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Southern Wisconsin Singing

Plum Grove Church, Folklore Village Farm, Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The 29th annual Southern Wisconsin All-Day Singing was held at Plum Grove Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. Thad Walker called the class to order leading 149. David Hoffelt offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Carl Houtman 171; Julie Vea 151; Marjorie Matthews 198; Michael Mosley 340; Barb Patterson 176t; Jan Ketelle 216; Susan Geil 474; Gordon Olsen 86; Presley Barker 505; Peggy Brayfield 267; David Hoffelt 169; Lori Graber 39b; Kit Canright 34b; Cathryn Bearov 426b; Barbara Chopin 313b; Alec Jenkins-White 191; Rochelle Lodder 36b; Jeff Bell 448t; Becca Gibson 133.

The following officers and Committee members were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Peter Bradley; Arranging Officer—James Page; Finance Committee—Marjorie Matthews and Carl Houtman; Memorial Committee—James Page and Julie Vea; Chaplain—David Hoffelt; Secretary—Carole Briggs.


Peter Bradley called the class to order leading 228. Leaders: Myles Alexander 328; Anne Heider 468; Bruce Western 430; Gary Alexander 63; Michael Moore “Alibama” (by Oliver Holden); Nick Pasquale 121; Dick Patterson 193; Anna Pfau 392; Colette Miller 547.

Julie Vea and James Page conducted the memorial lesson. Julie Vea led 315 for the following sick and shut-ins: Elouise Jerome, Paul Wyatt, Mellisa Kelly, Robin Fox, Loraine Bayer, Mary Grayson, Melanie Hauff, Don Fahrbach, Gary Gronau, Becky Browne, Barbara Berry, Karen Hojnacki, and Nathan Harvey.

James Page led 126 in memory of the following deceased: Tom Zajac—Massachusetts; Camillo Wood, Edwin (E.V.) Hauff, and Vang Miller—Iowa; Oliver Kindig-Stokes—Pennsylvania; Roger Jackman and Barbara Gurtz—California; Cathryn Bearov—Virginia; Bob Scorgie and Jack Crosby-Piper—Wisconsin; Ernest Neufeld and Clark Beyer—Minnesota; Vida Bardsley—Maine; Bob Piacenza—Alaska. The chaplain closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Tamara Harris 566; Steve Warner 220; Carol Crawford 539; Donna Gunderson-Rogers 466; Sam Singleton-Freeman 532. The chaplain offered the blessing before the noon meal.


Denise Kania called the class to order leading 106. Leaders: Randy Neufeld 99; Midge Olsen 362; Donny Simmet 480; Eleanor Haase 384; Scott Schroeder 515; Ted Mercer 210; Johanna Fabke 84; Julie Thompson 163b; Jim Crawford 538; Marjorie Matthews 475.


Bill Waddington called the class to order leading 217. Leaders: Benjamin Bedroske 299; Steven Levine 496; John Seaton 47t; Francis Gurtz 125; Denise Kania 208; Jim Helke 266; Elise delMas 306; Jacob Kiakahi 235; Marjorie Matthews 212.


Anne Heider called the class to order leading 82t. Leaders: Lou Kujawinski 477; James Page, Camilla Carlyon, Eric Carlyon, and Carole Briggs 272; Annaleigh Smith 168; Joel Mink 112; Penny Kujawinski 377; Eamon O’Neill 203; Jenny Jones 45t; Nathan Berry 41; Ann Sleeva 155; Steve Luttinen 375; Ben Crawford 146; Noelle Copeland 441; Jim Pfau 472; Peter Bradley 276; Thad Walker 117.

The Chairman thanked everyone who helped make the singing a success.

Announcements were made. Peter Bradley led 347 as the closing song. David Hoffelt dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Peter Bradley; Secretary—Carole Briggs