Family Reunion (2009)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Schmitz, Tasse, Anderson, Franseen,
Christensen, McClung, Schroeder, Carson, Harder, Blindauer
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) 2009
Schmitz Family Reunion (2009)
18th annual Schmitz family reunion was held at Jackson
County Park in Hatfield. Family members traveled from
Minnesota and various cities in Wisconsin. Sixty-plus family
members were able to attend at one point or another throughout the
theme this year was ‘Badger Bash,’ with family members
dressing in Wisconsin and Badger attire. Fun included a
"Bucky Badger" trivia contest with questions about George and
Dorothy Schmitz, too. Children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren of George and Dorothy laughed when remembering
the "fun facts" about them. Friday night included
Bucky’s Shrimp Boil with a traditional Badger tailgate party
Host for this year’s reunion was the Betty
(Schmitz) Tasse family. In attendance from Betty’s
family were Tom and Barb Tasse; Todd, Erin, Braden and Austin
Anderson; John and Amanda Franseen; Bob, Barb, Ben and Mandy
Christensen; Mary and Hannah McClung; Mark Schroeder and Lori
Tasse; Tim, Deb, Zac and Libby Carson, and Eric. Also camping
were LaMar and Thelma Schmitz and family: Grant and Darla, Luke
(Jessica), Joe, Sam and David Harder; Dick and Beth Schmitz; Rick,
Emily and Kayla Mae Schmitz; Tom and Tina Blindauer; Duane, Lynn,
Alex (Kelly) and Aric Schmitz. Jerry and Lila Schmitz and
family members: Tim, Ali and Matt Schmitz; Terry, Sandy, Logan and
Nick Schmitz; Dave, Karen, Kelsey, Carter and Kenzie Schmitz; and
Kevin, Shelly, Jason, Kolin and Karcyn Schmitz were also camping
and having fun with family.
Various competitions were held throughout the weekend with "Best Dressed Badger Fans" going to Kayla Mae Schmitz and Karcyn Schmitz. Ladder golf and a bean bag toss tournaments were also played by many family members. Fun, plenty of food, laughter and many, many memories were shared by all in attendance.
Plans for the 2010 reunion were already in progress. Next year’s reunion hosts will be the LaMar and Thelma Schmitz family.
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