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Dear Sundt Family –
We are looking forward to hosting everyone in Amarillo, Texas, July 7 – July 10, 2016, for the family reunion! We have made many plans and hope that you are as excited to come as we are to see you!

Wyndham Garden Hotel Amarillo, 3100 I-40 West, Amarillo, Texas 79102, phone 806-358-6161 - We have a block of rooms under Sundt Family Reunion.  Rooms are $99.00 per night plus tax for single or double occupancy.  The rate includes a hot, made to order breakfast.   Check in is 3:00 p.m. and check out is 11:00 a.m.  We will be staying on the newly renovated floors of this hotel.  The hotel does have a shuttle to and from the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport but you must contact the hotel to arrange that.  Room block is held until June 25, 2016 or until rooms are filled, whichever occurs first.

Tentative schedule and event information:

Sundt Family Reunion Itinerary




Wyndham Garden Hotel Reception Room





Wyndham Garden Hotel Reception Room




Free Time

Visit area attractions on your own




Golf Tournament

Comanche Trail/Tomahawk Course




Texas Play and Dinner

Palo Duro Canyon (outside: cool evening  bring jacket & hat/cap)

4pm Departure



Museum Tour

American Quarter Horse Museum




Family Dinner and Memorial

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum




Family Breakfast

Wyndham Garden Hotel Reception Room




Family Business Meeting

Wyndham Garden Hotel Reception Room



Registration/Reception – Registration will open at 3:00 p.m. Thursday.  We will have a reception with light hors d’oeuvres from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday.  Please bring your family books to set up.

Comanche Trail Golf Course – We are booked to play at the Tomahawk course.  Price includes green fees, cart and taxes.  Check out the course web site at

Friday is a free day for those not playing golf.  Enjoy visiting and catching up with family at the hotel, check out the family books or take a trip to any of the following attractions:

TEXAS Play and Dinner – We will leave the hotel at 4:00 p.m. and travel to the Palo Duro Canyon by bus to enjoy a tour of the canyon, chuck wagon bar-b-que dinner and the play TEXAS in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Remember to bring a jacket and cap as summer nights in the canyon can be cool.   The sooner you let us know if you plan to attend TEXAS, the better our seating options will be.

American Quarter Horse Museum – This tour will be impressive! You will be able to find displays about the Tequesquite Ranch and Sundt Heritage on display.

Panhandle Plains Museum – We will arrive at the Museum about 4:30 pm. to take family pictures on the grounds of the West Texas A&M Campus.  We will have access to the entire museum where we will enjoy learning about Texas Panhandle History. We will enjoy a family meal together and then remember and celebrate the lives of family members that have passed since the last family reunion.  Travel to the museum in your own vehicle or sign up for bus/van transportation.

Worship Service and Business Meeting - On Sunday grab breakfast and join us in the ballroom for a worship service followed by a family business meeting.  If you are interested in helping with the worship service, please let Tom know.


Find us on Facebook to stay up to date! Search Sundt Family Reunion and request to join the group.

Please let others in your tribe know about the reunion.  If you requested a packet via U.S. mail, watch your mail box.

Cannot wait to see you!

Tom & Karen Mitchell family              Home: 575-673-2204
676 Tequesquite Lane                        Tom cell: 575-799-7476
Albert, NM 87733                                Karen cell: 575-760-7424


Following are some last minute reminders and information (see attached for more details):

Don't forget to bring the family books - we will have a room so these can be on display.  We will also have some board games, cards and dominos if people want to play and visit.  If you have a favorite game that travels well, please bring it.

Don't forget to schedule your transportation from the airport with the hotel if you are taking advantage of that service. Wyndham Garden Hotel Amarillo, 3100 I-40 West, Amarillo, Texas 79102, phone 806-358-6161.

Golfers, tee time is 9:00 a.m. on Friday at Tomahawk course at the Comanche Trail Golf Complex.  The course is about 10 minutes form the hotel.  We'll have a map in your registration packet and if you need a ride, let me know and we'll coordinate that.  There is no listed dress code for the course but check out the website for more information: The course is in great shape and should prove to be a good play.

Remember to pack a light jacket and cap if you are going to the Texas Play as the afternoon sun is hot and the nights get cool in the canyon.  Dress comfortably!  The show continues rain or shine.

Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. we will take family/tribe pictures on the West Texas A&M (WTAMU) campus close to the Panhandle Plains Museum.  It is about a 20 minute drive from the hotel to WTAMU so you'll need to leave the hotel by 4:00 p.m.  If you don't have your own transportation, we'll meet in the  hotel lobby at 3:45 p.m. to get everyone loaded in the van and a few suburbans and be on our way.  Dress is casual dressy.  We will be touring the museum so wear comfortable shoes.

Join us Sunday for a worship service followed by the Family Business Meeting.

We will have more information in your registration packets.  Plan to come, relax, catch up on family news and see some of the sights in the Texas panhandle.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

We look forward to seeing you next week,
Tom and Karen Mitchell
Tom cell 575-799-7476
Karen cell 575-760-7424






Dear Tor Andre and Family, 

I was saddened to hear of the passing of your dear father. Steinar was a very good man and taught you well. 
I know you will hold his memory dear in your thoughts and prayers. May God bless his soul and all of your family. 

We very much enjoyed meeting and visiting with Steinar and Oddbjorg and you and my mother Maren when we got together 
at Sundt family reunions in Colorado and Missouri. 

Please convey our sympathies and love to your mother, Oddbjorg and your sister Kristin as well as the rest of your family. 

We just had a Stacey family reunion here in Anchorage, Alaska last week for our son Thor’s 37th birthday. 
A photo of the group toasting our relatives is attached. Please send it on to your family. 
We also had two relatives from Canada here for the reunion from the Stacey side of the family, 
Alison Currie and her daughter Sue Hellman.  (Double click the photo to enlarge it.) 

With much love and in the bonds of family, 

Dennis Stacey 

left to right: Thor and Tiffany, Alice, Alison Currie, Nea Wheeler, Dennis, Leif, Sue Hellman and Stacey Wheeler. August 4, 2015



Dear Betty Kay: 

Thank you for all of your tireless work on behalf of the Sundt family. 
You do a wonderful job of keeping the family informed of significant family events, sad or joyous. 

Life finds my family doing very well. All are happy and in excellent health and here in Alaska. 

I am attaching a fairly recent photo from Thanksgiving of a duck hunt with my sons and grandson in Juneau, AK. 
It was a fine day, with clear sunny weather and lots of ducks. 

I hope we can make the next family reunion, but no promises! I want to reintroduce my sons and daughter-in-law 
to the Sundt Family. 

With love and in the bonds of family, 

Dennis Stacey 

Thanksgiving 2015, Juneau, AK. Leif, Dennis, Thor, Grip and Aiden. In the background are the Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefield. 
It was a fine day. 



Picture on varslekt-Tor Andre"s house

Steinar Johnsen (Tor Andre’s father) passed away on Tuesday, August 11th.  He was a baker and a very jovial person.  He had prostate cancer for the last 12 years and it suddenly spread to his bones.  Unfortunately he has been in terrible pain for the last year.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Johnsen family.  Steinar and his wife Oddbjorg attended the Sundt family reunion in Missouri with Tor Andre’ and their daughter Kristin.  They all came to New Mexico after the reunion and spent time at the CS Ranch and in Albuquerque. 

Here are the addresses of the Johnsen family:

Oddbjorg Johnsen                        Tor Andre” Johnsen            Kristin Johnsen
Linjevegn 64                                 Kjerringhaugen 2A              Vekkonsveien 4
2312 Optestad                              2380 Brumundal                 2630 Ringebu
Norway                                          Norway                                Norway


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