Timothy E. Leister began as a custodian I in Custodial Services Team 4 on January 3.
He resides in Gilbert with his wife Joy and daughters Felicity, Harmony, and Kimberly.
Timothy was previously employed at Mary Greeley Medical Center. He has many interests
including hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, teaching safety hunter courses, and
woodworking. Timothy is also a member of the Onion Creek Cloggers.
Deanna Vais started as a custodian I with Custodial Services Team 7 on January 18.
Before coming to FP&M, she worked as a cook at MWL and had worked XH since January
1999. She also works part-time cleaning at Mary Greeley Dialysis Center. Deanna resides in
Gilbert and has two daughters Melissa (15) and Heather (12 ½). Deannas interests
included teddy bear collecting as well as collecting Diana dolls, knitting, and movies.
Steve Sansgaard started on January 24 in Utilities as an equipment operator.
- Peggy Deaton started on January 3 as a custodian I with Custodial
Services Team 11.
Victoria Imerman joined FP&M Accounting as a clerk III on January 26. Victoria
was born and raised in the Philippines. She worked at the College of the Marshall Islands.
Victoria now resides in Ames with her family, husband Eric, and daughter Iliniza, who is
named after a snow-covered volcano in Ecuador. Her interests include reading mystery
books, playing Scrabble, Hearts, and Euchre. Victoria is an ISU alumna.
- Jane Terrill joined the Work Information Center as a clerk III on January 24. For
the last year, Jane worked at ISU on a temporary basis. Before that, she was employed as a
LPN at the Wolfe Clinic for 10 years. Jane resides in Ames with her husband, Stephen, and
has two children Jay Clark (25) and Jennie Clark (21). Janes hobbies are gardening,
reading, and household remodeling. Jane is looking forward to the challenges of her new
Mark Dalton began as a custodian I with Custodial Services Team 3 on February 7. He
lives in Madrid and has three children, Marcus (17), Dillon (10), and Desarae (8). Before
coming to ISU, Mark worked at Firestone for 10 years. Mark enjoys wrestling, football,
auto racing, metal fabrication, mechanics, and spending time with his children and family.
Mark DeShong started on February 7 as an area mechanic in Building
Maintenance. Mark lives Nevada with his wife Rhonda and three sons, Andrew (14), Brad (9),
and Nathan (5). In his spare time, Marks hobbies include racing.
Cindy Stigler started at the Work Information Center as a clerk III on February 28.
She is from Hampton and now lives in Ames with her husband Russ and sons Luke (17) and Joe
(13). Cindy previously worked at the Ames Principal Insurance Company office. Her
interests include scrapbooking, crafts, and gardening.
Chad Deike was appointed as a full-time landscape architect with Landscape
Design on March 1. Chad comes from Grinnell and now resides in Ames. He was previously
employed with Facilities Planning & Management as a student and on a temporary
full-time status. Chad enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and
Linda Young began with Design Services as a secretary on March 13. She resides in
Slater with her husband, Chris, and two children (3½ years and a 9-months). Linda was
previously employed in Computer Sciences as a secretary. Her family loves to camp, bike,
and just be outdoors. Linda sells Tupperware as a hobby.
Connie Sheldahl started March 20 as a custodian I with Custodial Services Team 7.
Before transferring to FP&M, she had worked for 17 years at Residence RCA. Connie
resides in Colo with her husband Elman, and sons Michael (12) and Nathan (10).
Jim Aldrich started on March 21 as a custodian I with Custodial Services Team
12. Jim is from Cambridge and now lives in Ames with his wife Christine. Before coming to
ISU, he worked at Donnelley Marketing. Jim enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping.
Pat Kopp started as a custodian I with Custodial Services Team 3 on March 27. She
lives in Stratford with her husband Don. Pat was previous employment at ISU. Her interests
include gardening, cooking, and fishing.
- Julie Randall began as project planning specialist with Project Support on February
1. She resides in Melbourne with her husband Matt and children Jake (22), Joel (20), and
Morgan (15). Jane previously worked at Lennox Manufacturing in Marshalltown. She enjoys
aerobics, walking, biking, and kids activities.
Kelly Pritchard started on April 1 as a custodian I with Custodial Services
Team 12. Kelly is from the Dayton/Stratford area and now lives in Stratford. She has two
kids, a daughter Jamie (16) and son Brandon (14). Before starting with FP&M, Kelly
worked at Mary Greeley Hospital. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, crafts, and
spending time with family and friends.
Susan Hadaway started on April 1 as a custodian I with Custodial Services Team 12.
Bill Seliger started as a custodian I with Custodial Services Team 1 on April 11.
Bill lives in Ames. He had been working at FP&M as an XH custodian at Vet Med and
worked at RCA and Helser Hall.
- Mike Parsons started with Construction Services on March 31 as a construction
manager. Mike, originally from Gladbrook, is returning to Iowa from Minneapolis where he
worked for Ellerbee Becket Construction and Greystone Construction. He and his wife
VaLinda live in Ames and have a daughter Meredith who is in 5th grade. He
enjoys music, skiing, and travel. Mike and his wife are ISU alumni and are happy to be
"back in Ames".
|A retirement reception honoring Bill Thompson was on February 29, 2000, at the
Reiman Gardens. Bill has worked for ISU for 25 years and made a large contribution toward
the beautiful appearance of the Iowa State campus. The reception was attended by more than
120 coworkers, family, and friends from inside and outside of the university community. He
was presented with a plaque, an ISU coat, a handcrafted wheelbarrow, and a gift
certificate from his coworkers. He received many other gifts and well wishes from friends.
We will miss Bill a lot, but wish him a long and enjoyable retirement.
Bill Thompson with his wife, Judy
Elaine Westphal retired from Design Services on March 10. The design group
treated Elaine to a goodbye lunch on February 25 (in conjunction with Cindy
Hofmockels last day). On March 10, Elaine received cards and gift certificates to
Red Lobster and Holubs from her coworkers.
In memory of
- Opal Noble December 9, 1999 John Nobles mother
- Guy Noble January 10, 2000 John Nobles father
- Zola Clapp January 18, 2000 Arzy Clapp and Fay
- Paul Larson January 24, 2000 Retiree from Construction
- Emery Eckhart January 28, 2000 Larry Eckharts
- Donna Kamps February 5, 2000 Ron Kamps mother
- Doug Stevens February 6, 2000 Wayne Stevens brother
- Ioam Godfrey February 12, 2000 Duane Godfreys
- Virgil Jacobson February 14, 2000 Retiree from Custodial
- Richard Reckseen March 1, 2000 Dick Reckseens
Our thoughts and prayers go out to their family and friends.
(Please notify Gloria Erickson if you would like a
memorial notation included in the next issue of Facilities News.)
A Fishermans Prayer
submitted by Dick Reckseen
God, grant that I may live to fish until my dying day --
and when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray --
when in the Lords safe landing net and Im peacefully asleep --
that in His mercy I be judged big enough to keep.