Thirty-three members of the late Henry C. and Anna Brockmann Dahms family met at the Am Vet Hall in Lincoln, Iowa for their 55th annual reunion on Sunday, Aug. 12th.
A bountiful basket dinner was enjoyed by all present. This was followed by a business meeting conducted by President Denise Thomazin.
Officers elected for 2013 included President Bonnie Murty, Vice President Carolyn Riley, Secretary Marjorie McIntosh, Assistant Secretary Joyce Bern, and Treasurer Judy Widmayer.
Changes noted to the family history included:
Marriages: Renee Boudreaux to Matthew O'Quain Renee is the Daughter of Gary Dahms. Darci Dahms to Tim Adams Darci is Granddaughter of Marcella Dahms. Molly Nouska to Dean Sorrell Molly is the Granddaughter of Maxine Schoel. Tom Shook to Jennifer Kosar Tom is the son of Myon and Julie Glass Shook.
Births: Julia Marie Lorenz on November 27 Daughter of Kyle Jessica Lorenz and Granddaughter of Rodney & Dawn Lorenz; Maxwell James Adams-Son of Darcie & Tim Adams-Great-GrandChild of Marcella Dahms
Deaths: Lucille Smith on 10-15-2011 and Mary Dahms on 11-2-11
Oldest in attendance: Elmer Bern, Viola Vasey, and Leslie Bern all in their 90's.
Youngest in attendance: Allison Thomazin age 10, Granddaughter of Joan Meppelink.
Coming from the farthest distance: The Jerry McIntoshes and Carolyn Riley from St. Charles and Naperville, Illinois, the Marlin Moellers from their summer home in Roach, Missouri, Lisa Helland and Matt Peyton from Plymouth, Minnesota and Claudia Sharp of Sacramento, California.
Coming from the shortest distance: Elmer Bern of Lincoln, IA.
Attendees in 2012 were from: Beaman, Cedar Rapids, Chelsea, Des Moines, Gladbrook, Grundy Center, Lincoln, Marshalltown, Montour, Reinbeck, Traer, and Toledo, Iowa; Naperville and St. Charles, Illinois; Roach, Missouri and Sacramento, California.