Category Archives: Birthdays

James Kullmer – 80


The family of James Kullmer of La Porte City would like the community to share in the celebration of Jim’s 80th birthday on January 23, with a card shower including any special memories, pictures or stories that you may have. Send them to 108 Pleasant Dr., La Porte City, IA 50651.
Jim was born on January 23, 1935, to Keith and Mildred (Weaver) Kullmer in Traer. He arrived during a snowstorm on his mother’s birthday and was placed wrapped up on the open oven door to keep him warm. He grew up in Traer and Geneseo before the family moved to La Porte City. He met and married Gretchen Thedens of Jesup in May of 1955. They have lived in the La Porte City area and farmed until his retirement.
Their children are Sheri and Jeff Lesh of La Porte City and James and Traci Kullmer of Blairstown. Also two sons, Dave and Kris are deceased. They have six granddaughters and 15 great-grandchildren.

Esther Greek – 90

Esther (Tobiason) Greek will celebrate her 90th birthday with her family.
Esther was born on December 4, 1924 to Henry and Anna Tobiason in Ciaro, Nebraska and was raised in Silver Creek Nebraska. She married Maurice Greek, also of Nebraska, on December 4, 1943.
She is the mother of Georgia, Roger (Judy) and Terry, of La Porte City, Delbert (Joyce) of Mesa, Arizona, and Berneita of Marietta, Georgia.
Esther is grandmother and great grandmother to many who love her very much.
To honor her, birthday cards can be sent to Esther Greek, 802 Sycamore, La Porte City, IA 50651.

James Harrill – 90

Harrill_Jim_webJames Harrill will celebrate his 90th birthday with a family dinner. He was born on October 31, 1924.
Along with his wife Ellen, family members include their children, sons Steven (deceased), Jim (Kris), Mitch, Todd, Rick and Brian; and daughters Vicki Pecenka, Vicki Earney and Sherri Blume. The couple has 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Birthday greetings may be sent to Sunrise Hill Care Center, 909 6th Street, Room 101, Traer, Iowa 50675.

Betty Schuman – 90


Betty Howland Schuman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House from 1-3 PM on Sunday, October 26 at the La Porte City Community Center, 300 1st Street, La Porte City.
Betty was born October 22, 1924 in Independence, IA, to Gertrude and Harvey Howland. She married Harding Schuman May 4, 1943; he passed away February 4, 2008.
Hosting the event will be her children: Beverly Palmer of La Porte City, Barbara (Wesley) Walker of Muscatine, James (Jan) Schuman of Waterloo and Jon (Cindy) Schuman of Fort Dodge. Her family also includes 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Best wishes can be sent to her at 406 Maple Street, La Porte City, IA 50651.

Ruth Beck – 80


The family and friends of Ruth Beck wish her a very happy 80th birthday!
Ruth was born on October 9, 1934. She and Don raised seven children on their family farm west of La Porte City. Ruth is well known in the area for her musical talent and her baking.
If you want to send your best wishes on this special birthday, please send them to Ruth Beck, General Delivery, Buckingham, Iowa 50612.