Happy January Birthdays Lindskoog Family Members

Happy New Year All!!! Also, Happy Birthday to all the Lindskoog Family Members born in January!!! Celebrate BIG time!!! Wishing everybody a Happy & Healthy 2018!!!

1 Lyndon Winter
3 Lane Brown
6 Erik Todd
7 Leif Richards
9 Laurie Mielke
9 Annette Todd-Corona
10 Don Diersen
10 Kirk Wiggerman
11 Lauren Biegert
11 David Lindskoog
14 Jan Porrey
14 Nathaniel Todd
14 Ralph Dear
14 Matthew Todd
16 Cindy Todd
17 Kim Kaminski
18 Kiersten Lindskoog
22 Brittany Kaminski
23 Ron Wiggerman
26 Brooke Clark
26 Ryan Beckland
30 Emily Murray
30 Rachel Brown
31 Maureen Guziec

Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Don & Shirley Diersen

Shirley & Don Diersen celebrated 60 years of wedded bliss with a gala. Many family members & friends attended their party, which featured plenty of appetizers & delicious desserts. Congratulations guys, Here’s to 60 more!!!

Unfortunately, Shirley was hospitalized with the flu & unable to be at the party. Wishing Shirley well, so she can be back at her husband’s side, where she belongs.

If you’d like to send them a congratulatory card and/or a get well card, their address is Mr. & Mrs. Don Diersen 1220 Village Dr., Arlington Heights, IL 60004

70th Lindskoog Family Reunion – Saturday June 30th

It’s six months away, mark your calendar today!!! The 70th Lindskoog Family Reunion will be in the Chicago area on Saturday June 30th. This will be a Family Reunion not to be missed! This will truly be a celebration of the Lindskoog Family! There will be games, great Swedish food, music, Dancing around the Maypole, on a beautiful sunny day, with lots of reminiscing of family members no longer with us, along with introductions of new family members. Dressing up in Swedish garb will not be discouraged.

Included will be news (along with pictures) from each family within the Lindskoog Family. Games will test your brain with lots of family trivia, so be sure to wear your thinking cap! This post is just a heads up, there will be plenty of reminders, So make sure to take the day off, NO excuses this year! If you are traveling from out of town, there will be plenty of family members willing to put you up for the weekend.

If you can’t tell, very excited about the biggest thing to hit the Lindskoog Family in a while. Let’s make this a most memorable day. Those family members choosing not to wear Swedish garb, should at least wear their Lindskoog Family teeshirt (if you need one, it can be ordered), Let’s fill this year’s pic with Swedish blue & yellow. Included is last year’s Family Photo, make sure you are in this year’s picture, and Remember, If you can’t see the camera, the camera can’t see you!!!

Welcome to the Lindskoog Family – Evelyn Rose “Evie” Kinsey

I am so very happy to announce the arrival of Evelyn Rose “Evie” Kinsey & Welcome her to the Lindskoog Family. Evie was born December 29th to Marissa & David Kinsey, weighing in at 8 pounds 11 ounces. McKenna is excited that she is now the BIG sister. Congratulations to proud Grandparents Marla & Gary Guziec and prouder Great Grandmother Marlene Goodman. Can’t wait to meet the little cutie! Hopefully they will be able to make it to the 70th Lindskoog Family Reunion on Saturday June 30th in the Chicago area.

December Lindskoog Family Birthdays

Happy Birthday to all the family members born in December. Extra special birthday wishes go out to Avian Todd who turns the BIG NINE-OH! on the 20th, Erik Beckland will be 20 on the 24th, and on the 26th Robyn Brown will be SIXTY!!! Celebrate your birthdays with LOTSA cake!!!

1 Kim Diersen
1 Matthew Biegert
3 Hannah Cleal
4 Adam Porrey
8 Vince Murray
8 McKenna Kinsey
8 Lincoln Clark
9 Autumn Padilla
9 Dalton Brown
9 Keegan Brown
11 Matt Porrey
11 Shane Brown
11 Heath Brown
11 Bridger Tomaras
12 Annika Gehl
13 Bob Owen
15 Mary Jo Tomaras
15 Isabella Lindqvist
16 Joan Tomaras
16 Ben Porrey
17 Dean Tomaras
17 Matt DeMuro
17 Corwin Brown
18 Jonathan Lindskoog
18 Tyler Lindskoog
18 Berkley Wiggerman
19 Jason Richards
19 Brett Centnarowicz
19 Daniel Guziec
20 Avian Todd (BIG NINE-OH!)
20 Brenda Porrey
21 Christer Nilsson
21 Elizabeth Lindskoog
24 Brianna Sotelo
24 Erik Beckland (Twenty)
25 Julie Miller
25 Margareta Persson
26 Robyn Brown (SIXTY)
26 Denise Wiggerman
26 Wren Richards
27 Tomas Swernfeldt
28 David Meischen
28 Erik Richards
30 Eleanor Henricksen
30 Henry Hall
30 Eva Henricksen
31 Ronny Ochoa
?? Mary Calkins

November Lindskoog Family Birthdays

Wishing all the Lindskoog Family Members celebrating birthdays in November the happiest of birthdays!!! Starting off the month with a bang is Jeff Wiggerman who turns Forty! on the 1st, turning UNO will be Jack & Adaline Brown on the 13th and Adler Porrey on the 18th, and jumping back to the 16th Jodie Montgomery will be the BIG SIX-OH! Happy Birthday one & all!!! Remember to celebrate with LOTSA cake & maybe a slice or two of pumpkin pie!!!

1 Jeff Wiggerman (Forty!)
2 Nicholas Gere
3 Alexander Linde
4 Dawn Sothen
5 Tammy Beckland-Smith
7 Jeffrey Lindskoog
7 Jodi Porrey
7 Samantha Steiger
8 Tara Kaminski
8 Rachel Beckland
9 Annaliese Lindskoog
10 Jason Gere
11 Sharon Miller
11 Dave Kinsey
12 Ingemar Persson
12 Ingrid Lilja
12 Jakob Gustafsson
13 Jack Brown (UNO)
13 Adaline Brown (UNO)
16 Jodie Montgomery (BIG SIX-OH!)
18 Adler Porrey (UNO)
19 Judson Brown
20 Josh Winter
23 Jack McNicholas
23 Ethan Richards
25 Walter Dear
25 Alex Beckland
25 Brady Henricksen
26 Dylan Kaminski
27 Andreas Hoffer
28 Claire Brown
29 Joyce Lindskoog

October Lindskoog Family Birthdays

Happy Birthday greetings go out to all of the Lindskoog Family Members celebrating birthdays in October!!! Extra special birthday wishes to Amelia Nicolas celebrating her Golden Birthday on the 11th, turning Forty! will be Fredrik Swernfeldt on the 13th & Tabitha Fortier on the 22nd, and also on the 22nd Diane Stefanik hits the BIG SEVEN-OH! Remember to Celebrate with LOTSA cake & Keep on Rockin!

1 Lewis Calkins
1 Melonie Brown
2 Arthur Nicolas
3 Chris Centnarowicz
3 Jeccica Linde
3 Millie Beckland
4 Jon Todd
5 Katarina Gustafsson
6 Barry Tomaras
6 Karalee Gendreau
6 Amy Hall
7 Jennifer Lindskoog
8 Marilyn Wiggerman
8 Henry Beckland
10 Cindy Lindskoog
10 Troy Clark
10 Max Brown
11 Amelia Nicolas (Golden)
12 Kimberly Todd
13 Fredrik Swernfeldt (Forty!)
14 Hannah Krueger
15 Linne Calkins
15 Brandin Padilla
15 Andrew Buchanan
16 Pam Cipolla
16 Gareth Magiskog
19 Jennifer Brown
19 Magnus Hoffer
20 Bob Miller
21 Liz Manley-DeMuro
21 Goran Swernfeldt
22 Diane Stefanik (BIG SEVEN-OH!)
22 Tabitha Fortier (Forty!)
25 Peter Porrey
27 Marlene Goodman

Rowan Rae Porrey

It is with tremendous sadness I bring you the heartbreaking news of baby Rowan’s passing. This beautiful baby girl was born May 25th, 2017 to Andrew Porrey & Rachel Grawvunder, grandparents John Porrey & Lisa Delfosse-Krueger, and great grandparents Ken & Jan Porrey. Although she was taken far too soon, she touched everyone’s hearts she came into contact with. May her memory live on in hearts forever. Heartfelt sympathy goes out to the grief stricken parents, along with the entire family. Sending Love.

September Lindskoog Family Birthdays

Happy Birthday to all of the Lindskoog Family Members born in September (which is also the opening month of the NFL Season)!!! Extra special birthday wishes go out to Cynthia Gehl who will be the BIG FIVE-OH! on the 1st, on the 8th Inga Persson will be Ninety-Five!, marking his first birthday is Jacob Lindqvist who will be UNO on the 14th, and Lewis Calkins will be Forty! in September!!! Wishing all of you WONDERFUL birthdays filled with LOTSA love, LOTSA laughs, and especially LOTSA cake!!!

1 Cynthia Gehl (BIG FIVE-OH!)
1 Jordan Mielke
1 Tilde Persson
2 Trevor Brown
3 Mikael Lindblom
5 Diana Swernfeldt
6 Shannon Portillo
6 Finnley Richards
7 Lizzie Porrey
8 Inga Persson (Ninety-Five!)
9 Nancy Gere
9 Dan Lindskoog
9 Wade Henricksen
9 Andrew Haywood
9 Ian Lindskoog
9 Chloe Radel
11 Tom Gendreau
11 Matt Lindskoog
11 Candis Duke
11 Ava Biegert
12 Kristi Centnarowicz
14 Jacob Lindqvist (UNO)
15 Scott Wiggerman
15 Julia Richards
16 Kim Beckland
17 Mark Wiggerman
17 Wynn Henricksen
17 Justin Kaminski
18 Richard Montgomery
20 Carol Beckland
20 Christine Brown
22 Jakob Lindskoog
22 Sterling Brown
22 Anna Swanson
26 Josefin Persson
26 Gianna Lindskoog
26 Grace Miller
27 Leia Lindqvist
28 Claire Radel
29 Lance Goodman
30 Katrina Parkinson
?? Ryan Calkins (Forty!)

2017 Lindskoog Family Reunion

Front Row: Rachel Beckland, Tod Beckland, Molly Montgomery, Corwin Brown, Anya Brown, Andrew Porrey, Colton Swanson, Natalia LaBelle, Braden Mallasch, Todd Mallasch, Lisa Mallasch, Kirk Wiggerman, Dave Greenfield, Barry Tomaras, Mary Jo Tomaras

Second Row: Su Te Brown, Rachel Grawvunder, Rowan Porrey, Evie Brown, Lois Tomaras, Jeff Lindskoog, Gloria Mallasch, Marilyn Wiggerman, Carol Beckland, Mike Hodge

Third Row: Loretta Miller, Patricia Lindskoog, Joyce Petersen, Jodie Montgomery, Tedd Mallasch, Dorene Wiggerman, Cindy Lindskoog, Ted Mallasch, Ron Wiggerman, Kelly Hodge, Robyn Brown, Jan Porrey

Fourth Row: Renee Beckland, Jssica Owen, Bob Owen, Sabrina Owen, Kirsten Greenfield, Bob Miller, Roger Lindskoog, Jerry Petersen, Bill Kaminski, Betty Porrey, Mike Porrey, John Porrey, Ken Porrey, Jed Bruer, Shawn Brown

The 69th Lindskoog Family Reunion was held June 23, 2017 at South Park in Waupaca, Wisconsin. It was hosted by Barry & Mary Jo Tomaras and Kirk & Dorene Wiggerman. The main course was pulled pork, along with many salads, and lots of desserts, Everything was delicious!

There were sixty one family members in attendance. Evie Brown at 91 was the oldest family member and Rowan Porrey at a little under one month old was the youngest. Corwin & Su Te and Anya Brown traveled the furthest to attend, coming all the way from China. No family members died since the last Reunion. There were seven new family members born. 9/14/16 Jacob Mats Sawade Lindqvist to parents Mats & Jane Lindqvist, 11/13/16 Jack Douglas Brown & Adaline Lydia Brown to parents Doug & Christine Brown, 11/18/16 Adler John Porrey to parents Aaron & Brenda Porrey,
12/8/16 Lincoln Dean Clark to Parents Brooke & Dave Clark, 4/30/17 Sabrina Owen to parents Jessica & Bob Owen, and
5/25/17 Rowan Rae Porrey to parents Andrew Porrey & Rachel Grawvunder.

There were several games & activities, including, Jenga, MoLKKY, the Dollar Raffle $57 won by Jeff Lindskoog, and the Egg Toss (maybe their egg was hard boiled) won by Joyce & Jerry Petersen.

Among the photos below are family pictures from Patricia Lindskoog for all to see. There is a photo, along with this writeup from the Erik & Kate Greenfield Family. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to make it this year, but here is what we’ve been up to… Kate continues to do amazing work as a special education teacher at Schenk Elementary in Madison (12 years now!). Lucy just finished kindergarten and is excited to enter first grade in the fall, while Penny is entering four-year-old kindergarten. Both girls are doing gymnastics and swimming lessons right now (and getting to have lots of adventures with Mom while they’re all off for the summer). As for me, I have been the communications manager for the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce for the past year and am loving every minute of it. Otherwise, we’re all looking forward to a great summer living in quiet suburban Madison. Hope everyone has a great time at the reunion! A couple of photos & a writeup from the Julie & Vince Murray clan. We are not sure if we will be making it this year — Colin’s baseball team is seeded first and he is in a tournament that weekend so it will depend how his team does. Here’s our update in case we don’t make it to the reunion…As you can see from the picture we keep quite busy with these fab 5. Emily (11), Colin (9), Meg (7), Liam (5), and Kate (1). The kids are very involved in sports- Emily is on the swim team and plays soccer. Colin plays baseball, hockey and football. Meg plays soccer. Liam starts soccer in the fall. Vince is currently getting his doctorate in Education and is busy taking classes every other weekend. I continue to tutor and also teach STEM classes. We hope everyone has a wonderful day at the reunion! A photo & writeup from Karl & Jaime and Gloria Greenfield. We won’t be able to make the reunion, but we wanted to send our best wishes to the Lindskoog family that will be there. Gloria turned 2 in March, and we are staying busy in La Crosse WI. We have an amateur baseball team here in La Crosse and we have half season tickets to their games. We love our baseball. Jaime has been conducting the Da Capo Band since 2014, which is a community band her grandfather started in 1984. She also continues to play her trumpet regularly. I’ve been conducting our church choir and singing to keep myself out of trouble, and I will be the music director for La Crosse Community Theatre’s production of The Music Man in September. Gloria keeps us on our toes, as she is quite the energetic toddler. Hopefully we can join you all in the Chicagoland area in 2018! Jan Biegert wrote this – Hi folks, This is Jan Lindskoog Biegert reporting in. Sorry, none of the Biegerts will be attending the reunion this year but I can fill you in on what we’re up to. I am in the midst of selling the condo in Arlington Heights and moving to Woodbury, MN, where our son and his family live. That’s Matt, Heather, Ava and Sam. Husband Ed is in nearby assisted living. The move has been complicated by my two hip surgeries since last fall (In case you are wondering, the cat tripped me and yes, he is black.} Daughter Lauren, who currently teaches in Sri Lanka, is in town for a few weeks and is helping me get organized. Although Ed and I did the big move from house to condo 15 years ago, things accumulate more quickly that you might expect. I have not been to reunions in recent years, but I have fond memories of the old days. The photos on the Lindskoog Family Reunion page are such fun. Were we ever that young! I hope you have great weather. I know you will have great fun! Katarina Gustafsson provided some photos, along with this writeup – Hello everyone! Here comes a greeting from your distant relatives in Sweden, parts of the Christer Linde family! We’re not joining you all this year at the reunion, but perhaps next year at the jubilee of 70th anniversary. Then it is 20 years ago since my dad and mum visited you all! In the first picture you see me and my nephew Alexander who just got back from UN deployment in Mali. The second picture you see my two boys Jakob and Lukas together with Alexander. In the third pic you have my brother Ulf, my sister in law Jeccica and my niece Caroline and Alexander. My husband Jonas was the eminent photographer!

A good time was had by one & all! Thanks to all the hard work by Mary Jo & Barry Tomaras and Kirk & Dorene Wiggerman!!! Looking forward to June 30, 2018, which will be the 70th Lindskoog Family Reunion, hosted by the Marlene Goodman Family in the Chicago area!!! If you’ve not been to a Reunion in a while, we’re not getting any younger, and what the heck are you waiting for??? This is a once in a lifetime getting out in the fresh air and having LOTSA funn with the Lindskoog Family!!! Don’t miss it!!! Be there or Be square.