Wildern Family Reunion 2005

Bert Lynda Cottage

The 2005 Wildern Family Reunion was held at Lynda Steensma (Amert's daughter) & Bert Steensma's cottage on the Muskegon River near Newaygo, Michigan.

Family members came from all over Michigan, California and Florida to attend the reunion. Gayle and Keith came from Indianopolis. She is Ruth Wildern's granddaughter and the daughter of Shirley Smith-Whitmore. It was great, because that was the first time many of us had ever met her.

The only member of the original Chelsea & Zella Wildern Family to attend was Dorothy Wildern-Lyon.  She is 94 years old. Unfortunately, all of her siblings are deceased. (update - Dorothy died Jan. 28th, 2011 about a month short of her 100th birthday).  One interesting note is that two of Dorothy's siblings, Harp and Audrey, both reached the 100th birthday, but then died shortly after. 

Most of the Lyon family attended. Same for the Nash-Perkins family, the Carrigan family and the Smedley family.

Reunion 2005

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St. Pete Pier - Pelican
St. Pete Pier - Pelican This photo was taken in Saint Petersburg near the pier. It was a lot of fun watching the pelican's fish.
 Don, Penni, Jane
Don, Penni, Jane Family get-together at Busch Gardens
Cape Canaveral
Cape Canaveral
Don & Bill - Skyway Bridge
Don & Bill - Skyway Bridge Don & Bill with Sykway Bridge in background.
Don & Jim - St. Pete - 4th Street Fishery
Don & Jim - St. Pete - 4th Street Fishery
Don & Jim Ringling Bros Mansion
Don & Jim Ringling Bros Mansion
Busch Gardens - Don & Julie
Busch Gardens - Don & Julie
Salvadore Dali Musum - Julie & Don
Salvadore Dali Musum - Julie & Don
St Pete Beach - Don & Julie
St Pete Beach - Don & Julie
Ringling Bros - Julie & Don
Ringling Bros - Julie & Don
Don & Julie at Ringling Bros Sarasota
Don & Julie at Ringling Bros Sarasota
Don & Julie Skyway Bridge - Tampa
Don & Julie Skyway Bridge - Tampa
Don & Julie Sskyway Bridge
Don & Julie Sskyway Bridge
Bush Gardens - Penni & Don Tietsma
Bush Gardens - Penni & Don Tietsma
Don with his son Casey & wife Lisa
Don with his son Casey & wife Lisa
Lyon's at Tiger Game - Julie, Don, Ted, Loretta
Lyon's at Tiger Game - Julie, Don, Ted, Loretta
Shirley-Smith Whitmore, Bill, Jim, Don, Jane
Shirley-Smith Whitmore, Bill, Jim, Don, Jane
Busch Gardens, Tampa, Don Tietsma, Penni, Jim, Bill Don, Jane, Julie
Busch Gardens, Tampa, Don Tietsma, Penni, Jim, Bill Don, Jane, Julie
Wayne & Debbie visit - Don, Julie, Bill, Wayne, Jim, Debbie
Wayne & Debbie visit - Don, Julie, Bill, Wayne, Jim, Debbie Don, Julie, my brother Jim and I visited Wayne & Debbie at their home near Orlando.
Winter Haven - Jim, Loretta, Jilie, Dorris, Ted
Winter Haven - Jim, Loretta, Jilie, Dorris, Ted
Jim, Don Ted and Julie
Jim, Don Ted and Julie Taken from the bleachers at the Tiger baseball game.
Tubing Down the Muskegon River
Tubing Down the Muskegon River
Dan & Christy Carrigan
Dan & Christy Carrigan Dick & Mildred's youngest son and daughter-in-law
Jeanie Carrigan with niece & nephew
Jeanie Carrigan with niece & nephew Jeanie with David & Christy Carrigan's Kids

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