SCHAFFER - Lloyd and Elaine Johnson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 11. An anniversary dinner for the family was held June 13 at the Swedish Pantry, with a dessert reception following at the Ludington Park pavilion.
Married at 2 p.m. June 11, 1949, by Karl J. Hammar at Central United Methodist Church, Escanaba, the couple's original attendants were Elizabeth Lindquist Thorbjornsen, sister of the bride, and Raymond Thorbjornsen, brother-in-law of the bride.
Soloist Marilyn Nicholson sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "Because," while organist Anna Harrod performed traditional bridal music.
Elaine and Lloyd Johnson, 1949
Bride wore White Satin
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attended by her sister, wife of Raymond Thorbjornsen, who served as best man for the groom. John Holland and Clayton Lindquist were ushers.
A wedding dinner was served at the home of the bridegroom's parents, and the bride's parents hosted a reception at their home. Following a honeymoon, the newlyweds settled in Danforth, where Lloyd joined in his father's business. is in business with his father. Both Lloyd and Elaine are 1947 graduates of Escanaba Area High School, and both were employed by the Hoyler Baking Company.
Son of the late Felix and Isabelle Johnson of Danforth, Lloyd is semi-retired from his livestock company.
Daughter of the late Andrew and Mabel Lindquist of Escanaba, Elaine is a housewife.
Both Lloyd and Elaine graduated from Escanaba Area High School in 1947. They have lived their entire life in Delta County and are members of Central United Methodist Church. Through the years, Elaine and Lloyd have enjoyed camping, travel and long Sunday afternoon drives through the Upper Peninsula.
Lloyd and Elaine are the parents of nine children: Joanne Johnson of Detroit; Jean (Lou) Balduc of Ironwood; Ronald (Sherri) Johnson of Escanaba; Judy Johnson of Escanaba; Janet Johnson of Silver Spring, Md.; Gary (Sue) Johnson of Danforth; Steve (Dawn) Johnson of Danforth; Bill (Lulu) of Danforth; and Jennifer (Chris) Engstrom of Marquette. They also have 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.