July 29, 2011
47th Annual Dinsdale Family Reunion Forty-two descendents out of a possible 417 living descendents of Thomas and Jennie (Fleming) Dinsdale attended the reunion at the North Tama Activity Center in Traer on Sunday, July 24, 2011. The family of the late LeRoy Dinsdale hosted the potluck dinner. Judy (Dinsdale) Benz presided over the meeting. The oldest family member in attendance was Everett Traylor of Davenport, IA and the youngest was Lucas Obrecht of Naples, FL. The PJ Obrecht family drove the farthest to attend from Naples, FL and PJ’s sister, Kristy Peach, and her family drove from Choteau, MT to attend the reunion. Joan Reuman, family historian, gave a report of 2 deaths, 4 marriages and 5 births. Mildred (Dinsdale) Witt died March 11, 2011 at age 102. Kathryn Obrecht died May 30, 2011 at age 48. Her parents are Dean and Dianne Obrecht and grandparents were the late Verner and Ella Claussen. Marriages: Jaime Dinsdale, daughter of Craig and Rita, married Chad David Miller October 30, 2010. Jaime is granddaughter of Marilyn (Dinsdale) and Dean Jellings and the late Calvin Dinsdale. Reed Dinsdale, son of Rex and Brenda, married Lydia Marie Schick March 19, 2011. Reed is grandson of Dick and Carolyn, great grandson of Louise and the late LeRoy Dinsdale. Diana Foster, daughter of Paul and Carol, married Kenneth Lee Miller May 14, 2011. Diana is granddaughter of the late Clyde and Matilda Foster. Joe Wessels, stepson of David Witt and son of Darith Witt, married Emily Michelle Lentz June 18, 2011. Joe is step grandson of Kenneth and the late Georgia Witt, step great grandson of the late Vern and Mildred Witt. Births: Kalijha Thomas Aeschliman, born Sept. 23, 2010 to Cassidy and Matthew Aeschliman. Grandson of Jodi and Dirk Dixon, great grandson of Dale and Jan Podhajsky, great great grandson of the late Ernest and Arlene Frier. Stephen Lawrence Knabe, born Nov. 26, 2010 to James and Deborah Knabe. Grandson of Joyce and Larry Buchholz, great grandson of the late Floyd and Mae Dinsdale. Madison Kimber Foster, born May 17, 2011 to Michael and Shilow Foster. Granddaughter of Steven Foster, great grandson of Paul and Carol Foster, great great grandson of the late Matilda and Clyde Foster. Kayla Michelle Reuman, born May 24, 2011 to Kip and Amy Reuman. Granddaughter of Mike and Joan Reuman, great granddaughter of the late Marvin and Ruth Dinsdale. Gavin Lee Miller, born June 19, 2011 to Diana and Kenneth Miller. Grandson of Paul and Carol Foster, great grandson of the late Matilda and Clyde Foster. Joan read a note from a distant relative in the United Kingdom who is a relative through “Big Jim” Dinsdale’s first wife, Ann (Nicoll) Dinsdale. They hope to produce a family cookbook similar to ours. They had 62 family members at their recent reunion in the UK. Dotta Hassman opened the discussion on restructuring who hosts the reunions and it was decided to ask for volunteers. David Dinsdale, Maxine Bushbaum and Glen Witt will organize the 48th reunion at the North Tama Activity Center in Traer on July 22, 2012. Dale and Jan Podhajsky will be in charge of the homemade ice cream! While we enjoyed our ice cream and desserts, PJ Obrecht showed the DVD he put together in memory of his sister, Kathy. We signed a card for Tom Dinsdale who is currently in the hospital. Family members attended from the following Iowa communities: Waterloo, Lawler, Reinbeck, Davenport, Dumont, Des Moines, Cumming, Ames, Winterset, Hudson, Elk Run Heights, Cedar Falls, Janesville and Traer. Those attending from out of state: Rock Island, IL, Kasson, MN, Choteau, MT, Naples, FL, Byron, MN.
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