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Wed
17
Dec

Walter Knutsen

Walter Knutsen

 

 

Walter Knutsen of Clermont will celebrate his 80th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 18.

Walter and Marilyn, his wife of 55 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 Walt’s day extra-special with a card shower.

Birthday greetings can be mailed to Walter Knutsen, 608 Stone St., Clermont, IA 52135.

Wed
10
Dec

Alma Ameling

Alma Ameling

 

 

Alma Ameling of Hawkeye will observe her 80th birthday on Sunday, Dec. 14. She will celebrate the occasion with a family gathering.

Those wishing to pass along birthday greetings may send them to Alma at 321 E. Burger St., Hawkeye, IA 52147.

Wed
26
Nov

Lynston Marie Heins

Lynston Marie Heins

 

Derek and Jill Heins of West Union are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Lynston Marie.

Born at 8:53 a.m. at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Lynston weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and measured 19.5 inches in length.

Welcoming her home were her twin big brothers, Preston and Hilton, 2.

Grandparents are John and Jann Kuehner of St. Lucas and Mike and Barb Heins of West Union.

Great-grandparents are Mark Mihm and Rita Kuehner, both of St. Lucas, Rosaria Einck of Festina, and Bob and Darlene Heins of West Union.

 

Wed
19
Nov

Mr. and Mrs. Conley Strand

Mr. and Mrs. Conley Strand

 

 

Former Ossian area residents Conley and Lois (Jaster) Strand will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their children on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27.

The Strands were united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1954, at Bethany Lutheran Church in West Union.

Those wishing to send cards to congratulate the couple may send them to Conley and Lois Strand, 262 Dallas Hwy. SW, Cartersville, GA 30120.

Wed
19
Nov

Caroline and Vivian Ward

Caroline and Vivian Ward

 

 

Jessica and Christopher Ward of Ames announce the birth of twin daughters, Caroline Mauree and Vivian Lou, born November 2. They weighed 5 lbs., 8 oz. and 5 lbs. 15 oz. 

 Grandparents are Michelle Deverall of Mason City, Kathy and Joel Gabrielson of Story City, and Steve and Sherri Ward of Greene.

Great grandparents are Jerry and Dolores Marzen of Marble Rock, Ione Dennler of Elgin, Wilmer and Joye Gabrielson of Belmond and Ed and Mary Kittleson of St. Ansgar.

Wed
19
Nov

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Schwickerath

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua J. Schwickerath

 

 

Emily M. Thoms and Joshua J. Schwickerath of Oelwein exchanged marriage vows in a 2:30 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 8. The Rev. Charis Combs-Lay officiated at the wedding, which was held at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.

Parents of the couple are Jeffrey and Sue Thoms of Fayette and James and Carolyn Schwickerath of New Hampton.

Wed
12
Nov

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hicks

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hicks

 

 

Former West Union residents Tom and June Hicks will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a card shower.

Tom Hicks and June Dreier were married Nov. 15, 1964, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly.

They have one daughter, Lilah (Karl) Grimm, and a grandson.

Tom is a retired USAR LTC as well as a retired electrician. June is retired from Bartels Lutheran Home and MidAmerican Energy.

Congratulations may be sent to the couple at 621 2nd Ave. SW, Waverly, IA 50677.

Wed
05
Nov

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Brownell

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Brownell

 

 

Gary and Janice Brownell of rural Randalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, followed by a dance with the band Full Circle from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The celebration will be held at the Maynard Community Hall.

Gary Brownell and Janice Peterman were married Nov. 15, 1964, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fayette.

Hosting the anniversary event will be the Brownell children, Steve (Sherri) Brownell of Sumner, Brad (Kristi) Brownell of Westgate, and Brenda (Rick) Kleitsch of Fairbank.  Gary and Janice also have 11 grandchildren. 

All are invited to attend, but no gifts, please. 

Anniversary wishes will reach the Brownells at 13565 O Ave., Randalia, IA  52164.

Wed
05
Nov

Mr. and Mrs. Evan Hackman

Mr. and Mrs. Evan Hackman

 

 

Kristen Hansen of Tripoli and Evan Hackman of West Union exchanged wedding vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Sept. 20 at the Waucoma Historical Chapel in Waucoma. The Rt. Rev. Terry Landsgaard officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Luanne Butterfield of Waterloo and Martin Hansen of Davenport.

The groom is the son of Alan and Gail Hackman of West Union.

Wed
29
Oct

Bob Boleyn

Bob Boleyn

 

 

Bob Boleyn of Elgin will celebrate his 84th birthday on Friday, Oct. 31.

Those who’d like to pass along birthday wishes to Bob can mail them to him at 604 East Street, Elgin, IA 52141.

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