Twenty-six members of the late Henry C. and Anna Brockmann Dahms family met at the Salem Church in Lincoln, Iowa for their 56th annual reunion on Sunday, Aug. 11th, 2013.
A bountiful basket dinner was enjoyed by all present. This was followed by a business meeting conducted by President Bonnie Murty. Officers elected for 2014 included President Carolyn Riley, Vice President Marlis Helland, Secretary Marjorie McIntosh, Assistant Secretary Joyce Bern and Treasurer Judy Widmayer.
Changes noted to the family history included:
Births: Catherine Olivia Shook was born on October 2, 2012 to Tom and Jennifer Shook. Grandparents are Julie (Glass) and Myron Shook. Great grandparents are Richard and Janice Glass.
Linda Jae Provost was born on June 22, 2013 in Provo, Utah to Ryan and Breanna Provost. Linda is the granddaughter of the late Linda Provost and granddaughter of Jay Provost. Greatgrandparents are Diane and Fred Neubauer with great, great grandparents would be the late John and Lena Dahms.
Marriages: Molly Nouska married Sean Sunrell on July 28, 2012. They live in St. Louis Park, Minn. Molly is the granddaughter of Maxine Schoel.
Deaths: Ardis Dahms, November 23, 2012, wife of the late Lester Lloyd Dahms. Leonard Dahms February 1, 2013 husband of Dorene Allard Dahms and son of the late Bill and Martha Dahms; Eleanor Marie Dahms, wife of the late Donald Dahms on March 30, 2013. Late word has been received of the death of Darryl Ray Dahms in mid-August of 2013 near Las Vegas, Nev. Darryl was the grandson of the late Adolph and Anna Dahms.
Birthdays: Marcella Dahms celebrated her 90th birthday in April 2013.
Anniversaries: Marlin and Phyllis Moeller observed their 60th wedding anniversary on June 21st, 2013.
Oldest in attendance: Elmer Bern (97), Viola Vasey (96) & Leslie Bern (94).
Youngest in attendance: Allison Thomazin, age 11 Granddaughter of Joan Meppelink.
Coming from the farthest distance: Phyllis and Marlin Moeller from their summer home in Roach, Mo., Carolyn Riley of St. Charles, Ill. and the Jerry McIntoshes of Naperville, Ill.
Coming from the shortest distance Elmer Bern of Lincoln, Iowa.
Attendees in 2013 were from: Ames, Chelsea, Des Moines, Gladbrook, Grundy Center, Johnston, Lincoln, Marshalltown, Reinbeck, Toledo, and Traer, Iowa; Naperville and St. Charles, Ill. and Roach Mo.