Helen (Moellers) Franzen of West Union will be the guest of honor at an open house celebrating her 80th birthday.
The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at the Festina Community Center/Parish Hall in Festina.
Relatives, friends, neighbors, and classmates are invited to stop by and wish Helen a happy birthday. The family requests no gifts, please; just come share some time with Helen at the party.
She and her late husband, Leo, are the parents of 11 children, who with their spouses will host the celebration:
Michael (Donna) Franzen of Camden, Ark., Maggie O’Brien of Elk Run Heights, daughter-in-law Kim (Alan is deceased) Franzen of Waverly, Amy (Floyd) Hemesath of Disputanta, Va., Brenda (Monte) McDanel of Boone, Brian (Rose) Franzen of Baldwin, Bruce (Deb) Franzen of West Union, Lester Franzen of Columbia, S.C., Laura (Reg) Lubka of Postville, Carl (Niki) Franzen of Minnetrista, Minn., and Karen (Curt) Myrah of Spring Grove, Minn.
Those wishing to extend birthday greetings to Helen may send them to her at 108 N. Wells St., West Union, IA 52175.