Bio: Malchow Family Reunion (18 Aug 1973)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Malchow, Genrich, Graffunder, Sparhawk, Barker, Gurnes, Werner, Dottke, Beatty, Witt, Sprague, Buenning, Mueller, Zenker, Weiberg, Oehler, Hunt, Stark, Rau

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 23 Aug 1973

One hundred four persons were present at the third annual Malchow family reunion Saturday, August 18, 1973, at Dorchester Recreational Park. Herbert Malchow served as master of ceremonies. Mrs. Lawrence Genrich and Mrs. Herbert Malchow were in charge of recreation, and Gay Graffunder provided music for dancing.

A new feature was a bulletin board with newspaper clipping; a Malchow family picture taken over 70 years ago; and death notices, weddings and engagements of the past year. Among the deaths in the family was Mrs. Louise Barker, Abbotsford, one of the ten children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Malchow Sr. The following also died: Mrs. Walter Malchow, Stevens Point, and John Sparhawk, Denver, Colorado. It was suggested that each family bring their bit of news to add to the bulletin board next year.

It was voted to have the family reunion next year at the same place and the same time, the third Saturday in August, beginning with a potluck dinner. Mr. and Mrs. James Malchow and family, Seattle, Washington, and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Malchow and family, Augusta Georgia, received prizes for coming the longest distance.

Others present for the reunion were: Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Barker and Susan, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Barker and family, Mayville; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gurnes and family, West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Steven Werner and family, Waukesha; Lea and Jane Dottke, New Berlin; Mrs. Laura Beatty and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Rau and Barbara, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Werner, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Witt, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Genrich, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Werner and daughter, and Miss Jean Malchow, all of Milwaukee; Walter Malchow, Paul, Malchow, and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sprague, Stevens Point;

Allen Buenning and Debbie Mueller, Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Sprague, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Zenker, Park Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Neal Weiberg and Billy, New Richmond; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Oehler, Waupun; Mr. and Mrs. Hebert Malchow and Kathy, Antigo; Mr. and Mrs. Gay Graffunder and Debbie, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Malchow and family, and Harvey Malchow, Medford; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hunt, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Oehler, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Graffunder and son, and Robert Mueller and sons, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sprague and sons, Thorp; Miss Frieda Stark, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Hunt and family, Wausau; and Mr. and Mrs. William Rau and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. George Rau and sons, Mrs. Alvina Marlow, Fred Malchow, Miss Anna Rau and James Rau, all of Dorchester.



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