Condolences to Rita Dziersk, club secretary 

Ein gutes Mutterherz hört auf zu schlagen.

Edelgard Dziersk, mother of Rita Dziersk, our longtime club secretary, passed away today, Sept. 24, 2018.  We extend our deep sympathies to Rita, her three sisters, two brothers, their spouses, and her 13 nieces and nephews.  Edelgard's husband, Dieter, passed way in 1995. Edelgard continued to live in the house they raised their children in, living as independently as possible even up to her death at 86. Her loving family will miss her deeply.

Although Edelgard was not a member of Edelweiss, we have known her for decades because she attended many of our functions. She had a fun sense of humor and was always ready for conversation and a good laugh.

Visitation is on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4-9 pm at Gramer Funeral Home, 48271 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights.

Funeral is on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 9:30 am at the funeral home with burial following at Utica Cemetery.

Link to the Obituary.

Ruhe in Frieden, liebe Edelgard.

Sun., Sept. 23 -- Join Us for a Fun Afternoon! 

Want something fun to do on Sunday?  How about an Oktoberfest?  Come to St. Joseph Church across from Eastern Market in Detroit. Edelweiss is on stage from 1-5 pm. Edelweiss dancers will be there, Siasswasser Tanzlmusi is playing, the church is making fantastic food, there are games for the kids, and you can tour the gorgeous church.  Plenty of seating, easy & free parking, and free admission. Let's see how strong you are -- enter the contest to see how long you can hold a beer stein full of beer out in front of you.  Do a little shopping. After Edelweiss is done performing, there's more really good music by a talented high school band with a big band sound.

Hope to see you there!

Here's the place.  St. Joseph Oratory, 1828 Jay Street, Detroit


Remembering Ken Baker 

With great sadness we announce the passing of our friend and member Ken Baker. Ken died on Sunday, September 2, after having suffered a stroke not too long ago. Ken was 82 years old. He joined Edelweiss in 1963 and received the Golden Edelweiss award in 1996 in recognition of his long involvement with his Verein. To his wife of 62 years, Anneliese, and their two children and families we send our deepest sympathies. We have all enjoyed our many years of friendship with this hardworking, friendly, and likeable member. Ken's Edelweiss family will miss him.

Arrangements:  Visitation on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2-8 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr, Warren, MI 48088.  (Edelweiss service at 7:30)  *   Funeral on Friday, Sept. 7, noon, at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 14115 E. 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights.   Link to obituary

Join Us in Toledo on August 25! 

The 53rd annual German-American Festival takes place the weekend of August 24-26 at the beautiful Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, Ohio (outside Toledo).  The festival attracts about 18,000 people over the course of the three days, and Edelweiss Detroit will be there on Saturday to dance. Come out and enjoy really great food and drink, wonderful bands, lots of activities for children and adults, and dancing by our club as well as the local Toledo Schuhplattler groups. Edelweiss's performances are scheduled for Saturday at 2:30, 3:30, 5:30, and 6:30.  Come find us at tables in the shade!  It's a terrific event!

Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road, Oregon, Ohio

Opens Friday, 6 pm-11 pm; Saturday & Sunday noon til 11 pm



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