Remembering Betty Werner 

Elizabeth (Betty) Werner -- July 2,1933 – April 14, 2021 

GTEV Edelweiss would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Elizabeth (Betty) Werner.  She passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the age of 88, just 11 months after the passing of her husband of 68 years.  Betty was born in Yugoslavia in 1933.  

She was the loving wife of Andreas "Andy" Werner Sr., former Edelweiss 1. Vorstand.  She was the mother of two children Andy (Pam) Werner and Michael (Gretchen) Werner.  She was Oma to one granddaughter.  She will be dearly missed.  May her family have peace and comfort in their heart during this difficult time. 

Betty joined Edelweiss in May 1954 and was awarded Ehrenmitglied for her contributions to our Verein.  She served as a Schuhplattler, Jugendleiterin, and Sachenverwalterin.  In her spare time, she loved to bake.  She and Andy moved up to Sand Lake in northern Michigan after their retirement in the 1980s. 

Enjoy this lovely old photo of Betty and Andy from their active dancing days.

Ruhe in Frieden 


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:

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!



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