Carol Wieneke, a beloved friend to everyone at Sanford Health, is stepping down from her position as an LPN at Sanford Luverne after 60 years. During her time there, she has become known for caring deeply about patients and staff alike.
As she reflects on her 60 years at the facility, Carol has learned to find joy in the simple moments and to always choose to see the positive in her work. She believes that if people don’t enjoy their work, they won’t do good work. Her colleague of 13 years, Cheryl Groen, speaks highly of Carol’s character, emphasizing how much she truly cares about her patients and fellow staff members and how she treats every person like a family member.
Although it’s not goodbye forever, Groen knows that Carol will always be her friend forever. She plans to stop by to both volunteer at the hospital and check in with everyone from time to time. Carol’s reputation of keeping her word is something that Groen admires and will keep her in high regard as a close friend.