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13
Dec

Lois Erickson

Lois Erickson

 

 

Lois Erickson of Wadena will note a milestone birthday when she turns 90 on Sunday, Dec. 17.

Her family would like to honor her with a card shower, and they invite all friends and relatives to join the celebration by sending greetings Lois’ way.

Birthday cards and notes can be sent to Lois at P.O. Box 52, Wadena, IA 52169.

Wed
29
Nov

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Conner

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Conner

 

 

Jerry and Jeannie Conner of Hawkeye will soon be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  

Jerry Conner and Jeannie Martin were married Dec. 2, 1967, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado.   

They are parents of two children, Todd (Christina) Conner of Jesup and Tracy (Tom) Wilson of Shellsburg.  Their family also includes four grandchildren.

Jerry is retired from Garvin’s Hardware, and Jeannie is retired from North Fayette School District.

The couple will celebrate this golden anniversary with a family dinner at the White House Supper Club in St. Lucas.    

 
Wed
29
Nov

Helen Noska

Helen Noska

 

 

 

Helen Noska of West Union will celebrate her 85th birthday on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

In celebration of the occasion, her family invites friends and relatives to join in a card shower for Helen’s special day.

Birthday wishes can be sent to Helen at 325 S. Vine St., West Union, IA 52175.

Wed
22
Nov

Marilyn Knutsen

Marilyn Knutsen

 

 

Marilyn (Guyer) Knutsen will celebrate her 80th birthday Monday, Nov. 27.

Marilyn and Walter, her husband of 58 years, will celebrate this special occasion with their four children, Mark (Trish) Knutsen of Marion, Karen (David) Miller of Clermont, Kristine (Jason) Lenberg of Altoona, Wis., Karla (Rich) Ehr of Kirksville, Mo., and their families.

Friends, relatives and neighbors are invited to help make Marilyn’s day extra-special with a card shower.  

Birthday greetings can be mailed to Marilyn Knutsen, 608 Stone Street, Clermont, IA 52135.

Wed
22
Nov

Westin Reinking

Westin Reinking

 

 

Tony and Kristen Reinking of Oelwein are excited to announce the birth of their son Westin Bernard Reinking. 

Westin was born Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Allen Hospital in Waterloo. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20 inches long at birth.

He is the couple’s first child.

Maternal grandparents are Robert and Sherryl Pennebaker of Fayette. Paternal grandparents are Mandy Reinking of Oelwein and the late Bernard Reinking. 

Wed
15
Nov

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bishop

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bishop

 

 

Gary and Mary Bishop were united in marriage by Pastor Steven Zittergruen at Stavanger Lutheran Church near Ossian on Aug. 12, 2017. 

Gary is the son of the late Clarence and Lucia Bishop, and Mary is the daughter of the late Art and Marlene Tangen.

Wearing her mother’s wedding dress, the bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Jared Hills.

The matron of honor was Kari Dirks, cousin of the bride, and the bride’s sister Lynn Tangen was the bride’s personal attendant. 

The bride’s sister Joy was the reader.

Music was provided by the groom’s family with sister Carol Davidson playing the keyboard and uncle Russ Guyer playing guitar. The groom’s brother, Paul Bishop, sang a solo, “In Christ Alone,” while Gary and Mary braided three cords.

Following the ceremony, the wedding party drove vintage cars to the reception at Chase the Adventure near Calmar.

Wed
08
Nov

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher DeBack

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher DeBack

 

 

Christopher DeBack and Megan Einck of West Union exchanged marriage vows in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church in Festina. The Rev. Robert Gross officiated.

Parents of the couple are Steve and Gwen DeBack of Webster, N.Y., and Ken and Sue Einck of Festina.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a sleeveless, V-neck ivory gown with a lace overlay and featuring a narrow embellished belt at the waist. She carried a bouquet of ivory and blush roses.

The bride chose Carrie Einck as her maid of honor. Bridemaids were Trisha Reiber, Angie Einck, Nicole Schroeder, and Erin Anderson. 

The attendants wore knee-length lace dresses in a deep cabernet color.

The flower girl was Madelyn Bouchard.

Matt Lesnick served as the groom’s best man. Groomsmen were Kolby Bouchard, Justin Einck, Shawn Matthews, and Tyler Poslosky.

Wed
08
Nov

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Johannsen

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Johannsen

 

 

Caitlin Rae Hanken and Bradley Drew Johannsen were married Aug. 26 in an outdoor ceremony at the West Union Recreation Complex in West Union.

Parents of the couple are Jeffrey and Renee Hanken of Castalia, Mitch Johannsen of Ankeny and Mary Johannsen of Hawkeye.

Given in marriage by her father and mother, the bride wore an ivory gown featuring a lace overlay and train. The gown included an illusion neckline and sleeves.

During the ceremony, the bride and groom gave each of their mothers a rose as a thank-you for their upbringing.

Following the ceremony, the couple were honored at a reception at the West Union Events Center.

Caitlin will continue her work in marketing. Brad recently graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport and will now be practicing in Grand Rapids, Mich., where the couple will reside. 

 

 

Wed
25
Oct

Grace Belden

Grace Belden

 

 

Mike and Angelisa (Rowland) Belden of Chicago are happy to announce the birth of their second child, Grace Aileana

Grace was born at 8:26 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. She weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21.5 inches long at birth.

She was welcomed home by her big brother, Nolan, 4. 

Proud grandparents are Bob and Mary Belden of Westgate and Everett and Vicki Rowland of Clermont.  

Grace’s great-grandmother is LaVilla Rowland Onsager of Postville.

Wed
25
Oct

Bob Boleyn

Bob Boleyn

 

 

Bob Boleyn will celebrate his 87th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 31. 

His family invites friends and relatives to help him celebrate by joining in a card shower. 

Bob’s children are Cindy Buckendahl of Aurelia, Craig (Vicky) Boleyn of Oelwein, Cary (Cathy) Boleyn of Elgin, and Shelli Boleyn of West Union.

Birthday greetings may be sent to Bob at 604 East St., Elgin, IA 52141.

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