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Family News 2008-09

MATTHEW VAN MOORLEGHEM MARRIES JENNIFER NESIBA
Matthew and Jennifer were married on October 17th, 2009 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. The reception was held at Legacy Hall. The day's entertainment was polka band in the true Riedmann tradition. Kolache was served by the bride's mother followed by a dinner and dance. Jennifer is from St. Paul, Nebraska.

MARY PAT (RIEDMANN) GREENE PASSES PEACEFULLY
It is with deep regret we announce the passing of our daughter, sister, mother and cousin Mary Pat Greene. Mary Pat died peacefully at home with her family on September 19, 2009. She is survived by her children Tricia, Daniel and David. Services were held at St. Thomas More Church by her nephew Fr. Jeff Mollner and she has been interred at Calvary Cemetery.

RIEDMANN REUNION 2009 BIG SUCCESS
The Riedmann Reunion, the first held since 2002, returned to the home of Lou and Sharon Riedmann this past August. It was a delightful event with 136 Riedmanns in attendance from all reaches of the family and all parts of the country (Long Island, New York to Olympia, Washington). The weather was beautiful, the location was great and the committee did a great job of organizing a marvelous weekend of activities for everyone to enjoy. Events included a tour of the Botanical Garden including the Herb Garden which the Riedmann family was instrumental on starting, a golf outing at Indian Creek and Gary Elsasser had a beach party at his house. The big event was the reunion Saturday afternoon with great food and fun for all. See the Reunion webpage for more details on the event.

FRANCIE RIEDMANN EARNS LEGAL AWARD
It was recently announced in the Nebraska State Bar Magazine that Francie Riedmann has been inducted as Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America. The magazines states that "The honor is annually bestowed on 30 lawyers who meet the foundations guidelines of integrity and character, dedication to improving the administration of justice, recognition as a leader of the legal profession by colleagues, financial support of the foundation and geographical representation." That is quite an impressive honor and we are all proud of her. It also states she has briefed and made arguments to the Nebraska State Supreme Court in over 50 cases.

NATALIE RIEDMANN TAPPED AS FIRST DOCTOR IN FAMILY
Natalie Riedmann, better known across the country as the "hot tutor" for Tommy Lee Jones in his short- lived television sitcom, has graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical School. Dr. Riedmann is now serving her residency at North Carolina University in Pediatrics. As her grandfather said, "The Hot Tutor became the Smart Tutor and now is Doctor Tutor". Before starting her residency she worked in the Bahamas at a free clinic serving the local population. They called her "Doctor Lady".

AL AND KRISSY TIE THE KNOT
Al Riedmann and Krissy McGinley finally got married on June 10th, 2009 on the beach in Waikiki, Hawaii. What a way to do it! A small reception was held in Omaha for his family. Al also was honored as the 2008 TruGreen LandCare President's Club Winner. Among the many impressive accounts he handles are Boeing, Chateau St. Michelle and Wells Fargo Bank. When asked what was the best career advice he ever received he said "My father (a retired U.S. Marine) used to talk to me about 'soldiering,' which meant putting your head down and giving 110% effort everyday! His advice meant that if you worked hard and earned good results, your efforts would gain notice, and that job satisfaction, advancement, and a sense of self worth, would be your ultimate reward."

WATKINS CONCRETE EARNS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Lou Riedmann accepted for Watkins Concrete Block Co. the 2009 Sarpy County Business Progress Award from the Sarpy Count Economic Development Council. This is prestigious award as past winners include Ameritrade and PayPal and Werner Enterprises. Lou is the former president and chairman of the board of Watkins and was instrumental in building the company to its current position of excellence.

ERIN STEIN MARRIES MICHAEL LENCIONI
Erin and Michael were married on June 14th, 2008 at PST Patrick Church in Wadsworth, IL. The reception was held at Brae Loch Golf Club in Grayslake, IL. After the wedding they went on their honeymoon in Jamaica. Our Aunt Renie reports it was an eventful trip just getting to Lindenhurst where Erin's parents, Sandy and Jim, live as some of the roads were blocked because of the flooding in Iowa. If it weren't for the modern convenience of cell phones it would have taken forever. They had to go through Wisconsin to get there.

JEFFREY MOLLNER TO BE ORDAINED IN JUNE
Joseph and Jayne Mollner are proud to announce the ordination of their son Jeffrey in the Catholic priesthood. The invocation will be by the Most Reverend Eldon Curtiss on June 7th at Saint Cecilia Cathedral with a reception afterwards. Father Jeff will hold a solemn Mass of Thanksgiving the next day at St. James Catholic Church. Following his ordination he will assume duties as associate pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Omaha. As quoted to the Catholic Voice Jeff said: "As I approach ordination, my heart is overflowing with joy because I know this is where the Lord wants me. There is nothing else I would rather do than be a priest." We all congratulate Jeff on his achievement and wish him the best in his new vocation.

MARY SOBCZYK TIES THE KNOT WITH DAVID MANLEY
Mary and David were married on April 12th, 2008 at St. Gerald Catholic Church with the reception held in the adjacent Fellowship Hall. Approximately 300 people attended the event. Among the interesting items at the wedding were a grooms cake was a Ducati motorcycle and a MINI Cooper Convertible on a flat sheet cake that was made to look like a race track and the cars were crossing the “finish line” that said “Just Married”. Her family helped decorate the reception hall and her brother was the DJ. For now they are living at her parents until after the honeymoon (they will travel to Italy and Switzerland) when they move to Denver where David starts his new job as an acoustical engineer. Mary is the daughter of Jim and Margie Sobczyk.

FAMILY UPDATE FROM DAVE AND KATHY QUISTAD
I received a nice email fro Dave Quistad just filled with the comings and goings of his family. I thought it would be nice to share portions of it with everyone.
"Seth and his French wife have decided to settle in Switzerland where he has assumed the position as Principal Trombone in the Zurich Tonhalle (Symphony Orchestra.) Great orchestra, well funded and a permanent appointment. Tough decision to leave Malaysia. What a wonderful country and people. Will tour Scandinavia in May with the Nordic Brass Ensemble then do some recording. Muriel, his wife is a violinist and plays freelance with the opera and area ensembles. Our grandson, Evan is now almost 4 and speaks many languages as he has lived in so many places. Paige, a Special Education teacher has taken a few years off to get the family off to a good start. She has Bayley 2 1/2 and Brock 7 months. She and her husband, Reed who is an elementary teacher live very rural in Northeast Washington and enjoy the pioneerish lifestyle immensely. Just bought a home on forty acres in the "outback" by Republic, WA.
Kathy and I are still like kids in a candy shop. We've traveled the region in winter, sailed the Pacific Northwest coast through fall, kayaked the Canadian islands and just recently, paddled from Loreto, Baja California to Agua Verde some fifty miles south. Still sore from that one. Last year we traveled a small portion of the Amazon in a small boat guided by local residents. Fantastic people but Tarzan doesn't live there!"

OTHER NEWS
If you know of any other family news, please pass it on and we will be glad to post it. Births, graduations, weddings, etc. Which reminds me…If anyone would like to send me a picture I'd be glad to add it too.