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Anniversaries

Preys celebrate 50th anniversary

ESCANABA — Childhood friends and high school sweethearts, Daryl Prey and Fran (Bartol) Prey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, with renewal vows blessed by Rev. Rick Courier at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. A dinner celebration for family was hosted by ...

Grovers celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

ESCANABA — The family of Lee and Patricia (DeMars) Grover are happy to announce their 60th wedding anniversary. Lee and Pat were married on September 9, 1961, and made Escanaba their home. Their four children are joining them for a dinner celebration of this occasion, and they are ...

Elies mark 60 years of marriage

ESCANABA — Lawrence J. Elie II and the former Victoria A. Charlebois, of Escanaba, were married 60 years ago on Sept. 30, 1961, at Saint Thomas Church in Escanaba by Fr. Donald Shiroda. Lawrence was a teacher for 25 years in Rock, Mid Pen and Gladstone schools. He coached basketball, ...

Chaudoirs celebrate 50 years of marriage

ESCANABA — Mike and Gayle Chaudoir celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 24. Both lifelong Yoopers, Mike is the son of George and Christine Chaudoir, and graduated from Holy Name in 1963. Gayle is one of fifteen children of Milton and Dolores Lauscher, and graduated from ...

Hedbergs celebrate 60 years of marriage

ESCANABA — Fred and Sheila Hedberg, of Escanaba, formerly of Bessemer, Mich., celebrated their 60th Diamond Anniversary with family on Sept. 2, 2021. Their three children are Erick Hedberg of Ironwood, Mich., Ellen (Butch) Frank of Escanaba, and Rachel Stone of Escanaba. They have ...

Lippens celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

BARK RIVER — Joseph Lippens and the former Frances Joyce Martin were married 60 years ago on May 13, 1961, at Sacred Heart Church in Schaffer. The couple marked the anniversary of their marriage with a dinner party and a two-week vacation to Alaska with family. Joseph was a 30 year ...