Family

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16
Jul

Fossums to celebrate 50th anniversary

Bob and Karen Fossum will soon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. An open house will be held Saturday, July 26 in honor of the occasion from 5-8 p.m. at West Side Auto Sales in Waukon (1350 9th St. SW).

Wed
16
Jul

Marianne and Walter Mahr celebrate 60th anniversary

Their many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren helped Walter and Marianne Mahr celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a party at the home of Kris and Steve Stock in Dorchester Sunday, July 6. Their wedding day was July 10, 1954.

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16
Jul

Hagen family reunion July 20

Descendants of Gulbrand and Agnete Hagen, who came to Allamakee County from near Lillehammer, Norway in 1845, will gather Sunday, July 20 at “the Hagen Pond” (904 Waterville Road, Waterville). Events will begin with a potluck dinner at 12:30 p.m.
Anyone whose family tree includes any of the following people is welcome to attend:
Martha Hagen, who married Torkel Leikvold;
Peter Hagen, who married Ellen Paulson;
Hannah Hagen, who married John Fossum;
Christena Hagen, who married Otto Sorenson;
Halvor Hagen, who married Lizzie Bredock Osterholtz;
Nicoline Hagen, who married Louis Wellman;
Edward Hagen, who married Mary Salvison;
Otto Hagen, who married Minnie Johnson;
Albert Hagen, who married Karen Lyse;
Melvin Hagen, who married Marguerite Bannerman.
Bring old pictures, memories, handed down fun stories and renew family connections.

Wed
09
Jul

Birth announcement: Searcy

Scott and Kelly Searcy of Decorah announce the birth of their daughter, Tessa Faith Searcy, June 16, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 3 lbs. and measured 14 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins two sisters, Vivian (5) and Audrey (2).
Grandparents are Kristine and Dan Piedot of Harpers Ferry, Rebecca Searcy of Decorah and Tom and Pam Searcy of Independence. Great-grandparents are Darrell and Janet Koozer of Harpers Ferry, Jack and Norma Adams of Waucoma and Gary and Mary Lou Piedot of Knoxville, TN.

Wed
09
Jul

Birth announcement: Kauth

Meredith and Philip Kauth of Decorah announce the birth of their daughter, Lyla Elise Kauth, June 28, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 6 lbs., 15 ozs. and measured 20-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins one sister, Brynlee (3).
Grandparents are Bradley and Marcia Bassler of Waukesha, WI and Charles and Linda Kauth of Manitowoc, WI.

Wed
09
Jul

Birth announcement: Waters

Emily Byrnes and Josh Waters of Waukon announce the birth of their son, James Joshua Waters, June 27, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 ozs. and measured 20-1/4 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins one sibling, Jorden (1).
Grandparents are Loran Waters, Kelly Smerud,  Breigha Funk and Randy Funk. Great-grandparents are Sandy and Bob McCoy and Iris and Earl Waters.

Wed
09
Jul

Birth announcement: Kurth

Chris Kurth and Ali Werger announce the birth of their daughter, Kira Alana Kurth, May 24, 2014 at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. She weighed 8 lbs., 3 ozs. and measured 20-3/4 inches in length at the time of her birth.
Grandparents are Lyle and Brenda Kurth, Patricia Rogness, Cathy Werger and the late Alan Werger. Great-grandparents are Francis and Carol Schoulte, Dean Werger, Darrell Rogness and Gilbert and Gene Kurth.

Wed
09
Jul

Martin, Griffin to wed Oct. 11

Kayla Martin and Christopher Griffin, both of Deerfield, WI, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. They plan to exchange vows October 11 in Cambridge, WI.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Duane and Robin Martin of Cambridge, WI and the granddaughter of Carol and the late Lloyd Martin of Waukon. She graduated in 2013 with a degree in Business Management.
The groom-elect is the son of James and Lorraine Griffin of Fort Atkinson, WI. He earned a degree in Diesel Mechanics in 2013.

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09
Jul

Decker, Ludeking to wed July 26

Sonya Mae Decker of Waukon, daughter of Steven and Paula Decker of Harpers Ferry, will join hands in marriage with Clint Clifton Ludeking of Waukon, son of Darlene Wild of Waukon and Clay Yearous of Monona.
A private ceremony will be held in rural Lansing July 26. A reception and dance will be held following the ceremony at T.J. Hunters Banquet Hall in Lansing.
Grandparents of the happy couple are Sharon Decker, Carlton Christianson and Arlene Yearous, all of Waukon.

Wed
09
Jul

WHS Class of 1969 reunion

The 45-year reunion of Waukon Senior High’s Class of 1969 will be held at the Waukon Golf and Country Club Saturday, July 19 with a social hour from 4-6 p.m. and a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by music and socializing until 1 a.m.
Class members are asked to bring their cameras and smartphones since the reunion committee has decided not to have a formal portrait taken. Class members will gather as a group and take large group photos and small group photos as needed the night of the reunion.
For more information, contact Gloria (Sander) Payne at 563-586-2045 or Janet (Winters) Beneke at 563-497-3277.

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