Helmer family has reunion
The Helmer family had its annual reunion Thursday at Marion County Lake Hall.
Descendants of the George Helmer family were hosts of the potluck dinner. They included Jerry and Barbara Bessel, Jo, Wendy, Alexis, Haylee, and Logan Holtz of Assaria; Aaron, Marci, and Kherrington Finck of Wichita; and Darla Gore of Marion.
The reunion included a meal, visiting, and afternoon swimming.
Also attending were Ann Boese, Fred and Edith Helmer, Pearl Helmer, H. David Helmer, Ladd Helmer, Ray and Denice Bina and Danae, Doug, Chris, Drew, and Hunter Helmer, Greta Smith, Darin, Jan, and David Helmer, all of Marion;
Dorothy Helmer and her sister, Doris, Joe Yohon, Verna Rowe, Damian Rowe, Marla Sawatzky, Rave, Clara, Oliver, and Isabel, all of Newton; Larry and Diane Boese, Jarrod and Michelle Truman, Tyler, Derek, and Whitney, all of Valley Center; Gary and Vickie Hajek of Lost Springs;
Dennis and Marsha Helmer and their granddaughter, Aleah Delgado, Jake and Ramie Samour, Carlos, Elizabeth, and Lillianna, Amanda Bina, Kyle and Stephanie Luna, Mateo, and Jaxson, Byron and Doreen Hartzler, all of Wichita;
Nikki Bina of New York City; Aaron Bina of Manhattan; Dan and Brenda Helmer of Andover; Joe and Josh Helmer of Oklahoma; and Danny and Morgan Helmer, Maddox, and Mason Helmer of Bentonville, Ark.