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Kubbe reunion a success

HARRISVILLE — One-hundred-thirteen members of the Ferdinand and Carolyn Kubbe family gathered on July 23 for the 40th Family Reunion at the Harrisville State Park.

William and Paulina, Louis and Molly, Reinhold and Anna, and Hulda Kubbe migrated from Prussia around 1909-1911. Hulda settled in South Dakota, where she married Jacob Houck. The men and their wives settled in the Wolf Creek area of Hubbard Lake.

The 113 family members gathered to enjoy a great lunch prepared by all of the family present. Tony Smith said grace prior to the meal.

Carnival-style games were played by the children. There was also a raffle, a 50/50 drawing, a blind auction, and a euchre tournament.

Betty Dailey was the oldest member present, at 92 years young.

Landon Grant, son of Josh and Amber Grant, was the youngest member present, attending for the first time.

New births include: Hazel Tretham, granddaughter of John and Kathy; Graeden Graham, grandson of John and Kathy; and Landon Grant, son of Josh and Amber.

Charlotte Haycock, daughter of Eric and Amanda Haycock, was recognized for celebrating a recent birthday.

A moment of silence was held for family members who had passed since last year’s reunion. They included: Julius Schepke, James Hawkins (son-in-law of Elmer Kubbe), Mark Kosloski (son of Steve Kosloski, great-grandson of Olga), Jeff Tobias, Kim Kozara, and Holly Schepke (widow of Robert Schepke).

Next year’s reunion (41st) will be held July 29, 2023 at Harrisville State Park, hosted by Olga Kosloski’s family, of the Lansing area.

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