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Anniversaries

Broeckers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

CORNELL, Mich. — Jon and Mary (Manninen) Broecker of Cornell, Mich. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was wed March 20, 1971, at Grace Luthran Church in Gwinn, Mich. Original attendants at the ceremony were bestman, Jim Broecker, brother of the groom; and the ...

Robinsons celebrate 50 years of marriage

BARK RIVER — In December 1968 — while babysitting, Linda Krause saw in the Delta Reporter, “Send A Christmas Card To A Serviceman,” so she did! This would lead to a 13-month penpal letter writing before they would finally meet face to face. In January 1970, Dave Robinson returned ...

Robinsons celebrate 50 years of marriage

BARK RIVER — In December 1968 — while babysitting, Linda Krause saw in the Delta Reporter, “Send A Christmas Card To A Serviceman,” so she did! This would lead to a 13-month penpal letter writing before they would finally meet face to face. In January 1970, Dave Robinson returned ...

Jacobsons celebrate 50 years of marriage

ISHPEMING — Bruce Jacobson and Mary (Teddy) met in April of 1968, at the Congress in Ishpeming, Mich., sitting on a radiator at the front window overlooking downtown Ishpeming. Every year on their anniversary they would celebrate by sitting on “their radiator.” One anniversary the ...

Olsons to celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

CLEARWATER, Fla. — On March 24, Dr. Carl and Marilyn Olson will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at their home in Clearwater, Fla. Carl J. Olson, originally from Dayton, Iowa, and Marilyn J. Molin, from Escanaba, met in Chicago, where he was a medical student at Northwestern and ...

Crawfords celebrate 50 years of marriage

ESCANABA — Jim and Mary Kay Crawford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29, 2020, with their family attending a mass at St. Anne’s Church that was said for the intention of their 50th wedding anniversary. A special blessing was given to the couple at the conclusion of the ...

Kobasics celebrate 56th wedding anniversary

BARK RIVER — David and Esther Kobasic were married on Oct. 10, 1964, at St. Patricks Church in Escanaba by Father Thomas Coleman. They have three children Daniel, Theresa and Nicole; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The couple lived in Chicago for two years. Dave was ...

Trottiers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

ESCANABA — Henry and Caroline Trottier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5, 2020. Henry Trottier and Caroline Anderson were married at the Blessed Sacrament Church on Sept. 5, 1970 by Father Arneth in Stambaugh, Mich. At the time, Henry was in the United States Air ...

Bovins celebrate 40th anniversary

FLAT ROCK — Warren and Novalene Bovin, of Flat Rock, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 6. The former Novalene Pepin married Warren Bovin in 1980 at Holy Family Church in Flat Rock. They celebrated with family and friends at a reception held at the Flat Rock Town Hall. ...

Burtons celebrate 60 years of marriage

BURTON — Claire (VanDamme) and Charles (Chuck) Burton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 18, 2020 with their family. Chuck and Claire were married at All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone by Father Matt LaViolette. The couple have made their home in Gladstone over the ...

Lippens celebrate 50 years of marriage

ESCANABA — Jim and Bonnie Lippens celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8. The former Bonnie Bedard married James Lippens in 1970 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Escanaba. At the time, Jim was stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C. Jim enjoys ...

Reaths mark 50th wedding anniversary

VULCAN — Dwayne and Kathryn (Bertoline) Reath, formerly from Gladstone, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 1, 2020. They were originally married on Aug. 1, 1970 in Norway, Mich. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Their children Angela (Aaron) Hansen-Winker and James (Stacey) Reath ...

Brocks celebrate 50 years

BROCK — The children of Peter and Cynthia (Safford) Brock happily announce their parents' golden anniversary on July 18, 2020. Pete and Cindy were married at the Rapid River Congregational Church by the Reverend Charles Hazard. Fifty years together have blessed them with three daughters, Amy ...

Blixts mark 60th anniversary

BLIXT — On June 18, Ethel M. Swanson Blixt and Richard W. Blixt had a 60th anniversary reception, hosted by the couple’s three daughters, at the Terrace Bay Resort with 26 people in attendance. Richard served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and was employed by Harnischfeger ...

VanSipes celebrate 70 years of marriage

VANSIPE — Richard and Mary (Havens) VanSipe recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple was married at Greely Baptist Church in Lachine, Mich. on March 25, 1950. Their original attendants included Francis VanSipe as maid of honor, bridesmaids Hilda VanSipe and Gladys ...

Lapinskas celebrate 50 years of marriage

BARK RIVER — Celebrating 50 years of marriage, Bill and Cassie Lapinskas were married on April 4, 1970 in Tacoma, Wash. They met on a blind date in 1968. Bill was stationed at McChord Air Force Base and Cassie was a senior in high school. When Bill was discharged from the Air Force in ...

Webers celebrate 50 years of marriage

BARK RIVER — Dick and Denise Weber of Bark River, formerly of Escanaba, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. The couple was married on Jan. 3, 1970 at St. Patrick Church in Escanaba. Their original attendants were Elizabeth Roberts, sister-in-law; Diane Weber, sister; Dennis ...

Schmidts celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

ESCANABA — Leigh and Connie Schmidt of Escanaba celebrated their 50th anniversary. The couple were married Aug. 23, 1969 at Bethany Lutheran Church, having a candlelight ceremony. A week at a cabin in Trego, Wis. was enjoyed by the family: son, Soren and daughter, Emily, along with three ...

Werys celebrate 63rd wedding anniversary

WERY — On Oct. 28 we, Betty and Edward Wery, celebrated our 63rd wedding anniversary. Hard to believe we’ve made it this far, thanking the Lord for the wonderful life we have had and for the wonderful family, he has given us. First came our daughter Debi and then our three sons Steve, ...

Frobergs celebrate 60 years of marriage

FROBERG — Patsy and Jack Froberg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2019. They make their home north of Rapid River. The couple have two daughters, Mary Pineau from Kansas and Bonnie Piron from Escanaba. They have five grandchildren, Nathan and Jacob Pineau of Kansas, Adam ...