Welmans celebrate 55 years of marriage
GLADSTONE — John and Marlyn Welman of Gladstone celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 22. They were married in 1963 at the Salvation Army in Escanaba. Original attendants were Jackie Smith, Bonnie Evans, Donna Larson, Dan Evans, Bob and Bill Wellman. Cindy Evans was the flower girl, and Kevin Palmgren was the ring bearer.
John worked at Mead Paper retiring in 2006, and Marlyn was a homemaker.
The couple enjoy camping with family and attending church.
They are the parents of Brenda Duwe, of Milwaukee, Wis.; Cherie Briggs, of Bark River; Amy Wellman, of Brainderd, Minn. and Dawn Hammond, of Gladstone.
They celebrated with an anniversary dinner at the Stonehouse with family and friends.