Forty-two members of the late Henry C. and Anna Brockmann Dahms family met at the AmVet Hall in Lincoln, Iowa for their 54th annual reunion on Sunday, Aug. 14th.
A bountiful basket dinner was enjoyed by all present. This was followed by a business meeting conducted by President Carolyn Riley.
Officers elected for 2012 included President Denise Thomazin, Vice President Bonnie Murty, Secretary Marjorie McIntosh, Assistant Secretary Joyce Bern, and Treasurer Judy Widmayer.
Changes noted to the family history included:
Marriages: Tiffany Taquino to Robert Giovengo Tiffany is the granddaughter of Gary Dahms.
Births: Madison Giovengo on Oct. 18, 2010, great granddaughter of Gary Dahms and Zoey Marie Timmons on June 24, 2011, granddaughter of Judy and Darryl Widmayer and great granddaughter of Elmer Bern.
Deaths: Gretchen Dahms on Aug. 19, 2010; Gary Bern on Oct. 14, 2010; Emma Bern on April 14, 2011 and Evelyn Bern on May 21, 2011.
Oldest in attendance: Elmer Bern, Viola Vasey, Lucille Smith, and Leslie Bern all in their 90's.
Youngest in attendance: Allison Thomazin age 9, great granddaughter of Lucille Smith.
Coming from the farthest distance: The Jerry McIntoshes and the Gerald Rileys from St. Charles and Naperville, Ill. and the Marlin Moellers from their summer home in Roach, Mo.
Coming from the shortest distance: Elmer Bern of Lincoln.
Attendees in 2011 were from: Ames, Beaman, Cedar Rapids, Chelsea, Des Moines, Gladbrook, Grundy Center, Lincoln, Marshalltown, Montour, Reinbeck, Traer, and Toledo, Iowa;
Naperville and St. Charles, Ill. and Roach, Mo.