The Twenhafel Family Reunion was held August 2, 2015 at the Trinity Lutheran School Activity Center in Hoyleton with a catered meal by Geri Schnitker at 12:30p.m.
Larry Unverfehrt welcomed the group and led them in table prayer.
Larry introduced members of the committee Kurt Brink, Ray and Eunice Hausler, Bob Twenhafel, Pearl Twenhafel, Ray and Janet Borrenpohl (not present), Larry and Kathy Unverfehrt and Geraldine Twenhafel.
He thanked the committee for all their work, desserts and prizes.
Cheryl Twenhafel- sending out letters.
Gene Twenhafel- flower decorations on the tables which were given away later.
Karen and Dave Droste- donation of an attendance prize from her store All-Mart.
The group observed a moment of silence in memory of those who had passed on since we met last, two years ago: Glen Koemel, Kevin Simonton, Allan Weihe, Paul Tyberent, Frances A. Lautenschlaeger, Esther Wehmeier, Ruth Maschhoff, Kathleen Pentroni, Hilke Unverfehrt and Wilma Maschhoff.
Read a letter from Helen Twenhafel Vogel from Texas who wasn’t able to attend.
Families were introduced from the descendants of Gus, Louie and William Twenhafel whose parents were Henry and Marie Eckert Twenhafel.
A prize was given to Alvera Redeker, the oldest member present.
Everyone was in favor to have another reunion in August 2017 at the same place.
Those attending from Illinois included: Carlyle- Rose Hanke, Doris Brammeier, Norma Rommelman, Steve and Sandy Haun, Gene Twenhafel, Doyle, Pam, Zack and Jacob Twenhafel, Dave, Angie and Luke Redeker and Randy and Lisa Schmidt. Hoffman- Alvin Unverfehrt and Brett and Emily Honenburger Mascoutah- Robert Twenhafel New Baden- Michael, Angie, Blake and Brady Twenhafel Okawville- Verdell Unverfehrt Centralia- Alvera Redeker, Stan, Mary, Brittany and Josh Jones, Larry and Kathy Unverfehrt, Tyler
Unverfehrt and Jeanna Corken,
Luther Redeker and Sonna Guibb and Cliff and Doris Meadows. Hoyleton- Dolores Unverfehrt, Darrel and Lucy Maschhoff, Steve, Linda, Leah and Kyle Kleiboeker, Wayne and Ruth Unverfehrt, Donna Richard, Ray and Eunice Hausler; Richview- Kurt and Mason Brink, Will Stanton and Eunice Brink; New Minden- Pearl Twenhafel; Nashville- Karen and Jeff Droste, Ron and Lois Schorfheide, Todd, Cheryl, Kirsten, and Trent Twenhafel and Geraldine Twenhafel; Burlington- Deb Twenhafel; North Carolina- Lori Twenhafel Gowdy; Kansas- Kathy Woodward; Missouri- Jan Dekenport.