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Gerlach family reunion held in Mitchell

The Ernst and Augusta Gerlach family reunion was held on Saturday, July 27, at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell with Tom and Karen Bialas and Laurie Gerlach as hosts.

Lawrence Bialas greeted everyone, remembered those who died since the last reunion and offered a prayer before the noon potluck meal.

The afternoon was spent visiting, taking pictures and playing games in the park.

There were 92 people registered from eight states. This included 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild of Ernst and Augusta Gerlach. Spouses of deceased sons that attended were Lora Gerlach and Frances Gerlach.

The oldest person present was Lora Gerlach, 89, and the youngest present was three-month-old Joshua Klock, son of Jarod and Angela Klock, grandson of Rich and Evonne Gerlach and great-grandson of Frances and the late Eitel Gerlach.

The 2016 reunion will be hosted by Dave and Lisa Brouwer and Paul and Sarah Gerlach.