The by-annual Pfitzenmaier reunion was held on July 14 at the Olde Homestead Pfitzenmaier farm, which had been purchased by Elmer and Pearl Pfitzenmaier in 1920.
Six children grew up on the farm and the last one remaining is David from Ohio, and he is 100. The youngest to attend was Jackson Pfitzenmaier, 9 months. Four generations were represented.
There were 65 in attendance from Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa (several outside of Scott County), Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Before the reunion began, a funeral was attended in honor of Emily Pfitzenmaier (Richard) at the Weerts Funeral Home. After gathering at the gravesite, all returned to the farm where a meal was served. Emily’s daughter felt that would be the way her mother would have wanted it.
The day was spent reminiscing, catching up on each other’s lives, touring the buildings and fields which prompted many stories of the past and taking many pictures.
The traditional Longaberger basket was signed. The baskets are provided by Diane Pfitzenmaier Abshire. Deaths, births, and marriage were observed from the past year. The day was finalized by the traditional trip to Whitey’s.
The next morning the remaining family members met at Hy-Vee, as usual, for breakfast before all returned to their homes.
The reunion was hosted by Scott and Martha Pfitzenmaier, David and Julie Pfitzenmaier, and Tomm and Ruth Pfitzenmaier.