Jessie, James, Brooklynn & Roman Jeffery spent Father's Day weekend with Tony & Marcia Kunkel and Mel & Deb Kroon at the camper in Okoboji, then stayed in Adrian through Thursday. They got to spend an afternoon at the amusement park and even dipped their toes in the lake on Sunday! The kids saw some other family members, Great Grandma came in for a meal on Monday before they headed back to Spearfish after James had a same day surgery procedure on his wrist. Recent report is he's doing OK at home, will soon have a cast on for three weeks. On their way home they stopped at Eric's and had supper with him & Reese as Carrie was in Sioux Falls for Guards.
A beautiful and classic wedding took pace at 3:00 pm. on Saturday, June 22nd at St. Adrian Catholic Church. Miss Alarie Greder, daughter of Rod and Rhonda Greder became the wife of Levi Bullerman, son of Dean and Cindy Bullerman. At the start of the service, the two mothers went up the steps to light the Unity Candle and then hugged each other, a symbol of two families united forever. Father David Krogman, Sioux Falls and a long time friend of the Bullermans, presided at the service. Father David put everyone in a happy and joyful mood as he told several stories about his nevousness performing wedding ceremonies! The bride wore an ivory simple classic gown and her attendants were in knee length teal dresses. Beautiful music was provided by Cindy Heitkamp and her daughter Tracy Altman. Friends and family made up the wedding party. Levi Bullerman, Jr., the couple’s son was ring bearer. He was carried down by his uncle Seth Bullerman. At the close of the ceremony the couple received great applause and then greeted every guest as they left their pews. The reception was held at the Best Western - Ramkota Inn in Sioux Falls. What a lovely large room for the hundreds of guests. The guests were served a great salad followed by large plates of ham and special mashed potatoes, asparagus and hot rolls. A choice of delicious cupcakes finalized the meal. Everyone was full, happy, visiting and joining in on the toasting of the couple! It was a special beautiful day for the couple, their families and their many friends. Congratulations Levi and Alarie!
Another sadness has hit the family of Dave Edwards. Kevin Teel, age 44 passed away June 9, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa. The funeral was Friday, June 14th in Des Moines. Kevin was the son of the late Norma Edwards of Adrian and step-son of Dave Edwards. Kevin leaves a wife Peggy and two children. Kevin was a carpenter and fixed up old equipment and took pride in his family and his home and yard. He will be greatly missed! Kevin died of cancer and his death was deeply felt by his family and many friends. Blessed be the memory of Kevin Teel!
As I write this column on Saturday morning, a huge storm passed through many parts of South Dakota and Minnesota. Daughter, Mary Taylor of Minneapolis called me at 11:00 a.m. Saturday to tell me that 500,000 twin city folks were without electricity. Mary had to clean out two deep freezes and take the contents to a friend in Golden Valley! The condo had a generator but they had to use the freight elevator! Mary states “Oh why weren’t the lines placed underground like Adrian?” Just a long paragraph of one family’s experience! Mary came home to Adrian to escort her mom to the Bullerman wedding. She had such a great time seeing so many old friends.
Congratulations to Ben Henning and Katie Wieneke who went to State with their golfing! Ben will be playing golf for Adrian for two more years! Katie will also play Adrian golf for two more years.
Jordan Dingmann made the All State Team in baseball! He is the son of Dan and Monica and earned the honor of All Section Baseball Team 2013! Jordan played centerfield for Adrian. Congratulations Jordan!
Congratulations to former Adrianite, Chris Hodapp, son of Mark and Deb who won first place in the Rochester, MN, “2013 Chef One Winner! Chris and his wife Dawn and baby Payton are now living in Rochester, MN. Chris and family lived and worked in Sun Valley, Idaho for five years.
The 18th annual Dorn Open was held in Adrian the weekend of June 15th and 16th The event was organized by Pat, Cammie, Jake and Kendra Dorn and used the theme “Redneck” for the 35 members of the Joe and Punky Dorn clan. Coming from the farthest distance were Ashley Warren and friend Sam Hatfield of San Diego, CA. The winners for 2013 and getting their names engraved on the plaque were: Matt Dorn, Tom White, Kendra Dorn, Mandi Warren and Amy Dorn. In speaking to this writer, Punky states they pitch in for the food and fun! Everyone loves the weekend rain or shine! It did pour the morning of June 15th but the sun came out in the afternoon and the golfers were ready! How great for that family having their annual “golf outing” and family get togethers!
Must give credit to the Methodist “Crosswinds” bulletin about the Father’s Day poem published June 12th. “Dad’s Greatest Job.” The author is unknown but I forgot to say I got it from the Methodist Church.
Thanks to Bob Eickhoff who helped me to my car, in the rain, using a large green umbrella on June 15th at the bridal shower for Jennifer Reker at Grove Park. Bob was busy taking care little ones and doing lots of running! Thanks Bob!
Save the date July 17th for the annual CDA Salad Luncheon to be held in the St. Adrian Parish Hall. It starts at 11:00 a.m. and with air conditioning it should be a great day.
Neighbor Etta was telling me about this delightful fun afternoon, so I asked her for an article for my column!
June 15th, Etta Schroeder and her sister, Mrs. Cleo Ling, traveled to Jackson, MN, for an English Tea Party. They were guests of their nieces Norma Kanuch and Jeanette Rehinboldt who were hostesses. The event was held at Mrs. Donna Kanuch’s home. The Tea was served with all of the guests wearing vintage hats and white gloves. The menu consisted of open faced cucumber sandwiches, scones, served with homemade jams and jellies and sponge cake. Along with several different types of tea. Place card favors were small baskets with a nose gay of flowers and several tea bags in them for the guests to take home. Lively conversation followed of days gone by and how things were done differently. Many laughs and giggles were enjoyed.