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Ann Pyle recognized as 50-year-member of DAR

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ann with several Storm Lake DAR friends who visited her at Sunset Knoll - Front Jane Germann, Ann Pyle and DAR State Regent Linda Van Niewaal. Back - Donna Johnson, Pat Burns, Ruth Anderson, Mary E. Stille, Marge Friedrichsen, Bernice Kolb.
Ann Simm Peterson Pyle was honored Saturday with a very special state Daughters of the American Revolution award - an award only a handful of people have received over time.

Ann has been a dedicated member of DAR for 50 years.

To celebrate this milestone, the 99-year-old Ann, Storm Lake, now a resident at Sunset Knoll in Aurelia, was presented the award by Linda Van Niewaal, DAR State Regent.

Ann Pyle received her 50-year member award from DAR State Regent Linda Van Niewaal and Jane Germann.
Ann's sister, Edna, was the driving force that got her interested in the group.

Members of DAR are women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. Over her years of membership, Edna painstakingly (without the use of computers) traced the family history to the 1500s and Ann delighted in her sister's hard work.

Ann attended many state meetings, along with her dear friend Marjorie Miller who had a state office.

"Ann has been a loyal member and a willing worker. We could always count on her," said Jane Germann.

She added that besides her dedication to DAR, she was involved in many community projects and other organizations in Storm Lake. She also served on the first board at Faith, Hope and Charity.

"This award is not given very often," said the state regent. "There are fewer than a dozen awards such as this that have been given out in the state."

Storm Lake claims now three 50-year members - Mildred Horlacher and Joy Pitstick were both recognized in 2002.

DAR was organized in Storm Lake in 1918; the National Society Daughters of the America Revolution was organized in 1890.

Ann recently celebrated her 99th birthday.

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