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Local couple celebrates 60th anniversary

March 15, 2011
Daily Press

RAPID RIVER - Carl and Lorna Javenkoski recently celebrated 60 years of marriage at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans.

Carl and the former Lorna Felsinger-Baldwin were united in marriage Feb. 10, 1951, at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Sussex, Wis.

Lorna was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wis., and was employed at Kalmbach Publishing Co.

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Lorna and Carl Javenkoski

Carl was born and raised in Three Lakes, Wis., and was in his third year at Purdue University extension in Hammond, Ind., when he and Lorna were married. In 1942 he graduated from the Three Lakes High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy in March of 1943 and served aboard the U.S.S. Ranger aircraft carrier until 1946 when he was honorably discharged.

The Javenkoskis are the parents of four children - Burton Day Javenkoski of Sunrise, Ariz., Lorna Lynne Bewick of Rio Vista, Calif., and William Arthur and Mark Kevin Javenkoski, both of Escanaba. Their grandchildren are, Angela Walsh, Andrea Collins, Rachel Barber, David Bewick, Raymond Javenkoski, Mimi Javenkoski, Whitney Javenkoski, and Kevin Javenkoski. The couple also have 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

When Carl was transferred by the Harnischfeger Corporation to the Escanaba P&H Plant in 1978, the family moved to Rapid River, where they joined the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonington. After the transfer, Carl became active in the Harnischfeger Engineers Club as program distribution for Hwy. 100. He was also active in the Gladstone Golf League and loved fishing and hunting until poor health caused him to discontinue these enjoyments.

Carl is currently a resident of the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette where his wife visits him on a regular basis.



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