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


Sept. 3-4: Heimat Taenzer Omaha's 50th 

Time for a roadtrip?! Our friends from Omaha, Nebraska, are going to be celebrating their 50th Anniversary on Sept. 3-4. Die Heimat Tänzer had to postpone their celebration by one year but are eagerly awaiting the arrival of guests from all over at their wonderful clubhouse at the German-American Society. Our own Siasswasser Tanzlmusi will be playing! Our experiences in Omaha have always been fun and memorable.

Friday night dinner and Saturday Fest Abend banquet dinner are included in the $65 ticket price. Saturday afternoon is a church mass. The hotel is the reasonably priced Best Western Plus ($85-$95/night) just a 5-minute drive from the clubhouse.  If you're interested in going, let Rita Dziersk know by July 25 so she can get the banquet reservations made and paid.  You'll need to send her the check for the banquet ticket (let her know your dinner choice)  and any flowers you are ordering. THIS LINK takes you to more detailed information about the Fest. 



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