Family

Wed
12
Aug

Brink, Choplick to wed Aug. 29

Allison Brink of Waukon and Jamie Choplick of Atkins announce their upcoming wedding. The couple will be married in an outdoor service at Zalmona Presbyterian Church August 29.
Parents of the bride are Jeff Brink and Susan Gavle of Waukon. Parents of the groom are Andrew Choplick of Waverly and Terri Ham of Atkins.
The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Waukon Senior High School and a 2013 graduate of Kirkwood Community College. The groom-elect is a 2007 graduate of Benton Community School and is employed at ADM in Cedar Rapids.
The couple has made their home in Atkins with their two children, Jake and Brooklyn.
 

Wed
12
Aug

Waukon High School graduates gather for 75-year reunion

Graduates of Waukon High School’s Class of 1940 held their 75-year reunion Saturday, June 20. They met for a noon luncheon at Gus and Tony’s restaurant in Waukon, followed by reminiscing and storytelling of their early years and remembering their teachers like Cora Riggemeier, David Flage, Mary Johnson and Marie Olson. They talked about how in order to continue their education past eighth grade, rural students had to rent a room in town for five school days for a dollar a week before school buses were available, bringing most of their food from home for the week. Many also worked in local stores during holidays for 15 to 17 cents per hour. There were 93 graduates in the class and 17 are still living.

Wed
12
Aug

Anderson-Busness reunion Aug. 23

The Anderson-Busness family reunion will be held Sunday, August 23 at the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank Community Room, 201 West Main Street, Waukon.
A potluck dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. with broasted chicken, plates, cups, utensils and beverages provided. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert to share.
All family members are invited. Local family members are asked to invite their immediate family who do not reside in the area. A short meeting will follow the dinner with the opportunity to share new information to update the family history.
 

Wed
12
Aug

Livingood reunion September 20

The annual reunion of the descendants of Edwin and Mathilda (Pechia) Livingood will be held in the Community Room of Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank in Waukon Sunday, September 20.
The meal will start at 12 noon. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a dish to pass for the potluck and table service. Drinks will be provided.
After lunch, those in attendance will be asked to tell stories beginning with “I remember...” Those who wish to write their stories down for someone else to read aloud are welcome to do so.
The Livingood Family Cookbooks will arrive for Thanksgiving.

Wed
05
Aug

Birth announcement: Kohlenberg

Meghan and Chad Kohlenberg of Dubuque announce the birth of their son, Teague Thomas Kohlenberg, July 5, 2015 in Dubuque. He weighed 9 lbs., 4 ozs. and measured 22 inches in length at the time of his birth.
Grandparents are Joan and Tom Fritz of Waukon and Eileen and Lynn Kohlenberg of Bellevue.

Wed
05
Aug

Birth announcement: Hagen

Lisa and Erik Hagen of Waterville announce the birth of their son, Mark Andrew Hagen, July 23, 2015 at the Open Door Birth Center in Westby, WI. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 ozs. and measured 21-3/4 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins three siblings, Michael (13), Katherine (9) and Hannah (7).
Grandparents are Elmo and Sheri Hagen of Waterville and Willard and Marsha Bieber of Waukon. Great-grandmother is Viola Moen of Waukon.

Wed
05
Aug

Sickles, Cole to wed September 5

Floyd (Bob) Sickles Jr. and Julee Seeley, both of Lansing, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jennifer Sickles, to Danny Cole Jr., son of Dan Cole Sr. of Lansing and Connie Cole of Waukon. The couple plans to exchange vows at 3:30 p.m. September 5 in their barn in rural Lansing. A reception and dance will be held following the ceremony at TJ Hunter’s Banquet Hall in Lansing.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Kee High School, a 2011 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and a 2013 graduate of Upper Iowa University. She is currently employed as the Program Coordinator at TASC, Inc. in Waukon.
The groom-elect is a 1996 graduate of Kee High School and is the owner of Cole’s Auto Repair in Lansing.

Wed
05
Aug

Gerald and Diane Piittmann celebrate 50th anniversary

Gerald and Diane (LeSage) Piittmann of Waukon were married July 31, 1965 in Morris, MN. They celebrated the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation to Sedona, AZ in July.
They have two children, Jason (Jamie) Piittmann of Kewaskum, WI and Jill (Bill) Poock of Kalona. They also have six grandchildren, Anna, Lia and Dane Piittmann and Kaitlin, Alivia and Emma Poock.
Cards and well wishes may be sent to 609 Second Ave. NW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Wed
05
Aug

William and Colleen Wuebker to celebrate 50th anniversary

William and Colleen Wuebker of West Bend will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary August 14. Bill and Colleen (Gruber) Wuebker were married August 14, 1965 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waukon.
An early celebration with mostly family started with a special Mass July 11 and a dinner hosted by their children, Jon Paul (Natalia) Wuebker of Dighton, MA, Tim Wuebker of Olathe, KS, and Maree Wuebker (Roger)Meyers of Pensacola, FL, along with their six grandchildren.
Cards and well wishes may be sent to P.O. Box 426, West Bend, IA 50597.
 

Wed
05
Aug

Koenig family reunion Aug. 15

Descendents of Charlotte and Wilhelm Konig, who came from Germany in 1872 (children - Louisa Kaiser, Rosina Ruckdaschel, Louis Koenig, Minnie Poesch, Mary Schroeder, William Koenig, Lena Christofferson, Fred Koenig), are invited to a family reunion Saturday, August 15 at the centennial farm of Laurie and Mike Tallman, 1218 120th Avenue, Castalia.
Guests may arrive at 4 p.m. Shuttle service will be available to the cabin in the woods for a potluck supper beginning at 5 p.m.
Activities will include walking trails, yard games, cookbook distribution and catch-and-release fishing at Lake Ruby  with parental supervision. Fireworks will be at 9 p.m.
Guests are asked to bring their own beverages, lawn chairs and fishing poles.
 

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