Crest Ink - Volume 29 - Number 04

Marge Krueger of Production A-Shift retired on August 31st after 13 years with Crest Foods. Her fellow employees gave her a big farewell pot luck party on August 28th for her last day. Marge did come to work that day, but was so excited about her last day of work, that she left after her first break! Marge and her husband Ben will be starting their new adventure in life by moving to Paragould, Arkansas where they will be greeted by their 2 daugh- ters and 8 grandchildren. Good luck Marge, enjoy your new found freedom and live life to the fullest. Watch out for them alligators! Very truly yours, Sally Heather and Crest Foods! Marge Krueger Retires by Sally Heather

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen… by Peggy Messer For those who don’t know, I am retiring January 2, 2018. At that time I will have worked for Crest Foods for 15 ½ years. Cheri asked me to write something, so bear with me if I start to ramble on. (blame it on old age!) I actually worked for Crest Foods as a “fill in” at the switchboard and copy room for a few years prior to coming on full time. I then went to work full time in Rochelle. The job was ok, but I really liked my time here at Crest. I called Gary Guenther one day and told him I wanted to come back and I’d work wherever they needed me. He said he didn’t have anything full time, but come on back! And as they say, the rest is history. A full time job was created for me, dividing my time between working for Gary in HR and Cheri Kemp with Benefits. Over the years I have worn many “hats” here and I learned a great deal wearing each one of them. I am thankful for the opportunity that allowed my son Kurt to work here in the summers. And it also allowed our foster son Doug to work here, too. Again, just another way that we are all treated like family. My 10 year trip gave me memories I will treasure forever! It is hard to think about leaving, but at the same time I can’t wait! Life is so very short and I want to spend it just enjoying what God has given me. I will miss so many of you. I will miss the smiles and “hellos” from the employ- ees that I see each day. Many thanks for the appreciation from the people I was able to help with insurance issues and for just having a listening ear for them to vent to. To Lynn and Susan: I will miss you both and all the laughs and fun we’ve had in our little office. I will be in to see you – I don’t live far! Just think: no more flying paper clips and random things I talk about! To Marianne: I will miss talking to you every day! That was the best part of re- lieving you at the switchboard. To Cheri: I hope your time until retirement goes as fast as mine has. At least I won’t be here bugging you! And to Gary: Who are you going to pick on when I’m gone???? It has been heartwarming to see how our company pulls together when there is a crisis with one of our employees. We have lost so many people in the 15+ years I’ve been here and it has been a privilege to see, and be part of, the love and compassion shown to them and their families. To Steve, Jeff and Mike Meiners: I can’t thank you enough for giving me a chance to work here. I hope you feel that I did my best for your company. It is a great place to work and I’ve always felt like family here. Thanks, everyone, for the memories! Peggy Messer From Cheri: After many years of working with Peggy in the Benefits area, it is going to be very hard to see her walk out the door for the last time as an employee and friend. She has grown to know the employees very well and provided invaluable service to them when they needed her assistance. I tried to convince her that if she waited until 2022 she could get her 20 year ring. She didn’t think she wanted to do that! We will miss her but wish her the best in her retirement and hope she visits us now and then. Did I mention she makes the best chocolate chip cookies? (hint hint!)

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