Category: Anniversaries

Jaquith – 60

Billy and Shirley Jaquith will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. 
They were married on OCtober 26, 1957 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waterloo.
Their family includes four daughters: Cindy and Randy O’Connor of Peoria, AZ, Susan and Craig Johnson of Independence, IA, Shari and Ryan Willett of Cedar Falls, Vicky and Ron Droppert of Hudson; one son, Brian and Mary Jaquith of Cedar Falls, along with eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Finke – 60

Arthur and Janice Finke will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married September 1, 1957 in Cedar Falls.
They are proud parents of Jacquelyn Myli (Rick), Alan Finke (Faith), Jeffrey Finke (Janelle), Amy Finke and Janelle Thompson (Kim). They have 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
They will be celebrating with their family on Labor Day weekend. 
Art and Jan reside at 2455 Woodland Ave. #6, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

McFarland – 50

 Darryl and Lorraine (Harkness) McFarland will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
The couple was married at Sacred Heart Church in La Porte City on September 2, 1967. Darryl is a retired John Deere foundry and Lorraine is a retired homemaker. They continue to reside in La Porte City. 
They have three children: Ed (Wanda) McFarland, Patrick (Tracy) McFarland, and Lori (Jada) McFarland all of La Porte City. They have three granddaughters: Kari (Lance) Murphy of North Liberty, Bryanna McFarland of Evansdale, and Alexis McFarland of Cedar Rapids.
An Open House is being hosted by their family at the Veterans Memorial Hall in La Porte City on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 11AM-3 PM. The couple request no gifts.
If you would like to send a card, their address is: 600 First Street, La Porte City, IA 50651

McFarland – 50

Please help shower Dennis and Marie McFarland with cards in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. Cards can be sent to 3072 Butler Ave., Brandon, IA 52210.
Dennis and Marie were married April 29, 1967 at Sacred Heart Church in La Porte City. They have four children: William (Tami) McFarland and Jeffrey (Chris) McFarland, both of La Porte City, Denise (Edward) Biretz of Fairbank, and Debra (Joel) Swanson of Maquoketa and eight grandchildren.
A family trip is planned for later this summer.

Burkgren – 60

Robert and Clarice Burkgren will observe their 60th wedding anniversary this week.
The couple was married at Zion Lutheran Church at Gowrie, lA on March 9, 1957.
Clarice graduated from Iowa State College in 1957 with a degree in Home Economics Education. Teaching experience included one year (1958) in La Porte City.
Robert graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in 1959 with his chosen profession in teaching Industrial Arts. In 1959 both found employment at Sentral of Fenton, IA in their respective fields. Clarice taught two years there while Robert taught for six years. After the family
moved back to La Porte City in 1965, Clarice also taught halftime in the junior high for a total of four years, while Robert completed an additional 30 years. He also taught driver’s education for many years before retiring in La Porte City. Clarice served as the American Lutheran Church secretary from 1987-2006.
Their family includes Barb who lives in Hendersonville, TN, along with her son Rob, his wife and three children. Brenda and her husband Wayne Kirk and their children, Michael and Madelyn live in Bowling Green, KY. Their youngest daughter, Beth, has lived in a Comp System group home in Cedar Falls since 1992. They enjoy six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Brad’s wife still lives in Groton, NY; their three daughters live in Virginia, Idaho, and North Carolina. Son Brad, passed away in 2009 and one great grandson, Logan Wiebbecke died in 2016. Logan would have celebrated his 1st birthday on March 16, this year.


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    Friday, October 20 2017

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