Bio: Schmitz Family (Reunion - 2010)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Schmitz, Blindauer, Johnson, Harder, Tasse, Anderson, Christensen, Schroeder, Carlson, Morrow
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 18, 2010
Schmitz Family (Reunion - 15 - 18 July 2010)
"It’s Camping - Make It Easy" was the theme for the Schmitz Family Reunion held July 15 through 18th in Hatfield. Sixty-six family members attended over the course of the weekend event. The youngest family member was Kayla Schmitz, great-granddaughter of the eldest, Lamar Schmitz. Activities included swimming, boating and tubing, campfires, bingo (with prizes), bean-bag toss and, of course, S’Mores. Lamar and Thelma Schmitz and families were sponsors of this year’s activities.
The storm that came through Wednesday evening just missed the campsites with only minor damage to one camper. Campsites stretched the length of the beach area, so there was plenty of "Sand" for all ages to play in. Family members of all ages enjoyed the time together laughing, visiting and remembering old times when growing up. Greetings even came from as far as Italy when Mandy Christensen, Betty (Schmitz) Tasse’s granddaughter, called from where she is studying abroad this summer. A birthday cake in observance of Jerry Schmitz’s 75th birthday in May was shared as a "snack" Saturday.
Family members in attendance were: Lamar and Thelma Schmitz, Neillsville; Richard and Beth Schmitz, Chilton; Rick, Emily, Travis and Kayla Schmitz, Appleton; Tom and Tina (Schmitz) Blindauer, Dean Schmitz and Dan Johnson, Chippewa Falls; Duane, Lynn, Aric and Alex Schmitz, Maplewood, MN; Grant, Darla, David and Sam Harder, Neillsville; Betty Tasse, Granton; Jim, Jennifer and Isabel Tasse, Milwaukee; Tom and Barb Tasse, Marshfield; Todd, Erin, Braden and Austin Anderson, Chili; Amanda Tasse Marshfield; Bob and Barb, Ben Christensen, Marshfield; Mark Schroeder and Lori Tasse, Granton; Tim, Deb and Libby Carlson, Marshfield; Zach Carlson, La Crosse; Erick Morrow, Hewitt; Jerry and Lila Schmitz, Tim, Jane, Molly, Ali and Matt Schmitz, Terry, Sandy, Logan and Nick Schmitz, all of Granton; Dave, Karen, Kelsey, Carter and Kenzie Schmitz, Germantown; and Kevin, Shelly Schmitz with kids Jason, Kolin and Karcyn, Neillsville.
Plans have already begun for next year’s fun, hosted by the Jerry and Lila Schmitz family
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