S: A book of Devotion and Love By all your Grandkids
FC: Grandchildren are the crowning Glory of the Aged Proverbs 17:6
1: To Grandpa and Grandma Oehlerking With all our heart, the heritage your love's producing
2: 1st Grandchild Jennifer | Adoring looks | Kisses and hugs | Hudson, 1st great-grandchild
3: Grandma & Grandpa The love of family isn't a gift that's opened once-it's a blessing that's shared again and again through the years. And wherever we are, it warms our hearts. You're thought of with love and gratitude, always, throughout the years. Love, Jen Bug | K i s s e s
4: Kare of "Krissy Kare" | Doctor of Physical Therapy 2007 | Husker! | 1995 to COLORADO | 1975 Grandchild # 2 | 1993 High School Graduation
5: Dearest Grandma and Grandpa, You have given our family, and me personally, the greatest gift of all, the gift of love. Your love for each other and your love for all of us has created a family I am so extremely proud of and so thankful for. Your love for each other is an example for all of us. And, the love you have shared with me is with me even with passing time and when I am far away. I can feel it whenever I think of you. There is no love to compare to the love I feel when I think of you. There is no love to compare to the love I feel when I walk into your home and see your smile and get to hug you. Thank you for giving that to me, to have with me always. I love you dearly, Kare Baby.
6: Augustana College graduation 1998 | T.F. Riggs High School graduation 1993 Kara, Krista | Grandpa's birthday | Nancy Oehlerking's wedding Aug. 1979 Krista, Kara | Twins Kirk and Kyle Nadine and Naomi Krista and Kara | MORRIS FAMILY Cayden, Mark, Krista, and Caleb
7: Krissy of "Krissy Kare" | Grandma and Grandpa, "We are so blessed" is one thing that remains in our hearts forever. We will forget many of the specifics of this world, but we will never forget what it feels like to be loved and to share our love with others. Thank you for all the love you have shared with me and for the amazing example of a beautiful marriage that you have set. I love you both so much!! Love, Krissy "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13 | Grandma made several gifts with love for us | Born April 15, 1975 3rd grandchild
8: Aimee Johnson Lundberg | The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zeph 3:17 | Born Aug 06 1977 Grandkid #4 | Danced from 1980 to 1995 | Graduated 1995
9: Gabriel 05/30/08 Hannah 6/03/10 | Grandpa and Grandma, When I look back at my life and reflect on who has made the deepest impact on me, I have to say it was the two of you. From your unconditional love and respect of one another to your never ending dedication of family. You showed me by example how to stay by ones side, even through hard times. This day and age one has to count themselves blessed to have such strength and stability shown to them throughout their life. Grandpa, I love our talks. Sitting in the dinning room listening to you tell jokes or stories from your life. I sit there loving every minute I get to have with you. You have so much to share, and so much on your heart. I love to hear of the life you have lived and what you have seen. I love our talks Grandma, I love hearing your voice. Your voice is a place of peace for me. I rest when I hear you say "Hello"and "I love all you kids". You have loved us unconditionally all our lives, but yet I have always felt special to you even though you showed me no favoritism. I yearn to listen to you speak your gentle words. I love hearing your voice. I have many memories of summer and Christmas vacation at your house. They are memories of laughter and joy. For a long time your house was the safest place in the world to me. Thank you for your steadfastness and courage to live as you have so that we would have a strong foundation in which to grow! Love you, Aim Renae | Married to Jon 08/04/2006
10: Andrea Jean Johnson | Dance like no one is watching 1982-1998 | #5 grandchild on 8-17-1980 | Adalynn renae born 2-04-2008 | Graduated 1998 | 1st grade
11: 4 generations-Joined by love, founded by faith, together forever in our hearts!!! | To My Grandma & Grandpa Oehlerking, I have been given the best gift of life and that is the unconditional love you have for me and my daughter. You have been an inspiration to me my entire life. When I think back to my childhood the best memories I have were coming to your house for Christmas. We traveled a long way to get there but that was part of the fun. The count down, the anticipation, not wanting to go to sleep the night before, and asking every hour "are we there yet".Then the moment I got there I knew I was safe and my heart was at home. God has blessed me so much to have you as my Grandparents. Even though I don't live close by, you both are very close to my heart. Adalynn and I love you so very much!!! With Love- Annabelle | 1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.
12: Kelly Kay | It's hard to put into words how much you are loved! We are all so fortunate to call you our grandparents. You've shown me so much love and I feel blessed to be a part of the incredible family you've created. Thank you for showing us what a marriage should be, what good parenting is, and what doting grandparents are. I'll never grow tired of Grandpa's "little Keddy Kay" stories or looking through the many keepsakes Grandma's talents have produced. No matter how old I get I will always feel comfort when I enter your home. You both mean the world to me. I love you. Kelly | Grandchild #6 born May 19, 1981 | Age 2 | Age 8 | 2004 | Dear Grandpa & Grandma, | Me with Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Anita.
13: Four Generations in 1981 with newborn Kelly | Four Generations in 2008 with newborn Amelia | Here's Millie with SDSU's mascot "Jack." I am a 2003 SDSU journalism grad and currently work there. | The Bickel Girls: Me with my sisters Kasey and Robin in 2011. | Amelia Margaret (a.k.a. Millie) was born on February 14, 2008. She is great-grandchild #5!
14: Mackenzie & Tony Engaged! | Mackenzie Marie Kusser August 11, 1983 | Grandchild #7 | Aug. 1986 | Mackenzie & Smokey 1994 | Homecoming 2011
15: Dear Grandpa & Grandma O, How the years have flown by! I still remember playing in the old playhouse and shop, fixing grandma's hair, and watching through the window for grandpa to come home from work. So many memories growing up have you in them. You have been a huge part of my life and have influenced me in so many ways. As I look back, I realize what a wonderful family we have and how lucky I am to have such special grandparents. Your continual love for each other show what "true love" really is. I admire the courage and strength you show us everyday. Thanks for your unconditional love. Kenzie | Dakota Wesleyan Univ. Graduation Elementary Education 2007
16: Became grandkid #8 on October 11, 1984 | Traveled to D.C. with Grandpa in 98' | Became Aunt Kasey in Feb. 2008 | Learning to play the banjo | Graduated from SDSU in 2008 | I do photography & graphic design
18: The Family | Lucas Oehlerking | Enter Moose: Born September 18th, 2010 | Married: 6/25/10, Boulder, CO Anniv. (pictured) 6/25/11, Carmel, CA | Moose thought cake was for him | "Engagement" photos, 2011 | Lookin' good. Born April 10th, 1985 | Family visits for Berkeley graduation, gets locked up at Alcatraz | Colorado State Graduation: 2008, Berkeley: 2010
20: Caleb Edward Kusser December 12, 1985 | Grandchild #10 | Lil' Devil 1987 | Riding in Grandpa's truck | Lil' Devil | March 1986
21: Graduation May 2004 | Grandpa & Grandma, I always remember going out to your house, especially at Christmas. Everyone was there and there was lots of good food. I remember how fun it was to chase Santa and his sleigh bells around the house. I also remember Grandpa coming back in the house out of breath. Love, "Caleb-Boy"
22: Todd Edward Johnson | Graduation 2004 | PowerTour 2009
23: Grandpa and Grandma, I have enjoyed all the memories I have had with you guys. I can always say I felt right at home when we went back to visit you guys. I have always enjoyed hearing all of Grandpa's stories and jokes and getting those amazing hugs from Grandma. I have and will always look up to you guys on how a family should be. I love you two so very much and appreciate all of the things you have taught me in the past and for the future. Love "Toddy Boy" | Born March 22 1986 | 11th Grandchild
24: Jessica Eilene Smith Grandchild #12 May 25, 1988
25: Gramps & Grams Trying to put into words, a letter about memories, stories, feelings; I don’t even know where to begin to express myself or find the right words to say. Words will always fall short to what you both are and will always be. My greatest memories in life will always be the countless sleepovers, riding in the parades, Grampy’s great jokes, that you can hear a 1000 times and it’s still as funny as the first, Grammy’s big hugs and always being an open place on her lap to “rock-a-bye”. We will each hold our special memories close in our hearts, but they are all related to what you both have instilled in us, the promise of a family. Thank you for being the best examples of Love, Compassion, Wisdom, and Integrity. I will always admire your love for one another, your children, grandchildren, and now great-grandchildren. We are all sincerely blessed to have such influential people in our lives, to call our Grandpa and Grandma! Love you both so much Jessie Bird
26: I love you | 1 Cor. 13:13
27: Robin Evanna Bickel | #13 | graduated May of 2008 | born on October 17th, 1989 | Amelia and "Aunt Rah"
28: Baillie Renee Smith Grandchild #14! July 21, 1991 | Graduation 2010
29: Grandpa & Grandma I love you both so much. Thank your for being the most amazing, inspirational, loving Grandparents anyone could ever ask for! They put "Grand" in your name for a reason, and you are the GRANDEST! I could not be more thankful to have you both in my life! I am truly blessed. There are no better memories than the ones made at "Grandma and Grandpa's." Curling Grandma's hair while watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Riding with Grandpa in the parade, and the countless amount of fun times with the entire family. Nothing can beat the "Oehlerking Clan" or top our traditions. I don't know how any of this could have happened without you both! It can't be put into words, how great our family is. I look up to what we have and everything you have made it! Thank you is an understatement for how I feel for everything you have done! You are by far the most inspirational people in my life, and i really am blessed to have that! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I can't say it enough. Love you both to the moon and back! Lots of Love, "Bails"
30: Clay James Kusser October 9, 1992 | Grandchild # 15
31: 9th Grade | Birthday in Arizona 2003 | Homecoming 2011 | T.F. Riggs Governor Clay | Dear Grammy Grampy, It's amazing how fast time flies. It seems like just yesterday Gramma and all my aunts were making food for the holidays while all the grandchildren played downstairs or in the shop. One great memory is on the 4th of July one year we got to see all of Grandpa's cars in the parade. I always liked riding in the parade. Love, "Clay-Boy"
32: Adam Wyly | Adam loves riding with Grandpa in the 4th of July parade! | Adam was born June 11, 1996. | Freshman | Adams favorite sport to play is basketball. | 16th grandchild | Adam was born June 11, 1996
34: Maddie Smith Born Nov. 14, 1997 Grandchild #17
36: 7th Grade | Carson Wyly | Crown Bearer in 2nd grade | Soccer is my favorite sport | Riding in the '49 Ford at the 4th of July parade. | Eisenhower Tunnel | Carson Ryan was born November 11, 1998. Grandpa & Grandma came to meet grandchild #18.
38: Abby Wyly | 1st grade | Grandchild #19 - the youngest | Big brother Carson | Big brother Adam | Abby with her doll made by Grandma | Christmas at Grandpa & Grandmas | Birthday celebration! | Abby Lynn was born April 14, 2004. She was just what grandma ordered!!
39: Ice Princess