Anniversaries

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 ...

Kamyszek 60th

Eugene and Rose Kamyszek celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary 0n Dec. 7 with the family attending Sunday mass at St. Mary Catholic Church and gathering for a luncheon together afterwards.The couple's children are Glen and Geri Kamyszek, Larry and Patty Kamyszek, Peggy and Randy Donakowski, ...

Rensberry 68th

Vernell and Audrie Rensberry of 3616 King Settlement Rd., Alpena, celebrated their 68th anniversary on Oct. 27, 2013 with a luncheon at CW's Barbecue.Vernell and the former Audrie Cochrane were married Oct. 27, 1945 at Wilson Methodist Church. They have four children: Judy (Gil) LaCross of ...

Alstrom 70th

Bill and Norma Alstrom of Ossineke celebrated their 70th anniversary on Nov. 4, 2013 at their home. Daughters Susan Tessmer and Karen Alstrom of Alpena delivered their favorite dinner from Applebee's.The couple were married Nov. 4, 1943 in Harrisville by the Rev. Jones. They have six ...

Eller 40th

James and Dorrell Eller of 9774 Meggert Rd., Ossineke, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on May 12, 2013.Mr. Eller and the former Dorrell Meggert were married May 12, 1973 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Herron. James is the son of the late Ernest and Dorothy Eller, Sr. Dorrell is the ...

Lenart 55th

Lenart 55thJerry and MaryAnne Lenart celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, officiated by Father Gerald Okoli.They were married on Oct. 18, 1958 at the All Saints Polish Catholic Church in Flint, with Father Anthony Maichrowski ...

Wright 70th

Jim and Irene Wright of Beaver Lake will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13, 2013. Their family will gather in Naples, Fla. for a dinner party in their honor.They have been blessed with four children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Van Wagner 50th

Gale and Joyce Van Wagner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 26, 2013 at the John A. Lau Saloon. Sharing in the celebration were their children and grandchildren, Tom and Barb Wawrzyniak, Jeremy Stoppa and friend Susie, and Bruce, Peggy and Justine LaFleche.Gale and the former ...

Gerke 35th

Kurt and Tina Gerke of Hubbard Lake celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14, 2013. They were married Oct. 14, 1978 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Herron.The couple have four children: Kris (Leona) Gerke of Hubbard Lake, Kristen (Dan) Liske of Boulder, Wy., Kari (Josh) Bustillos of ...