Reunions

Rubin
The biennial Rubin reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church parish hall in St. Paul.
A potluck dinner begins at 12:30 p.m., with beverages, paper plates and tableware being furnished.
Those attending are asking to take lists of births, deaths and marriages since the 2014 reunion, so that the family tree may be updated, and are asked to notify all family members.

Dothager
The Herman Dothager Family reunion was held on July 4 at Rogier Park in Vandalia with 56 attending.
Those attending included: Imogene and Teresa Dothager, Houston, Texas; Denise Springer, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Aryn and Mac Rees, Upland, Calif.; Scott and Julie Andresen, Hannibal, Mo.; Rick, Tammy and Nick Freeman, Flora; Gerald Dothager, Smithboro; Wanda Marit, Litchfield; DaOnne Pustelnik, Greenville; Rick Lane, Butler; Jerry and Terry File, Pocahontas; Jerad, Amy, Adie, Amanda, Joshua File, Jaynece and Randy, August Dothager, Elaine Choma, Ron and Crystal Lawler, and Erma Freeman of Mulberry Grove; Deloris Sarchet, Erin Largent, Monte Freeman, Ed, Donald and Judy, Eric, Cathy, MaKenna and Aubrey, Dwight and Julie, Phil and Sherry, Terry, Peyton and Raegan, Chad Dothager, Catherine Lindsay and Izaiah of Vandalia; David, Amy, Grace and Andrew Glover of Bone Gap; Belinda, Mindy, Shelby and Ravyn Bowman of Altamont.

Hoffman
The family of the late Reinhold and Ida (Fromm) Hoffman held its reunion on June 19 at the Ramsey Baptist Church gym.
The oldest grandchild and oldest there was Evelyn Probst.
Wendell and Arlene Hoffman traveled the farthest, and Bill and Thelma Hoffman had all of their children present.
Attendees played a game of “What Do You Know About the Hoffman Family?” and Laurna Casey won.
No one was present from Leonard’s family. Two grandchildren were married – Tyler Jay Roe and Ashley Marie Ashe on April 4, 2016, and Matthew Alan Roe and Amy McCallister on June 18, 2016.
Albert’s family members present were Evelyn and Gary Probst of Ramsey, Connie Weller of Bethalto, Wendell and Arlene Hoffman of Reids Springs, Mo., May Della Probst of Vandalia, Rhonda and Bill Jacobs of Chatham, and Alan and Christy Probst of Fillmore.
Marriages – Kelli Probst and John Stage on Oct. 31, 2015; Kendra Probst and Tom Laboda on Nov. 27, 2015; Katie Knodle and Austin Wollerman on Jan. 9, 2016; and Paul Probst and Emily Osborn on Feb. 20, 2016.
Birth – Jakx Stage to John and Kelli Stage on April 27, 2015.
No one was present from Harry’s family.
Emmett’s family members present were Frank and Joan Moxey, Elaine Michel, Steve and Barb Michel, and Allison Luster, Vandalia; Bob Hoffman, Wade and Emily Wilhour, Lanie, Ellie, Andrew and Carly, Jeff and Lori Hoffman, Laurna and Gerald Casey, Darren and Tar Lunn and girls Bethany and Becca of O’Fallon, Bill and Thelma Hoffman, Laurie and Brad Wells, Bill and Shanin Hoffman, Susan Portz, Luke, Grace, Max, Meredith and Charlotte Dean.
Members of Edmund’s family present were Betty Thiele and Cheryl Staff.
Members of Lawrence’s family present were Carolyn McLaughlin of Springfield and Bill and Janet Friesner of Vandalia.
Marriages – Nathan Friesner and Melissa Foote on Dec. 12, 2015; and John Dexheimer and Taylor Pashia on June 25, 2016.
Birth – Camden Joseph Tupy on May 20, 2016, to Zack and Dusty Tupy.
Death – Lee Ellis Dexheimer on Aug. 7, 2015.
No one was present from Arnold’s family.
Present from Raymond’s family were Larry and Marcia Hoffman.
Births – Emersyn Alan Finley on March 2, 2014, and Maddox Steven Finley on Aug. 10, 2015, to Eric and Amy Finley; and Aria Marie Finley on Nov. 1, 2015, to Angie and Chris Finley.
The next reunion will be held at the same place on Father’s Day next year.

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