Marian Home dedicated
28 Sep 2018
The Marian Home and Village celebrated the completion of a multi-year, multi-million dollar renovation project with a dedication and open house Thursday.
Local dignitaries, as well as the bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City, spoke at the ceremony, held near the new main entrance of the facility, located at 2400 Sixth Ave. N.
Bishop R. Walter Nickless said a prayer at the ceremony before speaking about the facility itself.
“I can’t believe it,” he said. “It’s just so beautiful and gorgeous.”
He even halfheartedly said it may be the perfect place for him to retire to.
“And I already told one of the residents over there, ‘can I stay here in a couple of years when I retire?'” Nickless said. “‘Do you have a room for me?’ Because this is a beautiful, beautiful place.”
The remodel, which broke ground in 2015 and cost $13.1 million, shows how committed Catholics across the state are dedicated to taking care of those who need assisted living care, according to the bishop.
“Our Diocese of Sioux City is committed to the caring of the elderly and the sick, and this facility shows that in a beautiful, beautiful way,” Nickless said. “Our mission is to care for the least among us, and I want to thank all the people who are here who have entrusted their loved ones to us.”
Eric Halverson, executive director of the Marian Home, highlighted the changes that resulted from the renovation.
“It’s a great honor to continue to meet the needs of those who we currently serve, and completing a project that’ll benefit generations to come,” Halverson said. “The primary projects include adding more private rooms, dining areas, as well as building a new chapel.”