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.

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