The July 28 biennial Fetter Family Reunion was highlighted by the attendance of all five of the living children of Lewis and Agnes Fetter. Martha Van Horn from Plano, Texas; Betty Tesar from Marengo; John Fetter from Ackley; Georgia Duffy from Humboldt; and Peggy Davis from Des Moines had not all gathered at this event since 2001.
The Tesar family hosted the 70 descendants who attended the 2013 reunion held at the Reining Toledo Civic Center. The host family in attendance included Betty Tesar, Marengo; Larry and Holly Tesar, Excelsior Springs, Missouri; Dennis Tesar and Heidi Reichhold, Lakewood, Colorado; Terry, Lisa, Shane, Scott, Skyler, and Shelby Tesar, Marion; and Nick Duffy, Moulton.
After making only a dent in all the food brought in for the noon potluck meal, the afternoon was spent visiting, viewing the display of family photographs and historical articles, and taking photographs.
Others coming from out-of-state were: Joe, Jeanne, Kaitlyn, Zachary, and Elijah from Schaumburg, Ill.; Norbert and Barbara Hala from Beavercreek, Ohio; Randy, Deb and Emily Reinarts from Sleepy Eye, and Christopher Jeffers from Eagan, Minn.; Allan Van Horn from Dallas, Texas; and Marilyn Hala from Reston, Va.
Others attending from Iowa were: Pam Duffy and Mickey Carlson, Adel; Monica Fetter, Amana; Craig, Annette, and Jennifer Jeffers, Blairsburg; Tom, Robin, Logan and Lydia Brown, Buck and Nora Fetter, Cedar Rapids; Jeff and Mindy Duffy, De Witt; John and Michelle Potter, Des Moines; Sandy Fetter, Fairfax; Serita Reil, Monique Smith and Morgan Vaughan, Guthrie Center; Francis, Michael, Joni, Angela, Adam, and Anna Duffy, Humboldt; Wally, Amanda, Luke, Grace, Mary, and Elizabeth Kalinay, Marshalltown; Norma Fetter, Lawrence and Janet Wacha, Toledo; Dan, Jill, Erynn, Molly, Noah, and Rachel DeRycke, Victor; and Carole Duffy, West Des Moines.