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Anniversaries

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 ...

Howes to celebrate 65th anniversary

Glenn Howe and Bonnie Brandenburg were united in marriage on June 25, 1955, at the United Methodist Church in Hillman. The vows they exchanged on that day 65 years ago made them companions through life, and together they have weathered the storms and celebrated the joys of life. Four children ...

Wierzbickis celebrate 40th anniversary

Ken and Jennifer Wierzbicki of 1500 Island Drive, Alpena, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Feb. 19, 2020, in South Padre Island, Texas. A two-day party was enjoyed by 40 friends and relatives. The couple’s children are Jack (Sara) Wierzbicki and Natalie Wierzbicki. Among ...

Krafts celebrate 25th anniversary

The photo above shows Paul and Kassi Kraft of Alpena. Paul and Kassi celebrated 25 years of marriage this past Wednesday, June 10. They both grew up in the Alpena area and met playing basketball at Bay View Park. They continue to make Alpena their home and have two children, Kingsli ...

Marvars celebrate 50th anniversary

Marty and Cheryl Marvar were married on June 13, 1970, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseville, Michigan. Little did they know then that in a blink of an eye they would reach their 50th wedding anniversary. It was the summer of ‘69 when Marty and a college friend headed south from the ...

Baileys celebrate 64th anniversary

The photo above shows Barbara and Bruce Bailey celebrating their first Christmas together in 1955, about six months before they were married. This year, the Baileys, of Alpena, are celebrating their 64th anniversary. Over the years, they’ve lived in Ohio, Florida, Georgia, and Michigan. They ...

LaHaies celebrating 65th anniversary

Virgil and Margie LaHaie are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on May 14. They were married on May 14, 1955, at St Anne Church in Alpena. They had three daughters: Paula (Rocky) Simpkins of Marion, Ohio, Ruth (Steven) Plowman of Alpena, and the late Kathryn (LaHaie) Cox.

50th anniversary for Przeslawskis

Today is Margaret and Dave Przeslawksi’s 50th wedding anniversary. Their family wishes them a happy anniversary. They were married on May 9, 1970, at St. Catherine’s in Ossineke, with their reception taking place at the Armory. They had two children, Laura (Przeslawski) Miller, living with ...

Plowmans to celebrate 58 years

Larry and Susan Plowman (nee Woodley) of Alpena, were married on May 5th, 1962, in Edmonton, Alberta. They immediately moved to Toronto, where Larry had his first engineering position. They emigrated to Michigan in 1967 and became U.S. citizens in 1981. They are the proud parents of ...

Larry and Patsy Weise celebrate 50 years

Larry F. and Patsy A. (Scott) Weise celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Larry Weise and Patsy Scott were married at St. Anne Church in Alpena on Saturday, April 4, 1970, with Larry’s cousin, Father Robert Keller officiating. Larry and Pat have three sons: ...

Andersons celebrate 60th

Terry and Donna (Dubey) Anderson recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. They were married on January 16, 1960, at St Anne’s Catholic Church. Children Pat and Missy Anderson, Lori and David Zeller and Steven and Diane Anderson hosted the celebration. They have nine grandchildren, ...

Lintons celebrate 60th anniversary

Ron and Barbara Linton of Beaver Shores Drive, Lachine, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 13, 1960, in Westland, Michigan. They moved to Beaver Lake in 1990 after retiring. The Lintons have been blessed with five daughters, 14 grandchildren and 15 ...

Gundersons celebrating 50th anniversary

Jon and Mary Ann Gunderson are celebrating their 50th anniversary on Feb. 7. They were married on Feb. 7, 1970, at St. Mary’s Church in Alpena. They have two sons — James Gunderson of Alpena, and Gary Gunderson of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Etzlers celebrating 55th anniversary

Gary and Linda Etzler will be celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary on February 6th. Gary Etzler and Linda Michael were united in marriage on February 6, 1965, in Convoy, Ohio, at Redeemer Lutheran Church. The Etzlers have two children: Jason Etzler (Reanette) of Kennewick, ...

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.