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Wed
13
Jan

Lucille Holthaus

Lucille Holthaus

 

 

Lucille Holthaus will be celebrating her 90th birthday.

Join her family in wishing her a happy birthday by sending cards to Lucille at Ossian Senior Hospice PO Box 98, Ossian, IA 52161.

Wed
13
Jan

Mr. and Mrs. Cody Reed

Mrs. and Mrs. Cody Reed

 

 

Madelon Zupke, daughter of Brad and Daphne Zupke of Sumner, and Cody Reed, son of Andy Reed of Sumner and Wendy and Dan Jellings of Fayette, were married June 13, 2015, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sumner.

Grandparents are Dean and Judy Zupke of Sumner, Robert and Sandra Deering of Postville, Buzz and Ann Hackman of Deer Run, Minn., and Charlie and Sandy Reed of Sumner. Gerry Hackman of Rochester, Minn., is a great-grandmother.

Madelon is employed by West Union and Oelwein Dental Associates, and Cody is employed by Lifeline Emergency Vehicles.

Wed
13
Jan

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eldridge

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eldridge

 

 

Robert (Bob) and Lorraine Eldridge of Maynard will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15. 

Bob Eldridge and Lorraine Steege were married Jan. 15, 1956, at Hope Lutheran Church, rural Westgate. 

They are the parents of Robin (Dave) Conro of St. John, Virgin Islands, Carol (Gene) Holtz of Maynard, and David Eldridge, also of Maynard. 

The couple will celebrate with their children and grandchildren in Las Vegas later this month. 

Greetings may be sent to Bob and Lorraine at their winter address: 1341 W. Business Hwy. 457, Alamo, TX  78516. 

Wed
13
Jan

Kathryn E. Hoover

Kathryn E. Hoover

 

 

Chad and Melissa Hoover of West Union wish to announce the birth of their daughter Kathryn Emily.

Born at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah at 9:15 p.m. Sept. 17, 2015, Kathryn weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 19.5 inches in length.

Kathryn has three older sisters, Abby, 7; Bella, 5; and Lizzie, 3.

Grandparents are Gary and Karen Skinner of West Union and Cindy and Dale Olson of Oelwein.

Wed
13
Jan

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hilsenbeck

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hilsenbeck

 

 

Fred and Rose Hilsenbeck of Arlington will celebrate 40 years of marriage on Sunday, Jan. 17.

The couple were married Jan. 17, 1976, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado.

They are the parents of three children, Darren of Edenton, N.C., Layne of Fairbank, and Casey of Lamont. The Hilsenbecks also have seven grandchildren.

Anniversary wishes may be sent to Fred and Rose at 9168 90th St., Arlington, IA 50606.

Wed
13
Jan

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Raatz

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Raatz

 

 

The family of Arnold and Shirley Raatz is hosting a card shower in honor of the couple’s 65th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

The Raatz family includes children Debbie (Leo) Keigher of Minooka, Ill., Becky (Tom) Vaassen of Lancaster, Wis., Tom (Marcine) Raatz of Polk City, and Jim (Mary) Raatz of Clermont, 12 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Anniversary greetings may be sent to the Raatzes at 703 N. Pine St., West Union, IA 52175.

Wed
16
Dec

Berle and Merle Frey

Berle and Merle Frey

 

 

Twins Berle Frey of Lisbon and Merle Riggs of Waterloo, formerly of West Union, will celebrate their 85th birthdays on Saturday, Dec. 19.

To celebrate the occasion, their families invite friends and relatives to join in a card shower for each of them. 

Birthday greetings may be sent to Berle Frey, 939B Willow Lane, Lisbon, IA 52253, and to Merle Riggs, 4407 Reflection Lane, Waterloo, IA 50701.

Wed
16
Dec

Alice Schaer

Alice Schaer

 

 

Do you know Alice Schaer? Was Mrs. Schaer your kindergarten teacher?

Family, friends, former students and co-workers are invited to join Alice in celebration of her 80th birthday at an open house on Tuesday, Dec. 29.

The celebration will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Elgin.

For those unable to attend, cards and notes will reach Alice at 615 Franklin St., Elgin, IA 52141.

Wed
09
Dec

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Gusta

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Gusta

 

 

Ken and Irene (Anderson) Gusta of Waterloo will observe their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 22.

To celebrate the occasion, the couple’s son Kenny Roeder, his wife Jeni, and their three daughters will host an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Cabo Blue in Fayette. A dance with the band Buck Hollow will follow from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Anniversary greetings can be sent to Ken and Irene at 3248 Kipling Rd., Waterloo, IA 50701.

Thu
03
Dec

Mary Pat Reinert

Mary Pat Reinert

 

 

Mary Pat (Molumby) Reinert, formerly of West Union, celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 14.

Mary lived in West Union until 1991. Upon retiring as a registered nurse, she and her son Terry moved to Salt Lake City, Utah.  Mary also has two other sons, Dennis and Kevin (deceased).

As a very active volunteer, she accumulated over 1000 volunteer hours at Salt Lake Regional Hospital and Salt Lake Veterans Hospital in 14 years. 

Mary lived with son Terry until February 2015, when failing health required her to move to St. Joseph Villa assisted-living facility in Salt Lake City. She enjoys living there, meeting new friends, playing bingo and enjoying all the activities.

Mary would love to hear from her Union-land friends. Cards and notes will reach her at 557 West 1880 South, Woods Cross, Utah 84087.

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