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Anniversaries

Lavoies celebrate 65th anniversary

On April 7, 2021 Tom and Joan Lavoie celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married April 7, 1956 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena, by the Rev. William B. Belk. Tom and Joan are both retired from the Alpena Public Schools. Their daughters are Jeri (Alan) Andon of Fleming ...

Hansons celebrate 50th anniversary

Mike and Margo Hanson are celebrating their 50th anniversary today. They were married on Dec. 26, 1970 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena. The Hansons have two daughters, Tonya Repke and Alicia Golder, five grandchildren, and four great-grandkids. A family celebration will be held at ...

Christensens celebrate 50th anniversary

Jerry and Paula Christensen are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. They were married on December 19, 1970 at Saint Stanislaus in Sharon, Pennsylvania. A family gathering at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island is planned for summer 2021. The couple has five children and ...

Kauffmans celebrate 60th anniversary

Jack and Janice Kauffman of Alpena celebrated their 60th anniversary on Oct. 15. Jack and Janice (Maciejewski) Kauffman were married on Oct. 15, 1960, at St. Mary’s Church in Alpena, by Monsignor Gatzke. The couple recently celebrated with family at the Courtyard Restaurant in Alpena, ...

Phil and Bonnie Harris celebrate 60 years

Phil and Bonnie Harris of Lancaster, California, formerly of Alpena, celebrated 60 years of marriage on Oct. 15. Phillip Harris and the former Bonnie Gagnon were married on Oct. 15, 1960 at St. Bernard’s Church by Father M. Kalahar. They both retired from Lockheed Martin in 2001. ...

Tom and Judy Hart celebrate 50 years

Tom and Judy (Gilmet) Hart are happy to announce their 50th wedding anniversary. Tom and Judy met on a blind date on Thanksgiving weekend of 1969, and were married Oct. 10, 1970 at St. Anne’s Church by Father Isadore Mikulski. They have been blessed with three children, Stephanie of Howell, ...

Donajkowskis celebrating 66 years

Louis and Clara Donajkowski will be celebrating 66 years of marriage. They were married on Oct. 16, 1954. If you see these two, wish them a happy anniversary.

Marquardts celebrate 55 years

Married 55 years, Bill and Joann Marquardt celebrated their Sept. 11 anniversary at Hack-Ma-Tack in Cheboygan. In 1964, they met at a Knights of Columbus dance. A Valentine’s Day engagement and a Sept. 11, 1965 wedding followed. They have two children, Denise (Kevin) Zondlak of Milford and ...

Zbytowskis celebrate 50 years

The children of Paul and Carmen (Stayner) Zbytowski are happy to announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Paul and Carmen were married on Sept. 12, 1970 at St. Rose of Lima in Herron. They have been blessed with three children: Katherine Kuznicki, Paul (Jennifer) Zbytowski Jr., ...

Bruce and Julie Dietz celebrate 40 years

Bruce and Julie Dietz celebrated 40 years of marriage on Sept. 5. They met on Dec. 19, 1975 at a Wildcat hockey game at the Michikewis Barn. When Julie got home that evening, she woke her mom up to tell her about the boy she met at the game. Five years later, they were married by Bruce’s ...

Hartmans celebrate 35th anniversary

Quentin and Brenda (Lyszak) Hartman quietly celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7. They were married on Sept. 7, 1985 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alpena. Through the years they have been involved in many organizations and church-related activities. Quentin is currently ...

Przeslawskis celebrate 50 years

The children of Daniel and Diane (LaBarge) Przeslawski are happy to announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Daniel and Diane were married on Sept. 5, 1970 at St Anne’s Church in Alpena. They have been blessed with three children, Daniel Przeslawski Jr., Melissa (Mark) Smith, ...

Michauds celebrate 70th anniversary

Doris and Terry Michaud are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. The former Doris Martin married Michaud on Aug. 19, 1950, in St. Anne’s Church, Alpena. They have five children: Mary Baese, Patricia Messinger, James Michaud, Terry Michaud and Kimberly Michaud. They also have six ...

Amelottes celebrate 70th anniversary

Arlene and Al Amelotte of Alpena recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Al and the former Arlene Goodrich were married on Aug. 5, 1950. They are both retired from the Flint Board of Education. Their children are Ken (Nancy) Amelotte of Lachine, and Carey Onore of Flint. Their ...

Keens celebrate 65th anniversary

Bob and Betty Keen of Ossineke celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 16. Bob Keen and Betty LaBell were married on July 16, 1955, at St. Catherine’s Church by Father Ted Lamarre. A celebration was held at the couple’s home with their children and spouses on July 18. Bob ...

Whitkopfs to celebrate 60 years

Owen and Judy Whitkopf of Charlotte, Michigan, formerly of Alpena, will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Aug. 6. Owen, from Imlay City, and Judy, of Pontiac, met while attending Olivet College. The couple married and lived in Olivet several years and were blessed with two daughters. A job ...

Roznowskis celebrate 60 years

Jerry and Marlys Roznowski celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 30. They were married on July 30, 1960, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alpena. This past February, the couple and their family went on a Carribbean cruise to celebrate their 60th anniversary. The couple has ...

Wilsons to celebrate 70th anniversary

Richard E. Wilson and Rose Marie Wilson will celebrate their 70th anniversary on July 29. Richard was born on April 19, 1930, and Rose was born on January 17, 1931. They met at the Giant Supermarket where Richard was a stock boy and Rose worked as a cashier. They were married on July ...

Losinskis to celebrate 50th anniversary

Larry and Pat Losinski will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 25, 2020. They were married at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on July 25, 1970. The couple will receive a special blessing at 10 a.m. mass on Aug. 2 by Father Joe Muszkiewicz at All Saints Catholic Parish. The ...

Townsends celebrate 65th anniversary

Bill and Mabel Townsend celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 18. Bill Townsend and Mabel Liske were united in marriage on June 18, 1955, in Hubbard Lake, at Salem Lutheran Church. The Townsends have two children: Thomas Townsend (Marie) of Alpena and Nancy Broderick (Joe) of ...