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Wed
28
Jun

George Woodard

George Woodard

 

 

George B. Woodard of West Union will observe his 90th birthday on Monday, July 10. In celebration of this milestone, he will be honored by his family with a card shower. 

A lifelong resident of West Union, George would love to hear from friends, neighbors and relatives, both near and far. 

He and his wife, Iris, have three children, Nancy (Bill) Marker of Clinton, N.J., Dick Woodard of West Union, and Jane (Jonathan) Aves of Winston-Salem, N.C. Their family also includes four grandchildren.

Birthday wishes can be sent to George at 333 S. Vine St., West Union, IA 52175.

Sharing a memory or two in your card or note would make his birthday even more special!

Wed
28
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lott

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lott

 

 

Donald and Vivian Lott will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 29.

The Lott children and grandchildren will be hosting an open house celebration from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the Volga City Opera House in Volga City.  

Friends and family are invited to attend.  

Donald Ray Lott and Vivian Mae Beckner were married Saturday, June 29, 1957, in Waterloo, where both were raised. They have lived in LaPorte City, Wadena, and now reside in Volga City.

The Lotts are the parents of eight children, Daniel of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Diane of Newman, Calif., Michael of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Linda of Olathe, Kan., Joseph of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Samuel of Volga City, Thomas of Wadena, and Luke of Colesburg. They also have 13 grandchildren.

Wed
14
Jun

Mr. and Mrs Bob Traeger

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Traeger

 

 

Bob and Ruth Traeger of West Union, who were married June 22, 1947, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Thursday.

They plan to enjoy a family gathering at a later date.

Anniversary greetings may be sent to the Traegers at 408 Auburn St., West Union, IA 52175.

Wed
14
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Don Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Don Miller

 

 

Don and Marilyn Miller of West Union observed their 67th wedding anniversary on June 12.

They are the parents of three sons, Bill (Kim) of Lansing, Jerry (Rhonda) of West Union, and Ricky of Vinton.

Anniversary cards and well-wishes may be sent to the couple at 111 Lilac Ave., West Union, IA 52175.

Wed
07
Jun

Dick and Lela Numedahl

Dick and Lela Numedahl

 

 

Dick and Lela Numedahl of Decorah will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Saturday, June 10. 

Their family invites friends and relatives to make the couple’s day extra-special by joining in a card shower.

Dick and Lela were united in marriage on June 10, 1967, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville.

Their family includes five children, Pete (Tessa), Paul (Amy), Perry (Meg), RaeAnn (Earl) Arneson, and Randee (fiancé Aaron Hemesath), and 19 grandchildren.

Anniversary greetings can be sent to the Numedahls at 3293 U.S. Hwy. 52, Decorah, IA 52101.

 
Wed
07
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Kuennen

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Kuennen

 

 

 

Kristin Melhus and Jeff Kuennen exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, May 13, at St. Luke Catholic Church in St. Lucas. The Rev. Kyle Digmann officiated.

Wed
07
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Seabrooke

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Seabrooke

 

 

Alan and Janann Seabrooke of Elgin celebrated the 60th anniversary of their wedding on Friday, June 2.

Alan A. Seabrooke and Janaan M. Mork met while they were students at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. They were married June 2, 1957, at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder.

Janann is the daughter of the late Kenneth B. Mork and Georgia Meyer Mork, both of Elgin. Alan’s parents are the late Arthur M. and Henrietta Seabrooke of Cedar Rapids.

The Seabrookes are the parents of Jill (Randy) Mack of Earlville and Tim (Brenda) Seabrooke of Elgin. They also have eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One grandson and one great-granddaughter are deceased. 

Al and Janann will celebrate their anniversary with their family at a later date.

Wed
07
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ellis

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ellis

 

 

 

Mike and Melissa Ellis invite friends and family to join them at an open house celebrating their 50th birthdays and their 25th wedding anniversary.

The celebration will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Elgin American Legion Hall, 306 Mill Ave. in Elgin.

Special appearances by the amateur singing group “3 Brothers with Different Mothers” will take place at 8 p.m., 9 p.m., and 10 p.m.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

The couple request no gifts or cards, please. Your presence is their gift, and their smiles are the thank-you card!

 
Wed
07
Jun

Mr. and Mrs Derek Neegaard

Mr. and Mrs. Derek Neegaard

 

 

 

Kaylena Jensen and Derek Neegaard, both of Dysart, were united in marriage in a 4 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at Dysart United Methodist Church in Dysart. The Rev. Linda Butler officiated.

Parents of the bride are Barton and Dawn Jensen of Dysart. Parents of the groom are Erika and Dale Kane of Maynard and David Neegaard of Mankato, Minn.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an off-the-shoulder ivory gown featuring a lace overlay and train. She carried a bouquet of light blue hydrangeas and white roses.

The bride’s sister, Savannah Jensen of Dysart, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Paige Huebner of Urbandale, Anne Sherwood of Des Moines, Megan Gross of Harker Heights, Texas, and Jessica Dunlap of Gardner, Kan., all friends of the bride; and KyLee Kane, sister of the groom, of Maynard.

They wore floor-length gowns of light blue and navy chiffon.

Wed
07
Jun

Eunice Nading

Eunice Nading

 

 

Eunice Nading of West Union, formerly of Volga, will observe her 100th birthday on Saturday, June 17.  

In celebration, her family will host an open house in Eunice’s honor from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the West Union Senior Center, 107 E. Armour Street.

Eunice was born June 17, 1917, in Guttenberg to Arthur and Hilda (Lemke) Staack. 

She and her late husband, Merlin Nading, farmed west of Volga for over 40 years, raising registered Holstein cattle.

In 2001 Eunice moved to West Union to be nearer to her family, which includes one daughter, Diane (Jim) Frey of West Union.  

She also has three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Everyone is invited to join in celebrating Eunice’s birthday at the open house on June 17. No gifts, please.  

Cards and birthday greetings are welcome, however, and may be sent to 101 R Street, Lot #11, West Union, IA 52175.

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