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Southern Wisconsin Singing

Plum Grove Church, Folklore Village Farm, Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The 21st annual Southern Wisconsin singing was held at Plum Grove Church, Folklore Village Farm, Dodgeville, Wisconsin, on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Jan Ketelle and Julie Vea leading 31t. Joyce Anderson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Johanna Fabke 84; Marjorie Matthews 198; Val Dunagan 63; John Seaton 47t; Laura Densmore 101b; Matt Wells 272; Peggy Brayfield 215; Wayne Dell 277; Cassie Lang 270; Lou Kujawinski 49b; Michael Moore 110; Donna Gunderson Rogers 419; Dick Dunagan 74b; Martha Henderson 456; Paul Landskroener 436; Ann Sleeva 86.

A business meeting was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Peter Bradley; Arranging Committee—James Page and Kathy Kaiser; Secretary—Val Dunagan.

RECESS

Peter Bradley called the class to order leading 163b. Leaders: Paul Wyatt 176b; Carol Enseki 34b; Niel Gary 61; Paula Goode 122; Steve Helwig 157; Joyce Anderson 452; Jeff Breting 324; Kristie Harju 274t; Michael Mosley 313b; Kim Bahmer 370; Colette Miller 348b; Ryan Wheeler 312b.

A memorial lesson was held with Henry Schuman leading 340 for the sick and shut-ins: Jeanette Lowry, Bob Scorgie, Peg Pearson, Bob Anderson, Mary Agee, John Blattner, Kelly Day, Clark Cardy, Richard Grayson, Molly Hansen, Martin Lakomiak, Edith Tate, Pauline Childers, George Stapleton, Raymond Hamrick, Gerry Young, Bethalee Harpst, and Andrea Nagy.

Janet Fraembs led 235 for the following deceased: Marion Archer—Wisconsin; Barbara Neal and Mirjana Lausevic—Minnesota; Jack Krome—Virginia; Ruth Young and Ruth Orodzins—Illinois; Dennis Dilno—New York; LaRue Allen, Richard Mauldin Sr., and Flarce Creel—Alabama. Janet Fraembs closed with prayer.

Leaders: Penny Kujawinski 146; Francis Gurtz 500. The lunch blessing was given by Carl Hougman.

LUNCH

Johanna Fabke called the class to order leading 129. Leaders: Karen Swenson 442; Ted Mercer 187; Annie Grieshop 344; Doug Stapleton 474.

A Founders Lesson was held, with James Page and Jan Ketelle leading 171 in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Southern Wisconsin All-Day Singing. The eleven singers who had been present at the first singing in 1987 led 155.

Leaders: Kit Canright 203; Lisa Grayson 383; Jim Helke 228; Midge Olsen 454; Steven Schmidgall 333; Edward Thomas 76b; Ginny Landgraf 89; Stacy Berkheimer 276; Carol Munro Mosley 455.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order. Leaders: Julie Vea 106; Ted Johnson 224; Eleanor Haase 352; Judy Hauff 168; Darrell Swarens 148; Marcia Johnson 547 (in honor of Veterans Day); Gary Gronau 411; JoDell Albi 372; Christine Stevens 542; Gordon Olsen 503; Lisa Cohen 485; Rochelle Lodder 497; Carl Houtman 268; Melanie Hauff 278b; Becky Browne 142; Fred Schau 47b; Janet Fraembs 385b; Charlotte Baldwin 42.

RECESS

The class was called to order. Leaders: Karen Swenson 32t; Cathryn Bearov 368; Nathan Berry 178; Henry Schuman 318; Jeff Bell 81t; Carol Crawford 433; Jim Crawford 546; Anthony Reeves 40; Julie Vea 448t; Kathy Kaiser 29t; James Page and Cammia Hansen 162.

Peter Bradley led 347 as the closing song. Cathryn Bearov dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Peter Bradley; Secretary—Val Dunagan