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Southern Wisconsin All-Day Singing

Plum Grove Church, Folklore Village Farm, Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The 27th annual Southern Wisconsin All-Day Singing was held at Plum Grove Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Peter Bradley leading 276. Carl Houtman offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Marjorie Matthews 454; Val Dunagan 411; Carl Houtman 148; Julie Vea 392; Jan Ketelle 168; Thad Walker 99; Dick Patterson 300; Paul Figura 346; Matt Wells 49b; Jeff Nayadley 270; Chelsea Myers 284; Anne Drexler 34b; Shirley Figura 361; Daniel Myers 178; Janet Fraembs 186; Roberta Strauss 203; Martha Henderson 498; John Seaton 47t; Louis Hughes 112.

A business meeting was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Carl Houtman; Arranging Officer—James Page; Chaplains—Carl Houtman, Thad Walker, Michael Moore, and Renee Arbisi; Finance Officer—Johanna Fabke; Secretary—Val Dunagan.


Paul Landskroener called the class to order leading 87. Leaders: Lori Graber 548; Eamon O’Neill 384; Paul Wyatt 464; James Page, Camilla Carlyon, and Eric Carlyon 216; Michael Mosley 556; Carol Crawford 307 (?); Michael Moore 299; Melissa Kelley 532; Ted Mercer 275t.

Jim Pfau and Julie Vea conducted the memorial lesson. Jim Pfau led 285t in memory of the following deceased: Jim Hearne—Missouri; Lee Steinmetz, Richard Brayfield, Patrick Maslanka—Illinois; Nancy Yeager, Violet Thomason, Teenie Moody—Georgia; Myrtle Ann Beasley, Willard Wright, Bud Oliver, Bufrey Dean, Lessie Reed, Jeff Sheppard, Josie Hyde—Alabama; Kelly Day—Indiana; Clayton Ezell—Tennessee; Dianne Mennella—New York; Bob Anderson—Wisconsin; Dan Reynolds—Ohio; Arrigo d’Albert—California.

Julie Vea led 29t for the following sick and shut-ins: Doris Steinmetz, Rochelle Lodder, Susan Cherones, Karen Olson Edwards, Delorese Lee, C.T. Williams, Stanley Smith, Jonathon Martin, Carol Sherbeck, Bob Scorgie, Loraine Bayer, and Jack Kagay. Thad Walker closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Bill Beverly 348t; Dick Dunagan 344; Bruce Western 85; Donna Gunderson-Rogers 480; Peggy Brayfield 376; AnnaLeigh Smith 290. The blessing was offered by Michael Moore.


Judy Hauff called the class to order leading 171. Leaders: Midge Olsen 362; Micah Sommersmith 333; Jim Helke 291; Gigi Flynn 455; Martha Beverly 504; Ginny Landgraf 433; Alexa Copeland 352; Penny Majors 288; James Page 319; Stephanie Argo 240; Judy Hauff 196; Sasha Maslanka 146; Barb Patterson 564; Debbie Barford 269; Noelle Copeland 496; Dave Barford 350.


Jim Crawford and Carol Crawford called the class to order leading 40. Leaders: Jim Pfau 474; Elise delMas 522; Melanie Hauff 277; Tony Reeves 47b; Paul Landskroener 236; Tamara Harris 274t; Ben Crawford 107; Gordon Olsen 547; Jeanette Nelson 163b; Donnie Simmet 74b; Angie Payne 328; Anna Pfau 500; Denise Kania 208; Hans Guttmann 37b.


Peter Bradley called the class to order leading 538. Leaders: Martha Beverly 466; Gail Rosen 245; Kris Richardson 195; Gigi Flynn 348b; Michael Moore 142; Peggy Brayfield 70b; Bill Beverly 24b; Ted Mercer 569t; Paul Figura 569b; Dick Patterson and Barb Patterson 399t.

Following announcements and thanks, Carl Houtman led 347 as the closing song. Renee Arbisi dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairperson—Carl Houtman; Secretary—Val Dunagan