July 1, 2007 Passing of Louis Tickal
Sept 2002 Looking for a family contact to update Names and addressed for members of each branch of the family.
Aug 2002 The headstone has been installed for Katherina Tickal grave in Mason City, Iowa.
Check out the link for pictures of reunion 2001.
The next reunion is scheduled for 2003 in Minneapolis to be
hosted by the Burg & Briggs families
2001 REUNION NEWS
New faces join the gathering. Welcome Briggs family.
Mike and Carmen did a wonderful job organizing. Mike remembered his digital camera. Check out the reunion attendees pictures at his website. See link below.
Duane again provided the entertainment in the evening, with an accompaniment from Sara on her clarinet for a couple of tunes.
1999 REUNION NEWS
Celebrating 90 Years in the United States.
People talking, Cameras flashing, Toes a tapping, Smiles abounding.
The gathering of the Tickals to celebrate 90 years in the United States started early and continued late. Thanks to Duane Pichelman, Cathy Baltunis's husband for the lively polka music on his accordion. Kudos to the newest to be member, Curt for his bawdy renditions of some old favorites. He married Louie's youngest daughter, Patty in July.
Some of the out of towners gathered at the Fairfield Inn on Friday night. New faces were introduced and the kids cooled off in the pool after the long drives.
We came from far and wide. Every surviving branch of the family was represented excepted Gerald.
Visitors from the reaches included
State Original Family member
Ron & Lucy Barcus New Jersey Mary
Janice Waite Idaho Mary
Lynette & Pete Williams Family Idaho Mary
Liz Everson & Chyanna Florida Vince
Kathy Heaverlo & Family Washington Louie
Anna Burg & her son Jim Burg Minnesota Julia
Sheryl Tickal Minnesota Frank
The day was hot and the breeze gentle as voices and laughter floated through the park. The pivo was flowing. If you don't know what pivo is; its time to get in touch with your heritage.
The Mary Barcus Family descendants won the family treasure hunt.
Kathleen McCourt identified the most ancestors in the Photo Guess.
A brief meeting was held to determine the future of the gathering of the family. It was decided that the next reunion will be in June, 2001 In Mason City, Iowa. The organizing committee will be Mike Tickal, Kathy McCourt, and Dick Tickal.
A tentative plan was to have the following reunion in January, 2003 at Orlando, Florida. Hello, Gerald and Josephine's descendants.
A fund has been started to refurbish the grave of Katherine Tickal who died in 1916. A family history book " Time Tickaling through the Years" is available for $20 plus $2 postage. $5 of the purchase price is contributed toward the grave stone fund. The fund has $75 currently. Purchase a book and make a donation.