GACC German-American of the Year: Erwin! 

The GACC recently announced its German-American of the Year for 2021 -- it's our own Edelweiss Vorstand, Erwin Rauschendorfer! We're proud of Erwin for his long-time dedication to our own Verein as well as to the wider German-American community.  His active involvement in so many aspects of the GACC community's life -- music, dance, business, festival chair, technology -- has been done from the heart and benefitted all the clubs in the GACC.

The annual German-American Day celebration is Sunday, October 10. Please join the celebration as we honor Erwin's achievement. Call Rita by September 30 to let her know you'd like a ticket; she will make the final arrangements with the chairwoman so we can all sit together. 

The Carpathia Hall opens at 1 pm and the $35 ticket includes dinner and the program. Coincidentally, Erwin and Herb Gruber were signed up to play music that afternoon, so we have much to look forward to.

 

Remembering Hubert Turner 

Not long ago we received notification that our member and friend Hubert Turner passed away on April 9, 2021, due to complications from Covid 19. Hubert was born on October 23, 1925, married Hermine Turner in 1952, and together they had two sons.  He was preceded in death by his wife and his son Alfred. Hubert is survived by his son Hugo and grandson. 

Remembering Anna Tatar 

Our Ehrenmitglied, Anna Tatar, passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her children on August 15. She was 94 years old and was in Florida when she passed. Mourning her passing and celebrating her long life are her four children and their spouses, five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Her husband, Ludwig, died in 2010. 

Anna was born in Pettenbach, Austria, in 1927. Her obituary says "she was a kind, hard-working Austrian-American woman who loved her family, her culture, and God." She and her husband were long-time, strong members of Edelweiss and were named Ehrenmitglied in 2009. 

Edelweiss extends its condolences to the family. Daughter Rose Sandercott is still a member of Edelweiss and two of her children, Natalie and Nicholas, danced with us in the early 2000s. We didn't get to see much of Anna in the last several years, but everyone remembers her fondly. May she rest in peace.

Funeral service is at 4 pm followed by visitation until 8 pm on Sunday, August 22, at Arthur J. Van Lergberghe Funeral Home at 30600 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores.  Here is the LINK to the Funeral Home.

 

Remembering Ray Boudreau 

GTEV Edelweiss would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Raymond Boudreau. He passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the age of 88. Ray was born in Canada in 1933. He was the loving husband of Gina Boudreau.

Raymond met Gina in Germany while serving in the United State Army. He later joined the United States Navy. Ray was a proud member of the Military for 22 years.

He was the father of three children - one daughter and two sons. May his family have peace and comfort in their hearts during this difficult time.

Ray joined Edelweiss in April, 1973, and was awarded the Goldenes Edelweiss for his contributions to our Verein in 1995. Ray will be laid out at Wysocki Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, from 6–9 pm. Wysocki is located at 29440 Ryan Road in Warren, MI 48092. There will be a funeral mass on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 11 am at Our Lady of Grace Church located at 26256 Ryan Rd in Warren MI.   Link to Wysocki

Ruhe in Frieden

 

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