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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Good-bye to Grandpa Lowell Krisher

All of my children were able to get to South Dakota for Grandpa's funeral. All of his children were there also. The girls were able to get pictures and I would like to have them in my blog book.

Telling Grandma good-bye

Wanda, Glenn, Verdis Mom, Harold, Naida
Loren, Dean, Kenny, Conrad
Della had already left

Grandchildren and great-grands

I was also able to spend a little time with Mom...Janna's family and I picked her up and took her to the funeral and then she spent the rest of the weekend with us at Janna's home.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Grandpa Krisher

Lowell C. KrisherAug 31 1923 - Apr 19 2011
Tea, SD
Born: Friday, August 31, 1923
Died: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sioux Falls, SD
Age: 87 years, 7 months, 18 days

Begins at 12:00 PM Friday, April 22, 2011
George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD
The family will greet friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

11:00 AM Saturday, April 23, 2011
George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD
Joe Hobbs, Officiating

Worthing Cemetery, Worthing, SD

Lowell Clifford Krisher, son of Orville and Hazel (Coblentz) Krisher, was born August 31, 1923 in Jump River, WI. He grew up and received his education there.

Lowell was united in marriage with Elaine Duesing on February 9, 1946 in Medford, WI. To this union 11 children were born. Lowell worked as a carpenter doing fine cabinetry work for over 45 years before retiring. Through the years the family lived in Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado and most recently South Dakota.

Grateful for having shared his life are with wife, Elaine; ten surviving children, Naida Schulz and her husband, Ralph, Beresford, SD, Harold Krisher, Appleton, WI, Verdis Krisher and his wife, Sue, Newell, SD, Conrad Krisher and his wife, Noreen, Lomira, WI, Della Krisher, Sioux Falls, SD, Wanda Johnson, Eau Claire, WI, Glenn Krisher and his wife, Jenae, Phoenix, AZ, Dean Krisher and his wife, Colette, Sioux Falls, SD, Kenneth Krisher and his wife, Darla, Valentine, NE, Loren Krisher, Appleton, WI; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Naomi Topinka, Stratford, WI, Helen Topinka, Medford, WI, Edna Topinka, Marshfield, WI, Elaine Griswold, Pittsville, WI, Myrtle Stockwell, Pittsville, WI; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Happy Birthday Kara!!

new dishes!!

cake, strawberries and whipped cream

Erin, Kara, Emily

Happy birthday Kara...remember that day finally arrived.. and we were so happy with our little baby girl...that was in the days before we knew what our baby would US then!! Way back when!!!

We had a girls outing and celebrated Kara's birthday (early)... the we was Alicia, Kayla, Emily, Erin and me...we had a nice lunch and Kayla brought a cake that was topped with strawberries and a whipped cream frosting. We were down by the Fox was flowing full and fast, but it was a blustery, snowy day so could not go out and enjoy the scenery.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Today, Monday, I spent with Elaine...lunch was the first on our Red Lobster...those cheesey bisquits are so good!

They we found a thrift store to visit and the other one was closed....Monday seems to be a day that some stores chose to dare they!

We drove around and went to a park in Menasha by the was nice enough to take a short walk and get some pictures. Also saw some results of the wind storms we had a week ago... and then drove to the Kaukauna area ....lots of trees broken and down....some houses and garages damaged. That was the night that I was at Levi's...Kayla and I spent a while in the corner of the basement!!

Elaine finally got a wind chime made out of old silverware and a sugarer....I made it with the help of  Alicia...found out I could not do the threading of the pearls....hands are too clumsy and Chris drilled the holes.

budding trees...sping

like the willow tree with Lake Winnebago in the background

Lake Winnebago

Monday, April 18, 2011

60 NOT!!!!!!

Yesterday was my birthday...had a special day at Clintonville and then came home to a taco dinner that was prepared by Kayla and Levi. When it is put together I will put a picture of what they got me for my birthday.

Oh, the 60 not is because Alicia kept saying I was 60!

cake pop flowers!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Roland Faber

(December 11, 1929 - April 13, 2011)

Roland Faber, 81, of Mayetta passed away Wednesday April 13, 2011 at the Topeka VA Hospital. He was born December 11, 1929 in Hawarden, Iowa the son of Peter and Rena (deJager) Faber. At the age of 15 he embraced God's plan of Salvation. Roland entered the United States Army in 1952 and proudly served his country in Germany during the Korean Conflict. In 1972 he married Donna (Toews) Fisher in Topeka. The couple made their home on the family farm near Mayetta. Roland worked for Ford and Chevrolet Dealerships in Topeka until he became self employed full time on their farm. He is survived by: his wife, Donna of Mayetta, KS; his sons, Lynn Fisher and wife Sandra of Olathe, KS and Loren Fisher and wife Lynda of Topeka, KS; his sisters, Rosa deBoer of Iowa, Freda Faber of Mexico, Berniece Faber of Oklahoma, Philene Swearengin of Arizona, Lois Williams of Iowa, Goldie Vlieger of Iowa and Lydia Beemer of Arizona; his brothers, Wendell Faber of Nebraska, Maynard Faber of Oklahoma, Laurence Faber of Alaska, and Ronald Faber of Missouri; and his two grandchildren, Leah & Lyle Fisher. He was preceded in death by his sisters, June and Berneice Faber and a brother Philip Faber. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday April 16 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton with burial following in Prairie Home Cemetery in Topeka. The family will greet friends Friday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thanks to Sydney for sharing this with us and to our Holland family for sharing this with us.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Email from Kees and Saskia van der Meer...

This diary calendar was given to Grandma Jetske de Boer by J. Gerbensma de Boer on March 19th, 1912 in Langweer.

Grandma Jetske de Boer wrote on May 19th "Gerrit de Boer"

Grandma Jetske de Boer wrote on February 20th "Our son G. de Boer left for America, 1947"

Kees van der Meer wrote...

"Hallo Sidney,
As we were looking through Uncle sip's papers we found an old notebook with each day a special philosofical thought, dated Langweer, 19 march 1912 given by J. Gerbensma- de Boer to your grandmother

She used it for a long time ( till the end of the 1940's ) as a calander for special days like birthdays.

I thought maybe you would like to see 2 special days

1 .20 febr. It says : Onze zoon G de Boer vertrokken naar Amerika 1947 = Our son G. de Boer left for USA 1947

2 .19 may Gerrit de Boer ( Birthday)

3 . = frontcover of the notebook.

greetings kees"

This was from one of our cousins in nice they remembered us.

Painted couple

I got these garden figurines last fall... and spring is here and they are dressed for the summer by the pond...


Mrs.  after

Mr.    after...

See his bouquet of tulips..
 This couple is suppose to stand facing each other and kissing!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring is here...and so are the tulips.. in the house..

Mason's doings

Mason with his hat and he had Shawn's shoes on ...
ready to go outside!! Oh! and in his PJ's.

Mason looking out to see Daddy and the
4-wheeler and lawn tractor.

Mason's Buffet!!
popcorn and peanuts

Thursday, April 7, 2011

vintage dresses..

When I was in Arizona visiting with Jenae ... I don't know why these dresses came up in conversation...Jenae did not remember them....they were made by Wanda Van Loon Faber back in the early 60's. Mom had asked Wanda to make these look alikes for us...they were made to be reversible and had a sort of poodle style skirt. The one side was a light blue and the other was a plaid in a little darker color. The other day when I was looking for the Betsy scrapbook pages I also came across these pictures on a page.

Peter, Jenae deBoer

Notice in the background there is the supply was used to hold water like a water tower so we could have some water pressure. Once it was not needed we kids used it for a playhouse. Was surprised to find a picture of it!

Peter, Brant, Ruth, and Jenae sitting on the steps in front of the back door.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Reminisce..growing up

I got this book just before I went to Phoenix so I took it along to read. While reading through it I came across this picture.

from Reminisce..

I showed this picture to Jenae and she right away said "Betsy" which was my first thought when I saw it! And this was in 1952 !

Betsy’s Story

Betsy was my doll.. I don’t know when I got her
or from who.
I do remember Mom taking her to Goodwill in the
60’s to have her repaired. The only part of her that
was original after that was her head.
Jenae and Janna remember playing with her.
Kara had her as a favorite doll at the time Alicia
was born in 1976. Grandma Krisher made her a pant
suit out of blue polka do material. Kara had to take
her along to meeting.
In the later years I dressed up in a pretty calico green
dress and bonnet. She was lost in the house fire in 2002
at Waupaca Wisconsin.

A scrapbook page I had done...the above story is what is written in the little book.
Brant and I with our dolls.