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Southern Wisconsin Singing

Plum Grove Church, Folklore Village Farm, Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The 28th annual Southern Wisconsin All-Day Singing was held at Plum Grove Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. Carl Houtman called the class to order leading 171. The chaplain offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Peter Bradley 228; Marjorie Matthews 198; Thad Walker 276; John Seaton 47t; Julie Vea 318; Nick Pasqual 332; Paul Figura 333; Martha Beverly 532; Cathy Lutz 176b; Micah Sommersmith 448b; Debbie Barford 503; Jim Pfau 371; Joe Astrouski 496; Anne Heider 236; Barb Patterson 187; Roberta Strauss 441; Ray Cott-Meissel 344; Jeff Bell 337.

The following officers and committee members were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Thad Walker; Arranging Officer—Jim Page; Finance Committee—Gail Rosen and Joe Astrouski; Memorial Committee—Johanna Fabke and Ted Mercer; Chaplain and Secretary—Carole Briggs.


Shirley Figura called the class to order by leading 36b. Leaders: Peggy Brayfield 438; Presley Barker 505; Eleanor Hasse 352; Michael Moore 460; Lou Kujawinski 368; Gordon Olsen 86; Paul Landskroener 312t; Carol Crawford 312b.

Johanna Fabke and Ted Mercer conducted the memorial lesson. Joanna Fabke led 472 for the following sick and shut-ins: Jane Feierabend, Mary Girard, Doris Steinmetz, Karen Hojnacki, Harold Bass, Byron Sherwin, Berkley Moore, Bob Scorgie, Judi Cutler Hase, and Carol Sherbeck.

Ted Mercer led 324 in memory of the following deceased: Susan Gilchrist—Ohio; Carroll Lunsford—California; Lou Cotney, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Voncile Nall, Bill Aplin, Hobert Ivey, Mary Kitchens Gardner, Stanly Edwards, Betty Wright, and Genny Whitworth—Alabama; Junie Wooten, Josephine Denney, Carlene Griffin, and Reuben Ball—Georgia; Hugh Bill McGuire—Mississippi; Somen Goodman—Quebec; Sharon Kellam and Danny Arms—North Carolina; Doris Hanks—Texas; Leslie Phillips—Tennessee; David Rust—Indiana; Arlene Stone—Iowa; Bill Grogau, Rosalie Landgraf, Frank Both, and Lucille Gurtz—Wisconsin; Richard Stromberg, Marge Munro, Patrick Maslanka, Mars Longden, and Jemimah Noonoo—Illinois; W. Richard Cantwell and Kathy Mirsch—Minnesota; Frank Goode—Michigan. The chaplain closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Jeannette Nelson 28b; Rochelle Lodder 335; Donnie Simmet 229; Stacey Berkheimer 546; David Barford 442. The chaplain offered the blessing.


Nathan Harvey called the class to order leading 107. Leaders: Ginny Landgraf 397; Gary Gronau 411; Jan Ketelle 137; Bill Waddington 29t; Sam Singleton-Freeman 122; Marcia Johnson 504; Shirley Figura 499; Dick Patterson 351; Gail Rosen 551; Judy Hauff 434; Steve Warner 475; Midge Olsen 454; Ted Mercer 272; David Hoffelt 169; Denise Kania 203; Michael Mosley 392; Penny Kujawinski 37b; Hans Guttmann 34b.


Jim Helke called the class to order leading 112. Leaders: Frances Gurtz 186; Becky Brown and Gary Gronau 384; Jim Page, Camillia Carlyon and Eric Carlyon 216; AnnaLeigh Smith 124; Melanie Hauff 277; Ted Johnson 142; Collette Miller 436; Noelle Copeland 477; Jim Helke 534; Elise delMas 299; Nathan Berry 132; Bruce Western 30b; Alec Jenkins-White 282; William Gilman 491; Alexa Copeland 89; Karen Swenson 556.

Announcements were made. Thanks to the following people: Kitchen Supervisor—Carol Enseki; Kitchen Assistants and Set-up—Emily Ranney, Gail Rosen, Nancy Parsons, Peter Bradley, Steve Young, Nicki Ley, Michael Helt.

Thad Walker led 62 as the closing song. The chaplain dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Thad Walker; Secretary—Carole Briggs