House family gathers at Lakeside Park

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, descendants of the 12 children from the union of Jacob and Augusta (Petzrick) House met at Lakeside Park in Menomonie, WI.

As has been the custom for many years, Thor Edgeberg led us in prayer, and this year Shirley Edgeberg led us in a rousing round of singing God Bless America. We also sang “Happy Birthday” to our eldest attending descendent, Vivian (House) Hempel, who turned 100 in May. There were over 25 families representing approximately 56 folks! One of our best turnouts!

Those in attendance were: Ray Phillips of Elmwood; Archie Lowman of Madison; Hannah Rubusch of Boyceville; Paul and Karen Brown of Kenosha; Irene and Ed Johnson of Colfax; Don and Lynn McIlquham of Bloomer; Walter and Kristi Leifeld and sons Walter, Alexander & Tyler of Holmen; Audrey Stendall of Onalaska; Don and Arlene Eiseth of Menomonie; Elaine Grutt of Boyceville; Sharalyn Edgeberg of Oakdale, MN; Joann Steinmeyer of Menomonie; Thor and Shirley Edgeberg of Menomonie; Jean Davis of Menomonie; Colin and Judy Hempel of Greenwood, IN; Vivian Hempel of St. Paul, MN; Kris and Mary Edgeberg and family of Menomonie; Eric and Michelle Edgeberg of Menomonie; Anne Wold of Menomonie; Brian, Wendy and Zack Wold of Menomonie; Larissa Larson of Minneapolis, MN; Sarah, Olivia and Emma Olmanson of West St. Paul, MN; Jeffrey James House of Farmington, MN; Brad and Judy House of St. Paul, MN; Greg and Heidi Wold and children Madilyn, Alex, and Isaac of Boyceville; Haley and Cadin of Boyceville; Aaron, Diana, Trent and Tessa Wold of Menomonie; Sharon and Dan Wold, Menomonie; Katie Rubusch of Boyceville and guest Charlotte Cummings of Menomonie.

Next year’s reunion will be held at Lakeside Park in Menomonie on Sunday, August 10, 2014.