Verkamp family gathers for reunion

There were 73 descendants of the Leonard and Katie Verkamp family who met on Sunday, July 28, at Verkamp Park near Schnellville for a family reunion. A fried chicken supper with carry-in dishes was served at 4 p.m. The reunion was hosted by the Alice and Bob Theising family.

Attending the reunion were Ed Verkamp, Jane and Bob Durcholz, Brenda, Andy and Allison Hassfurther, Jim and Mary Verkamp, Mike, Mitchell and Mason Verkamp, Gerry and Phyllis Verkamp, Cathy and Elijah Schepers, Kevin, Sophia and Stella Verkamp, Linda Verkamp, Jeremy and Jarrett Verkamp, Barb and Gary Gehlhausen, Stan and Diane Verkamp, Cassie, Nathan, Kaden and Adalynn Beyke, Brandon, Erica, Blakely and Paisley Verkamp, Larry Verkamp, Lenny and Diann Verkamp; Tom Schroering, Mary Theising, Ruth and Sid Fritch, Jane and Charlie Hoffman, Laura Theising, Pat and Shirley Bourke, Cathy, Marty and Kent Case, Andrea Nicole and Walter Leathem, Mike and Joy Bourke; Helen Theising, Cyndy Geier, Julie and Tim Hoffman, Bernie, Angie, Trent, Jordan, Bryce and Amber Theising; Judy and Tim Baer, Betty and Steve Jenkins, Andrea, Jason, Lilly and Harrison Hulsman, Drew Jenkins with Allison and Owen.

Family pictures were taken playing cards and socializing.  Cathy Case brought Magic Pen and Sticker books to share with all the little ones.

The next reunion will be held in 2020 and hosted by the Bernita and Joe Bourke family.

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