WELLS - Henry and Kaylan (Walbeck) Thorbahn of Wells recently celebrated 40 years of marriage. A reception was held at the home of Jack and Dorothy Walbeck, the bride's parents. As a surprise, Henry and Kaylan's children picked them up at their home and, in a limousine bus, escorted them to an anniversary reception held in their honor at the Four Seasons Resort in Pembine, Wis. There, the family, along with friends Louis and Cathy Gabriel, enjoyed dinner and a celebration.
Henry and Kaylan took their vows Aug. 16, 1969, during a ceremony at Memorial Methodist Church in Gladstone. They were attended by William and Patricia Germain, sister and brother-in-law of the bride.
Henry is employed as a machine repairman at Engineered Machine Products in Escanaba.
Henry and Kaylan Thorbahn
Kaylan is employed as a dental assistant at the office of Dr. Donald Pfotenhauer in Escanaba.
Together, the couple enjoys traveling. They are planning an anniversary trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico this month.
Henry and Kaylan are the parents of three grown children - Allen (Joanna) Thorbahn of Rapid River, Jenny (Bob) Carlson and Ryan (Karleen) Thorbahn, all of Gladstone.
They also have three grandchildren - Trevor, Joseph and Tanner Thorbahn - and two step-grandchildren - Jarrett and Hayden LaCasse.