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Wed
16
Mar

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Walsh

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Walsh

 

 

Kevin and Elsie (Hanson) Walsh will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Easter Sunday, March 27. 

The couple were married March 27, 1976, at East Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont.

They have four children, Hans Walsh of Harlan, Sister Julia Walsh, FSPA, of La Crosse, Wis., Ellen (Daniel) Walsh-Rosmann of Harlan, Colleen (Peter) Neel of Ames, and one grandchild. 

Kevin and Elsie's children invite friends and family to participate in a card shower by sending cards of congratulations to their parents, who currently operate The Irish Shanti in Gunder.

Anniversary greetings may be sent to 14745 Agate Road, Elgin, IA 52141.

Wed
09
Mar

Wanda Schlein

Wanda Schlein

 

 

A card shower is planned to celebrate Wanda Schlein on her 90th birthday March 21.

Wanda has lived in Oelwein since 1998.

Her family includes children Dave (Char) DeHaven and Don (Val Green) DeHaven, both of Oelwein, Roxann (Gary) Lindsey of Overland Park, Kan., Dennis (Linda Schmitz) Schlein of Waverly; two foster daughters, Deb (Daryl) Stenberg of Howard Lake, Minn., and Cindy (Don) Schmitt of Overland Park, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Birthday greetings may be sent to Wanda at 10 8th Ave. SE, Oelwein, IA 50662.

 

 

Wed
02
Mar

Ron Wenthold

Ron Wenthold

 

 

The family of Ron Wenthold is hosting a card shower in honor of Ron’s 80th birthday on March 10.

Cards and well-wishes may be sent to Ron at 108 W. North St., Ossian, IA 52161.

Wed
02
Mar

Sylvan and Mary Torkelson

Sylvan and Mary Torkelson

 

 

Sylvan and Mary Torkelson of Elgin will celebrate their 65th wedding Anniversary on March 5.  Married Monday, March 5, 1951, at St. Peter’s Church in Clermont, they are the parents of Karen (Jeff) McMillan, Steven (Deborah) Torkelson, and Kevin Torkelson.  

Greetings can be mailed to Sylvan and Mary Torkelson at 13978 Bugle Road, Elgin, IA 52141.

Wed
02
Mar

Cael Holthaus

Cael Holthaus

 

 

Ryan and Molly J. Holthaus of West Union would like to announce the birth of their son Cael Ryan, who was born at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. 

Cael weighed 8 lbs. 11.5 oz. and measured 21 inches long.

Lily, 7, and Gabe, 3, were happy to welcome their baby brother home.

Proud grandparents include Dale and Marcia Monroe of Ossian and Cliff and Lois Holthaus of Decorah. 

Great-grandparents are Don Egeland and Marie Monroe, both of Ossian, and Gert Hageman of Decorah.

Wed
24
Feb

Lauren and Faith Vagts

Lauren and Faith Vagts

 

 

Andrew and Stephanie Vagts of West Union happily welcomed twin daughters Lauren Elizabeth and Faith Alexandria into the world at 8:36 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

Lauren weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. and Faith, 5 lbs. 12 oz.

 Charolette, 4, and Sydney, 3, are very excited to have their baby sisters home. 

Proud grandparents include Mark and Joan Vagts of West Union and Ken and Barb Morman of Genoa City, Wis. 

Great-grandparents are Donald and Audrey Vagts of West Union, Dick and Judy Kempf and Paul Morman, all of Wisconsin. 

 

Wed
24
Feb

John Svendsen

John Svendsen

 

 

John and Joann Svendsen of St. Lucas would like to announce the birth of their son, John Adam Dennis Svendsen, who was born at 7:53 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. John Adam Dennis weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 19 inches long.

He is the couple’s first child.

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

Great-grandparents are Mary Svendsen and Victor Szabo, both of Castalia.

 

Wed
17
Feb

Dennis Rear

Dennis Rear

 

 

Dennis Rear of Clermont will turn 80 years young on Sunday, Feb. 21.

His family and friends will be marking the occasion with an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Brick City Bar and Grill in Clermont. Please join in wishing Dennis a happy birthday.

If you are unable to attend the open house, birthday greetings will reach Dennis at 200 Madison St., Clermont, IA 52135.

Wed
10
Feb

Virgil and Audrey Birdsell

Virgil and Audrey Birdsell

 

 

Virgil and Audrey Birdsell of Ossian will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Friday, Feb. 12.

Virgil and Audrey's family are hosting a card shower in honor of them. Cards may be sent to Virgil and Audrey Birdsell, 104 W. North St., Ossian, Ia 52161.

Their family includes children, Kathy and Mike Babcock of New Hampton; Richard and Marilyn Birdsell and Paul Birdsell of Ossian; and six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Virgil is employed at CVG in Monona and Audrey is retired from Camcar.

Wed
10
Feb

Linus and Sharon Kleve

Linus and Sharon Kleve

 

 

Linus and Sharon (Leuenberger) Kleve, Calmar, IA, are celebrating 50 years of marriage.  They were married February 19, 1966 at St. John’s Church in Fort Atkinson, IA.   They are the parents of Amy (Allen) Lukas, Amana, IA; Daniel Kleve, Rose Hill, KS; Chad and Peg (Dixon) Kleve, Shell Rock, IA; and Darin and Mary (Hemesath) Kleve, Fort Atkinson, IA; have 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  

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