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2008 Souhrada Family Reunion - # 28

Cedar Falls, Iowa
Hosted by Dave and Cherie Souhrada

August 16th and 17th, 2008

2008 Souhrada Family Reunion

The 2008 Souhrada Family Reunion took place at the Comfort Suites Hotel in Cedar Falls, IA.  Both the Saturday evening social and Sunday’s dinner were held in the hotel meeting room.  Cherie and Dave Souhrada were this year’s hosts, and their hard work in getting this event organized was greatly appreciated.  Great job!!


50 people attended this year’s event.  Our host families provided a terrific chili dinner and numerous kolaches on Saturday evening.  On Sunday the guests were treated to a delicious buffet dinner and scrumptious pies for desert.  The business meeting was conducted by Dave and Cherie Souhrada.  Dave Souhrada and Dave Stephens were our auctioneers this year.  It was a great success and fun for all.   


This year’s business meeting was preceded by the sad news of the passing of several Souhrada family members, including:
   Ella (Vavroch) Douda of Cedar Rapids IA, daughter of Jerry and Rose (Souhrada) Vavroch
   Ronald C. Anderson of Rochester, MN, son of John and Gertrude (Heide) Rassman
   Linda Hemann of Greenwood, WI, daughter of Marvin and Marlys (Souhrada) Gronwoldt
   Bob Souhrada of Columbia Falls, MT son of Vladamir “Frank" and Violet (McMillan) Souhrada
   George Souhrada of Maple Heights, OH, son of Josef and Mary (Kuba) Souhrada
   Nancy (Goodbrand) Rassman, daughter of Stanley and Kathleen (Murphy) Goodbrand, wife of Dennis Rassman

Janel Stephens mentioned that as a result of this year’s severe flooding in Iowa, the Czech & Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids had sustained significant damage.  The museum is accepting donations to assist in the restoration. 

The National Czech and Slovak Museum under water

Pete Souhrada provided an update on the Souhrada family website and reminded everyone to send pictures, stories, memoirs, or any other materials that Souhrada family members would like to share with others through the website.  Also, to help reduce postage and printing costs, please provide us with an email address so that we can send as many of next year’s invitations as possible electronically.  You can email Pete by clicking here.  

The Flynn family will be hosting the 2009 reunion in Davenport Iowa on August 15 and 16, 2009. We hope to see everyone there!

Those attending this year’s reunion were:

Milt and Leota Anderson of Bloomington, MN

Mary Cox of Evansdale, IA

Gerald & Maureen Currier and Zachary of Davenport IA

Darryl Daws of Minneapolis, MN

Mark & Barb Erickson of Davenport IA

Mona Feuss, Derek and Michelle of Wyoming, IA

Kathleen Flynn of Davenport IA
Michael Flynn of Davenport IA
Rick & Gretchen Flynn of Eldridge. IA

Elizabeth and Chloe Gotstein of Norway, MI

Gary and Rosemary Knutson of Decorah, IA
Pat Lyon of Wyoming, IA

Viola Noska of Pequot Lakes, MN

John Powelka of Mechanicsville, IA
Leroy and Virginia Powelka of Mechanicsville, IA

Mike and Joan Powelka of Janesville, IA

Eugene and Frances Rassman of Owatonna, MN

Jim, Kathy, and Rachael Rhodes of Golden Valley, MN

Mark and Marlene Slettehaugh of Minneapolis, MN

Dave and Cherie Souhrada of Denver, IA

Emile Souhrada and Jon Chamberlain of Cedar Falls, IA

Hope Souhrada of Lime Springs, IA
Pete Souhrada of Pittsford, NY

Robin Souhrada, Dave Rogers, Zachary and Shelby of Cedar Falls, IA

Dave and Janel Stephens of Tipton, IA, Savannah Callaway, Tipton, Iowa & Calvin Kotrba, Eagan, Minnesota

John and Nelda Vanicek of Muskego, WI

Note on the list of attendees: It is quite possible that the list of attendees contains omissions or incorrect entrees.  Please send any corrections to the webmaster.