Bio: Schmitz 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) 

The 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 weekend. 

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 Saturday. 

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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