H.F. Schindler Family

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THE H.F. SCHINDLER FAMILY

REUNION MINUTES

2000s Minutes

2000

 

Jan. 1: The feared Y2K computer glitch causes only minor problems.

 

June 26: U.S. and British scientists jointly announce they have determined the structure of the human genome.

 

June 28: 6-year-old Elián González is returned to Cuba following a bitter legal controversy.

 

Nov. 7: On election night, the winner of Florida's 25 electoral votes remains uncertain. After the Florida Supreme Court orders a manual recount of all ballots without a vote for president recorded, the U.S. Supreme Court reverses the decision on Dec. 12.

 

Dec. 13: In a televised address, Vice Pres. Al Gore concedes the presidential election to Gov. George W. Bush.

 

World Series: New York Yankees

 

Best Picture: Gladiator

July 23, 2000

 

The 72nd annual reunion of the H.F. Schindler family was held on July 23, 2000 at the Clair United Methodist Church.

 

After the noon potluck meal, President Natalie Gillaspie called the meeting to order.

 

Special recognition was given to Lusetta Schneider as the oldest member present, and Michael Modlin as the youngest member present. Marilyn, Larry and David Grauberger received recognition for having traveled the farthest to attend the reunion.

 

Grandma Schindler's favorite hymn, "Saved by Grace" was sung by the first cousins, with a little assistance from their spouses and other family members. The singers were accompanied by Marilyn Grauberger. Following, the minutes of the 1999 reunion were read by Bob Cornelius. Next, David Schindler read the minutes from the 1950 meeting, also sharing noteworthy events that occurred that same year. Bob Cornelius read the roll call, with 63 members present. The following additions and changes were recognized:

 

By birth: Preston Scott Miller

  Tyler James Thorne

  Jonathan Neiman Kopp

  Christopher Lawrence Grauberger

By adoption: Jessica Lauren Dewey

  Zachary Ryan Dewey

By marriage: Michael Eugene Plaster

  Pamela Gail Wilson Schindler

  William Chris Elcan, II

Deceased members: Clifton D. Schindler

 

A memorial tribute for Clifton Schindler was given by Kenneth Schindler.

 

Terri Modlin gave the treasurer's report, reporting a balance of $70 after donating $40 to Clair Church for the use of the fellowship hall. No additional contributions were requested since the balance would sufficiently cover the next year's donation.

 

The H.F. Schindler website was re-introduced. Family members were encouraged to give feedback on the site. Also discussed was the idea that we should make the 75th Schindler reunion a much bigger event and to focus on boosting attendance at the reunion. Members were encouraged to contact Wayne Schindler with suggestions.

 

Officers nominated and elected for the next year are:

David Schindler President

Bob Cornelius Vice-President

Terri Modlin Secretary

Diane Hibbs Treasurer

 

The meeting was closed with the family forming a circle, joining hands and singing "Blest Be The Tie That Binds", with a benediction following.

 

Bob Cornelius

Secretary

2001

 

Jan. 11: America Online and Time Warner complete the largest merger to date.

 

Jan. 20: George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43rd president.

 

May 24: Senator James Jeffords announces his leaving of the Republican Party, giving the Democrats control of the Senate.

 

June 11: Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is executed by lethal injection in Terre Haute, IN.

 

Sept. 11: Two hijacked commercial airliners strike and destroy the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. A 3rd plane destroys part of the Pentagon and a 4th crashes in Pennsylvania. In the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil, over 3,000 people are killed.

 

Oct. 7: U.S. and British forces launch a sustained air strike campaign against the Afghan-based terrorist organization al-Qaeda and the country's ruling Taliban militia.

 

Oct. 8: Pres. Bush creates a new Office of Homeland Security.

 

Dec. 2: Energy-trading company Enron becomes the largest firm thus far to file for bankruptcy.

 

Dec. 13: Pres. Bush announces the U.S. will withdraw from the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty.

 

World Series: Arizona Diamondbacks

 

Best Picture: A Beautiful Mind

July 22, 2001

 

The 73rd annual reunion of the H.F. Schindler family was held on July 22, 2001 at the Clair United Methodist Church.

 

After the noon potluck meal, President David Schindler called the meeting to order.

 

Special recognition was given to Lusetta Schneider as the oldest member present, and Carson Lutz as the youngest member present. Karen and Joseph Paglia, of New Jersey, received recognition for having traveled the farthest to attend the reunion. Also welcomed were the following guests: John Middleton and Sue Rinne of Hope Church, Grant Williams Herbers who attended with the Kurt Ammon family, and Vicky Schneider, Stephanie Taylor and Kyla Taylor.

 

Grandma Schindler's favorite hymn "Saved by Grace" was sung by all in attendance, who were accompanied by Marilyn Grauberger. Following, the minutes of the 2000 reunion were read by Terri Modlin, and the minutes from the 1951 meeting were read by Bob Cornelius. Terri Modlin read the roll call, with 78 members present out of a total of 378 members. The Frank Schindler descendants had the most family members in attendance with 23 in attendance and the Clarence Schindler and Josephine Schneider families had the highest percent of family members in attendance. The following additions and changes to our family membership were recognized:

 

By birth: Gabriel Paglia Berman

  Emma Milan Monroy

  Konnor Benjamin Buczek

  Carson Michael Lutz

  William Edwin Arbuckle

  Brett Milford Wilson

By marriage: Lisa Marie Schneider

  Ronald Wyzard

  Darla Ann Schneider

  Kimberlie Ann Dewey

  Shawn Michael Duke

  John Meyer

Deceased members: Earl Schneider

 

A memorial tribute for Earl Schneider was given by Lee Schneider, Jr.

 

Diane Hibbs gave the treasurer's report, reporting a balance of $30 after donating $40 to Clair Church for the use of the fellowship hall. Additional contributions were requested, noting that additional funds might be needed to cover expenses related to preparations for the 75th reunion.

 

Wayne Schindler presented a list of suggestions for the HFSchindler website during the call for Old Business. Any other suggestions should be shared with Wayne and/or Karl Schindler.

 

During the call for New Business items, Terri Modlin provided some H.F. Schindler family facts and the correct answers to the "name the 1st generation" game were reviewed.

 

  • Thirty-one cousins make up the second generation of the HF Schindler family.
  • These cousins were born over a 45-year period.
  • There are now 9 living first cousins and 7 of these cousins were in attendance at the 2001 reunion.
  • Additionally, 15 spouses of these first cousins are living.
  • Dwight Schindler is the youngest first cousin and Ken Schindler is the oldest living first cousin.

 

Wayne Schindler then addressed the family members to discuss plans for the 75th Schindler reunion, scheduled for the summer of 2003. For the past several reunions Wayne has suggested that we focus on making this reunion a much bigger event with larger attendance and more activities. Representatives from each of the 9 families were selected to participate in a planning committee. These representatives will be asked to help select the date and the activities for the reunion as well as communicate this information to their respective family members.

 

Representatives are:

 

  • Selma Schneider family—Daryl and Jody Schneider
  • Calvin Schindler family—Henry and Doris Schneider and Bill Schindler
  • Frank Schindler family—Janice and Bill Thorne
  • Charles Schindler family—Ann Judah Elkins (to be confirmed)
  • Alice Sander family—Hilton Sander and Rodney Sander
  • Elmer Schindler family—Kenneth Schindler and David Schindler
  • Josephine Schneider family—Terri Modlin
  • Clarence Schindler family—Wayne Schindler
  • Everett Schindler family—Meredith and Joann Kapp

 

Please contact any of these family members with suggestions or questions regarding the 75th reunion.

 

Officers nominated and elected for the next year are:

Bob Cornelius President

Terri Modlin Vice-President

Diane Hibbs Secretary

Hilton Sander Treasurer

The meeting was closed with the family members forming a circle, joining hands and singing "Blest Be The Tie That Binds". Following, Dale Ammon led us in a benediction.

 

Terri Modlin, Secretary

2002

 

Jan. 23: Kenneth Lay resigns as CEO of Enron.

 

Jan. 29: In his first State of the Union address, Pres. Bush calls Iran, Iraq, and North Korea part of an "axis of evil. "

 

July 28: A dramatic rescue operation saves the lives of 9 miners who had been trapped for days 240 feet underground in a Pennsylvania coal mine.

 

Sept. 12: Pres. Bush tells the UN General Assembly that he will work with the Security Council to deal with the threat of supposed Iraq weapons of mass destruction.

 

Oct. 10-11: The U.S. Congress gives Bush backing for using military force against Iraq.

 

Oct. 24: John Allen Williams and John Lee Malvo are arrested in connection with a series of random sniper shootings in the Washington, D.C. area that left 10 dead.

 

Nov. 25: Legislation is signed creating a cabinet-level Dept. of Homeland Security.

 

World Series: Anaheim Angels

 

Best Picture: Chicago

July 28, 2002

 

The 74th annual reunion of the H.F. Schindler family was held on July 28, 2002 at the Clair United Methodist Church.

 

After the noon potluck meal, President Bob Cornelius called the meeting to order.

 

Special recognition was given to Marjorie Sander as the oldest member present, and Brett Wilson as the youngest member present. Alison and Will Arbuckle of Canton, Georgia received recognition for having traveled the farthest to attend the reunion.

 

Grandma Schindler's favorite hymn "Saved by Grace" was sung by Lee and Nina Schneider, Karl and Anne Schindler and Jean Silk, who were accompanied by Marilyn Grauberger. Following the hymn, the minutes of the 2001 reunion were read by Diane Hibbs, and the minutes from the 1952 meeting were read by Terri Modlin. Diane Hibbs read the roll call, with 57 members present out of a total of 390 members. The roll call took a total of 17 minutes to read. The Clarence Schindler descendants had the most family members in attendance with 18.

 

The following additions and changes to our family membership were recognized.

 

By birth: Avery Rose Walls

  Madelyn Grace Murawski

  Lilian Lane Elcan

By marriage: Phil Walls

  Erin Marie Wimer

  Eric Lee Hall

  Curtis Gehrig Lane

Former by Divorce: Stark Alexander Kopp

 

Hilton Sander gave the treasurer's report, reporting a balance of $72. , after donating $40 to the Clair Church for the use of the fellowship hall. Additional contributions were requested, noting that additional funds might be needed to cover expenses related to preparations for the 75th reunion.

 

Wayne Schindler presented other names to be added to the committee for the 75th reunion. They were as follows: Bruce and Carolyn Schindler and Susan Schindler.

 

Wayne Schindler then spoke about the 2003 75th anniversary of the Schindler reunion. It was suggested that the reunion be a weekend long celebration with activities for young and old. It was also suggested that the actual reunion be on Saturday so those needing to leave earlier on Sunday could go.

 

After the report, Wayne Schindler made a motion to move the 75th Schindler reunion to the July 4, 2003 weekend. Bill Schindler seconded the motion. July 4th weekend was approved unanimously by 57 members present.

 

Officers nominated and elected for the next year are:

Terri Modlin President

Diane Hibbs Vice-President

Hilton Sander Secretary

Jean Silk Treasurer

 

It was mentioned that Lee Schneider, Sr. was the 1st President of the Schindler Reunion.

 

The meeting was closed with the family members forming a circle, joining hands and singing "Blest Be The Tie That Binds". Following, Kenneth Schindler led us in a benediction.

 

Diane Hibbs, Secretary

2003

 

Feb. 1: The space shuttle Columbia breaks apart in space during its descent, killing all seven crew members.

 

March 19: A US-led offensive aimed at removing Saddam Hussein from power begins in Iraq.

 

May 1: President Bush, speaking from the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, declares an end to major combat operations in Iraq. Insurgents continue to mount attacks against both military and civilian targets.

 

Aug. 14: A major power failure spreads rapidly through Ohio, Michigan, and the Northeast, as well as eastern Canada. Over 50 million people are left without electricity for as long as two days.

 

Oct. 7: California voters vote to recall Governor Gray Davis from office and replace him with actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

Nov. 2: The Reverend V. Gene Robinson is consecrated as Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, becoming the first openly gay prelate in the Episcopal Church USA.

 

Dec. 23: A Holstein in Washington State tests positive for mad-cow disease; the animal, the first animal in the US to be so identified, had been slaughtered.

 

World Series: Florida Marlins

 

Best Picture: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

July 4-6, 2003

 

75th Annual Reunion

 

The 75th annual reunion of the H.F. Schindler family was held on July 5, 2003 at the Stoney Creek Inn. In honor of the 75th year, a special event was held this year. Family members were encouraged to spend the July 4th weekend in St Joseph so several activities were held on July 4-6 in the St Joseph area. Activities included visiting family burial sites, playing mini-golf at Cool Crest Gardens, swimming at Stoney Creek and choir practice for the family choir.

 

The formal events began around 4:30 on the evening of the 5th with family members gathering to share stories and pictures. At 6:00 PM, a buffet dinner was served with 150 members present. Prior to the dinner, Wayne Schindler welcomed the group and John Middleton, the minister of Hope United Church of Christ, offered a blessing. After the dinner, President Terri Schneider Modlin called the meeting to order.

 

The following updates to our membership were announced.

 

By birth: Samuel Raymond Judah

  Jacob Matthew Judah

  Ainsley Grace Miller

  Chloe Alyssa Thomas

  Aubrie Catherine Thorne

  Marie Raylynn Hall

  William Harris Grauberger

  Drew Daniel Hibbs

By adoption: Rachel Marie Schneider

  Regan Nicole Mills

By marriage: Albert Andrew White

  David Wade Harville

  David Tate Shaeffer

  Maggie Lynn Petersen

  William James Mitchell, Jr.

  Diana Chesney Judah

 

Members Lost:

By death: Eula May Ammon

  Hazel "Dollye" Schindler

By divorce: Kristin Stang Larson

  Ronald Wyzard

 

Several visitors were recognized:

Steve McLeod and family,

Dave Arasmith,

Rev. & Mrs. Lowell Wendland,

Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence Kurth,

Rev. John Middleton

 

Greetings from members who were unable to attend were shared, provided by Wayne Schindler.

 

An update on absent family members with health concerns included Lusetta Schneider, Lucille Schneider, Violet Sander, and Dara Sue Miller.

 

Special recognition was given to our first cousins and spouses. Those in attendance were Bill & Delores Schindler, Evelyn Schindler, Dale Ammon, Doris Sander, Marjorie Sander, Kenneth & Luella Schindler, Lee & Nina Schneider, Marilyn & Larry Grauberger, Wayne Schindler, Larry & Janet Schindler, Dwight & Pat Schindler, and Leroy & Florence Schindler. The oldest living family member was Lusetta Schneider and of those attending, Kenneth Schindler and Marjorie Sander were recognized. Our youngest family member at the time of the meeting was William Grauberger and the youngest attending was Drew Hibbs.

 

Several family members traveled long distances to attend our reunion. Those recognized for traveling the farthest were Karen and Joe Paglia (New Jersey), Doug Schindler and family (Delaware), and Stephen Grauberger, Kris Schindler and Brant & Mary Schindler (California).

 

In tribute to our Swiss heritage, Kevin Schneider, accompanied by Debra Burnett, sang the Swiss national anthem, "Schweizer Psalm." The entire group followed with the singing of the "Star Spangled Banner."

 

The roll call of 405 family members was then read. A member of each family branch was selected to read their names. There were 149 family members who responded to the roll call.

 

Following the roll call Grandma Schindler's favorite hymn, "Saved by Grace," was sung by the 30 member family choir accompanied by Marilyn Grauberger.

 

The minutes of the 2002 reunion were read by Hilton Sander, secretary, and approved by the membership. The minutes from the very first Schindler reunion were read by Diane Schindler Hibbs.

 

A memorial tribute for Hazel "Dollye" Schindler was given by her children and a tribute to Eula Mae Ammon was given by her family members. Following these tributes, a prayer was offered by Rev. Lawrence Kurth.

 

An update on the Schindler Family Book was given by Lee & Nina Schneider. A few printed copies and CDs of the book were available for those who desired one. The book could also be e-mailed to those who requested it.

 

The Treasurer's report was presented by Jean Silk. There were several more expenses this year due to the additional items purchased for the 75th reunion. This included ice cream & cake, an original Schindler family tradition. Additionally, a donation was made by the family to Clair Church in the name of Glen Schindler.

 

Beginning Balance 265.00

Addition donations 134.00

Glen Schindler Memorial (100.00)

Ice cream & cake & supplies (190.00)

Name tags ( 25.00)

Ending Balance 84.00

 

Old Business

An update on the HFS Website was given by Karl Schindler.

Wayne Schindler gave an update on "Schindler's list"—creating a database of names & addresses available to family members.

 

New Business

2004 Meeting Date - 4th Sunday, July 25, 2004 at Clair United Methodist Church

 

The Nominating Committee, David Schindler, Henry Schneider, and Terri Modlin, chairperson, presented the slate for 2003-2004:

Diane Hibbs President

Hilton Sander Vice-President

Jean Silk Secretary

Amanda Kapp Mills Treasurer

 

The meeting was closed with the family members forming a circle, joining hands and singing "Blest Be the Tie That Binds." Rev. Lowell Wendland gave the benediction.

 

On Sunday, the family attended the 10:30 a.m. service at Clair United Methodist Church. The family choir, directed and accompanied by Debra Burnett, assisted in the service by singing "Find us Faithful" (words and music by Jon Mohr; choral setting by Jack Schrader) for the anthem and "God of Our Fathers" for the Offertory.

 

After the service, lunch for family members was served by members of the Clair congregation. Donations for the meal supported the Glen Schindler Memorial.

 

Hilton Sander

Secretary

 

(Additional assistance with compilation of minutes: Terri Schneider Modlin)

2004

 

Feb. 1: During the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, Justin Timberlake tears Janet Jackson's top garment, exposing her breast in what was later called a "wardrobe malfunction. "

 

March 5: Media entrepreneur Martha Stewart is convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. She is sentenced to five months in prison.

 

April 29: The National World War II Memorial, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. , opens to the public.

 

April 30: Photos showing humiliating abuse by American soldiers of prisoners of Iraq emerge, provoking outrage.

 

June 5: Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the U.S. , dies at his home in Los Angeles. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1994.

 

July 22: The 9/11 Commission Report is released to the public, summarizing what was known about the events of that day and calling for a restructuring of U.S. intelligence operations.

 

Oct. 27: The Boston Red Sox win the world series for the first time since 1918.

 

Nov. 30: Ken Jennings ends his record-setting 74-game Jeopardy! winning streak, having won over $2.5 million.

 

Dec. 17: Pres. Bush signs an intelligence reform bill, creating a new director of national intelligence to oversee the nation's intelligence agencies.

 

World Series: Boston Red Sox

 

Best Picture: Million Dollar Baby

July 25, 2004

 

On Sunday, July 25, 2004, the 76th annual reunion of the H. F. Schindler Family was held at Clair United Methodist Church, St. Joseph, Missouri.

 

After the noon potluck meal, President Teri Schneider Modlin called the meeting to order.

 

The following additions and changes to our family membership were recognized:

 

By marriage:

  Michael David Baker, husband of Angela Dyer

  Samuel Lewis, husband of Lisa Schneider Carr

  Jason Mark Keezer, husband of Kristine Chapman

  Nathan Thomas Blair, husband of Tara Miller

  Kristopher Edward Cook, husband of Tricia Miller

  Heidi McDonnell, wife of Ryan McDonnell

  Travis Lee Billings, daughter of Jill and Travis

By birth:

  Cole Reese Thomas, son of Christy and Chris

  Amanda Morgan Dewey, daughter of Matthew and Kimberlie

  Karoline Ann Buczek, daughter of Kim and Kris

  Camden Theis Lutz, son of Brandi and Parrish

  Josilyn Lane Billings, daughter of Jill and Travis

Deceased members:

  Dara Sue Schindler Miller died May 5, 2004

  Terryl Sander died July 30, 2003

 

Terri invited the family to introduce visitors. Alison Schindler Arbuckle introduced her mother, Judith Long. A letter of greeting from Leonard and Betty Weinert was read. At Terri's invitation, all first cousins stood. Marjorie Sander was recognized as the oldest member present and her great grandson, Camden Theis Lutz, was recognized as the youngest member present. Bill and Deloris Schindler traveled the farthest to attend the reunion.

 

Grandma Schindler's favorite hymn, "Saved By Grace," was sung by all in attendance and accompanied by Marilyn Grauberger.

 

Fifty-eight members answered the roll call.

 

Wayne Schindler presented a memorial tribute for Dara Sue Schindler Miller and Kenneth Schindler presented a memorial tribute for Terryl Sander.

 

Wayne Schindler reported that Karl Schindler has updated the H. F. Schindler website. To view the site, go to www.hfschindler.org.

 

New officers for 2005 are:

Hilton Sander President

Jean Schindler Silk Vice-President

Amanda Kapp Mills Secretary

Brandi Sander Lutz Treasurer

 

The meeting was closed with the family forming a circle, joining hands and singing "Blest Be the Tie That Binds." The closing benediction was led by Dwight Schindler.

 

Jean Schindler Silk

Secretary

2005

 

Jan. 26: Condoleeza Rice becomes the first black woman Secretary of State.

 

March 31: Terri Schiavo, in a persistent vegetative state since 1990, dies 13 days after her feeding tube was removed.

 

May 31: A Vanity Fair article reveals that former FBI agent W. Mark Felt was "Deep Throat," a source for Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein's Watergate investirgation.

 

July 24: Lance Armstrong wins record-setting 7th straight Tour de France.

 

Aug. 29: Hurricane Katrina strikes the Gulf Coast, causing devastation in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. A breech in a levee floods New Orleans, forcing over 10,000 refugees to crowd into the Superdome sports arena.

 

World Series: Chicago White Sox

 

Best Picture: Crash

(Minutes not  available)

 

Officers nominated and elected for the next year are:

Jean Schindler Silk President

Amanda Kapp Mills Vice-President

Brandi Sander Lutz Secretary

Anthony Schindler Treasurer

2006

 

Jan. 3: Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleads guilty to 3 felony counts of conspiracy to bribe public officials, fraud, and tax evasion.

 

Feb. 11: Vice President Cheney accidentally shoots and wounds a hunting partner during a quail-shooting outing in South Texas.

 

May 25: Kenneth Lay, founder and CEO of Enron, is found guilty of 6 counts of fraud and conspiracy.

 

Oct. 17: The U.S. population hits 300 million. Only China (1.3 billion) and India (1.1 billion) have more people.

 

Oct. 26: President Bush signs a bill that authorizes the construction of a 700-mile, double-layered fence along the U.S. -Mexico border.

 

Nov. 7: The Democratic Party wins control of the House and Senate in midterm congressional elections.

 

Dec. 26: Gerald Ford, 38th president, dies at his home in California at the age of 93.

 

World Series: St. Louis Cardinals

 

Best Picture: The Departed

July 22, 2006

 

The 78th annual reunion of the H. F. Schindler Family was held on Saturday July 22, 2006 at Clair United Methodist Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. After another delicious potluck meal, the meeting was called to order by the presiding vice president, Amanda Mills. Brandi Lutz read the minutes from the 2005 reunion.

 

The following additions and changes to the family were recognized:

 

New Members by marriage:

  Steven Matthew Arnold, husband of Dana Beth Miller

  John Thompson, husband of Kris Schindler

New Members by adoption:

  Ryan Dean Grauberger-Burgess adopted by Stephen Lee Grauberger and Randall William Burgess

  Nathan Davis Grauberger-Burgess adopted by Stephen Lee Grauberger and Randall William Burgess

New Members by birth:

  Rebecca Sue, daughter of Sara Beth Duncan and Andrew White

  Kaitlyn McKenzie, daughter of Lara Miller

  Christian Tate, son of Keyna Corn Schaeffer and David Schaeffer

  Kristopher Harrison, son of Tricia Corn Cook and Kristopher Cook

  Luke Evan Francis Mills, son of Amanda Kapp Mills and Jon Mills

Deceased Members:

  Larry Schindler

  Christy Lynn Schindler

Divorced:

  Alison Schindler from Geoffroy Arbuckle

 

Larry Grauberger presented a memorial tribute for Larry Schindler. He shared memories of his brother-in-law. Nina Schneider shared information about the ill health of Doris Sander and Lucile Schneider.

 

The oldest member was Kenneth Schindler and the youngest member was Luke Evan Francis Mills. There were 63 members in attendance, with the furthest having traveled from Texas and Colorado. All the first cousins and their spouse were recognized, as there were many in attendance.

 

The roll call was read by Brandi Lutz. Marilyn Grauberger played Saved By Grace on the piano with Rodney Sander leading us in song. Amanda Mills read the treasure notes and they were approved.

 

Wayne Schindler had a discussion to make sure that all family members include their email addresses to keep apprised of the illnesses, new additions and other information to be shared by each branch of the family. The email addresses are not public and will remain within the family.

 

Dwight Schindler made a motion to discuss next year's reunion. A motion was made to show by way of hands to leave it on Saturday or change it back to Sunday. The vote showed for it to remain on Saturday. The time will remain for visiting from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. with the meal at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Nominating Committee Report made a motion and was accepted to elect new officers, as follows:

Amanda Mills President

Brandi Lutz Vice-President

Marilyn Grauberger Secretary

Marva Murawski Treasurer

 

The meeting was adjourned by friendship circle and singing of "Blest Be the Tie that Binds," followed by a Benediction by Rodney Sander.

 

Brandi Lutz

Secretary

2007

 

Jan. 4: Nanci Pelosi becomes the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives.

 

Jan. 10: President Bush announces plans to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq, labeled as a "surge. "

 

Feb. 2: Hundreds of scientists participating in a UN-sponsored study conclude—with more than 90% certainty—that human activity is the main factor contributing to global warming.

 

April 16: A senior at Virginia Tech shoots 27 students and 5 faculty members to death before fatally shooting himself.

 

July 21: 8.3 million copies of the 7th and final Harry Potter book are sold in the U.S. during its first 24 hours on sale, setting an all-time single-day record.

 

Aug. 1: A highway bridge across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapses, causing the death of 13 people.

 

World Series: Boston Red Sox

 

Best Picture: No Country for Old Men

July 21, 2007

 

The 79th annual reunion of the H. F. Schindler Family was held on Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Clair United Methodist Church. The afternoon was spent visiting followed by a delicious potluck dinner served at 5:30 pm.

 

President Jean Schindler Silk called the meeting to order. Grandma Schindler's favorite song, "Saved by Grace," was sung by Bob Cornelius, Dwight Schindler, Hilton Sander, and Wayne Schindler. Marva Murawski played the piano.

 

Jean extended a warm welcome to all who were present. Special recognition went to:

  1. David Miller, traveling the farthest (714 miles)
  2. Preston Wilson, youngest present (2)
  3. Kenneth Schindler, eldest present (88); Leroy Schindler, runner-up (86)
  4. All the first cousins—Kenneth Schindler, Leroy Schindler, Lee Schneider, Bill Schindler, Marilyn Schindler Grauberger, Wayne Schindler and Dwight Schindler

 

Secretary Marilyn Grauberger presented the 2006 Minutes. Wayne Schindler moved that they be accepted. Bill Schindler seconded the motion. Approved. Minutes from 50 years ago (1957) were unavailable. They may be read next year along with the 1958 Minutes. Marilyn proudly read the 427 names listed on the H. F. Schindler Family Roll. Fifty-nine descendants were present. There were no visitors present this year.

 

Treasurer Marva Murawski reported a balance of $178. Discussion followed concerning an amount to give Clair Church for building use. Hilton Sander stated that the church does not charge for its members. There is not a scheduled amount for outside groups. Dwight Schindler suggested a $75 donation. Those present affirmed that amount leaving a balance of $103 in the Treasury. A basket will be available for donations.

 

Memorials for our deceased members were given as follows:

  Lusetta (Wigger) Schneider – given by Nina Schneider, who attended Lusetta's 100th Birthday in February 2007. Lusetta had chronicled every family event of her family. Betty (Schneider) Weinert – given by Bill Schindler, her uncle. Betty was a dedicated Christian lady and a gifted pianist.

  Doris (Schneider) Sander – given by Hilton Sander, her nephew. "Aunt Doris" was always teaching about her faith. She loved her family.

 

New Members by Marriage

  Phillip Zimler, husband of Jessica Jean Chapman (Selma Schindler Schneider Family)

  Steven Sloane, husband of Sarah Anne Miller (Alice Schindler Sander Family)

  Billy Jack Priest, Jr. , husband of Alison Schindler Arbuckle (Clarence Schindler Family)

 

New Members by Birth

  Presleigh Annyston Baker, daughter of Angela and Michael (Selma S. Schneider Family)

  Taylor Jo Schneider, daughter of Christopher and Heather (Calvin Schindler Family)

  Ashlyn Elizabeth Ford, daughter of Greg and Rhonda (Frank Schindler Family)

  Vivian Kapp Murawski, daughter of Matthew and Jennifer (Everett Schindler Family)

 

65th Wedding Anniversary – Kenneth and Luella Schindler – October 18, 2006

 

OLD BUSINESS

Wayne Schindler asked that those with email add and/or update their email address on the form being circulated so that family information and events may be shared. The addresses can also be saved within a "Family Branch."

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Hilton announced that Clair UMC will be holding its "100th Anniversary Celebration" on Sunday, November 9th, 2008, which coincides with "Harvest Home. " He asked for a show of hands of those interested in having a Schindler Choir; it will be discussed again.
  2. Norma Schneider of Clair is asking for photos for Clair’s Centennial Celebration. Bruce and Carolyn Schindler will scan the photos.
  3. Mt. Nebo Cemetery Update – Great-Grandfather and Great-Grandmother Schindler are buried there. Following the 2003 Reunion a volunteer "descendants' work party" cleaned the site, from mending fences and trimming grass to setting fallen tombstones. Ryan Flurry cleared the site several years ago for his Eagle Scout Project.
  4. A short discussion was held concerning several aspects of food for the Reunion.
    1. Catering Food – difficult to know number of people attending; lots of work for person coordinating the catering.
    2. Kitchen Crew – same people have to clean up; local people do not mind bringing food; people stay away if they cannot bring a dish.
    3. No conclusions reached; tabled.

 

REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE – Officers for 2008

President Brandi Sander Lutz

Vice-President Marilyn Schindler Grauberger

Secretary Marva Kapp Murawski

Treasurer Karla Schindler Wilson

 

The Slate was accepted by acclamation.

 

JOYS AND CONCERNS

  • Debra Burnett asked for prayers for her sister, Dee Lois, who has breast cancer
  • Prayers were asked for those serving in the Armed Forces
  • Birthdays celebrated today are Lucile Schneider and Rod Sander
  • Nina reported that Taylor Jo Schneider, new member by birth, is a sixth-generation descendant.
  • Nina reminded everyone to email their updated family information to her

 

NEXT MEETING

The 80th annual H. F. Schindler Reunion will be held at Clair UMC on Saturday, July 26, 2008—the Saturday preceding the 4th Sunday. People may start gathering at 3:00 pm for visiting with the potluck dinner to follow at 5:30 pm.

 

The 79th annual H. F. Schindler Reunion meeting was adjourned. The Friendship Circle was formed with the group the singing, "Blest Be the Tie That Binds."

 

Respectfully submitted,

Marilyn Schindler Grauberger, Secretary

2008

 

World Series: Philadelphia Phillies

 

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

July 26, 2008

 

The 80th H.F. Schindler Family Reunion was held on Saturday, July 26,2008, at Clair United Methodist Church. The afternoon was spent visiting followed by a delicious potluck dinner served at 5:30 pm. The blessing was given by the Rev. John Middleton.

 

Vice-President Marilyn Grauberger called the meeting to order. She thanked those present for their attendance and especially the members responsible for the church set-up and dinner preparation. Grandma Schindler's favorite song, "Saved by Grace," was sung by Hilton and Rodney Sander and Wayne and Dwight Schindler with the family members joining in the refrain. Marva Murawski played the piano.

 

Special recognition was given to:

  Marjorie Sander, eldest present (92) Kenneth Schindler, runner-up (89)

  Preston Wilson, youngest present

  Bill & Delores Schindler and Pat & Karla Wilson, traveling the farthest

  Visitors, Rev. John Middleton & wife and Lavonda Grimes

  First cousins–Kenneth Schindler, Lee Schneider, Bill Schindler, Marilyn Schindler Grauberger, Wayne Schindler, and Dwight Schindler. Leroy Schindler (absent)

 

Secretary Marva Murawski presented the 2007 minutes. Kenneth Schindler moved that they be accepted. Dwight Schindler seconded the motion. Approved. Reunion minutes from fifty years ago (1958) were read by Marva. As they were not available last year, Marilyn read the 1957 minutes. Marva proudly read the 434 names listed on the H. F. Schindler Family Roll. Forty-four members were present.

 

Treasurer Karla Wilson reported a balance of $239.00. Wayne Schindler moved that a donation to Clair be made in the amount of $75.00. Meredith Kapp seconded the motion. A basket will be available for donations.

 

Memorials for our deceased members were given as follows:

  Daryl Schneider – given by Kenneth Schindler. Daryl was a "good man," talented, kind hearted and a dedicated church member. Evelyn Schindler – given by Wayne Schindler. Evelyn's smiling, radiant face will be missed in the kitchen during family reunions.

 

New Members by Marriage:

  Marilyn Schindler, wife of Lon Schindler (Calvin Schindler Family)

  Ryan James Browne, husband of Brittany Travers (Frank Schindler Family)

 

New Members by Birth:

  Lucy Elizabeth Schneider, daughter of Max and Lisa (Selma Schindler Schneider Family)

  Kaden Joshua Thorne, son of Steven and Erin (Frank Schindler Family)

  Franklin Sander Duke, son of Summer and Shawn (Alice Schindler Sander Family)

  Tanner Lee Billings, son of Jill and Travis (Everett Schindler Family)

  Liam Chris Elcan, son of Lane and Bill (Everett Schindler Family)

 

Old Business:

Rodney Sander reminded the family of the Clair Church's 100th anniversary on November 9, 2008. The H. F. Schindler Family was an important part of the church's history. He encouraged participation in the choir and also in sending pictures that help to depict the

church's history.

 

Marilyn thanked Lee and Nina Schneider for their continued work in keeping the family records up-to-date. They ask that members remember to forward to them any family changes.

 

Wayne Schindler passed out instructions on the family e-mail procedures and encouraged members to sign a list with their e-mail addresses. It is an excellent tool to keep the family informed of events, concerns, etc.

 

New Business:

There was none.

 

Report of the Nominating Committee – Officers for 2009

President: Marilyn Schindler Grauberger

Vice President Marva Kapp Murawski

Secretary Karla Schindler Wilson

Treasurer Linda Schneider Worthen

 

Wayne Schindler moved to accept the slate and Meredith Kapp seconded. Passed

 

Joys and Concerns:

Dwight Schindler is enjoying retirement. Janet Schindler Shepard recently underwent a kidney transplant.

 

Next Meeting

The 81st annual H. Fl Schindler Reunion will be held at Clair UMC on Saturday, July 25, 2009–the Saturday preceding the 4th Sunday. People may start gathering at 3:00 pm for visiting with the potluck dinner to follow at 5:30 pm.

 

The 80th H. F. Schindler Reunion meeting was adjourned. The Friendship Circle was formed with the group singing "Blest Be the Tie That Binds. " Bill Schindler gave the closing prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Marva Kapp Murawski, Secretary

2009

 

World Series: New York Yankees

 

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

July 25, 2009

 

The 81st Annual H.F. Schindler Family Reunion was held on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Clair United Methodist Church. Visiting for the afternoon began at 3:00 p.m. followed by a delicious potluck dinner served at 5:30 p.m. The blessing was given by Lon Schindler.

 

President Marilyn Schindler Grauberger called the meeting to order. She thanked everyone for their presence and being a part of this very special family gathering. She thanked Hilton Sander for opening the church and assisting with questions and also for setting up the tables and chairs for the afternoon. Hilton and Marjorie Sander also prepared the kitchen for the arrival of the delicious potluck dishes brought by all family members. Marilyn gave a BIG thank you to everyone for bringing their wonderful food! Also thanked were Nina Schneider and Terri Schneider Modlin for preparing the name tags, and Clair's church secretary, Vickie McDonald for making the special H.F. Schindler Family placemats which were on each table.

 

After introduction of the 2009 Officers, Grandma Schindler's favorite song, "Saved by Grace," was sung by Dwight Schindler, Patricia Schindler, Nina Schneider, Tammy Miller, Bob Cornelius, Stan Kapp, Larry Grauberger, and Terri Schneider Modlin with the family members joining in the refrain. Marilyn Grauberger played the piano.

 

Special Recognition was given to:

Eldest present — Marjorie Sander (93)

Youngest present — Preston Wilson (4), son of Gail and Brent Wilson

Those traveling the farthest — David, Tammy, Preston, and Ainsley Miller; 680 miles from Lufkin, Texas. David is the grandson of Calvin (Bill) and Deloris Schindler.

 

Milestones:

Kenneth Schindler turned 90, and he and Luella celebrated their 68th Anniversary

Marilyn and Larry Grauberger celebrated their 50th Anniversary

Bill and Deloris Schindler celebrated their 58th Anniversary

Lucile Schneider celebrated her 97th Birthday

 

Secretary Karla Schindler Wilson read the Minutes of 2008, prepared by Marva Kapp Murawski. Kenneth Schindler moved that the Minutes be accepted, Dwight Schindler seconded the motion. Approved. Stan Kapp read the Minutes of 50 years ago (1959), which were written by his mother, Bernice Schindler Kapp. Roll Call for each Schindler Family Branch was read by designated members for each family lineage. Readers included Karla Schindler Wilson, Linda Schneider Worthen, Roger Ford, Gilbert Sander, David Schindler, Terri Schneider Modlin, Dwight Schindler, and Meredith Kapp. There were 433 members listed on the Roll. 55 Members were present.

 

The "Original" first cousins present included, Kenneth Schindler, Lee Schneider, Bill Schindler, Marilyn Schindler Grauberger, Wayne Schindler, and Dwight Schindler. Leroy Schindler was not present.

 

Treasurer Linda Schneider Worthen reported a balance of $265.00. Dwight Schindler moved that a donation to Clair be made in the amount of $100.00. Dale Schneider seconded the motion. Hilton Sander will be in charge of presenting the donation to Clair. A basket will be available for donations.

 

Deceased Family Members:

EVERETT SCHINDLER FAMILY

Pamela Jo Kaminski, daughter of Curtis Schindler

 

New Members by Marriage:

FRANK SCHINDLER FAMILY (Clifton Schindler)

Clinton Drew Keith, husband of Hollie Sue

 

CALVIN SCHINDLER FAMILY (Lon Schindler)

Noemi Ramirez Schindler, wife of James Madison Schindler

Leigha Ramirez, stepdaughter of James Madison Schindler

 

New Members by Birth:

SELMA SCHINDLER SCHNEIDER FAMILY (Lois Schneider)

Andon James Lindsay, Son of Emily and James

 

ALICE SCHINDLER SANDER FAMILY (Ermel Sander)

Nathaniel James Shaeffer, son of Kenya and David

 

Old Business:

Marilyn Grauberger reminisced about Alex Schindler during the time he lived across the road from her family on the old home place.

 

Kenneth Schindler shared a newspaper article about Grandpa Schindler entitled "80 Years On One Farm," and he commented on Grandpa Schindler's barn, which Grandpa was so proud of. Afterward, Kenneth read Grandpa H.F. Schindler's obituary. Kenneth also mentioned that he has lived on the farm where he was born for 90 years.

 

New Business:

Marilyn recognized Lee and Nina Schneider for their ongoing faithfulness over the years in keeping the records in the Family Book, documenting the changes, and preparing them to be distributed. She also recognized Karl Schindler for keeping up the website and adding the Minutes to the website each year. They were given a round of applause.

 

Nina reminded everyone to pick up handouts and thanked all for sharing Family information. She requested any new information be turned in by July 1st, preferably.

 

Report of the Nominating Committee — Officers for 2010

Bill Schindler requested that the 2009 slate of officers roll forward. Accepted and Passed. President: Marva Kapp Murawski

Vice President: Karla Schindler Wilson

Secretary: Linda Schneider Worthen

Treasurer: Hilton Sander

 

Joys and Concerns:

Lucille Schneider's son has lung cancer, please remember him in prayer. Doris Schneider was ill at the time of our reunion, also remember her in prayer.

 

Next Meeting:

The 82nd annual H.F. Schindler Family Reunion will be held at Clair UMC on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Everyone may begin to gather at 3:00 p.m. for visiting with the potluck dinner to follow at 5:30 p.m.

 

The 81st H.F. Schindler Family Reunion meeting was adjourned. Marilyn expressed appreciation for the turn-out of members today. The Friendship Circle was formed with all family holding hands and singing "Blest Be the Tie That Binds."

 

Respectfully submitted,

Karla Schindler Wilson, Secretary

CONTACT

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