Members of the 185th Air National Guard are shown holding Christmas stockings filled with snacks and candy for deployed airmen and soldiers. Lori Rexwinkel, second from left, representing the Rexwinkel Funeral Home coordinated the contributions.
(Le Mars) — Thanks to the efforts of a local funeral home, military personnel at both the 185th Air Refueling Wing and the 113th Calvary, both based at the Sioux City airport, will have a little brighter holiday season.
The Rexwinkel Funeral Home of Le Mars and Akron donated 32 Christmas stockings filled with snacks, candy, and other food items to the airmen and soldiers. Gary Schmidt, is the 185th Airmen Family Readiness Manager and says the simple gifts mean a lot to those military personnel that are deployed.
Schmidt says the military appreciates the generous gestures of Rexwinkel Funeral Home, as well as several other businesses and organizations that contribute to the military by providing similar gifts.
Schmidt says there are military personnel living across the region, and such efforts are greatly appreciated.
Lori Rexwinkel says she and her husband, Dan, wanted to do something to benefit military personnel.
Rexwinkel says more than a dozen families participated in the “Fill The Stocking” program.
Lori Rexwinkel says the funeral home wants to make this an annual event.