HARLAN -- Jim and Dixie DeBlauw of Harlan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3. Their family includes Lori and Travis Castle, Treynor; Jenny and Jeff Moser, Harlan; and Tom and Cassie DeBlauw, Kirksville, MO. The DeBlauws have eight grandchildren.
PERSIA -- Bob Kuster of Persia will be honored at an open house in honor of his 90th birthday on Saturday, June 10 from 2-4 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Persia. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. The celebration will be hosted by his daughters Cindy and Frank Ward, Omaha;...
HARLAN -- Rita (Goetz) Doran of Harlan will be honored at a 90th birthday open house on Saturday, June 3 at the McKee Activity Room at Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. Cards will also reach her if sent to 1039 Street F58, Harlan, IA 51537.
HARLAN -- Betty Markham of Harlan marked her 95th birthday on April 17. She celebrated with her family at a luncheon on May 6 at the Harlan Golf and Country Club. Her entire family attended the evening Mass at St. Michael’s Catholic Church followed by a dinner at Phil and Amy Markham’s home.
KIRKMAN -- Jim and Lori Baughman of Kirkman announce the engagement of their daughter, Dena to Jon Kaufman both of Dubuque. Jon is the son of Mark and Sherry Kaufman, Harlan. The couple will exchange marriage vows on June 17 at the United Methodist Church in Kirkman.
RURAL EARLING -- John and Georgean Assmann of rural Earling will mark their 60th wedding anniversary on May 20. They plan to celebrate with their family at a later date. Their family includes Connie and Bob Owens, Allan and Kelly Assmann, and Sheryl and Frank Kilton all of Omaha. The...
HARLAN -- Marian Riessen of Harlan will mark her 85th birthday on May 23. Her family is planning a card shower in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to 2004 Garfield, Apt. 104, Harlan, IA 51537. Her children are Dan and Jackie Riessen, Avoca; Mark and Linda Winfree, Oberlin, OH; Rod and...
SANTORINI, GREECE -- Ashley Washington and Andy Chamberlain both of Denver, CO will exchange marriage vows on May 15 at Saint Irene Chapel in Santorini, Greece. Parents of the couple are Valerie Washington and Jerry Wordlaw, Dallas, TX; and Russ and Joan Chamberlain, Harlan.
BOONE -- Kevin and Deb Brix of Walnut announce the engagement of their daughter, Minden to Sam Huntrods both of Ames. Sam is the son of Bob and LeAnne Huntrods, Collins, IA. The couple will marry on August 12 in a ceremony at Seven Oaks Lodge in Boone.
PERSIA -- The family of Cleo Elias is planning a card shower in honor of her 85th birthday on May 13. Cards will reach her if sent to 408 4th Avenue, Persia, IA 51563.