Family

Wed
18
May

Gary and Jean Gilbertson 50th wedding anniversary

Jean and Gary Gilbertson, then and now
Jean and Gary Gilbertson, then and now
Jean and Gary Gilbertson, then and now

Gary and Jean (Howes) Gilbertson of Waterville will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Gary and Jean exchanged vows May 27, 1972 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon.  A family vacation with children and grandchildren is being planned to celebrate the occasion.

They are the parents of Amy (Mark Jackson) Gilbertson of San Marcos, TX, Jessica (Adam) Krause of McCallsburg and Nick Gilbertson of Boone.  They have three grandchildren, Nora, Mia and Henry Krause.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to the couple at 1508 Mayflower Drive, Waterville, IA 52170.

Wed
18
May

90th birthday open house for Lorraine “Sis” Sacquitne

Lorraine Sacquitne
Lorraine Sacquitne

Lorraine “Sis” Sacquitne of Decorah will be celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house Saturday, May 21 from 1-3 p.m. at the Decorah VFW, 104 State Street, Decorah, IA 52101. No gifts are requested.

Cards and well wishes may be sent to 2739 Clay Hill Road, Decorah, IA 52101.
 

Wed
18
May

Birth announcement: Welsh

Olivia Welsh
Olivia Welsh

Clayton and Brooke Welsh of Lansing announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Jane Welsh, born April 12, 2022 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 ozs. and measured 19-3/4 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins sisters, Emery (5), Gabrielle (4) and Madelyn (18 months).

Grandparents are Deb and Jeff Olson of Iowa City, Larry and Cathy Hudson of Centerville and Gary and Kim Welsh of Lansing. Great-grandparents are Duane and Marian Meier and Esther Welsh and the late William Welsh, all of Lansing.

Wed
18
May

Birth announcement: Snitker

Carter and Jasmine Snitker of Farmersburg announce the birth of their daughter, Layne Katherine Snitker, born May 5, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. and measured 20 inches in length at the time of her birth.

Grandparents are Quentin and Jenny Schutte of Luana, Kevin Stocker of Elkhart, Michelle Kishman of McGregor, Robert Snitker of Rossville and Kurt Kishman of Farmersburg. Great-grandparents are Kermit and Cathy White of Postville, Ken and Kathy Stocker of Morning Sun, Sharon Costello of Lansing and Mel Kishman of Farmersburg.

Wed
18
May

Birth announcement: Mohn

Jacob Mohn and MaKenna Snitker of Farmersburg announce the birth of their daughter, Wryglie Jo Noele Mohn, born May 5, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 6 lbs. 11 ozs. and measured 20 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins a sister, Gracelyn Jones (8), and a brother, Brekken Mohn (3).

Grandparents are Mary Jo and Roger Mohn of Lansing, Michelle Kishman of Marquette, Robert Snitker of Rossville and Kurt Kishman of Farmersburg.
 

Wed
11
May

Maria Magner and Rory Deol welcome daughter, Winona

Photo by www.blissphotographymn.com.
Photo by www.blissphotographymn.com.

Maria Magner and Rory Deol announce the birth of their daughter, Winona Kaur Magner. She was born February 14, 2022 at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Winona, or Nona as she is fondly called, was 5 lbs. 14 ozs. and measured 19 inches long at birth.

The family’s first child, Freya Rose Magner, turns two in June. They currently reside in Tulsa, OK, where Rory completed his doctoral training last summer to become a Medical Examiner.

Maria is the daughter of Jim and Rose Magner of Waukon. Rory is the son of Harbans Deol and Kathy Devine, formerly of Iowa City. In late 2021, Maria was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The family temporarily relocated to Rochester, MN, where they could receive care from experts in cancer treatment during the pregnancy. After almost two months of radiation and chemotherapy, Winona was born. She spent nine days in the NICU but is now thriving.

Wed
11
May

John and Eunice Kolowinski 70th wedding anniversary

Eunice and John Kolowinski of Marion are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. John Kolowinski and Eunice Hawkins married May 17, 1952 in Waukon. Their daughters are Rose Kolowinski, Linda Ross, Cindy Frederickson and Tammy Allgor, all of Marion.

An open house hosted by their daughters will be held Saturday, May 21 from 1-4 p.m. at the Eagle Ridge Community Building, 1285 Red Fox Way in Marion. In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 1739 Huron Drive, Marion, IA 52302. The couple requests no gifts.
 

Wed
11
May

Birth announcement: Hernandez

Veronica Santoyo and Mario Hernandez of Postville announce the birth of their son, Mateo Julian Hernandez, born April 27, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 ozs. and measured 19 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins a sister, Sophia Hernandez (2).

Grandparents are Amber Beckman and Jesus Vargas of Postville and Laurie and Brian Dahl of Ossian. Great-grandparents are Bonnie Stifel of Postville and Clifford Harnack of Ossian.

Wed
04
May

John and Eunice Kolowinski 70th wedding anniversary

John and Eunice Kolowinski
John and Eunice Kolowinski

Eunice and John Kolowinski of Marion are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. John Kolowinski and Eunice Hawkins married May 17, 1952 in Waukon. Their daughters are Rose Kolowinski, Linda Ross, Cindy Frederickson and Tammy Allgor, all of Marion.

An open house hosted by their daughters will be held Saturday, May 21 from 1-4 p.m. at the Eagle Ridge Community Building, 1285 Red Fox Way in Marion. In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 1739 Huron Drive, Marion, IA 52302. The couple requests no gifts.
 

Wed
27
Apr

Thea Meyer, Austin Troendle to exchange vows May 7

Austin Troendle and Thea Meyer
Austin Troendle and Thea Meyer

Don and Mary Meyer and Jeremy and Lana Troendle, all of Waukon, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Thea Meyer and Austin Troendle, both of Waukon. The couple will exchange vows Saturday, May 7, 2022 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon.

The bride-to-be is a 2015 graduate of Waukon High School and a 2018 graduate of Upper Iowa University in Fayette with her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is a first grade teacher at St. Patrick School in Waukon.

The groom-to-be is a 2013 graduate of Waukon High School and a 2017 graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids with Bachelor’s degrees in Athletic Training and Strength & Conditioning. He also earned his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Clarke University in Dubuque in 2020. He is a physical therapist/athletic trainer at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.

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