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Southern Wisconsin Singing

Plum Grove Church, Folklore Village Farm,
Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Saturday, November 9, 2002

The sixteenth annual Southern Wisconsin Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Johanna Fabke leading song on page 52t. Joyce Anderson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Jim Page 151; Jan Ketelle 36b; Julie Vea 192; Marcia Johnson 434; Jeanette Lowry 383; Myrka Hall-Beyer 86; Val Dunagan 171; Megan Jennings 29t; Collette Miller 368; Kathy Kaiser 384; Doug Stapleton 318; Joyce Anderson 354b; Becky Browne 362; Carol Crawford 131t; Eleanor Haase 142; Terry Hogg 212; Joan Yeatman 496; Christine Stevens 542.

A business meeting was held during which Johanna Fabke was elected chairman.


Johanna Fabke called the class to order leading song on page 145t. Leaders: Dick Dunagan 65; Janet Fraembs 129; Hans Guttman 38b; Thomas Willard 422; Cathryn Baker 335; Ted Mercer 352; Kit Pfau 203; Nick Pascual 309; Jeanette Nelson 217; Michael Moore “Mesopotamia”; Jenny Willard 530; Jim Helke 196; Cathy Lutz 472; Ted Johnson “Perfect Pleasure”.


Johanna Fabke called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 84. Leaders: Francis Gurtz 313b; Connie Karduck 391; Jim Crawford 522; Melanie Hauff “A Joyful Noise”; Lee Steinmetz 163b; Lisa Grayson 430; Keith Willard 460.

The memorial lesson was held with Jan Ketelle leading 122 for those who have died: John Bailey, Stephanie Rubin, and Jerilyn Schumacher—Illinois; Randy Wells—Florida; Cindy Cole, Kenneth DeLong, and Revy Williamson—Georgia; Freeman Wootten and George Wyatt—Alabama; Art Heffley—Indiana; Ray Otto, Sr., Peter Vea, Kathleen Lorsten, and Raymond Binder—Wisconsin; Paul and Sheila Welstone, Tom Lapic, William McLaughlin, Mary McEvoy, Marcia Welstone Markuson, and their flight crew—Minnesota; Marjorie Hill Ketelle—Tennessee; Philip Page, Jr.—New Jersey.

Julie Vea led song on page 340 for the sick and shut-ins: Steve Warner—Illinois; Joyce Kocimski, Vern Handrick, and Bob Scorgie—Wisconsin; Jim Vaughan—Pennsylvania; Harold Lackey, Kelly Beard, and B.E. Matthews—Texas; Helen Stevens—Minnesota; Elaine Cullor—Colorado; Richard Swanson—Massachusetts; Carol McCurry—North Carolina; Jamie Hackney, Mary Hackney, Mildred Segal, and Pat Chambers—Florida.

Marcia Johnson led 208 in memory of Stephanie Rubin. Becky Browne closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Martha Henderson 88t; Paul Wyatt 448t.


Johanna Fabke brought the class to order leading song on page 49t. Leaders: Judy Hauff 112; Becky Allen-Powell 146; Mary Bachmann 34t; Myrka Hall-Beyer 280; Becky Browne 222; Jeanette Lowry 475; Terry Hogg 299; Christine Stevens 474; Carol Crawford 68b; Janet Fraembs 385t; Hans Guttman 48b; Catherine Baker 288; Lee Steinmetz 49b; Jeanette Nelson 209; Francis Gurtz 56b.


Johanna Fabke called the class back to order leading song on page 47t. Leaders: Julie Vea 436; Megan Jennings 216; Kathy Kaiser 106; Kit Pfau 159; Joan Yeatman 34b; Eleanor Haase 99; Judy Hauff 411; Colette Miller 185; Ted Johnson 89.

After announcements were made, the Chairperson expressed thanks to Julie Vea and Carol Enseki, food coordinators; and Jim Page and Paula Goode, Arranging Committee. Carol Crawford led the closing prayer. Johanna Fabke led the closing song on page 46, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Johanna Fabke; Secretary—Val Dunagan.