Elmer was born December 10, 1917. In 1943 he married (Chris) Tina. They adopted their first child, Dennis in 1947 when he was 6 months old, and their second child, Glen in 1957 when he was an infant. Dennis has been married twice, has two children. Glen has one child, a girl also called Tina, her full name is Christina.

Ted was born December 31, 1919, one month before our father. He married Alvina "when he was older". They had two children, a boy and a girl. Both died before they were two weeks old with congenital heart defects.

Walter was born Feb 1, 1922. He married Lavina. They had no children. He liked his job at an Army Depot in Igloo, South Dakota; but because it would be easier to adopt in the Seattle area, they moved west and he worked as a night shift maintenance man for Boeing. They adopted two children. Rick is married, has no children. Tim is now divorced, has four children, three boys, and one girl. Jeremy is one of the boys. Megan is the girl.

Walter’s first wife died in 1967, and he married Ruth who later divorced him.

Gloria was born April 7, 1924. She married Gideon Grenz on January 28, 1945. Her oldest son, Dean was born November 21, 1945, was divorced and remarried, has five children. Dawn was born on March 5, 1947, has 3 children. Merle was born June 17, 1948, was divorced and remarried, has 2 children. And Marjorie was born on May 28, 1949, was divorced, has 2 children.

Gideon died in the summer of 1966. Gloria was remarried on May 31, 1968 to Ralph Buchanan. Ralph died March 29, 2004.

Clarence was born March 22, 1926. He married Audrey. They had four children. Monica has two children – Shannon and Jordan. Todd has been married three times. He has one child – Kate. Peggy followed for a time in her father’s footsteps, was a crane operator for Boeing, and later became a nurse.  She has two girls, one is named Ashley. Craig married Eva, a young woman from the Philippines. They have two children – Christina and Aaron, who has a form of autism.



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