Society

Wed
25
Jul

Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Steffens

Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Steffens

 

 

Reuben and Mary Steffens of Clermont will celebrate 70 years of marriage on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

To honor the couple, their family is hosting a card shower for them. All are invited to join in to help the Steffenses celebrate this special milestone in their lives.

Cards and notes of congratulations may be sent to Reuben and Mary at 610 Carlton St., Clermont, IA 52135.

 
Wed
25
Jul

Teff Lechtenberg

Teff Lechtenberg

 

 

 

Nick and Carlyn Lechtenberg of Waukon are happy to announce the birth of their son, Teff James Lechtenberg, born Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in LaCrosse, Wis. 

Teff weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz. and measured 18.75 inches in length at the time of his birth.

He is the couple’s second child.

Grandparents are Ray and Kerry Wacker of Waukon, Craig and Jane Rood of Elgin, and the late Joe Lechtenberg of Postville.

Great-grandparents are Micki Connor of Waukon, Ray and Shirley Wacker of Boscobel, Wis., Sylvia Loftsgard of Clermont, Edna Lechtenberg of Postville, and Dale Rood of Viroqua, 

 
Wed
25
Jul

Herbert Langreck

Herbert Langreck

 

 

Herbert Langreck of Hawkeye will celebrate his 85th birthday on Saturday, July 28.

In honor of the occasion, friends and family are invited to pass along birthday greetings in a card shower for Herbert.

Cards and notes can be sent to him at 330 E. Burger St., Hawkeye, IA 52147.

 
Wed
18
Jul

Norma Jean Schmitt

Norma Jean Schmitt

 

 

The family of Norma Jean Schmitt of Hawkeye invites friends, neighbors and relatives to shower Norma with birthday wishes in honor of her 80th birthday on July 17.

Norma and Edmund Schmitt have two daughters, Sharon Schmitt and Sheila Soppe. Their family also includes two grandsons and five great-grandsons.

Birthday greetings can be sent to Norma Jean Schmitt, 15602  230th St., Hawkeye, IA 52147. 

 

 

Wed
18
Jul

Mr. an Mrs Roger Franzen

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Franzen

 

 

Roger and Janet (Muchow) Franzen of Fort Atkinson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at Wild Woods Event Center (old KC Hall) in Ossian. 

The celebration will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28.

All friends and family are invited to help Roger and Janet celebrate this special event.

Wed
27
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Crayton Ash

Mr. and Mrs. Crayton Ash

 

 

Crayton and Judy (Knight) Ash of Elgin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 6.

They are the parents of Christopher (deceased), Steve and Mindy. The Ashes also have four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

The couple will celebrate their anniversary with a family gathering in mid-July.

Well-wishes can be sent to Crayton and Judy at 20854 Cedar Rd., Elgin, IA 52141.

Wed
27
Jun

Ethan Robert Luchsinger

Ethan Robert Luchsinger

 

 

Jon and Danielle Luchsinger of West Union are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ethan Robert. 

Ethan arrived at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, weighing 8 lb. ½ oz. and measuring 20.25 inches long.

He joins his 19-month-old big sister Emily Rose at home.

Proud grandparents are Scott and Carolyn Luchsinger of Fayette and Jim and Marilyn Mihm of Waucoma.

Great-grandparents are Robert and Mildred Steinbronn of Fayette, Frieda Mihm of West Union, and Ann Whitnable of New Hampton.

Wed
13
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wander

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wander

 

 

Cassie Joellen King and Steven Charles Wander, both of Clermont, exchanged marriage vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, May 26. The wedding was officiated by Pastor Lee Boleyn at First Baptist Church in Elgin.

Parents of the couple are Harlen and Esther King of Rockwood, Penn., and Steve and Eileen Wander of Elgin.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, white A-line gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and a bodice embroidered with swirls of crystal beading. The full skirt was comprised of layers of cascading ruffles, which continued into the train of the gown. Cassie carried a silk bouquet of white roses with deep purple and silver floral accents. 

Wed
13
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Don Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Don Miller

 

 

Don and Marilyn Miller of West Union will celebrate 68 years of marriage on Tuesday, June 12.

The couple were married on June 12, 1950, in Haverhill, Iowa. They are the parents of three sons, Jerry (Rhonda) of West Union, Rick (Jodi) of Vinton, and Bill (Kim) of Lansing.

Anniversary cards and letters would be welcomed and appreciated. They can be sent to Don and Marilyn at 111 Lilac Ave., West Union, IA 52175.

Wed
13
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bock

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bock

 

 

The family of Clarence “The Barber” and Mary Priscilla (Hulbert) Bock invite friends and relatives to come celebrate the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Gus and Tony’s Town House Café, 131 S. Vine Street, West Union.    

Joining this celebration will be the Bocks’ daughters, Marcia Ellsworth of Tennessee, Debra Wiens of Missouri, Heidi Truitt of Georgia, and their son, Gary Bock of Iowa, as well as many of the couple’s nine grandchildren.  

Come share memories and reconnect with friends and family.  Cards are welcome, but not expected. No gifts or RSVP required – just your presence is a gift.

For those unable to attend but wishing to extend anniversary greetings, cards and notes may be sent to the Bocks at 8476 Golden Rd., Elgin, IA 52141.

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