On Sunday, August 14, 2016, descendants of the 12 children from the union of Jacob and Augusta (Petzrick) House met at Lakeside Park in Menomonie, WI.
Shirley (Burck) Edgeberg opened our gathering by leading us in Prayer. It was an absolutely beautiful day! The food and fellowship were great. Those in attendance were: Colin & Judy Hempel of Greenwood, IN and guest Jeanine Fischer of Spring Lake Park, MN; Don & Lynn McIlquham of Bloomer; Elaine Grutt of Boyceville; Audrey Stendall of Onalaska; Hannah Rubusch of Boyceville, our eldest attendee at 98 years young, with companion Sue Wettenget of Visiting Angels; Katie Rubusch of Boyceville; Jean Davis of Menomonie; Duey and Kim Davis of Spring Valley; Lisa Van Dusartz of Woodbury, MN; Shirley Edgeberg of Menomonie; Sharalyn Edgeberg of Oakdale, MN; Ed & Irene Johnson of Colfax; Lisa McCann of Woodbury, MN; Bradley House of St. Paul, MN; and Dan & Sharon Wold of Menomonie.
Some special highlights from this year’s gathering: Duey Davis gave Shirley Edgeberg her first-ever motorcycle ride, and then gave Jean Davis, his mother, her first-ever ride with him. Shirley made the comment that it was fun and that she could mark that off her bucket list.
Next year’s reunion will be held at Lakeside Park in Menomonie on Sunday, August 13, 2017.