Anniversaries

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 ...

Erickson’s celebrate 60th

ESCANABA — Don and Donna Erickson celebrated their 60th anniversary with their children in Chicago, Ill. on Aug. 26. They were united in marriage on Aug. 31, 1957, by Rev. Noel Arneth at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schaffer. Don and Donna have five children, Karen Thompson and Dan ...

50th anniversary celebrated

ESCANABA — Mike and Joanne Lauzon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 5, with a renewal of vows at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish in Escanaba. Father Eric Olson and Monseigneur Jed Patrick con-celebrated the mass. Their children, Lacy Lauzon of Escanaba and Jeff (Merissa) ...

Stenberg’s celebrate 50th

BARK RIVER — Glenn and Susan Stenberg, of Bark River, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Bark River Township Pavilion on Aug. 6, with many friends and family. Glenn and the former Susan Pepin were married by Greg Pepin (the bride's brother) at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's ...

Couple celebrates 70 years

GLADSTONE — A Gladstone couple, Laurence and Irene St. Martin celebrated 70 years of marriage on Aug. 23. Laurence St. Martin married the former Irene Le Gault on Aug. 23, 1947, at Immaculate Conception Church in Milwaukee, Wis. The best man was the bride’s brother, Art Le Gault. Friend ...

Couple celebrates 60th

ESCANABA — On Aug. 3, 1957, at 9 a.m. in the morning at St. Patricks Church, Doris Borman, daugher of Harry and Evelyn Borman, and William Lewis, son of Math and Virginia Lewis were married by Father Charles Strelick, who officiated at the ceremony. Carol Borman Thoney was the maid of ...

Wells couple married for 50 years

WELLS — Raymond Delmont and Mary Saari were united in marriage on Saturday, July 1, 1967. at St. Joseph’s Church in Perkins. Attendants for the bride were maid of honor, the late Bonnie (Saari) Berube, bridesmaids, Sherry (Saari) Delke, and Cathy (Saari) Valenta, sisters of the ...

Potvin’s celebrate 50th

ESCANABA — Robert (Bob) and Sherry (Kidd) Potvin of Escanaba celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed June 24, 1967 at St. Josephs in Escanaba. Original attendants at the ceremony were Jalene Polkey, sister of the bride; Valerie DeGrand, sister of the groom; Jerry ...

Wells couple married for 50 years

WELLS — Raymond Delmont and Mary Saari were united in marriage on Saturday, July 1, 1967. at St. Joseph’s Church in Perkins. Attendants for the bride were maid of honor, the late Bonnie (Saari) Berube, bridesmaids, Sherry (Saari) Delke, and Cathy (Saari) Valenta, sisters of the ...

Bucholz celebrate 60 years

GLADSTONE — On June 8, 1957 Ivah Sue Smith and Wayne Edward Bucholz were married at Christ Episcopal Church in Owosso, Mich. Clergyman William D. Davis presided. Attendants were Barbara Porter, sister of the bride, and Dean Bucholz, brother of the groom. Ushers were James Porter, ...