The family of Owen and Madge Schlapia gathered at the Diagonal Community Building Aug. 4 for a noon meal and family reunion. Jim Schuberth gave the blessing before the potluck meal was shared by 71 members.
The families were all introduced by a member of each family with updates of those not able to attend.
Larry and Mary Lee Schlapia were thanked for keeping the Schlapia family reunion going for so many years, before turning it over to Robert and Cindy Schlapia of Diagonal this year.
The rest of the day was spent visiting, taking pictures, checking out family history and reminiscing. Amy Novak made cotton candy for the children.
The next reunion will be Aug. 3, 2014, at the community building in Diagonal.
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The 63rd annual Ehm reunion was held noon Aug. 11 at the Nodaway Diner in Greenfield. Walter Herr, 91, of Greenfield, was the oldest of 28 family members attending the reunion. Parker LeVasseur, 5, of Edwardsville, Ill., was the youngest. After lunch, the afternoon was spent visiting.
Those attending were: Eddie and Roberta Ehm and Randy Ehm of Afton; Bonnie and Ken Hach of Alta; Rudy and Mary Ehm of Creston; Marlin and Susie Herr, Larry and Kathy Gross, Joyce Herr and Paul Herr of Fontanelle; Herbert Miller and friend Joyce of Fort Dodge; Walter and Marian Herr, Ervin Ehm, Eileen Handley, Maurice and Diana Ehm and Steve and Barb McKibban of Greenfield; Marvin and Evelyn Hopf of Orient; and Heather, Peyton and Parker LeVasseur of Edwardsville, Ill.
Hosts and hostesses for the 2014 reunion will be Maurice and Diana Ehm and Marvin and Evelyn Hopf.