Anniversaries

Nickell 25th

Val and Mark Nickell celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17, 2014. Father Charles Schwartz blessed their marriage at St. Paul's Church in Big Rapids.A party was held in their honor in Alpena on Aug. 23.

Gehrke 60th

Vic and Betty Gehrke celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 18, 2014, at a dinner and reception in Farmington Hills hosted by their children. Guests gathered for the diamond jubilee anniversary and were treated to a slideshow highlighting the couple's milestones over the past 60 ...

Bushey 50th

Joe and Julie Bushey recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.Joe and Julie were married on Sept. 12, 1964, at St. Catherine's Church in Ossineke.Joe retired from Buick Motor Division of Flint, Mich. Julie owned and operated Bushey's Market on Hubbard Lake and also worked for ...

Anderson 50th

Gary and Betty Anderson of Lincoln celebrated their 50th anniversary with their wedding attendants and relatives at a dinner reception held at the 19th Hole Restaurant in Alpena.They were married on Aug. 15, 1964. The reception was hosted by their daughters, Shelly Brink, Julie Emington and ...

Nelson 35th

Michael and Barbara Nelson recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary with friends in Frankenmuth. They were married on Aug. 11, 1979, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Alpena. They have one son, Thomas of Alpena.

Dean 60th

Wellington and Barbara Dean of Alpena celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 29, 2014, with friends and family at First United Methodist Church in Alpena.The celebration was hosted by their family: David and Lisa Patterson and their children; Cathy Patterson (Eric Traband), Liz, Sam ...

Zolnierek 50th

Leonard and Janet Zolnierek of 3223 Piper Rd., Alpena, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Churchill Pointe Inn in Hubbard Lake. Mr. Zolnierek and the former Janet Smolinski were married May 9, 1964, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Alpena.Attending the ...

Chrzan 60th

Eugene and Winnifred Chrzan of 7468 W. Long Lake Rd., Alpena, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 12 with a blessing of their marriage at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. A celebration with family and friends will be held today at the Chrzan's residence.The couple were ...

Cherney 50th

Ray and Lee Cherney of Alpena celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows June 5 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Jim Erickson officiating. Friends and family gathered afterwards at the Courtyard for a celebration dinner. Sharing in the occasion were Lee's ...

Skoog 60th

Bill and Irene "Tootsie" Skoog of Hubbard Lake were married on June 5, 1954, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Detroit.Sharing in their 60th anniversary celebration are their two daughters, Linda of Holt, and Debbie (Ron) Pettit of Ionia. They are also the grandparents of William and Eric ...

Standen 40th

Jim and Jeri Jo (DeRosia) Standen of 1195 Walter Street, Alpena, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on May 18 with the family attending Sunday mass at St. Anne Catholic Church and gathering together afterwards.The couple's children are Maria and Jeremy Kraft, and Dan Standen, all of ...

Bennett 50th

JoAnn and Gordon F. Bennett III celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 16. Gordon and the former JoAnn Jones met after he returned home from being stationed in Spain for three years with the U.S. Air Force.The couple celebrated with their daughter Jodi, (Thomas Conti), and their son, ...

LaCross 50th

Terry and Carol LaCross of 4050 Long Lake Rd., Alpena, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married April 18, 1964 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Alpena.The couple have three children: Curt LaCross of Alma, Lisa Zielaskowski of White Lake and Brian LaCross of Windsor, ...

Gapczynski 70th

Alvin A. and Theodora M. Gapczynski of 1028 Sable St., Alpena, will celebrate their 70th anniversary on April 8, 2014.Mr. Gapczynski and the former Theodora Parsons were married April 8, 1944 in Sioux Falls, S.D. They had four children: James Gapczynski of Ann Arbor; Jane Ann (Allen) of ...

Benson 50th

Norman and Ruthann Benson of 13196 Olsen Road, Posen, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 21, 2013. A celebration with family and friends was given in their honor by their children, Annette (James) Hansen of Lachine, William (Melisa) Benson of Beulah and Robin (Nathan) Hubbard of ...

Galloway 40th

Tedd and Donna Galloway of Morenci, former residents of Hubbard Lake, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.They were married on Dec. 29, 1973 in Alpena's Salvation Army Church by Captain Homer Fuqua. They celebrated their anniversary with daughter Marily Galloway of Sault St. ...

Bruske 60th

Henry and Gwyn Bruske of 4632 Gehrke Rd., Ossineke, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26, 2013. A celebration with family and friends was held at the Alcona Township Hall on Sept. 28.Henry and the former Gwyn Daoust were married Sept. 26, 1953 in Alpena. Their children are Dan ...

Bruske 60th

Henry and Gwyn Bruske of 4632 Gehrke Rd., Ossineke, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26, 2013. A celebration with family and friends was held at the Alcona Township Hall on Sept. 28.Henry and the former Gwyn Daoust were married Sept. 26, 1953 in Alpena. Their children are Dan ...

Wojcicki 50th

Edward and Delores Wojcicki of 1878 Schmidt Drive, Alpena, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a gathering held Nov. 30, 2013 at the APlex.Edward and the former Delores Demski were married Dec. 28, 1963 at St. Alfred Church in Taylor. They have four children: Jeanette (Mark) Beegle of ...

Bates 25th

Terry and Tammy Bates celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Nov. 2, 2013 at the Lachine Community of Christ Church. The event was hosted by their children, Terry (Jessie) Bates Jr. of Lachine, Tiffany Bates of Washington, D.C., Ken and Joan Sumerix, Kendall (Melony) Sumerix, Kim ...