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Wed
12
Dec

Niall Downing

 

Niall Downing

 

Tyler and Sarah Downing of Charles City are proud to announce the birth of their son, Niall James, who was born Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Waverly Health Center.

Niall weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 23 inches in length at birth.

He joins older sister Laken at home.

Grandparents are Dan and Ruth Meyer of West Union and Michael and Joyce Downing of Charles City.

Wed
14
Nov

Janice Pape Thiese

Janice Pape Thiese

 

 

Janice Pape Thiese and her family invite friends and relatives to join them at an open house Saturday, Nov. 24, to celebrate Janice’s 90th birthday.

The celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building, 502 S. 1st Street in Guttenberg.

A card shower is also being held in conjunction with the event.

For those unable to attend the open house, birthday greetings may be sent to Janice Thiese, P.O. Box 258, Guttenberg, IA 52052.

Wed
17
Oct

Walter and LaVon Germann

Walter and LaVon Germann

 

 

The children of Walter and LaVon Germann wish to honor their parents on their 60th anniversary with a card shower.

 Walter Germann and LaVon Kurth were married October 22, 1958.

 They are the parents of four children, Lynn (Brian) Monroe, Jeff Germann (special friend Bridget), Karen (Gary) Crawford and their son, Kevin who is with them in spirit.

 Please send cards to 752 Woodchuck Drive, Postville, IA 52162.

Wed
10
Oct

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Vierow

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Vierow  

 

 

Bobbi Ney and Kevin Vierow were married Saturday, Sept. 1, at Stavanger Lutheran Church, rural Ossian. The Rt. Rev. Terry Landsgaard officiated at the 3:30 p.m. ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Dennis and Rosie Ney of West Union and Rick and Kathy Vierow of Fayette.

Wearing a long, sleeveless, trumpet-style ivory gown featuring a beaded bodice and lace overlay, the bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. She carried a bouquet of burgundy and deep orange flowers accented with greenery.

Attending her as the matron of honor was her friend Whitney Wells of Waverly. Bridesmaids were Randee Winter, friend of the bride, of Waucoma; Kariann Elsbernd, cousin of the bride, of Elgin; and Molly Vierow, sister of the groom, of Fayette.

The flower girl was Zoey Gerleman.

Wed
10
Oct

Gloria Sue Schatz

Gloria Sue Schatz

 

 

Gloria Sue Schatz of West Union will celebrate her 85th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Her family would like to invite all friends, neighbors and relatives to help Sue celebrate by joining in a card shower for her.

Sue and her late husband, Ken, are the parents of three daughters, Robin (Kermit) Solheim of Cedar Rapids, Vicki (Rory) Starks of West Union, and Debra (Steve) Wilson of Swisher. Sue’s family also includes seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Those who would like to wish Sue a happy birthday can send greetings to her at 801 N. Pine St., West Union, IA 52175.

Wed
03
Oct

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Huinker

Mr.and Mrs. Steve Huinker

 

 

Steve and Skip Huinker of Calmar will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 12.  

In addition to celebrating with a family gathering at the White House Supper Club in St. Lucas, the couple will also be honored with a card shower.

Anniversary greetings can be sent to Steve and Skip Huinker at P.O. Box 561, Calmar, IA 52132.

Steve Huinker and Skip Koshatka were married on Oct. 12, 1968, at Assumption Catholic Church in Ossian.  

Their family includes two children, Jerry (Kathy) of Tipton and Brian of Calmar, and two grandchildren. 

Wed
26
Sep

Syvilla Hewitt

Syvilla Hewitt

 

 

Please join Syvilla Hewitt as she celebrates her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Fredericksburg City Hall.

A lifelong resident of Fredericksburg, Syvilla was born Oct. 3, 1928. 

She married Robert Hewitt on Dec. 24, 1947.  

They are the parents of three children, Alan (Judi) Hewitt of Tulsa, Okla., Shelly (Kelly) Hewitt Baier of Cedar Rapids, and Gary (Julia) Hewitt of Waukesha, Wis., and have five grandchildren as well as four great-grandchildren.

Syvilla and her family hope that friends and relatives can join them for cake and ice cream and say hello once again.

Presents are not necessary, but Syvilla would love to read a card with a personal note from you.   

For those unable to attend, cards may be sent to:  Syvilla Hewitt, Fredericksburg, IA  50630.

 
Wed
26
Sep

Jenna Svendsen

Jenna Svendsen

 

 

John and Joann Svendsen of St. Lucas would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Jenna Maxine, born at 11:59 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. 

She weighed 7 lbs. and 10 oz. and was 19 inches long.

Jenna was welcomed home by her big brother, John.

Jenna's grandparents are Dennis Boyer of St. Lucas and the late Maxine Boyer and David and Vicky Svendsen of Castalia. 

Her great-grandfather is Victor Szabo of Castalia. 

Wed
26
Sep

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Harford

 

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Harford

 

Courtney Ann Wirtz and Justin Ray Harford of West Union were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 1, at Fredsville Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Lisa Dietrich.

Courtney is the daughter of Kathy and Kraig Kroemer of Cedar Falls and Tracy Wirtz of Maynard. 

Justin is the son of Raymond Harford of West Union and the late Marian Harford.

Wed
26
Sep

Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Soukup

Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Soukup

 

 

Erica Dyke and Zachary Soukup exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, Sept. 8. The 3 p.m. outdoor ceremony was held overlooking the lake at Volga River Recreation Area, rural Fayette. Pastor Tom Buresh officiated.

Parents of the couple are Britt and Lisa Dyke of West Union and Doug and Betty Soukup of Spillville.

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