Photos: Strigel Family Reunion
For the Gazette
AUBURNDALE — Descendents of the Michael and Bartl Strigel families held a family reunion on July 21, 2018 at the Auburndale Lion’s park and shelter house.
Rita Wiesman, Marshfield, sole surviving child and Agnes Strigel, the sole surviving spouse of a child, attended the reunion. Both now live in Marshfield. Deceased family members include Louise Bock, Mary Held, Doris Henson, Louis Strigel, Fred Strigel, Jeanette Strigel, Agnes Holland, Dorothy Davidson, Edmund Strigel, Cecilia Puskarich, Clare Thome, Gertrude Mancl, Paul Strigel and Victor Strigel.
Approximately 105 people attended, primarily from throughout Wisconsin.
Linda Mancl of the Gertrude (Virgil) Mancl family came in from Georgia and nine from Minnesota were in attendance. The people that came in from Minnesota consisted of one couple from the Paul (Marilyn) Strigel family and another couple from the Rita (Victor) Wiesman family and a family of five from the Fritz (Agnes) Strigel family. Two of the original fifteen Strigel children were represented by 100% of their living children. The families were the Fritz (Agnes) Strigel (3) and Rita (Victor) Wiesman (5) families. Two of the children, Mary (Robert) Held and Victor (Janice) Strigel were represented by two of their three living children.
Since the last reunion on July 16, 2016, twenty-three children were born into the family and three were in attendance at the reunion. They are Miles Rutten, Stillwater, MN, August, 2016 and Joseph Strigel, Arpin, November, 2016, both in the Fritz (Agnes) Strigel family and Alex Franseen, Spencer, WI, May, 2017 in the Gertrude (Virgil) Mancl family.
All in attendance sang a special Happy Birthday to Agnes Strigel for her 95th birthday and Dave Holland for his 80th birthday. Attendees were made aware of the Strigel legacy stone installed at the Lion’s park shelter house this year.
A picture taking session and a potluck dinner and refreshments followed a brief program. Everyone joined in a prayer for the six people that passed away since the last reunion and eight people currently suffering with an illness. The next reunion is scheduled for July 18, 2020 at the Auburndale Lion’s Park and shelter house.
Committee members were: Len and Sarah Strigel, Wisconsin Rapids; Eugene and Judy Strigel, Arpin; Darrld and Belinda Strigel and Jerry and Carol Pongratz, Auburndale; Dave and Kay Holland, Pete and Gerian Stargardt, Ken and Kathy Mancl and Sue Schiferl, Marshfield and Cindy Zvolena of Loyal.