Baumert family gathers for reunion
The descendants of the Oscar and Bessie Baumert family met for their annual reunion, Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the Senior Citizens Center in Keota. There were 73 in attendance. Following the blessing, by Pastor Frances Baumert, a bountiful cooperative dinner at 1 p.m. was enjoyed by all.
Those in attendance were: Eula Baumert and Duane Baumert Jr. of Pensacola, Fla.; Margaret Burk, Zachary and Sherry Burk of Bucklin, Mo.; Sandra Killin of Urbandale and Mark Fowler of West Des Moines; Joseph Baumert of Des Moines; Paul Baumert Jr. of Pleasant Hill; Aaron, Leslie, Ian and Evan Schaver of Waterloo; Justin, Jennifer and Jordan Baumert of Victor; Marilyn Van Fleet, David, Amanda, Lyla, Aidan and Wyatt Smothers of North English; Don and Patsy Peiffer of Cedar Rapids; Larry and Connie Baumert, Bill and Carolyn Toomer, Brian, Cassie, Liam and Ivan Dohmen of Marion; Gwen Thyen, Kolten Thyen-Pennington, Mark Baumert and Lynn Zimmerman, Emily Baumert and Jeremy Peterson, all of Washington; Roger Baumert and Linda Reese of Winfield; Irene Baumert of Burlington; Cheryl Steffen of Ottumwa; Pat and Sue Pfannebecker, Trenten Hervey, Jes Baird and Gracyn Hervey, Samantha Hervey and Bentlee Rush, all of Hedrick; Greg and Kathy Brower of Richland; Colleen Goldman of Delta; Frances Baumert, Ronald Baumert, Peter, Patty, Pearl and Lily Hammes, Korrah Luers-Hammes, Benjamin Hammes, Ethan Hammes and Kelsey Dyson, Richard, Christine, Travis and Ashley Baumert, Loretta Streigle, Aaron and Tammy Streigle, all of Sigourney; Genevieve Jaeger, Dennis and Judy Baumert, and Gene Baumert of Keota.
Genevieve Jaeger of Keota was the eldest in attendance, and little 5-week-old Jordan Scott Baumert of Victor was the youngest.
Jeff Crossett of Keota called in the afternoon.
Get-well cards were signed for Brian Scott Baumert of Cedar Rapids, who is at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.
Everyone enjoyed playing Bingo, with many prizes given. Lots of picture taking and visiting rounded out the day.
The 2014 Baumert reunion will be held the second Sunday in July at St. Mary’s Hall in Keota.