Friday, September 5, 2014

ReUnion Information - August 1, 2015 - Ketelsen / Aubert / Bailey / Lillie

I hope you are having a good summer, where does the time go....
The local committee has decided on Cuttys Resort for the site of our reunion on August 1, 2015.
Please check out their website for info about the site and attractions and things to do in the area.
They have a few cabins, 1 trailer (self contained), 2 or 3 pop-up campers, and camping spaces reserved for our group and there are a lot of campsites for RVs, campers, and tents.
The cabins/etc that are available are on hold for our group until Oct. 15, 2014, so if you are interested in reserving a place, please contact them ASAP (719-942-4222). They are only reserved for 7/31 and 8/1 but you may be able to extend the time. Some of the cabins/campsites do not have showers but there community showers at the swimming pool that are available.
Other nearby accommodation options:
- Bighorn Park (3 miles / 7 minutes from Cuttys) - Cabins, Motel, RV park, and tenting area.
- KOA Campground (9 miles / 14 minutes from Cuttys) - Motel, RV park, and camping. 
- Salida, CO - (24 miles / 35 minutes from Cuttys) - Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Vacation Homes, RV Parks and Campgrounds.
There is $5.00 per person/per day  charge for people not staying at Cuttys to use their facilities.
The Arkansas River is near by and has many river rafting companies for guided trips and has good trout fishing This is good place for additional time to vacation in the Rockies. I'm quite familiar with this area and can give info about, site seeing, jeeping, 4 wheeling, hiking, etc. Please contact me ( at any time.
Please forward this information to any of your family that is not on the list. Also, please have them contact me at so we can add their email address to the list.
We are looking forward to having you here next summer, lets have a great turn out and enjoy being to together.
Fair winds and tight lines (sailor and fishing talk).
Al Aubert

Monday, August 5, 2013

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park * August 3, 2013

The Main Event

A good turnout for a GREAT TRADITION.
Thanks to all attendees for your successful participation. Certainly attempt to convince and/or assist any and all non-attendees for our next reunion scheduled in Colorado, August 1, 2015.
Details to follow.
Hooray for 2013! Special thanks to Scott & Shannon for all their hard work and the Kick-off Party.

Everyone had a great time!!!

In addition to the Doorly Zoo, horseback riding, golf, walks, etc, we did some of the following:

The theater at the park.
Strategic Air Command Museum

The water park

Oh yeah! Cabins and the Lodge too.

Did I forget the meals? Two and three and four and .... times.

 The Observation Tower.
The Kid's park
p.s. of course: I, Bob Ketelsen, will be sending a shout-out to all my contacts via email. If you don't get it, please know that I do not have your contact number and please provide as warranted, to
I have added several other family members to assist me in posting updates to the blog.
Provide info and photos to them or me for posting.  Mike Aubert  /  Susan  / Lynn  /  Cami

Saturday, August 3, 2013

2013 Reunion * Friday Evening Kick-off at Scott & Shannon's - Omaha

A good turnout for day 1 of 2013 reunion.
Hosted by Scott & Shannon Jones at their new home (Feb.) in west Omaha.
Garage Band diss-banding

We all learned to play 9-square, a great participation game for all ages.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Brian and Kim Lillie Family

Here are recent photos and events for posterity.

Left to right
Kelsey (Lillie) Lee, Kim Lillie, Alex Lillie, Caden Lillie, Andrew Lillie, Brian Lillie, Tobias Lee

Brian, Alex, Andrew & Kim Lillie

Merlin, Marilyn,Alex & Andrew Lillie

front row Left to right
Amanda Lillie (Mark's), Matthew Fallander, Michael Fallander, Marilyn Lillie, Caden Lillie, Kelsey (Lillie) Lee, Tobias Lee, Jordan Lillie (Doug's)
back row left to right
Merlin Lillie, Susan Fallander, Mark Lillie, Deb Lillie, Alex Lillie, Andrew Lillie, Kim Lillie, Brian Lillie, Doug Lillie

Friday, July 19, 2013

Recent Fallander Photograph - 2013

Here is Michael at 14, Susan, and Matt at 17. Looking forward to 2013 reunion of course.

Marilyn and Susan
Presumed to be related. What do you think?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ketelsen Family Reunion 2013 - Schedule & Update

Ketelsen Reunion 2013
August 2-3, 2013

Greetings Gang,
This is an update to the 2013 Reunion information that was posted to the "Ketelsen Family Blog 2011" in July 2012. 
Friday:  August 2, 2013, cookout and get-together will be held at Scott and Shannon (Ketelsen) Jones, 13561 Marinda St., Omaha, Ne. 68144; (402-637-6979) any time after 3:00 p.m.  Everything provided, however, BYOB.  Directions from 132nd and West Center:  Go west on West Center to 135th St., turn north (right); go approximately 4-5 blocks north to Marinda, turn west (left).  Shannon & Scott's house is the second on the left from the corner, pale yellow with red roof. 
Saturday:  Mahoney State Park, Exit 426 off of Interstate 80, 402-944-2523.  Visit the park on the web at:  The reunion will be at Leo and Irene Timmerman Wild Turkey Picnic Shelter (#11) located just past the stables and not far from the swimming park.  We have the shelter from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.  We will shoot for the main meal at noon with left overs for evening.  Bring desserts & salads.   There will be a day fee for entrance to Mahoney.
There are tons of things to do in Omaha.  Henry Doorly Zoo has been rated #1 in the USA.  The Safari Park is associated with the zoo and just across the road from Mahoney.  We have a pass  and can take carloads of folks through the Safari park if there is interest.  Lauritsen Gardens across from the zoo at 10th & I80 is an amazing venture.  Jocelyn Museum is advertising free admission.  There is a great river walk that connects with the downtown lakes and the Old Market at 10th & Jackson.  Great malls - just ask Sharon.  Strategic Air Command Museum is right next to Mahoney Park.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the closest motel in the area.  Motel Super 8 - Gretna, Interstate 80 Exit 432, 402-332-5188.  When making reservations ask for the Ketelsen Family Runion block and discount.  They quoted $78.29 plus tax.  They have an indoor pool with hottub, free breakfast, free WIFI.  There is a McDonald's next door and a Denneys/Flying J close.  The motel is next to the Nebraska Crossings outlet mall.
You could try and see if any rooms are available at the Peter Kiewit Lodge.  There was a mass scramble July/Aug and a couple of the clan got rooms.  Since then, we have checked and have found more rooms available.  The cabins are hard to get, as well.  There are some camping areas that can be reserved and then there are some camping areas on a first come first serve basis.
The  town of Gretna is six miles from Mahoney on highway 6 for gas, groceries, etc. Also, Omaha/Millard is just a little further with major super markets, Walmart, Sams and Costco.    
So we have some idea for how many to plan food,  please let us know how many in your group will attend Friday night, Saturday or both. 
We are excited about seeing everyone and hope we will have a great crowd. 
Steve & Sharon
402-883-2531 (Try first until 8/1/2013)
402-290-0375 (Steve) (Cells are only on when we are away from home)
402-682-1726 (Sharon)
email: (If you send an email please reference Ketelsen reunion in the subject line.  We get so many emails it's possible to overlook one).
PLEASE DO NOT TEXTMESSAGE.  It is not reliable for us.  Sometimes we get a text message months after some one sent it.
PS  We have an extra room booked at the lodge in our name that would be available for Friday and Saturday night at approximately$100 per night.  If anyone is interested, let us know asap.  We will let the room go 8/1/2013 if no one wants it.