Family News and Events 


Josh Blim is participating in a Cub Scout Ceremony Friday night that recognizes him for his 5 years of Cub Scouts and welcomes him into his new rank as a Boy Scout....
We are proud of Josh...

Lauren Groebe  Missouri Lawyers Weekly's list of major opinions for the second half of 2010 included two cases in the Juvenile Law category handled by Professor Tricia Harrison and her students in the Child Advocacy Clinic. The Clinic obtained reversals of delinquency judgments in both cases. Law student Lauren Groebe successfully argued one of the juvenile cases.  Congratulations Lauren.

Miles Brooks starred as Bilgo Baggins in the Hobbit at his middle school in Milwaukee.  Visit his pics on Micheal Brooks Facebook

Chris and Adrienne  went to South Africa;  check out their Facebook page for pictures and story.

JOSH BLIM  makes the all-star summer baseball team and wins honors!

Jonathan and Elizabeth are going on a mission trip to Nigeria and to work with the organization Doctors without Boarders in November.  

Chuck Groebe ran the Champaign-Urban 26 mile Marathon to raise money for the Oak Lawn Rotary Charities.  He finished in five hours to a standing ovation of family and friends.  Congratulations Chuck!  See the run captured on video by Teddy Groebe, movie mogul of the family.  Click on link for full coverage.

Taylor Blim makes news in the Southtown Newpaper.  Read the article

Kye Elder-Groebe was born February 8th, 2010 at 4:02pm. 7lbs 7oz, 19 inches.  Proud parents are George and Jennifer Elder-Groebe.  Grandpa Gordon and Grandma Martha, baby and family are all doing well. (click here for family photo)

Matthew Kneeland was awarded the St. George Emblem of Honor.   It is a very high honor, with rigorous standards of qualification.  The National Catholic Committee on Scouting®, acting through the local diocese or eparchy, may award the St. George emblem to members of the laity and clergy, Scouters and non-Scouters alike, who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youths through Scouting.  A full explanation of the award can be found at the following:  Congratulations Matt!  The entire family is so proud of you.

Lilian Grace Groebe-Pillows was born February 5, 2010 weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz.  and 19 in. tall.  Her proud parents Stacey Groebe and Drew Pillows are very happy because she is absolutely perfect and beautiful.  First time Grandparents John and Lynn will need lots of support because they are GaGa over her.  Aunt Ashley is already shopping for her!  Congratulations to all!  Click here for pictures 


Taylor Blim  performed as the lead " Hope Cladwell" in this year's Illinois All State production of "Urinetown".     Click here for details.  And most recently Taylor won the title role of Aida in the  production of her high school's Spring production of Aida coming soon in April.  We can't wait to see you again!  Notice to all family - THIS IS TAYLOR'S LAST HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTION -  see her now.



Charlie Blim  playing for the Southwest Chicago Christian basketball team took Second Place in the "Free Throw Shoot Out Contest" at the Tinley Park Tournament. He competed against four other basketball teams!! Pretty Charlie tends to be shy...and the Gymnasium was filled with onlookers.  Click on Basketball player to see Charlie with medal!

Gordon A. Groebe died November 23, 2009 in Oak Lawn, Illinois.  Gordon was the father of   Alexis, Bill, Gordon, Kimberly, David, Gaynelle, John, Chuck, Duncan, Verily, and Melody.  His wife Ginger was at his side for love and comfort throughout the hospital stay.  Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life with family members at Blake and Lamb Funeral Home at 103rd and Cicero on Friday, November 27.  The funeral service will be Saturday, November 28th.  Contact Blake and Lamb Funeral Home for more information.  

Click on Family News Blog to leave a message in remembrance of Gordon for family.

Mark and Dottie Hayden welcomed a new grand-daughter into the world on November 14, 2009.   She was 8lb 11oz. and 20.5 inches tall.  Addisen Marie Person, was born to parents Amanda and Derek Person in Manassas, Virginia.   Congratulations to all including big brothers Cristian and Bryce.

Matthew McVicker Groebe  has done it again!  He shot his second hole-in-one on October 18, 2009 at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club on the 11th hole.  With a net score of 86 he beat his Dad who shot 102.    Click on green for picture

Duncan and Elizabeth build a new home!  Click for BLOG


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