The Wedels, are KNOWN and APPREICATED far beyond the borders of their District!!
Walt and Ann Wedel of Fulton, Michigan and Golf Lakes Mobile Home Park were inducted November 19 into the new District Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame Chair Jerry Stannard observed that for nearly three decades the Wedels have earned the respect of shufflers everywhere by winning more than twice the 200 minimum points required for membership, and by serving as National officers, tournament direction and generously helping shuffleboard in so many ways. The players present for the induction ceremony supported the induction with a standing ovation. The Wedels responded briefly with sincere appreciation for being so honored.
Remarks by Kenny Offenther of the occasion of the presentation of the MVP to the Wedels: THESE FARMERS FROM THE MIDWEST HAVE LIVED IN BRADENTON FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND BEEN MARRIED FOR ABOUT 60!!. THEY SYMBOLIZE GREAT VALUES FOR SHUFFLEBOARD PLAYERS— HUMILITY,GOOD NATURES AND THE DESIRE TO GIVE BACK IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. MEMBERS OF THE F.S.A.NATIONAL AND S.W. DISTRICT HALL OF FAMES,WALT AND ANN WEDEL HAVE PLAYED ALL OVER THE WORLD- AND IN THE SUMMER PLAY IN MICHIGAN.THEY SPONSOR TOURNAMENTS,OFFICIATE TOURNAMENTS AND HAVE HELD EXECUTIVE POSITIONS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY!
ANN WEDEL IS ALSO A 3 TIME MICHIGAN HORSESHOE CHAMPION AND IN THEIR HALL OF FAME.IN HER VERY LIMITED SPARE TIME IT MAY SURPRISE YOU THAT SHE IS AN EXOTIC DANCER AT AN ADULT CLUB ON THE TAMIAMNI TRAIL!!!! WOW!!– — > IT IS AN HONOR TO PRESENT M.V. PERSON PINS TO 2 VERY FINE PEOPLE KALAMAZOOS OWN WALT AND ANN WEDEL.
In the top pic we have Past FSA President Dave Minnich summarizing the accomplishment of the Wedels. In the next pic we have Jerry Stannard, SWC HOF Chairperson, presenting the plaque.
The next pic is of the Wedels in 2005 on the 2005 Brazil Event!! Stan McCormack writing on 2015 11 24.