Michael Booth Benefit

Michael Booth Family Benefit

In May 2020, the Booth family received heartbreaking news that Mike was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jacobs disease. (cjdfoundation ) This cruel, degenerative brain disease affects just 1 in every 1 million Americans. Prognosis averages 6 months to 1 year after onset of symptoms.

Mike and Kim began farming in 1983 in Fairfield, IA and were members of the First United Methodist Church and Farm Bureau there, then moved their farming operation and family to New Hampton, IA in 2002. They were active in the United Methodist Church and Farm Bureau there as well. In 2010, they sold their farm and moved to Hampton, IA where they owned and operated North Country Grain Systems. Kim and Mike are active in the Hampton United Methodist Church and Mike was instrumental in forming the Men's Fellowship Ministry.

Late last fall  Mike began to have issues with his memory, reading ability and speech; he also developed problems with his stability and depth perception. His wife, Kimberly, along with other family members and their church family became concerned with the changes they were seeing in Mike. Extensive medical testing began and within 2 months they got the devastating diagnosis.

Hospice is now involved with his care. His ability to communicate is quickly deteriorating. A healthy 57-year-old man who operated a physically and technically demanding business a short time ago is now confined to bed.

Michael is a man of strong faith. He loves his God and has been a faithful servant throughout his life. He is a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather. Mike is always the first to step up and help a friend in need.

Please consider helping this family as they navigate their lives through this heartbreaking journey. 

If you would like to contribute something to the family but do not feel comfortable doing so over the internet, please feel free to bring a check to the Hampton United Methodist Church (100 Central Ave. E. Hampton, IA 50441) or First Bank Hampton; designated for the “Michael Booth Benefit”.


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Larry Gilchrist 
Hampton, IA
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