Weihnachtsprogramm -- December 15, 2019 

Our wonderful musicians have been learning many new songs to play at this year's Weihnachtsprogramm. Our annual afternoon of music, song, poems, and readings from the Book of Luke is one of the most peaceful and meaningful times in our Verein's year.   

There will be a short meeting at 2 pm; the musical program starts at 3 pm.  Afterwards, Santa will make an appearance to pass out gifts to the children who attend (so be sure to sneak a present under the tree for Santa to give out to your "littles").  Once we've all sung a farewell song to Santa, the dinner will be served.  If you haven't called Annette (248.840.1953) to make your reservation--quick! Get on it!  Dinner is $22 each; $10 for children 12 and under.

Don't forget to bring a raffle gift and a dessert to share.  There will be plenty of time to socialize with your fellow members and family and friends.  See you there!  

2020 Will Be a Busy Year 

To help you plan for 2020, take a look at the "Upcoming Events" column on the right hand side to see all the upcoming dates.  In December we'll post the "refrigerator" version so you can print it and have a paper copy to look at.  If you come to the Weihnachtsprogramm on December 15, you can pick up the Fridge version in person.

Remembering Richarda "Ricky" Ritterhaus 

It's with great sadness that we let you know that our member Richarda "Ricky" Ritterhaus passed away on Friday, September 20.  Her son and daughter-in-law, Ernie and Rosemary, are also members of our club.  To them and grandchildren and great grandchildren Michael (Ciara), Garrett, Darcy and Eamonn we extend our deepest sympathies. Below is the obituary and a link to the funeral home.

Richarda "Ricky" Barbara Ritterhaus (nee Tegtmeier) passed away on Sept. 20, 2019, at the age of 85. She was born in Weiden, Germany, and moved to the United States in 1953 to Oak Park, Michigan. Loving wife of the late Ernest Edwin Ritterhaus. Beloved mother of Ernest Richard Ritterhaus and favorite daughter-in-law Rosemary. Cherished grandmother of Michael Kendrick Ritterhaus (Ciara) and Garrett Christopher Ritterhaus. Devloted great grandmother of Darcy and Eamonn. Caring sister of Andreas "Andy" Tegtmeier (Nancy), the late Karl-Heinz Tegtmeier, and the late Johanna "Hansi" Rozanski.

A funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at A.J. Desmond and Sons Price Chapel, 3725 Rochester Rd., Troy (between Big Beaver and Wattles). Visitation will begin at 12 noon and continue until the time of the service at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Ricky's name to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit MI 48207.

LINK TO FUNERAL HOME

St. Joseph Oktoberfest - Sunday, Sept. 22 

One of our favorite events of the year is coming up! St. Joseph Oratory Church in Detroit holds a one-day Oktoberfest every year and it's so much fun.  Lots of good food, beer, refreshments. Fun activities -- children's games, pumpkin decorating, raffle, silent auction, steinholding contest, and church tours (gorgeous church!).  Siasswasser Tanzlmusi is playing and Edelweiss dancers will be dancing between 1-4 pm.  After that, there's more excellent music.  The Oktoberfest is from 12:30-8:30 on Sunday, Sept. 22. Admission is free; parking is free and easy.  See the flyer below for map and info. Please join us for a fun afternoon!  

Oops -- stop by later to see the images -- having a little issue with the website.   In the meantime -- the address is 1828 Jay Street, Detroit -- it's across the street from Eastern Market.  Parking is in the Crain's Communication parking lot and a shuttle will take you to the church.

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