2017 Mrs. Oktoberfest completes Royal Family

This year’s Oktoberfest Royal Family is now complete.

Lynn Gundlach was announced as the 2017 Mrs. Oktoberfest Wednesday night at UW-La Crosse.

She’s no stranger to the fest, serving as a member of the Grenadier Corps for 10 years after 5 years on the Oktoberfest board.

Gundlach says keeping the secret that she was this year’s “Mrs. O” wasn’t easy.

“The waiting was probably the hardest part. I did find out I’m a really rotten liar, anytime somebody would ask me about it, I found that nobody really believed me when I denied it,” said Gundlach.

Gundlach joins Festmaster Brian Rude, Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Madeline Kumm, parade marshals Gary Rudy and Tim Colgan, Special Fester Keaton Hall and Grenadier Generals Jeff and Terri Hankey as a member of the 2017 Royal Family.