The Estensen Family Reunion

As a youngster my grandparents Andrew and Minnie Olson attended the Estensen family reunion as often as there was one held in the community. I came across a newspaper clipping from a reunion that was at Lake Campbell near Brookings SD, decided to share this with my blogging friends. I’m sure there are many names for everyone to remember. I recall attending with my grandparents, even as a youngster it was a fun event. My wife and I attended our last Estenson reunion at Renner South Dakota in the early 1970s.

Our Estensen link.

https://www.geni.com/people/Ole-Estensen-Hoel/6000000016774499566



Family reunion were annual events at one time, or as close to annual as you could get. Reunions seem to be out of style in many families today. My wife came from a large family in Michigan and she loved to return to the family reunions in July as often as we could. I realized those reunions were very important to her so we attended often, even though it was a long drive. This year she didn’t want to wait until July so she went to the reunion in April, not to Michigan but that Huge Glorious Reunion where the streets are paved with gold. There is an eternal reunion with friends and family waiting, that is truly out of this world.

Carol, Harlan, Sandy, Elma, Steve, Butch, Karen, Sarah, Luke.
Making ice cream with T-Model; Lee and Lyle.

Rev Don Bowers, Rose’s brother.

David Bowers and family

IMG_0050.JPG Marylin Wittkopf, Lydia & Bob Ruttman, Annebell Dolson at Harrison, Mi
IMG_0053.JPG Rosie Bowers, and her daughter Kari and family.
IMG_0061.JPG Marilyn and Shirley Bowers at Gaylord, Mi
Northfield, Mi
Reunion at Wixom, Mi 1970,s Rose with her uncle Norm at lake Brevort UP

Katie, Andrew, Julie, Brian, Carol, Harlan, Lori, Ryan and Jim Hopkins

Clair Jacobson, Carol, Harlan, Rose, Alice Mackey, Arlyce Jacobson at Poinsett cabin.

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