Category: Anniversaries

Hager – 65

Please join the children, grandchildren, and great grandchild of Lloyd and Norma Hager in celebrating 65 years of marriage on August 19, 2020. Send cards to: Lloyd and Norma Hager, 5311 Hyacinth Dr. #25, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.


Congratulations to James and Gretchen Kullmer, as they celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. James P. Kullmer and Gretchen G. Thedens were married on May 29, 1955 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jesup, Iowa. They have lived and farmed in the La Porte City area, until their retirement. Gretchen taught school for several years in Mt. Auburn and La Porte City. Their children are Sheri and Jeff Lesh of La Porte City, and James and Traci Kullmer of Oelwein. Also two sons, Dave and Kris. They also have six granddaughters and 15 great-grandchildren. If you would like to send your well-wishes, please send to 108 Pleasant Drive, La Porte City, IA 50651

Frank – 60

Cecil and Judy Frank of La Porte City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at a later date.
Cecil Frank and Judy Buehner were married May 22, 1960, at Calvary Evangelical United Brethren Church in Waterloo, Iowa.
Their family includes Diane and the late Bob Hendrickson of Waterloo and Deb and Ken Miller of Mount Auburn, as well as three grandsons.

Bottema – 50

Jim and Yvonne Bottema will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 23rd with a card shower. The couple were married May 23, 1970 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Waterloo.
Jim is retired from the tool room at Viking Pump, Cedar Falls and Yvonne is a homemaker.
They have three children: Nicole (Stacy) Bushman of Fort Atkinson, James of Cedar Falls, and Robert of Cedar Rapids. They also have one granddaughter, Kendra Bushman.
Due to COVID-19, no open house is scheduled at this time, however, cards and congratulations can be sent to: 12 Bluff, La Porte City, IA 50651

McKenna – 45

Joe and Eileen (Brandhorst) McKenna were married on April 12, 1975 at St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel Church in Eagle Center.
They will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with an Open House at St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel Church hall on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 2-4 PM.
Joe and Eileen are the parents of Nathan and Jen McKenna of Hudson, Lisa and Clint DeBuhr of New Hartford and Jason and Kim McKenna of La Porte City.
They are blessed with seven grandchildren: Mikayla, Madison and Macey McKenna, Tate and Tanner DeBuhr and Erika and Jared McKenna.
Please, no gifts.


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