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Anniversaries

Michael and Anna Smigelski celebrate 65 years

Michael and Anna Smigelski of Alpena recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Michael Smigelski and Anna Szatkowski were married Oct. 2, 1954, in Posen. The couple gathered at the home of their daughter Deborah (Ken) Worm on Oct. 12 to celebrate their anniversary. In ...

Hartmans celebrate 60th anniversary

Gary and Mary Hartman celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last month on August 16 at the Oakland Hunt Club located on the Alpena/Alcona County line. Approximately 60 close friends and relatives were in attendance, and the attendees were treated with drinks and appetizers, a buffet-style ...

Lucks celebrate 50th anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of marriage, Lee and Carol (Anderson) Luck of Mikado recently traveled via Amtrak to Seattle, Sacramento and Chicago. They were married on August 17, 1969, at First Baptist Church in Lincoln by the Rev. Ellis Tolly. After graduating from Western Michigan University in ...

Graichens celebrate 70th anniversary

Marjorie and Clyde Graichen Jr., of Alpena, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this month. Marjorie Weinkauf and Clyde Graichen Jr. were united in marriage on Aug. 27, 1949, in Alpena. They gathered on Aug. 17 at the home of granddaughter Jennifer and Scott Stevens, celebrating the ...

Clines celebrate 65th

Anne and Don Cline celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 31. The couple married on July 31, 1954.

Webers celebrate 60th anniversary

Celebrating 60 years of marriage are Marvin and Judy Weber of Spruce, and Panama City Beach, Fla. They were married in Fenton on Aug. 15, 1959. They have two children and two grandchildren. They will be celebrating at their daughter’s home in West Bloomfield with family and friends.

Grulkes celebrate 65th anniversary

Ken and Joan Grulke of 1161 Lake Winyah Road, Alpena, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Ken Grulke and the former Joan Gibbons were married July 10, 1954, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Alpena. Their children are Gerald Grulke of Muskegon, Michael and Julie Grulke of ...

Deans celebrating 65th wedding anniversary

Wellington and Barbara Dean of Alpena will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, June 26. They were united in marriage in Detroit, Mich., by Barbara’s Uncle Davis Magee, a Methodist minister who had also wed Barbara’s parents, John and Crete Bruder. Receptions to ...

LaFleches celebrate 50th anniversary

Glen and Karen LaFleche celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February, after mass with a wonderful party hosted by Father James Fitzpatrick. They enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Courtyard, along with their children and grandchildren. Glen and Karen (Krawczak) were married February 8, ...

Heins celebrate 50th anniversary

Ken and Carol (Lee) Hein were married 50 years ago on March 22, 1969, in a candlelight, ecumenical ceremony, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church of Alpena. Father Ignatious O’Brien and Reverend Gilbert Runkel officiated. Their children honored them with an anniversary celebration at Meadow ...

Kilpatricks celebrate 46 years

Jay and Joyce Kilpatrick of Alpena will celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 17. Their wedding took place in Alpena on Feb. 17, 1973. They are the parents of Sue and Bill Kroll of Alpena, Jeff and Spring Henkel of Florida, and the late Theresa Henkel, Mary and Scott ...

Vogts celebrate 60 years

Charles Vogt and the former Shirley (Himes) are celebrating 60 years together. They were married Jan. 10, 1959, at Grace Episcopal Church in Long Rapids. They were blessed with three children, Tamyra (Cecil) Smith of Backus, Minn., DeLynn Yedinak of Pinckney, Mich., and Scott Vogt of Jackson, ...

Vogts celebrate 60 years

Charles Vogt and the former Shirley (Himes) are celebrating 60 years together. They were married Jan. 10, 1939 at the Grace Episcopal Church in Long Rapids. They were blessed with three children, Tamyra (Cecil) Smith of Backus, Minn., DeLynn Yedinak of Pinckney, Mich., and Scott Vogt of ...

Galloways celebrate 45 years

Tedd and Donna (Morrison) Galloway are celebrating 45 years of marriage. The two were married on Dec. 29, 1973, at the Salvation Army Corps in Alpena. The couple currently resides in Morenci. Tedd Galloway grew up in Riverview and Donna Morrison grew up in Alpena. They met in Alpena. They ...

Nesses celebrate 45th wedding anniversary

David and Suzanne (Towles) Ness were married 45 years ago on Dec. 21, 1973, at Ripley Blvd. Baptist Church of Alpena. Officiating the ceremony was Rev. Walter Hoffman. Attending the bride were the bride’s sister, Saundra Bolton, and Teresa (Ness) Duncan as the junior bridesmaid. Jerry Blue ...

Wallaces celebrate 50th anniversary

Keith and Joyce Wallace celebrate 50 years Keith and Joyce Wallace of Alpena celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on the weekend of Dec. 1, 2018. Keith Wallace and Joyce Stark were married Nov. 30, 1968, at Sts. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church in Detroit, adjacent to the University of ...

Furtaws celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Michael and Linda Furtaw of Alpena celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on November 10. They were married at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Posen on November 9, 1968, during Mass officiated by Fr. Clarence Smolinski. Mike and Linda celebrated their 50th with a ...

Kurt and Tina Gerke celebrate 40 years

Kurt and Tina Gerke of Hubbard Lake celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14, 2018. Kurt Gerke and Tina Siegert were married on Oct. 14, 1978, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Herron. The couple’s children are Kris (Leona Ritthler) Gerke of Hubbard Lake, Kristen (Dan) Liske of ...

60th anniversary celebrated

David and Dell Lynn Aikens of 14655 Alfalfa Rd., Lachine are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. David and the former Dell Lynn McDonnell were married Sept. 6, 1958 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Alpena. The couple have seven children: Mary, Denise, Karen, Brian, Julie, Gordon and the ...