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Altemeier — 80th birthday

Jan Altemeier

Jan Altemeier, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N.

Her family includes Janine and Brad Niemeyer, of Fort Dodge; Tara and Mike Murphy, of Des Moines; Sara Altemeier, of Ankeny; and David Altemeier, of Des Moines. She has two grandchildren. Her husband Keith Altemeier is deceased.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1940. She married Keith Altemeier on Aug. 2, 1959. The couple moved to Fort Dodge in 1962. She taught elementary general music for 15 years, taught piano lessons for 65 years, has played oboe in the Karl King Municipal Band for 30 years, played oboe and piano in the Fort Dodge Area Symphony for 55 years, has played piano for church since 1962 and started the bell choir at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in 1975.

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