Family News and Events 



Teddy Groebe is busy with his new movie website at  Check out some of his new creations for 2009 at

Stephen Jackiw makes headlines again this month with his first object animation movie.  It previewed at the Palos East Elementary School Film Festival last week.  Click for video

Stella Brooks won a 1st Place and 3rd Place trophy at her first Tae Kwondo tournament in Greenville, Wisconsin.  Click  for Picture!

Stephen Jackiw has been recognized for outstanding achievement in art.   His art work is prominently displayed at the American Bagel Shop in Palos Heights, Ill.

Phillip Groebe is recovering at home from heart by-pass surgery.  Although it is hard for him to answer the phone, he would love some humorous cards!  He also visits his email every day.

Ralph Lee Weller, Jr., 3rd cousin of our mom,  Lillian, nee Weller, nee Wuthenow, nee McVicker Groebe, was in town to visit and brought lots of genealogy information with him from the Weller family tree.  Our great grandmother was Lillian Mae Weller who married Wm. Wuthenow, Sr.   Ralph left Chicago to visit our cousin Dorie, nee Wuthenow, Rake in Michigan.  He will compile all the information that he gathers and make it available to anyone who wishes a hard copy or CD.  If you would like a copy, contact him at

Willie Elder-Groebe and his new wife Analia and son Kodo are coming to Chicago;  they will be here Aug 7-11.  You can meet up with them at Verily's house on August 10th anytime after 10 am.  

Matthew McVicker Groebe made his first HOLE IN ONE at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Oak Lawn, holing out  on the 114 yard par 3 in one shot with his 8 iron.  The ball was lodged between the hole and the pin so he dutifully followed his Dad's instructions (who could not tell that the ball was in the hole) to "mark the ball".   When his Dad, David Groebe, saw the ball mark inside the hole he asked Matti Mc "what is this?"  Applauding spectators explained and Matt scored his first HOLE IN ONE!   Congratulations and welcome to the HOLE IN ONE CLUB!

Bill Groebe celebrated his 60th Birthday at a party hosted by his wife Laura with all of his brothers and sisters and many friends.  For pictures click on balloons

Teddy Groebe's  makes Thanksgiving home video.  Click  for video

Holiday Letters Updates

Rossi has a new video on YouTube - click on link below:  now has a family blog.   Got something to share?  Upload an mp3 podcast to say "hello".  Check out what other family members are taking about.  Go to

 Gary Strakshus is interviewed on the State of Arkansas bike trails.  Bicycling is one of Gary's many passions. Click on this link to hear the radio interview:

The 12th Annual Groebe Golf Outing was held at Carriage Greens Golf Club in Darien, Ill.   Will Kneeland won the low gross championship traveling trophy by shooting a 78.   Matt Groebe won the junior division by firing a 113 for 18 holes.  David Groebe the tournament host supplied the games prizes and the perfect weather.  Thanks, Dave!

Sevilla, Jameson, Katie and Tom Groebe would like to announce the newest member of our family...
Penny June Groebe
born 9:26am on Thursday, June 14, 2007
7 lbs. 7 oz. and 20 inches
Gilbert, Arizona

Colin Groebe graduates from Stagg High School in June.   And his sister Lauren Groebe graduates from University of Illinois in May.   Congratulations to both brother and sister.

Taylor Marie has one of the leads in a new production of Much Ado About Nothing at the LaSalle Street Church.  To learn more about the event (click)

David Ross has made and acted in his own movie clip to be submitted to a competition for short clips.  View the clip @  

Rachel Marie was born on October 31, 2006.   No trick just a treat!  Duncan and Elizabeth are doing well.
The other children are happy, too.  Congratulations to all!

George Elder-Groebe married Jennifer Hom, long time sweetheart in June, 2006. 


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