Anniversaries

Hockins celebrate 64 years of marriage

HOCKIN — Dan and Marilyn Hockin celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary today. The loving couple were married on Oct. 23, 1954 at The Wesley United Methodist Church in Ironwood, Mich. Attendants were Dan’s brother Ronald and his wife Ruth Ann and Brian “Scutta” and Gail Buccanero. ...

Wellmans celebrate 55 years of marriage

GLADSTONE — John and Marlyn Wellman 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 ...

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 ...

Hammonds celebrate 50th anniversary

GLADSTONE — Paul and Judy (Martin) Hammond of Gladstone celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed June 15, 1968 at First Lutheran Church in Gladstone, and the reception was held at the Terrace Supper Club. Original attendants at the ceremony were Maid of Honor Claudia ...

Jaegers celebrate 60 years of marriage

JAEGER — John and Maxine (Sheedlo) Jaeger, of Escanaba, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a family dinner party at their daughter’s home in Appleton. The couple was married on Sept. 6, 1958, at St. Joseph’s Church in Escanaba. John and Max are the proud parents of five ...

Beauchamps celebrate 50 years of marriage

BEAUCHAMP — The children of Jim and Pat Beauchamp, along with sister Gayle Stoykovich, organized a celebration for the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. Jim and Pat were married Aug. 31, 1968 at St. Anthony Parish in Wells. The celebration was held at the Eagles Club in Escanaba on Aug. ...

Vincents celebrate 70 years of marriage

GLADSTONE — Ray and Joyce Vincent celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 30, 2018 with a vow renewal during mass at All Saints Church in Gladstone. A dinner reception followed attended by family and friends. The Vincents were married on June 30th, 1948 at St. Joseph Catholic ...

Rays celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

ESCANABA — Hugh and Rosemary Ray of Escanaba celebrated their 60th anniversary with family and friends at a lodge on Lake Michigan. Hugh and Rosemary have three children, Kevin and Connie Ray of Mass., John and Kenlyn (Ray) Streiber of Conn., and Kalisa Ray of Escanaba. They have seven ...

Butryns celebrate 50 years of marriage

ESCANABA — Gary and Carol (Kaiser) Butryn recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on July 20, 1968 at First Presbyterian Church in Escanaba. Their attendants were Kay Hughes as matron of honor and Debbie Butryn and Sue Rhyner as bridesmaids. The best man ...

DeRidders celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

ESCANABA — On June 9, 2018, Tom and Shirley DeRidder of Escanaba celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Their family attended Mass at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish, followed by a dinner at the Stonehouse. A family trip to Hawaii is planned for the near future. Tom and Shirley were ...

Hughes celebrate 71 years of marriage

HUGHES — Hank and Ileen (Neuens) Hughes, of Escanaba, celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary recently. The couple married on Feb. 1, 1947 at Holy Family Parish in Flat Rock. Ileen worked at Montgomery Ward, and as a full-time housewife and mother. She is known for her fabulous cooking ...

Madalinskis celebrate 50 years of marriage

WELLS — Wayne and Mary (Pepin) Madalinski of Wells celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 27. They celebrated by having their marriage blessed, and the couple will have a celebration in July with family at the Lake House on Lake Gogebic. The Madalinski have three children; Kevin ...

Neumanns celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

ESCANABA — Robert “Soupy” and Julie (Russell) Neumann of Escanaba recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed on March 30, 1968 at Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone. Their original attendants were Joseph Vogel, best man; Alice Ojala, maid of ...

Groleaus celebrate 65th ­wedding anniversary

WILSON — Romeo and Irene Groleau, of Wilson, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on April 12. Romeo and Irene were married April 12, 1953 at the bride’s parents’ home. They resided in Wilson through most of their married life. They would travel with Romeo’s work in the early ...

McKnights celebrate 60 years of marriage

GLADSTONE — David and Donna McKnight of Gladstone are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple wed Feb. 22, 1958 at Assembly of God Church followed by a reception at the Methodist Church hall, both located in Bad Axe, Mich. Original attendants at the ceremony were Florence ...

Poes celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

POE — On Feb. 10, 2018, Donald and ­Marianne Poe, of Gladstone, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a special blessing at All Saints Church. A dinner at Irish Oaks with family and close friends was planned and attended by their daughter Joanne Chouinard, grandchildren Aubrey ...

LeMires celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

ESCANABA — On Dec. 23, 2017, Robert and Betty LeMire, Jr. of Escanaba, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Stonehouse restaurant. They were joined by their son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Linda LeMire, granddaughters Olivia and Sarah, and their daughter ...

Gralls celebrate 50th anniversary

ESCANABA — On Nov. 4, Dennis and Sally Grall of Escanaba celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a blessing after 4:30 Mass at St. Anne's Church. A small reception was then held at the historic House of Ludington. The couple was married Nov. 4, 1967, at St. Joseph's Church in ...

Johnsons celebrate 70th anniversary

ESCANABA — Harold and Nina (Peterson) Johnson of Escanaba celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple were wed Sept. 13, 1947 at First Lutheran Church, Iron Mountain, Mich. Original attendants at the ceremony were Edith (Johnson) Cryderman, Maid of Honor, sister of the groom and ...

Hampton’s celebrate 50th

GLADSTONE — Terry and Susan (Tolonen) Hampton of Gladstone celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception at the historic Mather Inn in Ishpeming, with family and friends on Saturday, Aug. 12. The couple were honored with their rehearsal dinner at this site 50 years ...