BARK RIVER - Allen and Nancy Porath recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with their children and their families. The couple hosted a picnic lunch on June 14, 2009, at the Bark River Sports Complex.
The former Nancy Valiquette married Allen Porath on June 14, 1969, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Attendants were: Harold and Gloria Porath, the groom's brother and sister-in-law; Joyce Lewis, the groom's sister; Wally Tourangeau, the groom's friend; Diane Deno, the bride's friend; and Larry Valiquette, the bride's brother.
Allen and Nancy are dairy farmers on the farm they bought from Allen's parents, Robert and Marie Porath.
Allen and Nancy Porath, 1969
Allen is a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Bark River and is on the board for the Delta Soil Conservation. Nancy is also a member of Salem Lutheran Church and Heart of the North Lions Club.
The couple has four children: Pamela Mlostek, Harvey (Sherri) Porath, and Paul (Jessica) Porath, all of Bark River; and Shawn Porath and friend, Tina, of Oconto, Wis.
The couple's four grandchildren are David, Austen, Katrina and Shaylyn.