The 2010 McKenna reunion for the families of the late Charles and Clara McKenna was held on Sunday, Aug. 1 at Taylor Park in Traer. Sixty two members attended the potluck dinner.
A business meeting was conducted after dinner by President Melinda Duckworth. Officers for next year are Sara Schlorholtz, President; Rita Eckardt, Vice President; and Teresa Schlorholtz, Secretary-Treasurer. Family members shared news since our last meeting in 2008.
There were five births reported at the reunion this year. Abigail Frances McKenna was born April 6, 2010. Her parents are John and Nichole McKenna. Samuel David Janssen was born March 29, 2009. His parents are Karl and Dawn Janssen. The late Bill and Earlene McKenna are grandparents of the children. Natalie Elizabeth McKenna was born March 1, 2008. Her parents are David and Dee McKenna. Jackson William DeJoode was born September 29, 2008. His parents are Liz and Adam DeJoode. Dick and Colette McKenna are grandparents of the children. Kyle Evan Campbell was born April 18, 2010. His parents are Lee and Sarah Campbell. The baby's grandparents are Mike and Shirley Roth. Great-grandparents of all of the children are Patty McKenna and the late Robert McKenna.
Five marriages were reported during our meeting. Adam Schlorholtz and Haley Landwehr were married June 13, 2009. Adam's parents are John and Teresa Schlorholtz. His grandparents are the late Irene and Walter Brandt. Drs. Brian Hopper and Katherine McKenna were married on October 17, 2009. Katherine's parents are the late Bill and Earlene McKenna. Her grandparents are Patty McKenna and the late Robert McKenna. James Malecek and Wendi Pirtle were married June 24, 2010. His parents are Phyliss and Mike Malecek. Jennifer Thiele and Luke Barnum were married August 9, 2008. Her parents are John and Pam Thiele. Mindy McKenna and Rob Albright were married October 10, 2009. Her parents are Dale and Sherry McKenna. Grandparents of these three family members are Harold and Maxine McKenna.
The family was saddened by the deaths of Robert McKenna on July 25, 2009 and Earlene McKenna on February 20, 2010.
The next reunion will be held in August 2011 at Taylor Park in Traer.