgery on her ear canal this Tuesday.

    1367. Sunday Worship. 12/15/13. Sharon Stinge has been hospitalized with pneumonia.

    1366. Sunday Worship. 12/15/13. Donna Robeschneider is having some health problems.

    1365. Sunday Worship. 12/15/13. Phyllis Simpson is suffering from pneumonia.

    1364. Sunday Worship. 12/8/13. Wayne Strickland is in rehab.

    1363. Sunday Worship. 12/8/13. Irene Harris, a former resident, is in rehab after breaking several bones.

    1362. Sunday Worship. 12/8/13. Connie Mueller has had her first knee replaced and is doing well. Next knee on the 17th.

    1361. Jan Howard. 12/7/2013. I just want to let everyone know that I am doing really well after my two basal cell eye surgeries and the good news is that I don't have to have the third one done now as the doctors think that perhaps they got it with the first one. I want to thank everyone for all of the cards, calls and most of all the prayers. Prayers help so very much and are greatly appreciated. We plan to be at the ranch by the end of the month and so looking forward to it.

    1360. Mary Snead. 12/1/2013. Don Tepley's brother (Glen) passed away Saturday 11/30.

    1359. Sunday Worship. 12/1/2013. Connie Mueller will have knee surgery Tuesday. Please keep her in your prayers.

    1358. Sunday Worship. 12/1/2013. Joyce Burg is recovering from surgery.

    1375. Sunday Worship. 12/1/2013. Wayne Strickland is in the hospital. Please keep Wayne and Pat in your prayers.

    1365. Sunday Worship. 12/1/2013. Jan Howard is recovering from eye surgery.

    1355. Sunday Worship. 12/1/2013. Bill Howell has prostate cancer and will not arrive until January or later.

    1354. Sunday Worship. 11/24/2013. Norma Richardson is recovering from colin cancer surgery. Roger and she will join us in about two weeks.

    1353. Sunday Worship. 11/18/2013. Don & Pam Hoppe's granddaughter, Mika, who was born prematurely, is now three, weighs 35 pounds, intelligent, and is doing well.

    1352. Sunday Worship. 11/18/2013. Don & Pam Hoppe's and Arlene Krebs' forty-four year old niece has been diagnosed with lymphoma in her nasal area.

    1351. Don Mueller. 11/18/2013. The Owen's family of Steeleville, IL, lost their four children in a suspicious house fire. At the request of Don's Pastor please keep them in your prayers.

    1350. Cathy Chapin. 11/15/2013. Jean Holmquist has been diagnosed with breast cancer and ia waiting for surgery to be scheduled. She asks for your prayers.

    1349. Pat Strickland. 11/14/2013. Wayne is in a lot of pain. They put him on morphine liquid and morphine pills, it does help him sleep some. He is out of breath walking Baron to the corner. He coughs so much it is wearing him down. The Dr. has ordered a new chemo, it should be here next week. I am not much help as I can't bend, stoop, twist, or lift for six more weeks. The wires they put in my back have to heal to my tissue so they don't move. I heard Wayne tell the Dr. his pain was very bad, first time in over eight years has he complained. He told the Dr. the good Lord and the chemo has keep him going for over eight years, so he had no complaint. We will wait and see what God has planned for us. As much as we love Winter Ranch and our friends there, I am glad we are home. God has worked miracles with him, so he may have more. Please keep Pat and Wayne in your prayers.

    1348. Shari Melvin. 11.12.2013.Sylvia Short's brother passed away.

    1347. Shari Melvin. 11/12/2013.Karel Kleve suffered a heart attack.

    1345. Sunday Worship. 11/10/2013.Charles Smith is recovering in rehab.

    1344. Sunday Worship. 11/10/2013. Jan Howard has had her first surgery on her eyelids. Two more to go.

    1343. Sunday Worship. 11/10/2013.Dennis Thompson, Judy Good's brother-in-law, is battling cancer.

    1342. Sunday Worship. 11/10/2013.Pat Strickland has had back surgery and must remain immobile for eight weeks.

    1341. Sunday Worship. 11/10/2013.Wayne Strickland has another doctor's appointment this week.

    1340. Joella Buchholz. 11/7/2013. My sister, Christina Pike, passed away suddenly on Nov. 5th. I would like prayers for her family.

    1339. Kathy Chapin. 11/6/2013. Tony Hyde had surgery (11/5/13) to remove the upper lobe of his lung. Please keep Tony & Pat in your prayers.

    1338. Mary Snead. 11/2/2013. Judy Foley's sister, Jean Andre, passed away October 21st.

    1337. Jane Martin. 11/2/2013. Today, November 2, 2013 at 3:00 a.m. I lost the love of my life, Gene Martin. We certainly celebrated our 50Th anniversary in August. Gene fought so hard for the last eleven days but the good Lord had his plan. Our three children and two grandchildren from Kansas City flew in to be with him. Gene loved all of his friends at Winter Ranch and his golf friends. We made great memories together at Winter Ranch and I will cherish those times. Rest in peace with love Gene! Loving wife, Jane

    1336. Patty. 10/28/2013. Gene Martin was admitted to Rio Grande Regional on October 21st with pneumonia.

    1335. Paul Wilson. 10/21/2013. Janet and I had planned to start to the valley on October 28th, however, after my visit with the heart specialist at Ohio State Heart Hospital, all agreed, even though I was progressing well, I should wait awhile, so I would be stronger. We now plan to leave, November 18th. Pray that we will have a safe and trouble free journey.

    1334. Maggie Rogers. 10/17/2013. Ralph & I won't be coming south this year as he is still in therapy and we decided that it is better to do that in our home town. We will miss everyone but we'll see you next year.

    1333. Cathy Chapin. 10/10/2013. Don DeKeyrel had a heart attack yesterday, 10/9/13. Please keep Don in your prayers.

    1332. Pat Strickland. 10/8/2013. We will be coming to Winter Ranch much later this year. Wayne will be spending most of the day Friday in the hospital getting much needed blood. He will be getting an new scan and we get the results Oct. 22. I am waiting on a time to get a stimulator put in my back. I had the trial for a few days and it seemed to help a lot. I have had two back surgeries and they do not think a third will help as I have so much damage. I am also getting both my eyes done, so should see much better. We have put everything in the hands of our Lord and Savior, so we are good. Keep us in your prayers. Safe travels to all heading south. Blessings, Wayne and Pat

    1331. Cathy Chapin. 10/5/2013. Please pray for Ed James who is being treated for anemia and is quite ill.

    1330. Donna Hulsey. 10/3/2013. Keith Campbell, a resident of Winter Ranch from Canada, passed away today from a sudden heart attack.

    1329. Mary Benfield. 9/20/13. Walter Dennis Brandt, of Davison, Michigan, age 79 died Friday September 20, 2013. Funeral service was held on September 21. Joyce and Dennis were winter residents of Winter Ranch prior to last season when failing health kept them home.

    1319. Cathy Chapin. 9/17/13. Ken Faust passed away Sunday 9/15/13. Funeral will be Monday, 9/23/13.

    1318. Cathy Chapin, 9/17/13. Dennis Foley is in the heart hospital with 4 blockages in one of his legs. Let's keep Dennis & Judy in our prayers.

    1317. John Westby. 9/17/13. Jack Soltis', daughter, Diane, reports Jack is being moved to the rehab unit today; all seems to be going well as can be expected.

    1317. Cathy Chapin. 9/13/13. Ken Faust has been placed under hospice care. Please pray for Ken & Myra.

    1316. Norman Holmes. 9/10/13. My son, Norman Russell Holmes died today after a lengthy illness. Norman Russell Holmes was born in the Naval Hospital at San Diego, September 15, 1944.

    1315. Cathy Chapin. 9/8/13. Dick Albertson passed away early this morning. Please keep Joanne and their family in your prayers.

    1314. John & Ginny Westby. 9/6/13. Former Winter Ranch resident Jack Soltis had open heart surgery with valve replacement and double by-pass on Tuesday, Sept 3. As of today the 6th he is still in ICU. Please keep him in your prayers.

    1313. Barb De Garamo. 8/30/13. Jim Wilson's mother Effie passed away. Her Funeral is at noon Tuesday at the College Avenue Baptist Church in Normal, IL Please keep the family in your prayers

    1312. Cathy Chapin. 8/30/13. Bill Lester has been admitted to the hospital and is currently having tests, please keep he & Barb in your prayers

    1311. Rose Williams. 8/28/13. Jan Howard is now at the North Colorado Rehab. Center, 4401 Union St. Rm617, Johnstown, CO 80534. She appreciates all her cards, calls and PRAYERS. She is doing well.

    1310. Cathy Chapin. 8/26/13. Jim Peterson has recently had surgery. Please keep he and Margot in your prayers.

    1309. Cathy Chapin. 8/26/13. Ed James had knee surgery on August 21st. Please keep he and Betty in your prayers.

    1308. Howie Seligmann. 8/26/13. Jeanne Seligmann passed away last night from complications from her battle with leukemia. Funeral services are scheduled for Sat. Aug. 31, in Green Bay, WI, with burial in Houghton, MI, our home town. (Note from Ron: Jeannie was the individual who gave of her time selflessly to compile all our addresses into the directory format.)

    1307. Theresa Zimmerman. 8/19/13. Brad Cushman, son-in-law of Bobby Logue, passed away August7th, losing his battle with cancer. Please keep Connie, his wife, family and Bobby Logue in your prayers.

    1306. Jan Howard. 8/8/13. Jan will have both knees replaced on August 23. Please keep Jan in your prayers.

    1304. Cathy Chapin. 8/7/13. Joanne Albertson has had to return to the hospital. Please keep Joanne and Dick in your prayers.

    1303. Janet Wilson. 8/7/13. After doing the Trans Esophageal Echo at Ross Medical Heart Hospital, they said they didn't think they would do the other procedures, because they found a blood clot in the heart, that the risk was too high. We waited three hours to see what would take place. The procedures took place, said it was 2/3 to 3/4 successful. Paul will spend two nights in the hospital, come back here for a follow up in two to three months. Thanks for your prayers and concern.

    1302. Mary Benfield. 8/2/13. Would you please take the time to say a prayer for my oldest daughter, Sandi, who is now hospitalized with severe mental problems. We are praying that she can continue to function on her own again but are unsure at this point.

    1301. Janet Wilson. 7/31/13. Paul went to Columbus today for his evaluation and studies to do the procedures. HE IS A CANDIDATE. He will go Monday. Just pray that this is successful. Still no driving privileges for six months. Thanks for all the prayers,cards and emails he has had from the WR friends.

    1300. Joanne Haines Albertson. 7/29/13. Good News! Dick Albertson was transferred today to Assisted Living. Not so Good News! Joanne is having surgery tomorrow morning (July 30) Appreciate all the prayers!

    1299. Joe & Sue Siwicke. 7/26/13. Dear Lord, Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to share the friendship of Jim Henderson, a truly good, caring, decent man. His loss here on earth is heaven's gain. Amen.

    1298. Maggie Olson. 7/25/13. Ralph is glad to be home but it has been kind of rough at times. He is walking short distances with the walker & with me near by. He will continue to have therapy at home several times a week. He is slowly showing improvement.

    1297. Linda Stringer. 7/25/13. Roland White passed away yesterday. Please keep Pearl and their family in your prayers.

    1296. Ron Doerschug. 7/25/13. Usually I try to present the news on this website in an impersonal way, however, I lost a true, dear, friend today in Jim Henderson. Jim has been suffering with cancer for the last two years. Please keep Sue and their family in your prayers.

    1295. Cathy Chapin. 7/24/13. Joanne Albertson as been diagnosed with breast cancer and she will be having surgery. Dick Albertson is still at the comfort house and they both could use everyone's prayers.

    1294. Mickey Hazlett. 7/24/13. Mary Hazlett will have her right knee replaced on July 30th. Please keep Mickey and Mary in your prayers.

    1293. Barb DeGaramo. 7/18/13. Marvin & Sharon Stinde's son-in-law passed away today from heart problems.

    1292. Barb DeGaramo. 7/18/13. Rachel Barbour passed away today.

    1291. Lloyd Buchholz. 7/13/13. Lloyd reports that his heart procedures went well and he is home recovering. He thanks everyone for their cards and prayers.

    1290. Linda Stringer. 7/12/13. Roland White suffers from Alzheimers and is now in the hospital in Mason City, IA, in reneal failure. Please remember Roland and Pearl in your prayers.

    1289. Jeanine Helmer. 7/11/13. GOOD NEWS from Jeanine-"I am doing great after left knee replacement surgery. The exercises are going good the exercise bike is the best can go all the way around already thanks for the prayers"

    1288. Mary Snead. 7/11/13. Mary requests prayers for our family. We lost our baby brother, Mike Lefler (58), from a massive stroke shortly after midnight tonight.

    1287. Janet Wilson. 7/9/13. Paul Wilson has had to be back in the hospital and will be discharged today. As soon as they can get an appointment, he is going to Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. They will run tests to see if they can find the reason for these attacks, then, hopefully he can be medicated for it. Please keep Paul and Janet in your prayers.

    1286. 7/6/13. Lloyd Buckholtz will enter the hospital Wednesday to relieve two heart blockages they recently found. Please keep Lloyd and Joella in your prayers.

    1285. Don Thompson. 7/1/13. Linda Thompson's mother, Doris Chicken, age 91, passed away today. Please keep Linda and her family in your prayers.

    1284. Kay Mallette. 7/1/13. Bill Mallette, a former resident, passed away May 17 from cancer. Please remember Kay and their family in your prayers.

    DEATH NOTICES

    269. 7.18.2014. Charles Smith passed away early this morning, in the hospital at Liberty Missouri. Prayers and heartfelt sympathy for Betty and their family, as they grieve, from all their friends at Winter Ranch.

    268. 7/17/2014. Theresa Zimmerman's brother passed away.

    267. 7/14/2014. Dawn Nabrozy passed away yesterday after suffering a massive heart attach. Please keep Gerald and their family in your prayers.

    266. 6/24/2014. Don Hudgins Mother passed away June 23.

    265. 6/9/2014. Eileen Anderson Jaspersen, long time resident, passed away June 8th. Her memorial service will be Sunday June 29th at 2 PM at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood, MN. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 to 1:45 PM and a light lunch will follow.

    264. 6/3/2014. Former resident, Bonnie Billings, passed away recently after a brief battle with cancer. She Left us to be with The Lord on June 1. Jim and Family Appreciate all your prayers and thoughts.

    263. 6/2/2014. Carroll Ann Green's mother passed away Sunday, June 1st.

    262. 5/16/2014. Chuck Pierson's bother passed away June 13th.

    261. 3/31/2014. Millie Howell passed away 3/27/2014.

    260. 3/31/2014. Jo Kinkead's sister passed away.

    259. 3/17/2014. Ginni Westby's mother passed away this morning. The Westbys were able to be at her bedside. Please keep Ginni and her family in your prayers.

    258. 3/8/2014. Fran Knight passed away today. She was a long time resident and will be missed by all. Please keep Wendell and their family in your prayers

    257. 3/3/2014. Former resident Beulah Hummel passed away March 2nd 2014. She had been suffering with cancer and her death came suddenly.

    256. 1/4/2014. Clem Lawrence, brother of Marcus Lawrence passed away.

    255. 12/26/2013. Don Dohner, a former resident of Winter Ranch passed away last night (12/25) at Renaissance Hospital.

    254. 12/18/2013. Phyllis Simpson, long time resident of Winter Ranch, passed away early this morning.

    253. 12/16/2013. Kenny Slover's brother (Harvey) passed away.

    252. 11/7/2013. Joella Buchholz's, Christina Pike, passed away suddenly on Nov. 5th. Joella and Lloyd would like prayers for her family.

    251. 11/2/2013. Judy Foley's sister, Jean Andre, passed away October 21st.

    250. 11/2/2013. Today, November 2, 2013 at 3:00 a.m. I lost the love of my life, Gene Martin. We certainly celebrated our 50Th anniversary in August. Gene fought so hard for the last eleven days but the good Lord had his plan. Our three children and two grandchildren from Kansas City flew in to be with him. Gene loved all of his friends at Winter Ranch and his golf friends. We made great memories together at Winter Ranch and I will cherish those times. Rest in peace with love Gene! Loving wife, Jane

    249. 10/3/2013. Keith Campbell, a resident of Winter Ranch from Canada, passed away today from a sudden heart attack.

    248. 9/20/13. Walter Dennis Brandt, of Davison, Michigan, age 79 died Friday September 20, 2013. Funeral service was held on September 21. Joyce and Dennis were winter residents of Winter Ranch prior to last season when failing health kept them home.

    247. 9/17/13. Ken Faust passed away Sunday 9/15/13. Funeral will be Monday, 9/23/13.

    246. 9/10/13. The son of Norman Holmes, Norman Russell Holmes, died today after a lengthy illness. Norman Russell Holmes was born in the Naval Hospital at San Diego, September 15, 1944.

    245. 9/8/13. Dick Albertson passed away early this morning. Please keep Joanne and their family in your prayers.

    244. 8/30/13. Jim Wilson's mother Effie passed away. Her Funeral is at noon Tuesday at the College Avenue Baptist Church in Normal, IL Please keep the family in your prayers

    243. 8/26/13. Jeanne Seligmann passed away last night from complications from her battle with leukemia. Funeral services are scheduled for Sat. Aug. 31, in Green Bay, WI, with burial in Houghton, MI, our home town. (Note from Ron: Jeannie was the individual who gave of her time selflessly to compile all our addresses into the directory format.)

    242. 7/26/13. Dear Lord, Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to share the friendship of Jim Henderson, a truly good, caring, decent man. His loss here on earth is heaven's gain. Amen. Joe & Sue Siwicke.

    241. 7/25/13. Usually I try to present the news on this website in an impersonal way, however, I lost a true, dear, friend today in Jim Henderson. Jim has been suffering with cancer for the last two years. Please keep Sue and their family in your prayers.

    240. 7/24/13. Roland White passed away today. Please keep Pearl and their family in your prayers.

    239 7/18/13. Marvin & Sharon Stinde's son-in-law passed away today from heart problems.

    238. 7/18/13. Rachel Barbour passed away today.

    237. 7/11/13. Mary Snead requests prayers for our family. We lost our baby brother, Mike Lefler (58), from a massive stroke shortly after midnight tonight.

    236. 7/1/13. Linda Thompson's mother, Doris Chicken, age 91, passed away today. Please keep Linda and her family in your prayers.

    235. 7/1/13. Bill Mallette, a former resident, passed away May 17 from cancer. Please remember Kay and their family in your prayers.

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    WINTER RANCH DIRECTORY CHANGES

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    ITEMS AVAILABLE TO WR RESIDENTS FROM CATHY'S CLOSET

    This is a list of items resident's can borrow/use from the closet:

    Handicap toilet seat
    blue bed pads
    disposable nebulizers
    oxygen cannula
    (2) canes
    bathtub handicap handle
    (2) wheelchairs
    (5) wheeled walkers
    water rehab equipment
    breathing treatment machine
    transport belt
    comfort gel mask (c-pap)
    bedside commode
    (3) pair crutches
    arm sling
    shower seat
    regular walker

    Also in closet for visiting babies:
    (1) stroller
    (1) baby car seat
    (1) child booster seat

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    1. "Instructions and Suggestions and other Notices"
    2. "Prayer Requests"
    3. "Death Notices"
    4. "WINTER RANCH DIRECTORY CHANGES"
    5. "ITEMS AVAILABLE TO WR RESIDENTS FROM CATHY'S CLOSET"
    6. NOTICE: I have made modifications to the winterranch.net web site. I have received permission to post Classied Ads containing Units for Sale; Units for Rent; Units Wanted to Buy; and Units Wanted to Rent. The website will remain primarily a prayer request and death notice website with no cost for these listings. There will be a charge for each Classified Listing as follows. Text only listing fee will be $5.00 per month for up to 35 words and $1.00 per month for each additional 10 words and can contain one picture free. Additional pictures will be $2.00 each. No credit cards. Cash or check only. Make checks payable to Winter Ranch Computer Group. Mail to me:

      Ron Doerschug, 821 Evergreen Trail, Fancy Gap, VA 24328-2839 while we are gone from WR for summer.

      or mail to Local WR Box 1480 or give to me at WR when we are here from November to March.

      Classifid ads of all subjects may be posted in Friendship Hall but only with approval of Activity Director.