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Allamakee Co.
User-Contributed Anniversary Records

1980-present

Notes:
-Anniversaries are arranged by date
-Some of the couples have more than one anniversary announcement
1879-1929 * 1930-1949 * 1950-1979

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Darling, 25th, June 1980
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Darling of New Albin will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 15, with an open house to be from 12 to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Albin. The hosts will be their five children, Daria, Doug, Debbie, Dina and Danny, all of New Albin. ~Allamakee Journal, June 1980 - contributed by Errin Wilker
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Reeder, 25th, June 1980

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Mr. and Mrs. Dale Reeder of Waukon will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Friday, June 20. In their honor, their children are hosting a dance that night at the Waukon Opera House. They request no gifts. ~Newspaper Clipping, 1980; Note: Mrs. Reeder was nee Carol Gilson. ~contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Sires, 40th, September 1980

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Sires, 1980

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Sires, New Albin, were honored at a 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, September 27, 1980, at the New Albin Town House. Forrest "Frosty" and Virginia "Gina" (Roeber) Sires were married September 27, 1940, in Waverly, Iowa. The event was hosted by their children and families, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Sires and Shauna, Tulare, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. James (Lanette) Herrmann, Onalaska, Wisconsin; and Mr. and Mrs. Craig (Karen) Lee, Errin, Heather and Stephanie, New Albin. The beautiful anniversary cake and the hall decorations were made by Mrs. Douglas Sires. Those attending from New Albin were: Mr. and Mrs. Cleon Sires; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Sires, Andy, Chad and Sarah; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Crowley; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond "Tat" Sires; Mr. and Mrs. Joel Sires and Joey; Mrs. Lillian Sires; Mr. and Mrs. Bernet Richards; and Mrs. Caroline Krzbietke. Also, Mrs. Violet Middendorf, Pastor and Mrs. Thomas Mattson, Andy and Ginny, all of Lansing; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Middendorf, Caledonia, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Grahlman, Waukon; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grahlman, Postville; Lynn Sires, Steve and Michelle, Houston, Minnesota; and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hyde, Clinton, Iowa. ~Allamakee Journal, October 1980 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Albert O. Nelson, 50th, June 1981

Mr. and Mrs. Albert O. Nelson

Mr. and Mrs. Albert O. Nelson, New Albin, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during a Mass at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 27, in St. Joseph's Church, New Albin; and during an open house on Sunday, June 28 from 2 to 5 p.m., in the St. Joseph Church hall. Hosts will be their three sons and their families, Ralph of Tampa, Fla.; Joe of Birmingham, Ala.; and Harold of Moro, Ore. ~clipping from an unknown newspaper, June 1981 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Hansmeier, 50th, June 1981

Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Hansmeier

The children of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. "Red" Hansmeier invite all relatives and friends to join in the celebration of Bernice and Red's 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 28, 1981 at the Waukon Country Club. Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and dancing will be from 3:30 to 7 p.m. the family requests that gifts be omitted. Bernice E. Zieman and Alfred L. Hansmeier were married on June 25, 1931 at St. Mary's in Dorchester and have resided in Waukon all of their married life. They are the parents of Ann Hansmeier Kerkenbush of Evansville, Wis. and Leon Hansmeier of Waukon. Tome Kerkenbush and Sue Hansmeier are their son and daughter-in-law. Lisa, Greg, Marty, Annette, Troy, Mike and Kim are their grandchildren. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA, June 1981 ~contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Beardmore, 45th, August 1981

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Beardmore

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Beardmore of rural Lansing will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on August 5. Helen Marie Fritz and Howard Beardmore were married at Church, Iowa by Rev. Huffman. Attendants were Ruby Beardmore Senn and Edna Beardmore DuBay, sisters of the groom, and Harold and Willard Fritz, uncles of the bride. The Beardmores have three children, Dale of Dallas, Texas, Terry of Minot, No. Dakota, and Marian Crane of New Albin. They also have seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA, Aug. 5, 1981 ~contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Vonderohe, 45th, May 1982

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Vonderohe

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Vonderohe of New Albin will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 16, with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. John's (Wheatland), rural New Albin. Hosting the event will be their children: Mr. and Mrs. Roland Vonderohe and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Vonderohe and their grandchildren. The actual date of their wedding anniversary is May 5. ~Allamakee Journal, May 1982 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leppert SR, 25th, June 1982

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leppert SR

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leppert, Sr. request the pleasure of your company at an open house in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of their parent's marriage on Sunday, June 13. The open house will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall in Lansing. ~Allamakee Journal, June 1982 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hammel, 40th, August 1982

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hammel

Francis and Mary Hammel of Waukon will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, August 25. The 7 a.m. Mass that day at St. Patrick's Catholic church will be offered for them. Friday night, September 3, they will be honored at an open houe dance and the Drawing Board, hosted by their seven children. Everyone is invited to attend. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA, Aug. 25, 1982 ~contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Luttchens, 40th, November 1982

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Luttchens

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Luttchens of New Albin will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, November 7. An open house will be held at St. Peter's U.C.C. in new Albin from 2 to 5 p.m. Hosts will be their family. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA, hand-dated 1982 ~contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Fink, 40th, November 1982

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Fink

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Fink will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, November 21. Everyone is invited to attend an open house that day at the Lansing Methodist Church fellowship hall from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA, Nov. 1982 ~contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Meyer, 50th, November 1982

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Meyer

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Meyer of New Albin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, November 21. An open house will be held at St. Peter's U.C.C. in New Albin from 2 to 5 p.m. A dance following the reception will be held at the Long Branch from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. ~Allamakee Journal, Nov. 1982 - contributed by Errin Wilker

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Mr. and Mrs. Edwin W. Meyer, New Albin, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 21, with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. at United Church of Christ, New Albin, followed by a dance from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Long Branch Saloon. Hosts will be their children and spouses: Lois Duffy of Spring Grove, MN; Lillian and Ernest Loomis of Cedar Rapids; Lorrayne and William Davis of Decatur, ILK; and Ralph and Jane Meyer of New Albin. Meyer, a self-employed driller, and Coletta Glaser were married Nov. 22, 1932, in Waukon. They have 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. ~newspaper clipping, undated - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Harris Fink, 40th, December 1982

Mr. and Mrs. Harris "Shooky" Fink

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Harris "Shooky" Fink would like to invite you to an open house in honor of their parents' 40th wedding anniversary. The open house will be held on Sunday, December 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Town House in New Albin. No further invitations will be sent. ~Allamakee Journal, Dec. 1982 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bulman, 50th, May 1983

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bulman

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bulman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 8, with a 10 o'clock Mass at St. Ann's-St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry. An open house will be hosted by their children and their families, James of Cambridge, Tony of Harpers Ferry, Mary Feltman of Cedar Rapids, Pat Moody of Harpers Ferry, and Gerald of Clovis, New Mexico. The open house will be from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the fire station in Harpers Ferry. All relatives, neighbors and friends are invited. No further invitations will be sent. the couple respectfully requests no gifts. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA, May 4, 1983 ~contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. John Breeser, 50th, June 1983

Mr. and Mrs. John Breeser

An open house reception for John and Laura Breeser will be held on Sunday, June 12, honoring their 50th wedding anniversary. The open house will be held at the Town House in New Albin. They were married June 7, 1933. The reception will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and hosted by thier children, Marlin and Luella Meyer, Milton and Elaine Burroughs of Caledonia, Lee and Joan Breeser of Eitzen, John and Sharon Breeser, and Ruth Breeser of New Albin. No invitations have been sent. Everyone is welcome. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA, June 1983 ~contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Smerud, 40th, January 1984

Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Smerud, 1944

Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Smerud celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Friday, January 13. They were married in New Albin in 1944. They have seven children and 15 grandchildren. ~Allamakee Journal, January 1984 - contributed by Errin Wilker, Note: Mrs. Smerud was Betty Gantenbein prior to marriage - see also their 1994, 50th Anniversary announcement & photo (below).

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Strub, 55th, January 1984

Nick & Marcella (Conway) Strub 1929 & 1984

Mr.and Mrs. Nick Strub of New Albin will note their 55th wedding anniversary on Sunday, January 29. Nick Strub and Marcella Conway were married January 29, 1929 at St. Ann's Church in Harpers Ferry. ~Allamakee Journal, January 25, 1984 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Moore, 40th, June 1984

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Moore

The children of Earl and Kay Moore of New Albin announce their parents' 40th wedding anniversary. A dance will be held in their honor on Saturday, June 16, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Waukon Opera House. ~Allamakee Journal, June, 1984 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Britain, 50th, June 1985
Lowell and Opal (nee Sires) Britain will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 30, with an open house from 2-4 p.m. at the Allamakee County Farm Bureau, Waukon. The event is being hosted by their children: Lowell, Norvene and Karla All friends and relatives are invited to attend. A family potluck will be held at 12 noon. The Britains were married February 28, 1935 in Lansing. They lived in the Waukon, Sumner and Hawkeye areas until moving to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1963. ~Allamakee co. newspaper clipping, June 1985 - contributed by Errin Wilker
Mr. and Mrs. John 'Jack' Sweeney, 50th, July 1985

Mr. &  Mrs. John (Jack) Sweeney, 1985

Mr. and Mrs. John (Jack) Sweeney of Lansing will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Riv Aire Lounge in Lansing on Sunday, July 7th, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by their two children, William and Faye Munchoff of Hudson, Iowa, and Gene and Barbara Sweeney of Houston, Texas. No invitations are being sent. All friends and relatives are welcome to attend. ~Allamakee Journal, June 26,1985 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Walt Breeser, 40th, July 1986

Walt and Phyllis (Meyer) Breeser, New Albin, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 20, with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. in St. Peter's United Church of Christ basement in New Albin. A dance from 7 to 11 p.m. will be held at the Opus Club in New Albin, with music by Al Souchek. Walt and Phyllis were married July 20, 1946, at St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Christ in New Albin. Hosting the event will be their children and spouses: Barb and Gary Dickinson, Cashton, WI; Steve and Marsha Breeser, Tok, AK; Bev and Gordon Davis, Sumner; and Galen Breeser and fiancee, Angie Jacobsen of Urbandale. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. ~newspaper clipping, hand-dated 1986 - see also 1996, 50th Anniv. article & photo (below)

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Colsch, 45th, September 1986

LeRoy and Margaret Colsch of Dorchester, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 7, 1986, with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Mary's Church Hall, Dorchester. They were married at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Albin, on Sept. 9, 1941. The event is being hosted by their children. Everyone is welcome to attend. They request no gifts. ~newspaper clipping, undated - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. John Beneke, 40th, September 1986

Mr. and Mrs. John Beneke will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house at St. John's United Church of Christ, rural New Albin, on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Hosting the event will be their children and families: Jane and Ken Staggemeyer, New Albin; Keith and Faye Beneke, New Albin; Beth and Tom McCormick, Harpers Ferry; and Michelle Beneke, La Crosse, Wis.John Beneke and Melba Meyer were married Sept. 14, 1946, at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Albin. Everyone is invited to attend. No invitations are being sent. ~newspaper clipping, hand-dated 1986 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Oitzman, 50th, October 1986
Alvin and Norma (Beneke) Oitzman of New Albin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, October 12, with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. in St. Peter's U.C.C. basement in New Albin. A dance at the Opus Club will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Music is by Al Souchek. Hosts for the event are their children and spouses: Joanne Middendorf, Viola Guillien, Richard and La Vonne Oitzman, Marilyn and Wendell Wild, Sharon and Verne Goetzinger, and the couple's grandchildren. All relatives and friends are invited. ~October 1, 1986, unknown paper - contributed by Errin Wilker - see also their 1976, 40th Anniversary announcement & photo: 1950-1979
Alt spelling: Oitzmann
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Van Brocklin, 50th, October 1987

Clarence and Edna Van Brocklin of New Albin, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 24, with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Albin. A social hour will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance until midnight at the Opera House, Waukon. Their children will be hosts. ~newspaper clipping, hand-dated 1987 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kelleher, 50th, October 1988

Jim and Ruth Kelleher 50th Anniversary

Jim and Ruth Kelleher will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, October 9, 1988. An open house in their honor will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the I.C. Parish Hall. The event is being hosted by their children, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kelleher of North Lauderdale, FL, Ken of King, WI, and Mary Kaye of Rochester, MN. All friends, neighbors and relatives are invited. No further invitations will be sent. They request no gifts. ~Allamakee Journal newspaper clipping - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Rosendahl, 40th, May 1989

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Rosendahl, 1989

Eddie and Mary Rosendahl of Spring Grove, MN will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 13 with an open house and dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Spring Grove American Legion. A dance will follow from 8 p.m. to midnight. No invitations are being sent, everyone is welcome. Hosts will be their children and spouses: Richard and Debra Servais of Dresbach, MN, Gregory and Shirleen Rosendahl of Waukon, Bruce and Denise Rosendahl of Fountain Hills, AZ, Eddie and Melody Scaglione of Tampa, FL, and Anthony Rosendahl of Spring Grove. ~Waukon Democrat, May 5, 1989 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Mauss, 50th, June 1989

50th Wedding Anniversary of Bernard & Lucille (Troendle) Mauss
June 17, 1989 in New Albin, Iowa

Married 20 June 1939 in Lansing, Iowa
Barney and Lucy pledged their love
to each other 50 years ago,
Beginning on a course of propagation
to last hundreds of years or so.

Loving the small town life,
in New Albin they did stay.
Many chicks, children and houses
Were raised along the way.

Enjoying retirement is their newfound art,
With card playing, gardening and dancing for a start.

On this special day,
With family and friends their greatest wealth,
May God bless them with many more years
Of happiness and health.



Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Mauss, 50th Anniversary photo

Celebration hosted by their children, Jim & Mary Benson, Charles and Doris Berns, Jim & Patricia Wellendorf, Larry & Teri Mauss, Jim & Rita Sanchez, David Mauss, and Dale and Keri Mauss. ~Anniversary Celebration Card - contributed by Errin Wilker - note: the photos are from 2 different announcements; see also their 1999, 60th Anniv. article & photo (below)

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Colsch, 25th, May 1990

Lloyd and Sheila Colsch 25th Anniversary photo

Lloyd and Sheila Colsch of New Albin will be honored at an Open House in the New Albin Town House on Sunday, May 6, 1990, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The open house will be hosted by their children, Kenny, Wendy, and Stephanie Colsch, New Albin; Beth, Neil and Tara Galema, Lansing; and Shelly and Alex Galema, Fayette, Iowa. ~Allamakee Journal newspaper clipping, undated - contributed by Errin Wilker, Note: Sheila's maiden name was Fink

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Garrett, 50th, May 1991

Earl and Charlene Garrett, 1941

Earl and Charlene Garrett celebrated their Golden Wedding Aniversary at their home in Lansing on Saturday, May 25, 1991. Earl Garrett and Charlene Lenz were married May 15, 1941 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. Hosting the event were their children and grandchildren, Jean and Lester McCauley, Decorah; Keith and Mary Garrett and Jill, LaCrescent, MN; Lynette and Ronald Lysne, Renee and Gregory, Decorah; Joanne and Thomas Hovey, Decorah; Joyce Leavitt, Panama City, FL; Kevin and Julie McCauley, Cedar Rapids; and Steven and Cathy McCauley, Estherville. ~newspaper clipping - contributed by Aubrie Lynn Lee, Note: Charlene was the daughter of Henry Alfred "Harry" Lenz

Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Schulte, 40th, June 1991

Norbert and Rita Schulte of New Albin will be honored on their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house reception Saturday, June 29, at the Town House in New Albin. The reception will be from 1 to 4 p.m. with a mass of celebration to follow at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Albin, with Fr. Henry Charipar as celebrant. An anniversary dance with live music will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Opus Club in New Albin. Rita Kelly and Norbert Schulte were married June 28, 1951, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Hosting the celebration will be their six children and their families: Mary Ellen Schulte of New Albin; Jim and Peg Schulte of La Crescent, MN; Bill and Kelly Schulte and boys of Chanhassen, MN; Stan Schulte of New Albin; Kelly and Wayne Galema and family of Marshalltown; and Jody and Randy Garin of Cedar Rapids. They have five grandchildren. They request no gifts. ~newspaper clipping, hand-dated 1991 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Waters, 50th, July 1991

Floyd and Florence Waters of rural New Albin, will be honored on their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration will begin Saturday, July 6, with a noon mass at St. Mary's, Dorchester, followed by an open house reception from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Community Center in Eitzen, MN. Florence Wild and Floyd Waters were married July 10, 1941, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Albin. Hosting the event will be their eight children and their families: Mary and Rodney Fink, Kate and Tony Urell, and Harold and Carol Waters, Waukon; Joann and Jim Schwartzhoff, Dorchester; Jean and John Gavin, Lansing; and Jim and Dorothy Waters, Tom Waters, and Ray Waters, rural New Albin. They have 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Everyone is invited. ~newspaper clipping, hand-dated 1991 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Somermeyer, 50th, July 1991


1941

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Somermeyer of New Albin celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, July 23, 1991.  The event was hosted by their sons, Fr. Gary Somermeyer and Donald (Susan) Somermeyer. Milton Somermeyer and Gertrude Bechtel were married July 23, 1941 at Waukon. ~Allamakee Journal, August 1991- contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Vonderohe, 50th, July 1992

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Vonderohe, 50th Anniversary photo

Carl and Olga (Renk) Vonderohe celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary, Sunday, July 19, 1992, with a family dinner in the New Albin Town House. Hosts were their daughter, Dorothy (Delmer) Ideker, and granddaughters, Laurie (Tim) Helgemoe and Sara Ideker. They have one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Helgemoe. Carl Vonderohe and Olga Renk were married July 15, 1942 in St. John’s United Church of Christ, Wheatland. ~Allamakee Journal, July 1992 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Luttchens, 50th, August 1992

Otto and Audrey Luttchens, New Albin, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 30, with an open house at their home from 2 to 5 p.m. Hosts will be their daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Curt Beardmore, Anita and Jerry Meyer, and Linda and Kent Tanner. Audrey Schroeder and Otto Luttchens were married Nov. 24, 1942, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Caledonia, MN. They have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. ~newspaper clipping, hand-dated 1992 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Zarwell, 50th, December 1992
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Zarwell, 1942
1942
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Zarwell, 1992
1992

Herbert and Helen Zarwell of New Albin will observe their 50th Wedding Anniversary Thursday, December 24, 1992.  Herbert Zarwell and Helen Jordan were married in Clayton, Missouri, December 24, 1942, and are the parents of three sons, Ric of Lansing; Ron of Ottawa, Illinois; and Neal who is deceased.  They have four grandchildren, Rob of Olympia, Washington, and Kari, Troy and Kyle of Ottawa. A family celebration hosted by Ric and Betty Zarwell and Ron Zarwell, was held in November at Michaels Restaurant in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in honor of the occasion. ~Allamakee Journal - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bulman, 40th, September 1993

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bulman, 1953

A family gathering is planned to celebrate the 40th Wedding Anniversary of Bob and Shirley Bulman of New Albin. They were married September 20, 1953, at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church. Attending will be their six children and their families, Doug and Le Ann Bulman, Chad, Holly, Brooke, April, Alissa and Drew of Oelwein, Iowa; Dan Bulman, Emilie and Isaac of New Albin; Steve and Jody Wiltgen, Jake, Megan and Sam of Winona, Minnesota; David and Jeanne Dobbs, Luke, Matt and Jennifer of Dodge Center, Minnesota; John and Trish Bulman, Samantha and Ashley of New Albin; and John and Lynne Burke, Zachary and Coleton of Burnsville, Minnesota. ~Allamakee Journal, September 1993 ~contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Moore, 50th, June 1994

Earl and Kay Moore of New Albin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, June 10, at the Waukon Opera House with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., and a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. Earl Moore and Kay Welsh were married June 12, 1944, at St. Mary's, Lycurgus. They have six children: Sheryl (Joel) Gilbertson, Melrose, WI; Kerry (Robyn) Moore, Lakeville, MN; Mary (Ron) Moore, Cedar Rapids; Marlene Duffy, Lansing; Don (Marilyn) Moore, Caledonia, MN; and Remi Moore, De Soto, WI. They have 19 grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. ~newspaper clipping, hand-dated 1994 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Edmund O. Smerud, 50th, June 1994

1944

1994

Edmund O. and Betty M. Smerud will be honored at an open house Saturday, June 18, in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Albin, at 4 p.m., followed by a reception at the Lansing Community Center starting at 5 p.m. There will be live music at 8 p.m. Hosts of the event are the Smerud's seven children: Alana (Pete) Fee, Hiawatha, KS; Steve (Sue) Smerud, Lovelock, NV; George (Evelyn) Smerud, Northfield, MN; Carver (Linda) Smerud, New Albin; Edmund (Janice) Smerud, New Albin; Sally (John) Fink, New Albin; and Gus (Patricia) Smerud, Onalaska, WI; and their 27 grandchildren. Edmund O. Smerud and Betty M. Gantenbein were married January 13, 1944, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Albin. Everyone is welcome to attend. No further invitations will be sent. The couple requests no gifts. ~newspaper clipping, hand-dated 1994 -contributed by Errin Wilker - see also their 1984, 40th Anniversary announcement & photo (above).

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Sires, 45th, February 1995
Marvin & Beulah Sires of Waukon will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary February, 24, 1995. They are the parents of Gary Sires of Ft. Dodge, Iowa; Sandra Pickel of Dubuque, Iowa; Linda Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Pastor M. Dean Sires of Fremont, Iowa; and Nicole Sires of Waukon. They have 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, Iowa, February 1995 - contributed by Errin Wilker, Note: Beulah Sadler and Marvin Sires were married February 24, 1950, in Lancaster, Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Beneke, 50th, September 1995

Alvin and Violet Beneke will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the River Lanes Reception Hall, Lansing. The event is being hosted by the couple's children: Bruce (Deb) Beneke, Bob (Diane) Beneke, Daryl (Karen) Beneke, Randy (Marty) Beneke, and Janet (Kurt) Stahsberg. All relatives, friends and neighbors are invited to attend. No further invitations will be sent. The couple requests no gifts. Alvin Beneke and Violet Solberg were united in marriage Sept. 18, 1945, at St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church, New Albin. ~newspaper clipping, hand-dated 1995 - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Walt Breeser, 50th, July 1996


1946

On July 20, 1946, Walt and Phyllis (Meyer) Breeser were married at St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church, New Albin, by the Rev. Paul Franzmeier.  To this union four children were born: Barbara, Steven, Beverly and Galen.  Steven was taken from the family circle on April 4, 1996, after battling leukemia. The Breesers have lived all of their 50 years of married life in New Albin, where Walt is the town barber.  They have nine grandchildren. On July 21, 1996, a family gathering will be held at the home of their daughter and husband, Barb and Gary Dickinson, in Cashton, Wisc. ~Allamakee Journal, July 17, 1996 - contributed by Errin Wilker - see also 1986, 40th Anniv. announcement & photo (above)

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Smerud, 50th, January 1997 (celebrated August 1997)

1947

1997

Alfred and Lorna Smerud, La Crosse, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Heileman Hall, 1111 S. Third St. La Crosse. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts, please. They have four children, Trudy (Tom) Infelise, Mesawa, Japan; Susan (Carl) Salek, Wesby, WI; Jane (Fred) Beseler, La Crosse; and Sam (Barbara) Smerud, Fargo, ND; and ten grandchildren. Alfred Smerud and Lorna Darling were married Jan. 23, 1947, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Albin. He is retired from Trane Company, La Crosse, and she is retired from La Crescent High School. ~newspaper clipping, undated - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mauss, 50th, June 1997

1947

1997

Fred and Laurayne (Murphy) Mauss will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, Sunday, June 22. There will be a Mass of Celebration at noon at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Albin, followed by a luncheon reception from 1 to 4 p.m. in the parish hall. Hosts will be their 10 children: Bob (Deirdre), Ed (Shirley), Vic (Dolly), Frank, Dan (Billie), Paul (Kim), Ellen, Rose (John) Borst, Joan (Tim) LaMoreaux, and Jean. They have 20 grandchildren. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. No further invitations are being sent. They request no gifts. ~newspaper clipping, undated - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Mauss, 60th, June 1999

Bernard and Lucille Mauss will celebrate their 60th anniversary with an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. and a dance from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at the New Albin Community Center. They have seven grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Bernard Mauss and Lucille Troendle were married June 20, 1939, in Immaculate Conception, Lansing. All friends and family are invited. No invitations are being sent. The couple requests no gifts. ~newspaper clipping, undated - contributed by Errin Wilker - See also 1989, 50th Anniversary announcement & photos (above).

Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Fink, 40th, August 2000

Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Fink

Rodney “Occo” and Mary (Waters) Fink will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 4, 6-12 p.m. with an open house and dance at the Old Rossville Store, Rossville. The couple was united in marriage Aug. 6, 1960, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Albin. The event is to be hosted by their children, Tom (Sandy) Fink and Teri (Kevin) Welsh, Waukon; Karen (Scott) Ness, Waterville; and Gregg Fink and Jim Fink of La Crosse, WI. They have eight grandchildren. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts. ~Waukon Standard, July 26, 2000 ~contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Reiser, 50th, April 2004
Dale and Elaine Reiser will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 10, 2004. Please come and join their family in celebrating this occasion at an open house April 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the New Albin Community Center. Everyone is welcome to attend. No gifts please. Dale Resier and Elaine Wild were married at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, New Albin, Iowa, on February 7, 1954. The open house will be hosted by their eight children: Ken Reiser, Diane Koch, mark (Nancy) Reiser, Deb (Don) Burrichter, Curt (Peggy) Reiser, Denise Reiser (fiancÚ Stuart Liebeskind), Dean Reiser (fiancÚ Deneen Milton), and Rich (Erica) Resiser. ~Waukon Standard, April 7, 2004 ~contributed by Errin Wilker (see their wedding photo in compiled marriages)
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hammell, 50th, June 2007

1957

2007

Jim and Ila Hammell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 14, with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. at the New Albin Community Center. Music will be provided by One Side. The event will be hosted by their family. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. Jim Hammell and Ila Kubitz were married at St. Joseph's Church in New Albin, June 18, 1957. ~newspaper clipping, undated - contributed by Errin Wilker

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dresselhaus, 50th, June 2010

1960

2010

Robert and Sandra Dresselhaus of New Albin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 4, with a quiet gathering of close family. Robert Dresselhaus and Sandra Webb were married June 4, 1960, in New Albin. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Donna (Kent) Francis of Carver, MN, Gayle (Jeff) Adamson of Eitzen, MN, Kim (Keith) Kankelfitz of Atkins, and Lori (Rob) Lee of Carlisle. They also have ten grandchildren. ~newspaper clipping, undated - contributed by Errin Wilker

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