Laurie Kreul is the new administrator of Barthell Eastern Star.
Kreul and her husband Eric live in West Union and hope to move to Decorah before winter. They have two sons, three daughters, one granddaughter and one grandson.
Kreul most recently worked for Gundersen Health Systems as a regional clinic manager. Prior to working for Gundersen, she worked as an administrator for the Good Samaritan Society for 16 years. She has a master’s degree in administration, specializing in long-term care administration and human resources.
“I am excited to be initiated into the Eastern Star organization. It has been wonderful meeting the residents and their families, the amazing staff and working with the board of directors. It was also wonderful to meet so many of the Eastern Star grand officers at our annual plant sale,” Kreul said.
“I look forward to getting to know each of you and I also look forward to becoming active in the Decorah community. Please stop in and say hello when you visit and thank you to all for the warm welcome.”