Family

Wed
07
Jul

Bulman reunion is July 18

The 62nd annual reunion of the Bulman, Hartley and Beardmore families is slated for Sunday, July 18 at the Community Center in Eitzen, MN. A potluck meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. with a meeting to follow.

The five Bulman ancestors who came to America from Little Thetford, England in the 1850s were Thomas, George, William, John and their sister, Mary Bulman Sadler. All descendants of these early settlers are cordially invited to attend this reunion meal.

Beverages will be provided. Those planning to attend are asked to bring food to share, their own table service, family pictures and stories. This year a scanner will be available for copying photos, negatives and slides. There will also be room behind the center to show off collector vehicles and there will be door prizes.

A Sunday morning church service will be held at the family’s “home church,” Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church located in rural New Albin, at 9 a.m.

Wed
30
Jun

Emily Goddard and Shawn Gelo to exchange vows July 23, 2022


Shawn Gelo and Emily Goddard

Rob and Julie Goddard of Chicago, IL, parents of the bride-to-be, and Larry and JoAnn Gelo of Waukon, parents of the groom-to-be, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Emily Goddard and Shawn Gelo.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of the University of Iowa in Iowa City with a degree in French and Anthropology, in addition to achieving a Masters degree in Elementary Education. She is employed as a fourth grade teacher at Mendota Elementary in Madison, WI.

The groom-to-be is a graduate of the University of Iowa in Iowa City with a degree in Management Information Systems (MIS). He is employed as the Information Technology (IT) Director for the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Nursing.

The couple will exchange vows Saturday, July 23, 2022 near Madison, WI.
 

Wed
30
Jun

60th wedding anniversary for Rod and Evonne Bloxham


Evonne and Rod Bloxham, then and now

The family of Rod and Evonne (Odegard) Bloxham is celebrating the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary with a card shower. Rod Bloxham and Evonne Odegard were united in marriage July 8, 1961 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, Waterville.

The couple has three children, Julie (Mike), Sheri (Jeff) and Jodi, as well as six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Due to illness, a private renewal of vows and celebration with immediate family will take place July 10, 2021.

Cards and well wishes may be sent to 1203 Mallard Street, Lansing, IA 52151.
 

Wed
30
Jun

Birth announcement: McKee

Mike and Kaley McKee of Waukon announce the birth of their twin daughters, Fern Margaret McKee and Mabel Lynn McKee, born June 7, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Fern weighed 4 lbs. and measured 18 inches in length and Mabel weighed 4 lbs. 11 ozs. and measured 18-1/2 inches in length at the time of their births.

Grandparents are Jack and Cindy Heffern of Harpers Ferry, Diane McKee of Waukon and Dean McKee of Lansing. Great-grandparents are Don and Joan Ewing of Lansing, Carol Schaefer of Lansing and Ron and Carol Opfer of Waukon.

Wed
30
Jun

Birth announcement: Mara

Kyle and Ashley Mara of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Landen Mara, born June 23, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 4 lbs. 14 ozs. and measured 17-3/4 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins siblings, Jayden (13), Bradley (10), Riley (9) and Hayley (3).

Julie Mooney of Waukon is a grandparent. Audrey Mara of Prairie du Chien, WI is a great-grandparent.

Wed
23
Jun

Birth announcement: Votsmier

Mace Votsmier
Mace Votsmier

Leeta and Scott Votsmier of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Mace LeRoy Votsmier, born June 11, 2021 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. He weighed 7 lbs. 2 ozs. and measured 20 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins a sister, Henley (21 months).

Grandparents are Dan and Jane Sivesind and Chuck and Lois Votsmier, all of Waukon. Great-grandparents are Frank and Carol Sivesind of Waukon.

Wed
23
Jun

Haley Teske and Austin Day to exchange vows

Haley Teske and Austin Day
Haley Teske and Austin Day

The parents of Haley Teske and Austin Day announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tim and Rhonda Teske of Eldora and her grandparents are Evelyn and the late Mervin Reifschneider of Hubbard and Nancy and the late Marvin Teske of Eldora.

The bride-to-be is a 2021 graduate of Iowa State University in Ames with a major in Agriculture Studies and minors in Animal Science and Agronomy.

The groom-to-be is the son of Adam and Barbie Kossman and Erich and Meghan Welter and his grandparents are Michael Day of Prairie du Chien, WI, Kay Day of Seneca, WI, Roy and Kathy Kossman of Prairie du Chien, Linda and the late Steven Welter of Prairie du Chien and John and Betty Cooley of Bagley, WI. The groom-to-be is a 2020 graduate of Iowa State University in Ames with a major in Agronomy and a minor in Animal Science, and he is employed with Summit Farms. The couple will exchange vows in June and reside in Eldora.

Wed
23
Jun

Jenna Rosendahl and Jason Collins to wed

Jason Collins and Jenna Rosendahl
Jason Collins and Jenna Rosendahl

Jenna Rosendahl and Jason Collins announce their engagement and upcoming wedding to take place at an outdoor ceremony in Eitzen, MN July 10, 2021.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jill and Darryl Sharon and Anthony Rosendahl. She is employed as a medical lab technician at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.

The groom-to-be is the son of John and Von Collins. He is employed as a mechanic with Decorah Chevrolet. The couple will reside in Waukon.

Wed
23
Jun

WHS Class of 1961 to meet

The Waukon High School Class of 1961 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 25 at Lids in Waukon. Additional planning for the class reunion to be held September 18 will be discussed.

Wed
16
Jun

Bob and Terri Lyford 50th wedding anniversary

Bob and Terri Lyford
Bob and Terri Lyford

The family of Bob and Terri Lyford of Waukon is celebrating the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary with a card shower. The couple was united in marriage June 19, 1971 at First Baptist Church in Bloomington, IN.

They have two daughters, Karen (Jim) Kornelsen and Sue Lyford, and six grandchildren: Laura, Bekah, Nate, Maria, Kaiden and Savanah.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 446 Fourth Street SE, Waukon, IA 52172.

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