Family

Wed
24
Aug

Birth announcement: Iverson

TJ and Tatum Iverson of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Ethan Lane Iverson, born August 10, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 6 lbs. 14 ozs. and measured 20 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins siblings, Evan (8), Levi (6) and Ellis (4).

Grandparents are Phil and Wendy Norton of Waukon, and Steve and Cindy Iverson of Waukon. Mary Ann Burke of Waukon is a great-grandmother.
 

Wed
24
Aug

Halverson family reunion picnic held at City Park

A reunion picnic was held recently at the Waukon City Park for the families of Lynn and Virginia (Winter) Halverson. Those attending included Jeane Dertinger; Jim and Julie Halverson; Sherry Bechtel; Jerry Halverson; Bonnie Iseli; Kim and Kevin Honn; Wende, Shane and Macy Taylor; Jeff, Karen and Bryan Beisker; Jackie Halverson and Randy Nesbit; Breanna, Justin, Jerrison and Janessa Sommer; Jodie, Glenn, Sabrina and Whitney Manning; Jon, Elizabeth, Hayden, Hailey and Harper Halverson; Michael, Melissa and Maddy Bechtel; Alex Bechtel and Matt Lamos; Nicky, Kurt and Ariel Denner; Angie and Larry Plaht; Michael Frieden and MaKayla; Dan, Sandy and Dekota Bechtel; Hailey Bechtel and Eston Klingeman; Jessica Meyer; Kersten Meyer; Brett and Kiersten Meyer; Jaden Meyer; Braxton Johnson; Amy, Keith, Kale and Kennedy McCormick; Mitch and Archer Halverson; Cody and Wyatt Honn; and Jolene, Kennedy, Khloe and Kaaden Grant.
 

Wed
17
Aug

Jerry and Judy Sommer 60th wedding anniversary

Judy and Jerry Sommer
Judy and Jerry Sommer

Jerry and Judy (Cooper)  Sommer of Waukon are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple exchanged wedding vows at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Waukon August 19, 1962. They have four sons, Joel (Teresa), Jeff (Amy), James (Diane) and Jason (Dacia), in addition to having 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A small celebration with family is planned.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 618 Iron Mine Drive NW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Wed
17
Aug

John and Janan Prohaski 65th wedding anniversary


Janan and John Prohaski, then and now

Submitted photos.

John and Janan (Cahalan) Prohaski of Mason City, previously of Waukon, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple married June 29, 1957 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mason City. They recently celebrated their wedding anniversary with family.

The couple’s children include Judy Wedeking of Minnesota City, MN, Kaye Regan of Jacksonville, FL and Doug Prohaski of Minneapolis, MN. They also have many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 1343 South Louisiana Avenue, Mason City, IA  50401.

Wed
17
Aug

Lawrence and Marsha Benda 50th wedding anniversary


Marsha and Lawrence Benda, then and now

Submitted photos.

Lawrence and Marsha (Welper) Benda of Waukon are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple married August 19, 1972 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lycurgus.

The couple’s children invite friends and family to join them in celebrating the occasion with a card shower. Cards and well wishes may be sent to 22 2nd Avenue SW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Wed
17
Aug

Birth announcement: Gonzales

Aaron Gonzales and Alexyess Rosendahl of Waverly announce the birth of their daughter, Raya-Lynne Marie Gonzales, born August 4, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 6 lbs. 9 ozs. and measured 19-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth.

Wed
17
Aug

Birth announcement: Vine

Mollie Ward and Parker Vine of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Hadley JoAnn Vine, born August 5, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs. 2 ozs. and measured 19-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth.

Grandparents are Shelly and Randy Vine of Waukon and Sherri and Bob Ward of Luana.

Wed
17
Aug

Birth announcement: Bell

Marcus and Alyssa Bell of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Scarlett Rosa Bell, born August 10, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 ozs. and measured 20 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins siblings, Samara (7) and Sebastian (4).

Grandparents are David and Julie Bell of Waukon, Olivia Bell of Waukon, and Juan and Rebecca Rosas of Lansing. Arden Sprain of La Crosse, WI is a great-grandparent.

Wed
10
Aug

Birth announcement: Melcher

Braxton Melcher
Braxton Melcher

Jared and Brianna Melcher of Lancaster, WI announce the birth of their son, Braxton James Melcher, born July 20, 2022 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, WI. He weighed 7 lbs. 12 ozs. and measured 20-1/2 inches in length at his birth.

Grandparents are Jeff and Sara Melcher of Waukon, Brian and Chris Koth of Elkport, and Brian and Lori Gardner of Lancaster, WI. Great-grandparents are Roger and Karen Melcher of Harpers Ferry, Ralph and Diane Mohn of Harpers Ferry, Wayne and Arlene Junk of Cassville, WI, and the late Monroe and the late Wilma Gardner of Glen Haven, WI.

Wed
10
Aug

Paul and Maxine Horsfall 70th wedding anniversary

Maxine and Paul Horsfall
Maxine and Paul Horsfall

Paul and Maxine Horsfall of Lansing are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple married at the Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien, WI August 14, 1952. They were blessed with two sons, Paul Jr. and the late Jon David.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to P.O. Box 321, Lansing, IA 52151.

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