Anniversaries

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 ...

Ron and Kaye Ross mark 50th anniversary

Ron and Kaye Ross recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise celebration planned by their children and grandchildren in the mountains of North Carolina. The couple was surprised with a family vacation and vow renewal ceremony which included family members sharing ...

Smiths celebrate 75th anniversary

Vern and Shirley Smith are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. Vern and the former Shirley Donnan were married Aug. 16, 1943, at First United Methodist Church in Alpena. The couple have two children, Dane (Maggie) Smith of Kissimmee, Fla., and Dee Ann (Joe) Halfmann of West ...

65th anniversary celebrated

Donald and Betty Smith celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 28. They were married at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Redford in 1953. Donald is the son of Herbert and Mildred Smith of Detroit and Betty is the daughter of Frank and Ellen Oliver of Lachine. Don and Betty ...

50th anniversary celebrated

Gordon and Judy Burns celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Art in the Loft on December 30 with family and friends enjoying great food, music, memorabilia and favorite stories. Gordon and Judy were married on December 23, 1967 at St. Alan Church in Troy. Melissa Burns, along with her ...

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Michael and Helen (Parteka) Roznowski celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at St. Casmir Church in Posen. They were married Nov. 4, 1967 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alpena by Father Robert Davey. Their three sons organized an anniversary party for them at their Long Lake home in July. ...

Kendziorski Anniversary

Art and Donna Kendziorski of Alpena recently celebrated their 50th anniversary at the wedding of their daughter, Amanda Kendziorski to Cory Arnold. Art and the former Donna Rigg were married on July 8, 1967 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Alpena. Amanda and Cory were married 50 years later on ...

70th anniversary celebrated

Alfred and Anna Mae Boboltz celebrated their eagerly awaited 70th wedding anniversary on May 31, 2017. For nearly a year, Anna Mae bragged about this upcoming anniversary. The couple exchanged their vows at Leer Lutheran Church on May 31, 1947. They were treated to lunch, flowers and well ...