Megan Jane Carr and Michael John Standafer of Carlsbad, Calif., were married Saturday, May 18, in a ceremony held at the Naval Amphibious Base Chapel in Coronado, Calif. The 4 p.m. ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Charles Lacombe.
Parents of the couple are Melodie Frazer and John Carr, both of Manchester, N.H., Roberta and Allen Mittelsted of West Union, and John and Nancy Standafer of Cedar Falls.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Wearing a white, lace-appliqued gown with a fitted bodice and flared skirt featuring a sculpted neckline and V-shaped back, she carried a bouquet of long-stemmed white roses accented with carnations and baby’s breath.
Kayla Meitner and Brendan Erickson exchanged wedding vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, June 8, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado. Pastor Ginny Olson officiated.
Kayla is the daughter of Mark and Kristi Meitner of West Union. Brendan is the son of Elizabeth Ott of Hawkeye and Bryan Erickson of Independence.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, fitted satin gown featuring a sweetheart neckline. The ruching of the embellished bodice extended to the hips, where it was gathered to a rhinestone brooch and then flowed into a sweeping train. She carried a cascading bouquet of red roses and gladiolus with rhinestone-adorned stephanotis.
Roger and Janice (Bemis) Pleggenkuhle of rural Sumner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Friday, June 21, at the Fredericksburg Community Center in Fredericksburg.
All are invited to attend, but no gifts, please.
Hosting the event will be the Pleggenkuhles’ three children and their families. Anniversary wishes will reach the couple at 3320 280th St., Sumner, IA 50674.
Jerry and Donna Blue of West Union observed their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15.
The couple will celebrate with their family at a later date.
Jerry Blue and Donna Frey were married June 15, 1963. Their family includes four children, GeriLynn Blue of West Union, Shelly (Keith) Curry of Eldridge, Jeff Blue and Chris (Bridget) Blue, both of West Union, and eight grandchildren.
The Blues are the co-owners and managers of Best Rest Inn and Suites in West Union. In addition, Jerry is the former editor/publisher of The Union, where he continues to work in the capacity of corporate vice president.
Best wishes can be sent to Jerry and Donna at 119½ S. Vine St., West Union, IA 52175.
By Pastor Rip Baillargeon W.U. First Baptist Church
I am now getting to the point where I may be getting old. At least that is what some people would think, as my driver’s license says I am now past 72 years old. Yes, there are many who are older than that, but I feel that I have enough years under my belt to at least start to have a relatively fair idea of what this life is about. Not that I am in any way an expert in such matters, but at least I should have earned the right to express my beliefs.
So, what have I learned? Well, probably the most important thing I have learned is that some things change after a period of time – at least some people’s attitudes about them. Yes, it seems that even things that we thought were cast in stone can be changed.