Losing more than just OB

To the editor:

Yes, shutting down the OB Department is sad for Webster City. We are, as yet, unaware of the collateral damage this may cause. One thing I already realize is that we are losing a family that has been an asset to this community. Katie Duerr is the midwife who is losing her job as of Oct. 12. Her departure will take away her husband, Jeremy, who works at Hamilton County Social Service and their three children, Ellie, Tristan and Asher, who attend local schools. They had found a church home in Fort Dodge. It has been my privilege to work with her, laugh with her and share a recipe or two these last three years. I wish her many more years of giving exceptional care to future mothers-to-be.

Jane Klaver

Webster City