Birthdays and Anniversaries

Freed — 70 years

DES MOINES — Dick and Eloise Freed, of Des Moines and formerly of Burnside, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3. Their family includes Jann Freed and John Fisher, of Des Moines; and Brenda Freed and Michael D’Eath, of Stonewall, Texas. They were married Oct. 3, 1948.

Brown — 60 years

Tom and Sherril Brown of Fort Dodge will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 30. Cards may be sent to 251 Ave. N West, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Their family includes Gary and Kim Brown of Ely; Bill and Julie Ewing, and Greg and Krisi Brown of Fort Dodge. They have six ...

Merk — 50 years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Darrel and Maxine Merk, formerly from Manson, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 26. Cards may be sent to 1831 Wilburn Park Lane NW, Charlotte, NC 28269. Their family includes Jeff Merk, of Cornelius, N.C.; and Kim Guido, of Oviedo, Florida. They have ...

Stein — 50 years

OSKALOOSA — Mike and Sandy Stein of Oskaloosa, formerly of Webster City and Humboldt, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. Cards may be sent to 1609 S. Fifth St., Oskaloosa, IA 52577. They were married Oct. 12, 1968.

Abrams — 85 years old

Ralph Abrams, of Fort Dodge, celebrated his 85th birthday on Thursday. Cards and wishes can be sent to 414 Ave. Q West, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His family includes Jim and Sharon Abrams, of Northridge California; and Joe and Shaunna Abrams, of Fort Dodge, He has four grandchildren and three ...

Foster — 80 years old

Dorothy Foster will celebrate her 80th birthday on Oct. 26. Cards may be sent to 1919 S. 14th St., Fort Dodge Iowa 50501. Her family includes Joe and Michelle Foster and Kelly and Marsha Foster. She has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, Harley and daughter ...

Pederson — 80 years old

BADGER — Janet Pederson, of Badger, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Thursday. Cards may be sent to her at 526 E. Center Ave., Badger, IA 50516. Her family includes her husband Bob, Kim and Lowell Axne, Amy Pederson, and Galen Pederson, all of Badger. She has three ...

Jenkins — 90 years old

Joanne Jenkins, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Corpus Christi Parish Center, 405 N. Eighth St. Cards may be sent to her at 851 N. 21st St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Jim and Pat Jenkins, of St. Louis, ...

Fischer — 90 years old

DAYTON — Verna Fischer, of Dayton, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 18. There will be an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Dayton Methodist Church, 107 Third St. N.W., Dayton. Cards may be sent to her at 504 Third St. N.W., Dayton, IA 50530. Her family includes Dan ...

Pagel — 60 years

CLARE — Virlin and Virginia (Ginny) Pagel of Clare will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 12. Cards may be sent to them at 1883 140th St., Clare IA 50524. Their family includes Joleen and Scott Green, of Fort Dodge; Pam and Chuck Thomas, of Badger; Nancy and Don ...

Leiting — 60 years

Larry and Beverly Leiting of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. Cards may be sent to 1503 12th Ave. N., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Roxanne and Dan Flattery, Brenda Leiting, Patrick and Jen Leiting and Dee and Mike Huss, all of Fort ...

Heesch — 30 years

Pete and Pam Heesch, of Fort Dodge, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Sept. 9. There will be an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the VFW, 518 S. 29th St. Cards may be sent to them at 1103 S. 28th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Pam Pecoy and Pete Heesch were married Sept. 9, 1988.

Smith — 70 years old

Marty and Ilene Smith, of Fort Dodge, are celebrating their 70th birthdays. Their family includes Angie and Tony Totten, of Fort Dodge; Becca and Greg Bock, of Crown Point, Indiana; and Jodi Smith and Matt Kraft, of Fort Dodge. They have 10 grandchildren. He was born Sept. 27, 1948. ...

Lewis — 80 years old

Mattie Ruth Lewis, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Oct. 8. There will be an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the VFW, 518 S. 29th St. Cards may be sent to her c/o Gwenda Naylor, PO Box 40, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Gwenda Naylor and Andrew ...

Schutt — 90 years old

GENEVA, Neb. — Jarlath Schutt, formerly of Eagle Grove, Blairsburg and Webster City, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to her at 1304 J St. Geneva, NE 68361. Her family includes Kathy and George Erdkamp. She has one grandson and two ...

Rosenquist — 90 years old

Fern Elaine Rosenquist, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Wednesday. There will be a surprise party/open house from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Burnside. Cards may be sent to her at 3133 Madison Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes ...

King — 90 years

MANSON — Aubrey E. King, of Manson, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Oct. 8. Cards may be sent to him at PO Box 433, Manson, IA 50563. His family includes Donald A. King, Julie Rosenboom and Wayne King. He has five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was born Oct. 8, ...

Fuller — 50 years

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Dick and Penny Fuller, formerly of Fort Dodge and Otho, celebrated their 50th anniversary on Thursday. Cards may be sent to them at 1856 Bookbinder St., Las Vegas, NV 89108. Their family includes Shelley and Ryan Law and Scott Fuller, of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Chad ...

Davidson — 50 years

WEBSTER CITY — Ray and Linda Davidson, of Webster City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Webster City Links. Their family includes Shelly Harms, of Des Moines; Tammy Helton, of Duncombe; and Amanda Range, of Blairsburg. The ...

Winn — 50 years

Raymond and Sharon Winn, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house in their honor from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Citizens Central, 617 Central Ave. Cards may be sent to 927 First Ave. NW, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Their family includes Dawn and ...