Birthdays and Anniversaries

Joel and Jody Shanks

Shanks — 40 years

Joel and Jody Shanks, of Fort Dodge, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. Their family includes Jason Shanks, of Fort Dodge; Nathan and Sarah Platt, of Newhall; and Chad and Kristan Giddings, of Fort Dodge. They have three grandchildren. Jody Lindner and Joel Shanks were ...

Tom and Linda Sefcik

Sefcik — 40 years

POCAHONTAS — Tom and Linda Sefcik, of Pocahontas, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Oct. 29, 2017. Their family includes Tighe and Liz Sefcik, of Lakeland, Florida; Brad and Angie Sefcik, of Manson; Scott Sefcik, of Humboldt; Stephanie Sefcik, of Pueblo, Colorado; and Sara and ...

Geneva Hiveley

Hiveley — 90 years old

Geneva Hiveley, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the First Covenant Church fellowship hall, 201 Ave. H. Cards may be sent to her at P.O. Box 772, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes three children, 14 grandchildren and ...

Robert Gruver

Gruver — 90 years old

WINTERSET — Robert Gruver, of Winterset, formerly of Fort Dodge, will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Rides Bar & Grill, 723 S. 31st St. Cards may be sent to him at 2969 214th Trail, Winterset, IA 50273-8146. Gruver was born Jan. 25, 1928.

Carolyn and Marvin Poppen in 1953

Poppen — 65 years

MANSON — Marvin and Carolyn Poppen, of Manson, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Thursday. Cards may be sent to them at 5114 E. Bluefield Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Their family includes Sondra and Michael Hickman, of Scottsdale, Arizona; Craig and Nancy Poppen, of ...

Teresa and Doug 
Vratny in 1968

Vratny — 50 years

Doug and Teresa Vratny, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. Cards may be sent to them at 2615 20th Ave. N., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Scott Vratny, Jay Vratny, and Carrie and Brett Daniel, all of Fort Dodge. They have four ...

Barbara Baedke

Baedke — 90 years old

GOWRIE — Barbara Baedke, of Gowrie, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Friday. Her family includes Fred Baedke, of Nebraska; Frank and Carol Baedke, of Story City; Johanna Baedke, of Parkersburg; Paul Baedke, of Webster City; Lisa and Gary Zeller, of Bode; and Darryl and Melinda Baedke, ...

Gary and Patty 
Tussing

Tussing — 45 years

CLARE — Gary and Patty Tussing, of Clare, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Friday. Cards may be sent to them at 1337 Johnson Ave., Clare, IA 50524. Their family includes Brian and Janel Lincoln, of Fort Dodge; and Jason Tussing, of Fort Dodge. They have five ...

Jean and Michael Miller in 1967

Miller — 50 years

DUNCOMBE — Michael and Jean Miller, of Duncombe, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 24. Cards may be sent to them at 415 Wagner St., Duncombe, IA 50532. Their family includes Shelley and Jack Bair, of Duncombe; and Shawn Miller, of Webster City. They have one ...

Bonnie Olson

Olson — 90 years

HUMBOLDT — Bonnie Olson, of Humboldt, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Dec. 24. Cards may be sent to her at 1110 12th Ave. S.W., Humboldt, IA 50548. Her family includes Lamont and Vicki Olson, of Florida; Kimbrent and Juli Olson, of Virginia; Holly Hupfer, of Colorado; Lance and ...

Richard Anderson

Anderson — 80 years old

Richard G. “Dick” Anderson, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday. Cards may be sent to him at 602 Kenyon Road, Apt. 4301, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His wife Nancy is deceased. Anderson was born Dec. 23, 1937. He graduated from Gowrie High School, Fort Dodge ...

Heun — 90 years old

DAYTON — Opal Heun, of Dayton, is celebrating her 90th birthday today. Cards may be sent to her at P.O. Box 564, Dayton, IA 50530. Her family includes Dennis and Pam Heun, of Columbia, Missouri; Elaine and Jim Fevold, of Gowrie; Ray and Kathy Heun, Duane and Lori Heun, and Jeanne and Tom ...

William “Bill” Becker

Becker — 90 years old

William “Bill” Becker, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Friday. Cards may be sent to him at 2238 Oakwood Road, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His family includes Steven Becker, of Kernersville, North Carolina; Lynda Becker, of Fort Dodge; Jeffrey and Kathy Becker, of Fort ...

Doris Adams

Adams — 95 years old

HUMBOLDT — Doris Adams, of Humboldt, celebrated her 95th birthday on Dec. 8. Cards may be sent to her at 1701 10th Ave. N., No. 211, Humboldt, IA 50548. Her family includes Charles Adams, of Humboldt; Don and Kathy Adams, of Milton, Massachusetts; Carol and Rick Spalding, of ...

Kenneth Cunningham

Cunningham — 90 years old

Kenneth Cunningham, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday. Cards may be sent to him at 846 S. 16th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His family includes his wife Lillian; Dawn and Gene Walker, of Fort Dodge; Tom and Kim Halder, of Phoenix, Arizona; Terry and Mary Halder, ...

Betty Ahrens

Ahrens — 95 years old

Betty Ahrens, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Dec. 20. Cards may be sent to her at 2805 Sixth Ave. N., Apt. 106, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Susan and Mike Moore, Bruce and Rosa Ahrens, Mike and Shirlee Ahrens, and Steve and Chris Ahrens. She has seven ...

Feauto — 35 years

Paul and Mary Ann Feauto, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday. Their family includes Brett and Ashley Feauto, of San Antonio, Texas, and Matthew Feauto and Brittany Loewe, of Sparta, Wisconsin. They have three grandchildren. Mary Ann Sopavich and Paul ...

Karen and Lyle Roberts in 1967

Roberts — 50 years

CALLENDER — Lyle and Karen Roberts, of Callender, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. Cards may be sent to them at 3197 Fairbanks Ave., Callender, IA 50523. Their family includes Amy and Mike Pedersen, of Lenexa, Kansas; Justin Roberts and Deann Haden, of rural ...

Darrell and Geraldine Ackerman

Ackerman — 65 years

Darrell and Geraldine Ackerman, of Fort Dodge and formerly of Blairsburg, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to them at 108 Regency West Court, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Dwight and Becky Ackerman, of Clear Lake; Jeff and Mary ...

Deanna Lee Mallinger

Mallinger — 80 years old

Deanna Lee Mallinger, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to her at 3005 20th Ave. N., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her husband Eugene Mallinger and daughter Debra Mallinger Sperry are deceased. Deanna Lee Tonkinson was born Dec. 5, 1937, at Paton. ...