Meet Marion

November 22, 2017 | Valley VNA Voice

I was born on my family’s farm in October 1925.  Our family had 300 acres on French and Ballard Rd, which is now County Hwy OO.  Mom and Dad lived on the farm to help work it with my grandparents.  I was the oldest of seven born; four girls and…

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Meet Trevor

November 10, 2017 | Valley VNA Voice

I was born in Appleton and grew up in Hortonville with my parents, two brothers and my two sisters. I am the 2nd youngest of us five.  Growing up, our family was very close and lived by the family farm.  Our house along with my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins…

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Meet Pearl H.

September 1, 2017 | Valley VNA Voice

I was born at noon on Christmas Day 1927 in Shawano at our family home.  People went to hospitals to have their baby that had money, everyone else stayed home.   My poor mom; I was a 10 lb baby, which is hard to believe since I was 5’1” my entire…

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Meet Kellie S.

March 31, 2017 | Valley VNA Voice

I was born and raised in Neenah.  I’ve lived here all my life.  Mom and dad just had my brother and me.  Mom was born with a form of CP and was told she would never have kids.  You never told mom she couldn’t do anything because she would sure…

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Dr. Leslie Neal-Boylan

December 22, 2016 | Valley VNA Voice

She Practices What She Teaches Meet Dr. Leslie Neal-Boylan, Dean, UW Oshkosh College of Nursing and Valley VNA Board Member By Gina Larsen, guest The vintage nurse’s uniform on display in Dean Leslie Neal-Boylan’s office immediately caught my eye on my recent visit to the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing….

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Tim Galloway

August 9, 2016 | Valley VNA Voice

Tim Galloway’s daughter Sofia needed him a couple of years ago. She was directing Neenah’s Riverside Players’ production of Oklahoma, and she needed an old man. “She cast me as Old Man Carnes. Imagine that. I guess I fit the part,” said Tim, CEO of Galloway Company, a third generation…

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Joe McGrane

July 6, 2016 | Valley VNA Voice

By Gina Larsen, guest Joe McGrane is tall and lanky, a man of warm and quiet demeanor. He is also a faith-filled Catholic from a family of 11 children who once considered the seminary, a Vietnam veteran, a husband and a father. His career path has taken him from an…

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Steve Morton

May 6, 2016 | Valley VNA Voice

Charles Morton established Economy Drug Store in downtown Neenah in 1932 with $600. It was ideally located across the street from the Neenah Theatre where it attracted a regular crowd to its soda fountain for 5-cent Coca-Colas. All Charles needed back then to open a pharmacy was a six-month pharmacy…

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Denise Burkett

April 25, 2016 | Valley VNA Voice

Denise Burkett soaks up the wisdom of her Depression-era elders. It’s not just the stories from her 102-year-old grandma that inspire, it’s the way she sees the world and still makes decisions based on her powerful early life experiences. “I think it’s very important for older people to stay engaged…

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Jeff Buchta

March 18, 2016 | Valley VNA Voice

On Moving From Success To Significance Jeff Buchta, Valley VNA Board Member Jeff Buchta admits he doesn’t have many hobbies and he’s a bad golfer, which makes him a poor candidate for a typical retirement. This is not a frenetic man who can’t sit still; rather, Jeff is peaceful and…

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