When Pr. Philip Reitz [with Mission Investment Fund] was here [at CLC], I asked him if he was related to Pastor Robert Reitz and Ted Reitz. They were his uncles. Pastor Robert Reitz was pastor at my hometown church, Emmanuel Lutheran in Reardon, WA. He confirmed me when I was a teenager. His brother, Ted, lived with him and was a science teacher in the high school. I had him for chemistry.

After Pastor Robert Reitz left, Pastor Ken Daugs came to Emmanuel. By this time I was college age and got married. Pastor Ken Daugs came to St. John’s in Bellingham. We became members there. He baptized three of my girls. In talking with Darryl [also a Lutheran pastor] and Gwen Daugs of Mission Builders, Ken is Darryl’s brother. Also, Darryl and Gwen were married in my hometown church, Emmanuel Lutheran.

In Pastor Ken Daugs retirement he substituted here at Christ Lutheran a few times.

With being friends with Arnie and Mem Fichtenberg, also of Mission Builders, I found out that one of my best friends’ nephew and wife go to their church in Texas where they winter from the midwest. He [the nephew] was raised in Ferndale.

It is a small world!

Thanks for the memories!

Carol Wilson [CLC Charter Member]