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New faces at Glenhaven Nursing Home

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY — Glenhaven Nursing Home recently welcomed two new people to their staff; Rachel Heinbuch is the latest Director of Finance and Fran Heinbuch is now the Housing Manager.

 Fran grew up in Minneapolis and then moved back to the area 39 years ago when she married her husband, Gary. Gary grew up in Emerald on the family farm and attended Glenwood City High School.

After getting married the couple bought their current farm in Forest in 1978 and that is where they started their family. They have two children, Stephanie and Greg as well as six grandchildren that range in age from 13 to three years old.

Fran’s background of work entails being a farm wife, a customer service employee and more recently an office manager. She spent the past six years working with developmentally disabled adults through Aurora Heath Care in New Richmond, which she found to be a very rewarding job.

“I enjoy working with people and their different personalities. I am lucky to be working with a forward thinking supervisor who is concerned about the elderly of Glenwood City and the surrounding area for generations to come. It is our goal to let the elderly be as independent as they possibly can as long as they can, giving them the dignity and respect they deserve,” shared Fran.

As for Rachel, she is a Glenwood City native and alum as well. She currently resides in Hammond with her husband Dave.

Her career journey includes working for FIS in Bloomington and Woodbury for almost ten years doing various capacities of accounting and system analysts.

Before coming to Glenhaven, she worked in Stillwater for Summit Management, a law firm, doing property management.

She holds many hats when it comes to her education as she earned her Accounting Degree from CVTC, a Supervisory Management Certification from WITC and then earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and Communications from Concordia University.

After spending countless hours in backed-up traffic over the years, Rachel is thoroughly enjoying her new job as the commute is much more pleasant. She  is also happy to be back working in the area she grew up.