Carol Wieneke, a beloved friend to everyone at Sanford Health, has spent the last 60 years working as an LPN at Sanford Luverne. Over the years, she has built strong relationships with her colleagues and patients alike. Recently, Carol was featured in an article when her friend Vicki Nelson retired after 44 years of service.
As she prepares to leave Sanford Luverne, Carol reflects on her time at the facility and how she has found joy in the simple moments. She believes that if people don’t enjoy their work, they won’t do good work. For Carol, her niche has always been caring for people. Her colleague of 13 years, Cheryl Groen, speaks highly of Carol’s character and the way she treats every person as a family member.
Although it’s not goodbye forever, Groen knows that Carol will always be her friend and will stop by to both volunteer at the hospital and check in with everyone from time to time. Carol’s reputation for keeping her word is something that Groen admires and will keep her in high regard as a close friend.