Category Archives: Anniversaries

Mehlert – 40

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Larry and Debra (Sparks) Mehlert will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married June 21, 1975 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in La Porte City.
Larry is manager at East Central Iowa Coop in La Porte City. Debra is a nurse at Covenant Clinic and works for Dr. Gerald Wait.
The Mehlerts’ family includes two sons and their wives who live in La Porte City- Bret and Christa; and Bart and Lisa.
They are also the grandparents of Lincoln, Ava, Coy, MacKenzie, Skyler and Sydney.
A family event to celebrate the anniversary is planned for a later date.

Crooks – 50

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Ron and Bev (Danne) Crooks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family on Mother’s Day with a trip to Des Moines to see the Lion King. They were married June 12, 1965, at the First Congregational Church in Sioux City.
Ron retired from the Union Community School District in 2002 after serving 37 years as a teacher, principal and superintendent, and Bev retired from the Belle Plaine Community School District in 2003. She served 31 years in education as a kindergarten teacher, preschool teacher and elementary guidance counselor.
Their family includes Jeff of La Porte CIty and Sara (Jim ) Primmer of Fairfax, Iowa. They are the grandparents of Kaylee and Brenton Johnson and Bastian, Katelyn and Myah Primmer.
In June they will host a get togehter with family and friends at their lake house on Holiday Lake near Brooklyn.

Hoyt – 70

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Oren and Gwen Hoyt will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary with a card shower.
Oren Hoyt and Gwen Fehl were married May 26, 1945, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Racine, Wisconsin.
Oren is a WWII Veteran. He also worked at Titus Mfg. in Waterloo and retired from La Porte City Waste Treatment Management. Mrs. Hoyt is a homemaker.
The couple have three children: Marilyn (Elmer) Meyer of Dysart, Jim (Pat) Hoyt of Johnston, IA, and David Hoyt of Asheville, N.C. They have six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
Cards can be sent to PO Box 175, La Porte City, IA 50651.

Albertsen – 40

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Randy and Deb Albertsen will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 26 with their family.

Randy Albertsen and Debra Palmer were married April 26, 1975 at the American Lutheran Church in La Porte City.

Their family includes Ryan Albertsen and Melissa Bradfield of Buckingham, their children Lane, Brynn, and Brad; Bob and Lindsay Pipho of Dysart, their children Paige, Dane, and Drew; and Ryder Albertsen of Dysart.

Duello – 50

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Diana and Roger Duello are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an Open House, hosted by their family, from 2-4 PM, Sunday, April 19th, at the Brandon Community Center, 802 Main Street, Brandon.
Diana Likens and Roger Duello were married April 24, 1965, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton.
Their family includes Wendy and John Hoffman of Urbana, Brenda Duello and Kirk Haefner of Cedar Rapids, Melanie and Jim Barz of La Porte City, and Dan and Robin Duello of Marion. They are also blessed with seven granddaughters and one great-granddaughter: Amanda (Mark) Bockholt & Addyson, Ashley (Brian) DeSloover, Erica, Lauren and Jackie Barz, and Georgie and Lila Duello.