The annual reunion of the descendants of Andrew and Theodosia (Bauza) Malick was held at the Nashville American Legion Hall, Sunday afternoon, July 31.
The oldest in attendance was Miss Frances Malick, 99; the youngest attendee was Miss Hazel Christine Erdmann, 2. Traveling the farthest, from Bradenton, Fla., was Brett Holte . The closest traveler was Brian Rusiewski of Nashville.
Those present at the reunion were: Frances, Frank and Raymond Malick of Ashley; Dorothy Czajkowski; Toodles Malick; Brian Rusiewski; Charlie and Barb Rusiewski; Natalie, Garth, Lucas and Josh Morgan; Stephanie, Calvin, and Elliott Engele, all of Nashville; Matt, Stacey, Emilee and
Brady Steinkamp, of O’Fallon; Leroy and Louella Liske of Edwardsville; Gary, Connie, Christopher and Anna Edmiston, all of Fairview Heights; Ian and Natalia Edmiston of St. Louis; Tim and Tami Malick; Tommy, Tara, Natalie and Mallory Bugg, all of Swansea; Brett Holte of Bradenton, Fla.; Louise Holte, Aaron Holte, Debra K. and Laura Bergman, all of Elgin; Ron and Judy Holte of Streamwood; Amanda Seaquist and Steve Crowley of Minneapolis; Kim Seaquist and Terry Skweres, Hunter Seaquist; Roland, Adrienne, Aidan, Dan and Samantha Baratta and boyfriend Patrick Pagiluco; Jason, Sara, Aubree and Hazel Erdmann, all of Fox River Grove; Bernie Liske; Charlotte and Lawrence Wimpe, of Belleville; Trudy and Janis Mayer of Corpus Christi, Texas; Randy, Maria, Jordan and Brian Boudreaux of Beaumont, Texas.
Various foods were prepared by all the wonderful cooks in the family. The lemon lush dessert received rave reviews again this year! Reunion goers look forward to Frank’s tomatoes and Fran’s sweet & sour pickles. They were delectable as always! The variety of dishes was exceptional this year!
We reminisced about family in Colorado, Iowa, Texas, Australia, Missouri, Florida and Illinois. Plenty of conversations, laughs, and picture sharing was enjoyed in the cool comfort of the Legion Hall.
The coloring corner returned as a featured highlight, as well as the annual basketball game.
Friday night, prior to the reunion, Brian Rusiewski hosted a welcome/summer party at his home to start the weekend festivities. Visitors from near and far enjoyed his gracious hospitality.
The Tim Malicks of Swansea, graciously entertained a few remaining guests the monday after the reunion.
Numerous cousins also enjoyed their yearly shopping trip to Lee’s Variety store. Thanks to everyone at lee’s for making us all feel so special!
Our family is blessed to have a yearly reunion. The 2017 reunion will be at the same location on Sunday, July 30, 2017.