Hamm family holds reunion July 8
The 26th annual Ed and Bertha (Hill) Hamm family reunion was July 8 at the Hillsboro Scout House.
The Ted Hamm family served as host family this year.
Relatives from Hillsboro in attendance were Alan and Bonnie Hamm, Harold and Sandra Bezdek, Terry Hamm, Dennis Hamm, Howard Hamm, Chad Hamm and daughter Chris Hamm and family.
Lonnie and Donna Hamm, Larry and Ruth Hamm, Wayne and Carol Ollenburger, Danny and Candy Tucker and Wesley, Cherie and Tim Goossen, Wilber and Florence Hett, David and Krystal Paper and Duane and Shirley Hamm also attended from Hillsboro.
Those from the Marion County area included Clayton and Wanda Hamm and Sondra and Jasmine Wilson, all of Marion; Nick, Rebecca and Derek McLaughlin, all of Lehigh; Russ and Donna Hamm and William Hamm of Canton; and LaDonna and Steven Flaming and sons, all of Durham.
Ten families attended from outside the county.
Olsen descendants gather in Marion
Descendents of the Nees Louis and Cora Penland Olsen family met July 15 at the Marion Senior Center for their biennial reunion.
Sixty-two people attended the event with guests representing the Larsen side of the family.
County attendees were Larry and Deana Olsen and Helen Reznicek of Marion from the Earl Olsen family; and Lucy and Earl Janzen of Peabody, Steve Janzen of Florence and Ken and Marge Sandwell of Marion, all from the Ida Olsen Sandwell family.
Jerry and Joyce Olsen and James and Sarah Olsen, all of Marion, from the Clyde (Mike) Olsen family were also present, along with Kay and Albert Steele, Kevin and Tina Steele, Alan Steele, Colleen, Ember and Luke Steele and Brent and Symba Cleeten, all of Marion, from the Nellie Olsen Amick family.
Also attending were Robyn Brooks and Don Molleker, Adam, Aaron, Austin and Alli, all of Marion, from the Irene Olsen Brooks family.