The 2013 Reichel Reunion was held on July 14 at the Township Hall in Rush Center. Hosts for the reunion were descendants of George Sr. and Mary (Krug) Reichel. Informal snacks and conversation on July 13 at The Front Door in Great Bend, kicked off the family gathering.
The meal was hosted by the Neal Reichel family on Sunday and Neal asked the blessing. Special guests included cousins from Frankfurt, Germany, Andreas Batt and his daughter Kristina. Following lunch, Barbara Baus volunteered to organize the 2015 reunion. Contributions were
received to defray building and food expenses. Janet Williams sang two inspirational vocal solos, and selected several couples to participate in the Newlywed Game. LaVergne Parr was honored with a birthday cake for her upcoming 90th birthday. Her daughter Carolyn came from Turkey, where she is doing mission work, to help her mom celebrate.
The guests from Germany brought German candies to share with everyone.
Attending were, Evelyn Beltz, Franklin and Jeanette Foos, Gary and Linda Foos, Sarah Foos and Jason, all of Bazine; Rick Beltz of Garden City; Russell Lohrey of LaCrosse; Neal and Opal Reichel, of Great Bend; Larry and Cherie Belford, Tyler, Madison and Dietrich Marvin, all of Hoisington; Joel and Terry, Rebecca and Travis Reichel, all of Bison; Kody Marvin and Alicia, of Wichita; Shaun Marvin and Summer VanBuren, of McPherson; Heather Whisnant and Brianna Henderson, of Topeka; Bill and Barbara Baus, of McCracken; Mark, Ann and Olivia Baus, Dwight and Janet Williams, all of Alexander; Richard and Delores Roehrman, Dana Bohannan, Richard and Danielle and Lena Roehrman, all of Wichita; Norman, Dyanna and Denae Herrman, of Derby; Darrelland City Petz, of Andover; Andreas Batt and Kristina Batt, of Frankfurt, Germany; Martie Dial of Prescott, Ariz.; LaVergne Parr of Franklin, Tenn.; Carolyn Parr of Istanbul, Turkey; Darlyne and Wally Fratt, od Missouri City, Texas; Don and Carolyn Simmons, of Englewood, Colo.; Marcia Simmons of Denver, Colo.; Kyle Zoellner of Kansas City; Kirk and Sandra Zoellner, of Mokena, Ill.; Len and Donita Goosen, of Ellinwood.