August 31, 2012
The annual reunion of the descendents of Peter and Anna Harmsen Thede was held at the Meskwaki Buffet at Tama on Sunday, August 26, 2012. The event was hosted by Jeanette Van Metre. Those in attendance were Ardella and Don Geerdes of Wellsburg; Shirley Paustian of Iowa City; Dale Thede of Urbandale; Craig and Coral Thede of Toledo; Jeanette Van Metre of Waterloo; Elaine Thede and Russell Rosenberger of Gladbrook; Carol Thede and Kenneth and Irma Thede of Reinbeck; Connie Howsare and Ralph and Karen Rosenberger of Cedar Rapids. There was one marriage and two births. Dale Thede shared details of his family’s trip to Germany this August, learning about the Thedes that remain in Germany and the number of Thede families in all the states of the United States. Kenneth Thede was the oldest and a granddaughter Coral Thede was the youngest in attendance. Next year’s reunion is to be August 25, 2013 at the same location. This was the 45th reunion, with the first one being held on June 12, 1960.
News, Blogs & Events Web