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Norseland – New Sweden News

July 5th, 2007

By Marilyn Olmanson

Allen and Julie Quist are proud to announce the arrival of their twenty-fifth grandchild, Jens Karl, born to Nathan and Maria Quist in Sweden on June 4th. Jens Karl weighed 8 lbs 1 oz and was 20 inches in length. Jens has two siblings to welcome him.

Friday evening, luncheon guests of Duane and Marilyn Olmanson were Rev. Dr. Ken and his wife Lois Ahntholz of Ankeny, Iowa; Carol Jackson of Eden Prairie; and Myrtle Jentz of Le Sueur. The Rev. Dr. Ahntholz poured the coffee and tea. Carol Gappa, formerly of Cleveland, and living in Shelby, North Carolina, was in the Mankato area recently to attend a Saunders family reunion on Sunday, June 24th. Carol recently attended the graduation from Poway High School in California of her grandson, Nicolas Ahrenholty. Nicoholas is the son of Carol’s daughter, Rebecca Gappa Morgan.

During Carol Gappa’s stay in Minnesota she was a house guest of Gene and Betty Wenner in St. Peter. On Monday morning, the Monday Morning Friendship Club met at Betty’s so the group could visit with Carol who was a former member when she lived here.

The Rev. Tim and Katie Hartwig and girls Rebekah, Lydia and Abigal came to Minnesota from Lake Havazu, AZ while Rev. Hartwig attended the Synod Convention at Bethany College. Rev. Hartwig had to fly home to attend to duties while Katie and the girls have remained here for the past month. Rev. Hartwig joined them on July 3rd, and they went to a wedding in Wisconsin where he will be preaching.

Saturday morning, Duane and Marilyn Olmanson joined Tanecia, Chris, Ashtyn and Taryn Bee of Chandler, AZ and Teanna, Jeremy and Ella Stadum of Motley for breakfast at The Old Pancake House in Eden Prairie. What a treat it was to see the Bees again after two years. We finally discovered who inherited grandpa Duane’s BIG SNEEZE. It is Ashtyn, age 3!!!! The Bee’s and Stadum’s were on their way up north to join the rest of the Wise family at their cabin for a week.

The Olmanson/Overlie family reunion was held last Sunday afternoon at Herman Heights in New Ulm with the best attendance they have ever had. The Overlies are a dwindling group.

Lyle Abrahm, Humble, TX, has been at the Freundl farm for three weeks. While here, he did many projects for Lola, and he visited friends and relatives. Lyle headed back to Texas on Tuesday. If you remember, Lyle was very badly burned like our grandson. When my sister was here we had the opportunity to meet Lyle and what a wonderful job they have done for him with corrective surgery as they have done with our Sam. Our Sam (so many people still ask and it is now 9 years) still has two corrective surgeries to do. He is now 22 years old, and we thank the Shriners every day for the wonderful job they have done for Sam.

Terri Schuette of Winthrop and Lola Freundl’s daughter, has headed for Boise, ID to visit their son, Weston.

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