2021 Committee Announcement 

It's been almost a year since Edelweiss was able to meet in person.  At our January meeting we always elect our committee members; in February we swear them in.  Of course, that was not possible this year.  The committee met via Zoom to talk about the election. We decided that we would extend the terms of our existing committee and dance officers for a year.  Work-wise, it's been a pretty easy year since there were no events or Fests or meetings to organize.  Spirit-wise, it's been a pretty tough year because we all miss each other.  We hope that 2021 will bring us opportunities to see one another again, say Prost!, and sit and quatsch to our hearts' content.

Bleibts Gsund!  Stay well!


Carpathia Friday Night Take-Out Dinners 

Let's face it--everyone needs a night off from cooking! Carpathia makes it easy to have something delicious every Friday.  Open THIS LINK to see what's being served on Friday, January 22, and how to order and pick up your perch, cod, or chicken tenders meal.  You won't regret it! 

2020 Edelweiss Christmas Sunday  

Today is the second Sunday in December -- traditionally the day we hold our Weihnachtsprogramm. This year, of course, we can't meet in person to celebrate with family and friends. We're all missing one another and also missing the "Stimmung" that our beautiful music program gives us during Advent. Musikwart Rick Michels and our musicians love putting a program together so much, though, that they have produced an awesome one for us to watch! We can thank Vorstand Erwin Rauschendorfer for his incredible work on pulling all the music and photos together so that we can still enjoy our beautiful traditions and music.  Here's the link to the hour-long video: https://youtu.be/AtUSPQ-xdm8.

Vergelt's Gott to Erwin, Rick, our talented musicians, and all who had a hand in bringing us this joyful video.  To all of our members and friends: FROHE WEIHNACHTEN!  Stay strong and healthy -- we WILL be able to get together in 2021 and the reunion will be MEGA!  Bleibt gesund!


Remembering Paula Uebrueck 

We are so sorry to let you know about the passing of our member Paula Uebrueck on November 23. Paula was a young 92, full of spirit and stubbornness and sassiness to the end. Her remarkable life started in 1927 in Burgheim in Bavaria. She and Horst met after the war, married, and came to America. They were married for 65 years before he passed away just 10 months ago. Together they raised two children, Annette and Chris. Both grew up with a love of their German heritage, a tribute to their parents.

Paula joined Edelweiss in 1980 and did a lot of excellent work for the club. She served as Sachenverwalterin, taking care of our beautiful Tracht, making sure everything fit and was in good repair, and that everyone looked their best. A talented seamstress and needleworker, Paula sewed, crocheted, and knitted including many of our ties and socks. Her other big club contribution was as Küchenobmann, running the kitchen for many years. Her Kartoffelsalat was among the best in our club. Paula was given Ehrenmitglied status in 2000 for her many contributions to the club.

Paula and Horst belonged to the Carpathia club before joining Edelweiss. Horst was an active soccer player and referee, as were son Chris, grandson Kurt, and granddaughter Maria. Paula sang with the Carpathia Chorus into her 80s. Daughter Annette began dancing with Edelweiss while in her teens. After joining Edelweiss in 1980, Horst and Paula danced with the Volkstanzgruppe for many years and loved to dance whenever there was an opportunity. Paula brought her beautiful voice to many of our Christmas and Maifest programs. If musical talent is genetic, we have Paula to thank for the voices and instrumental skills of her four granddaughters who have taken part in Edelweiss performances over the years.

Paula was quite the talented Schafkopf player and enjoyed playing many other card and board games with her family and friends. One of the things we’ll all remember about Paula is her hearty laugh. Even if you didn’t hear the funny story, you had to laugh if you heard Paula laugh. Paula was always up for fun. She was quick to smile and quick to make a crazy face if you aimed the camera at her.

Paula’s legacy is her beautiful and loving family. Daughter Annette and John Edelhauser, along with their three daughters, Renee, Andrea, and Maria & Ben Becker; son Chris and Michelle Uebrueck, along with their son Kurt & Marianne Uebrueck and their daughter Lauren & Joe Brennan. Three beautiful little great grandchildren will miss growing up with Paula in their lives. Paula also leaves behind many nieces and nephews both here in the U.S. and in Germany. Her many friends in Edelweiss and Carpathia will surely miss this one-of-a-kind lady. 

Edelweiss extends its deep condolences to Paula’s family.

Rest in Peace, Paula.  Ruhe in Frieden, liebe Paula

Private services will be held at a future date due to the pandemic.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to be made in memory of Paula to either GTEV Edelweiss or the Carpathia Mixed Choir/Carpathia Gemischter Chor: 

  • GTEV Edelweiss, 17526 Nick Dr., Macomb, MI  48044
  • Carpathia Club, 38000 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights, MI  48312       


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