Category Archives: Anniversaries

McFarland – 50

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Cliff and Nancy McFarland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an Open House on Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 1-5 PM at the Rusty Pig, 216 Main Street in La Porte City.
Cliff McFarland and Nancy Neuman were married on November 13, 1965, in La Porte City. They have two children, Randy (Lisa) McFarland of Sabin, MN and Jane (Mike) Whittlesey of La Porte City and three grandchildren, Caitlan Schoenberger of La Porte City and Emma and Zachary McFarland of Sabin, MN.
No invitations are being sent, and no gifts are requested.

Barz – 25

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Melanie and Jim Barz will be celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary with an Open House (6-8 PM) & Dance (8-11 PM) at the La Porte City Golf Club on Friday, November 20, 2015.
Melanie Duello and Jim Barz were married on November 10, 1990 at Grace Lutheran Church in Waterloo.
They are blessed with three daughters: Erica, Lauren and Jackie.
No invitations are being sent and the couple requests no gifts.

Schmitz – 50

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Mike and Carolyn Schmitz of La Porte City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an
open house Saturday, October 17 from 5-8 PM at the La Porte City Golf Club. Carolyn Lewis and Michael Schmitz were married September 18, 1965 at Immaculate Conception Church, Gilbertville.
They are the parents of two children, Chris (Julie) Schmitz and Carrie (Shane) Neil, both of La Porte City. They are grandparents to Paige (Neil) Johnson, Vince Neil, Dylan, Nicole and Jordan Schmitz and great-grandparents to Karsen Neil.
No invitations will be sent and the couple requests no gifts; your presence is enough.

Bergmeier – 45

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Bill and Janice (Hess) Bergmeier of La Porte City are celebrating 45 years of marriage with an open house in their honor. The couple was married on September 12, 1970 in Dysart, Iowa. Their family includes two daughters, Amy and David Griswold of La Porte City and Angela and Ryan Nottger of La Porte City. They are also blessed with seven grandchildren: Mackenzie, Jenna, Reid, and Tate Griswold and Naomi, Eli, and Andrew Nottger.
The open house will take place on Sunday, September 13 at the La Porte City Community Center from 2-4 PM. The public is welcome to attend.
Cards can be sent to 400 Bowers Ave., La Porte City, IA 50651.

Benda – 50

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Ken and Pat (Brown) Benda of La Porte City will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
The couple was married July 30, 1965, at the Brethren Church in Orange Township.
Their family includes two daughters, Chris and Brian Jesse of La Porte City and Pam and Dave Steinick of Dallas Center and one grandson, Gabriel Jesse of La Porte City.
Ken and Pat are retired from Ken’s Electronics, a La Porte City business the couple operated for over 30 years.