Condolences to the Dziersk Family 

Mark Dziersk, brother of our secretary Rita Dziersk, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 31, at the age of 60. The family is, of course, heartbroken. Mark leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Elizabeth, and their three daughters and his siblings Rita, Tom, Karin, Jennifer, and Michelle along with their families. Many of our club members have known Mark for many years and enjoyed his friendship. He was a gregarious man who loved his family and excelled in his career.  Mark's talents were well known in the design community, and his many friends and colleagues are stunned by his passing. The funeral will take place the weekend of February 8 in Skokie, Illinois, near where he lived. Please keep Rita and all of the Dziersk family in your thoughts and prayers. This link takes you to Mark's obituary.

Remembering Horst Uebrueck 

Horst Uebrueck passed away on January 28, 2020, surrounded by many of his loving family members. His fellow Edelweiss members are mourning the passing of a treasured friend. We will all hold his friendship close in our hearts. A consistently friendly, upbeat, encouraging, and happy man, Horst had a love of family and life that was an example for all.  He had just celebrated his 88th birthday on January 2. His last few months were difficult ones, but he did not complain.

Horst was born in Breslau, Germany, in 1932 and his life was a story of hardship, hard work, and positive attitude. His amazing life included his wife of 65 years, Paula; two children, Annette (John) Edelhauser and Chris (Michelle) Uebrueck; his five grandchildren, Renee, Andrea, and Maria Edelhauser and Kurt (Marianne) Uebrueck and Lauren (Joe) Brennan, along with three great grandchildren who will all miss him enormously. He took great joy in spending time with all of them. Our deep condolences on your loss.

Horst joined Edelweiss in 1983 and was awarded the Goldenes Edelweiss for his contributions to the club in 2009.  

Visitation is set for Sunday, February 2, from 2-4 pm; service from 4-5, including the Edelweiss service.  This will be held at Gramer Funeral Home in Shelby Township, 28271 Van Dyke Avenue.  Here is a link to Gramer Funeral Home

Ruhe in Frieden, lieber Horst

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.

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