Carol Wieneke is a beloved friend to everyone at Sanford Health, having worked as an LPN at Sanford Luverne for 60 years. She knows pretty much everyone and has enjoyed every minute of her time at the facility.
For Carol, her niche has been people as she has been known for caring for patients and staff. Her colleague of 13 years, Cheryl Groen, spoke highly of Carol’s character, emphasizing how much she actually cares about the patients and her fellow staff members and how she treated every person as a family member.
Even though it’s not goodbye forever, Groen knows that Carol will always be her friend forever and Carol will stop by to both volunteer at the hospital and just check in with everyone from time to time. Carol’s reputation of keeping her word is something Groen admires and will keep her in high regard as a close friend.
Throughout her six decades there, she has had to find joy in the simple moments and keep choosing to see the joy in her work. She believes that if people don’t enjoy their work, then they won’t do good work. As she reflects on her 60 years at Sanford Luverne, Carol is grateful for the many memories and relationships that have made this time so special.