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Anniversaries

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 ...

Beauchamps celebrate 55th anniversary

BEAUCHAMP — Ernie and Beverly (Fournier) Beauchamp celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Sept. 1 at their daughter Kelly and son-in-law Brad Madalinski’s home with family and friends. They were married in August of 1964. Attendants were Dorie Starnes and Lawrence Young. Father ...

Gills celebrate 60 years of marriage

ESCANABA — On Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, Roman and Gayle (Ramseth) Gill of Escanaba celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, gathering with friends and family at the same church, St. Joseph’s of Perkins, on the same date and time as their wedding day of 1959. A Mass of Thanksgiving was ...

Tourangeaus celebrate 70 years of marriage

GLADSTONE — Escanaba Township (Flat Rock) residents Eugene and Lorraine (Roberts) Tourangeau recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married at Holy Family Church in Flat Rock on July 30, 1949. Both Eugene and Lorraine are wonderful examples to their whole family ...

Stenbergs celebrate 50 years of marriage

STENBERG — Carl and Therese Stenberg of Bark River celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 30 at the Island Resort and Casino Convention Center. The former Therese W. DeGroot married Carl J. Stenberg on June 28, 1969 at St. Joseph Church in Northland, Mich. Carl was owner of and ...

Dishnos celebrate 50 years of marriage

ESCANABA — Christine and Jerry Dishno of Escanaba are celebrating their golden 50th wedding anniversary on July 26. The former Christine Olson married Jerry Dishno in 1969 at St. Thomas Church in Escanaba. The couple will be celebrating their anniversary with a dinner and ...

Zerbels celebrate 50 years of marriage

ZERBEL — Tom and Chris Zerbel of Escanaba are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 12. They were married in 1969 in Battle Creek, Mich. eventually making their way to Escanaba. The couple enjoy traveling between states to visit their three children, five grandchildren, and ...

Gereaus celebrate 50th anniversary

GEREAU — “Aloha” was the greeting to David M. and Judith J. Gereau as they boarded the cruise ship for a fifteen day cruise to Hawaii. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 21, 2019. The celebration started in San Francisco with three days of tours and then boarding ...