The descendants of the late Clyde & Clara Feisel met for their 35th annual Feisel family reunion on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Toledo Heights Park. There were 86 in attendance
A potluck was served at noon. The day was spent visiting & taking pictures. The children enjoyed the playground equipment and chose 3 toys each of the array of toys, books, games, school supplies, etc. The adults were each given a token gift. There was also the "Candy Guess Game", where everyone could guess the number of pieces of candy in each jar. The winners were Rachel Erisman, Leah Morrison & Elliot Phillips. Each received the jar of candy they guessed.
There was a display of last years' group pictures and pictures of new additions to the family. The current Family Tree was displayed. In the past year there were 4 marriages and 1 birth.
Marriages: Alexa Groff & Jacob Middleton, Oct 6, 2012. Parents: Jerry & Debbie Groff. Grandparents: Fred & Gail (Feisel) Brandt. Richard Collins & Corinne Meyer, March 16, 2013. Parents: Larry & Pam Collins. Grandparents: Richard (Dick) & Joan Feisel. Joel Brandt & Lindsay Poland, April 19, 2013. Parents: Richard & Carol Brandt. Grandparents: Fred & Gail (Feisel) Brandt. Ken Feisel & Derek Nguyen, June 14, 2013. Parents: Lyle & Dorothy Feisel. Grnadparents: Clyde & Clara Feisel.
Birth: Madyson Mae Gerard, June 11, 2013. Parents: Tyler Gerard & Hollie Harper. Grandparents: Les & Teresa (Feisel) Gerard.
On Saturday night, July 27, several of the family gathered at the Meskwaki Hotel where some were staying for a "pre-reunion" reunion. Snacks were served, games played & lots of visiting.
Attending this year's reunion: Lyle & Dorothy Feisel, St. Michaels, MD; Rachel & Camryn Guritz, Bowling Green MO; Justin, Rachel, Gavin & Greycen Erisman, Grenwood, MO; Gordon & Ruth Scott, Carol Brandt, Gary & Janet Runyan, Korah Fritz, Hailee & McKenna Rance all of Cedar Rapids; Les, Teresa, Amber & Melissa Gerard, Tyler Gerard, Holly Harper, Madyson Gerard, Richard & Corinne Collins all of Des Moines; Lanny, Melissa, Lane & Wyatt Feisel, Scott Runyan, Leah Morrison & Madalyn Flatjord all of Belle Plaine; Jerry & Debbie Groff, Danielle Berregaard of Ankeny; Tim, Tiffany, Conway, Chloe, Carlee Feisel of Traer; Clayton Blocker, Traer; Amy Feisel & Kyle Downs of Marshalltown; Julie & Elliot Phillips & Matthew Kanour of Oelwein; Larry & Pam Collins of Indianola; Erik, Jill, Ella & Clara Rockwell of Garnavillo; Linda Bostian of Williamsburg; JJ Feisel of Ruthven; Cathy & Jessica Durkop of Delmar; Stefanie & Grace Glover of Oskaloosa; Jamie Durkop of Davenport; Mike & Rose Feisel of Sioux City; Dave & Avon Feisel of Chariton; Anna Wither, Dan & Jazmine Walbridge of Coralville; Jake & Alexa Middleton of Grimes; Andrew, Lynne & Annabelle Toivonen of Norwalk; Jim, Tonya & Andrew Scott, Ashley Lorenz, Eric Harbaugh, Carol Sorenson & Beth Scott all of Waterloo; Rose & Shannon Feisel of Toledo; Larry & Kay, Sara, June, Susan & Jeff Sr. Feisel all of Tama.
The 36th Reunion will be held the last Sunday in July 2014.