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Wed
26
Jul

Mr. and Mrs. Don Drahn

Mr. and Mrs. Don Drahn

 

 

Don and Sharon Drahn of Monona will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 29. 

Don Drahn and the former Sharon Harris were married July 29, 1967, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids with the Rev. E. W. Koberg officiating.

They are the parents of three children Jeffrey, deceased in 2009; Denise Adam of Cedar Rapids; and Chad Drahn of Monona. They also have three grandchildren.

The couple celebrated with a trip to New York last fall and are planning a trip to Tennessee later this year.

A card shower is being held in their honor, and they would love to hear from family and friends near and far. 

Anniversary greetings can be sent to Don and Sharon Drahn, Box 447, Monona, IA 52159.

Wed
26
Jul

Alexandria Hoover

Alexandria Hoover

 

 

 

Chad and Melissa Hoover of West Union wish to announce the birth of their daughter Alexandria Jo Hoover.

Alexandria was born at 8:24 a.m. on March 3, 2017, at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20 inches in length at birth.

Alexandria has four sisters, Abby, 8; Bella, 6; Lizzie, 5; and Katie, 22 months.

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

Verna Skinner of Ossian is Alexandria’s great-grandmother.

Wed
28
Jun

Mrs. and Mrs. Tom Huinker

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Huinker

 

 

 

Tom and Joyce Huinker of Fort Atkinson will note their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 1.

They celebrated the occasion with their family earlier.

Tom Huinker and Joyce Becker were married July 1, 1967, at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Ossian.

They have two children, Tracy (Kirk Nosbisch) and Kyle (Karen) Huinker, and seven grandchildren.

Best wishes can be sent to the couple at 1117 227th Ave., Fort Atkinson, IA 52144.

Wed
28
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Olson

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Olson

 

 

Nicole Haywood and Bob Olson of Phoenix, Ariz., exchanged wedding vows in a 4 p.m. ceremony on Sunday, May 28, at Prairie Moon Winery in Ames. The Rev. Corey Larson officiated.

Parents of the bride are Charlie and Linda Haywood of Union. Parents of the groom are Mick and Mary Olson of Postville.

Grandparents of the bride are Richard and Leona Smith of Cedar Rapids and Arvin and Carolyn Haywood of Union. Grandfather of the groom is Bob Heffern of Waukon.

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 pale pink hydrangeas, succulents and roses.

Bridesmaids were Jessica Bane, Kathryn Schiefelbein, Kate Rose Russel, Julia Trausch and Hope Zefran.

Mahayla Bernadine Hanson, Bob’s niece, was the flower girl.

Groomsmen were Drew Lensch, Sawyer Stecher, Tyler Schori, Colin Duffy and Colin Shiver.  

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.

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