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Our beloved Aunt Renie celebrated her 90th birthday on January 20th. A large party was held at her son Denny's home in west Omaha. Most of her family was able to attend. The big party was attended by over 50 of her descendants in addition to many other guests. Congratulations Aunt Renie! That's a big family! Click on the picture to see a larger view (note: it will take a moment to load).
Margie Sobczyk reports there has a been a tremendous amount of activity on the baby front in her branch of the family. There have been multiple new grandchildren added to the Sobczyk family. On August 16th Mary and David Manley delivered Daniel Theodore. Billy and Lindsay Sobcyzk delivered twins on September 1st (see the article below). Their names are Dorothy Jane and Bernadette Rose. And lastly on January 18th this year Therese and Steve Acamo delivered Augustus Richard. Four new grandkids in five months. That's 16 grandkids total. Now that's a lot of birthdays to keep track of!
The Omaha World Herald in the January 22nd issue presented an article on Billy and Lindsay Sobcyzk relating their good news and bad news of having twins while working for Boys Town. They have been working for Boys Town as a family-teachers but ran into a problem with Boys Town policy with the addition of two new children. See the World Herald article here. Its not what you would expect.
On January 8th father Rick Manthey and his daughter Grace completed the Disney World Full Marathon in 5 hours and 1 minute. Her mom, Shirley, reports that Grace received the trip as a graduation gift for completing her time at Millard West. She wore a princess tiara on the whole way. Grace and her dad set their goal at completing the the race in 5 hours. Way to go Grace! The race started at Epcot and wound through all the other theme parks with the Disney characters cheering them the whole way. Grace also competes for the Millard West track team in the longer distance races like the 3200 meters. She will be attending Northwest Missouri State next fall.
Sharon Riedmann was featured in the Borsheims company newsletter for the great support she had in raising money for the Breathe Free Foundation. Sharon took part in the Free to Breath 5k Run/Walk for lung cancer last fall. She brought a lot of help and supporters with her and raised the largest share of the money for the event. Read the article here As many of you know Sharon has been putting up a tremendous and inspirational fight against her lung and liver cancer. Way to go Sharon! And to top it off she and Lou flew with Joyce and Augie Vasha to the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, FL. They had a great time despite the loss to South Carolina.
More news about most popular Riedmann, Natalie Riedmann. She is engaged to Mike Stuntz. He finally popped the question in January. More details to follow. Some of you may remember Mike as a former Nebraska Cornhusker quarterback.
This may be old news to many in the family; Fr. Jeff Mollner has been assigned as Assistant Pastor at St Stephen the Martyr Parish and also is the Chaplain for Skutt Catholic High School. Its a great fit for him and the school. Especially since several other Riedmanns either have or are attending the school. In his spare time he looks in on his grandfather George Riedmann. Previously Fr. Jeff was the assistant pastor at St Margaret Mary's Parish.
Last September the Nebraska Cornhuskers had their rematch with the Washington Huskies in Lincoln. After a year of mixed results by both teams in 2010 this game was going to be the rubber match. A good contingent of Husky fans (look for the purple in the picture below) in the family came to Lincoln to support their team in the face of overwhelming numbers of their Husker relatives. About 30 Riedmanns, Panowicz, Vashas, Lackovics, Elsassers, Johnsons, Enholms and Hansens met outside the stadium to celebrate the occasion. that's a lot of tickets for a team that has sold out over 300 straight games! In case you had any doubt, the Huskers were victorious and won 51-38. Click on the picture below to see a larger view (note: it will take a moment to load).
We are all asked to keep the following family members in our thoughts and prayers. They are fighting difficult health battles and need our support with their life-altering illnesses. We wish them the best. Betty Riedmann, Shirley Riedmann and Sharon Riedmann. Thank you.
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