The 2015 Minster Oktoberfest Parade grand marshal is Rita Hoying


The 2015 Minster Oktoberfest Parade grand marshal is Rita Hoying, of Minster. Oktoberfest will be held October, 2-4 with the parade starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. Hoying is 90-years-old but is still active in community projects. Hoying compiled a display called “A Walk Through History” for the first Oktoberfest 40 years ago. Hoying continues to work on the display to this day. Rita Hoying raised seven children with her husband, Louis A. Hoying, who passed away in 1982 shortly before the couple’s history book, “Pilgrims All” was published. Hoying joined the Minster Historical Society in 1982 which she has continued to assist with the most recent program being “Stepping Among the Stones’ for which she researches several areas of the Minster cemetery each year then takes a tour group through those areas. She has spent much time doing genealogical research on the people of Minster which has included going to Germany to trace Minster where she has traced ancestors of immigrants to Minster. Hoying has been an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post for 60 years. She is presently the group Auditor. Hoying’s daughter Ruth Fullenkamp commented that “her life has been intertwined with her love for heritage, genealogy and history. She has been a strong, knowledgeable, quiet force behind the scenes, never seeking commendation or praise.” Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

The 2015 Minster Oktoberfest Parade grand marshal is Rita Hoying, of Minster. Oktoberfest will be held October, 2-4 with the parade starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. Hoying is 90-years-old but is still active in community projects. Hoying compiled a display called “A Walk Through History” for the first Oktoberfest 40 years ago. Hoying continues to work on the display to this day. Rita Hoying raised seven children with her husband, Louis A. Hoying, who passed away in 1982 shortly before the couple’s history book, “Pilgrims All” was published. Hoying joined the Minster Historical Society in 1982 which she has continued to assist with the most recent program being “Stepping Among the Stones’ for which she researches several areas of the Minster cemetery each year then takes a tour group through those areas. She has spent much time doing genealogical research on the people of Minster which has included going to Germany to trace Minster where she has traced ancestors of immigrants to Minster. Hoying has been an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post for 60 years. She is presently the group Auditor. Hoying’s daughter Ruth Fullenkamp commented that “her life has been intertwined with her love for heritage, genealogy and history. She has been a strong, knowledgeable, quiet force behind the scenes, never seeking commendation or praise.” Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News


The 2015 Minster Oktoberfest Parade grand marshal is Rita Hoying, of Minster. Oktoberfest will be held October, 2-4 with the parade starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. Hoying is 90-years-old but is still active in community projects. Hoying compiled a display called “A Walk Through History” for the first Oktoberfest 40 years ago. Hoying continues to work on the display to this day. Rita Hoying raised seven children with her husband, Louis A. Hoying, who passed away in 1982 shortly before the couple’s history book, “Pilgrims All” was published. Hoying joined the Minster Historical Society in 1982 which she has continued to assist with the most recent program being “Stepping Among the Stones’ for which she researches several areas of the Minster cemetery each year then takes a tour group through those areas. She has spent much time doing genealogical research on the people of Minster which has included going to Germany to trace Minster where she has traced ancestors of immigrants to Minster. Hoying has been an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post for 60 years. She is presently the group Auditor. Hoying’s daughter Ruth Fullenkamp commented that “her life has been intertwined with her love for heritage, genealogy and history. She has been a strong, knowledgeable, quiet force behind the scenes, never seeking commendation or praise.” Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

The 2015 Minster Oktoberfest Parade grand marshal is Rita Hoying, of Minster. Oktoberfest will be held October, 2-4 with the parade starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. Hoying is 90-years-old but is still active in community projects. Hoying compiled a display called “A Walk Through History” for the first Oktoberfest 40 years ago. Hoying continues to work on the display to this day. Rita Hoying raised seven children with her husband, Louis A. Hoying, who passed away in 1982 shortly before the couple’s history book, “Pilgrims All” was published. Hoying joined the Minster Historical Society in 1982 which she has continued to assist with the most recent program being “Stepping Among the Stones’ for which she researches several areas of the Minster cemetery each year then takes a tour group through those areas. She has spent much time doing genealogical research on the people of Minster which has included going to Germany to trace Minster where she has traced ancestors of immigrants to Minster. Hoying has been an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post for 60 years. She is presently the group Auditor. Hoying’s daughter Ruth Fullenkamp commented that “her life has been intertwined with her love for heritage, genealogy and history. She has been a strong, knowledgeable, quiet force behind the scenes, never seeking commendation or praise.” Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/08/web1_SDN082815OktoberfestGrand.jpgThe 2015 Minster Oktoberfest Parade grand marshal is Rita Hoying, of Minster. Oktoberfest will be held October, 2-4 with the parade starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. Hoying is 90-years-old but is still active in community projects. Hoying compiled a display called “A Walk Through History” for the first Oktoberfest 40 years ago. Hoying continues to work on the display to this day. Rita Hoying raised seven children with her husband, Louis A. Hoying, who passed away in 1982 shortly before the couple’s history book, “Pilgrims All” was published. Hoying joined the Minster Historical Society in 1982 which she has continued to assist with the most recent program being “Stepping Among the Stones’ for which she researches several areas of the Minster cemetery each year then takes a tour group through those areas. She has spent much time doing genealogical research on the people of Minster which has included going to Germany to trace Minster where she has traced ancestors of immigrants to Minster. Hoying has been an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post for 60 years. She is presently the group Auditor. Hoying’s daughter Ruth Fullenkamp commented that “her life has been intertwined with her love for heritage, genealogy and history. She has been a strong, knowledgeable, quiet force behind the scenes, never seeking commendation or praise.” Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News