Anniversaries from August 2011
Tom and Esther Schrader
Tom and Esther Shrader of Le Mars celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 28, 2011. Tom Shrader and Esther Sherlock were married Aug. 28, 1971, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens. They have three children: Jim Shrader and Sherry Shrader, both of Le Mars, and Chad and his wife, Myka, of Arizona. They have three grandchildren, Whitney Boettger and Justus Shrader, both of Le Mars, and Ella Shrader of Arizona...
Mike and Kathy Rollins
Mike and Kathy Rollins of rural Le Mars observed their 30th wedding anniversary Aug. 22, 2011. The couple will celebrate their anniversary with a gathering of family and friends for a BBQ at their home Saturday, Sept. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. Hosting the event will be their children: Sam and Shannon Gerhardt of Sioux Falls, S.D., Trista Rollins and Chris Hodgson of Le Mars, and Kristina and Brad McKinney of Le Mars. ...
Jim and Mary Lea Harpenau
Jim and Mary Lea Harpenau, of Remsen, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. A mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with an open house to follow at the Golden Pheasant in Remsen starting at 6:30 p.m...
Barry Sr. and Julie Sitzmann
Barry Sr. and Julie Sitzmann of Le Mars will observe their 25th wedding anniverary Aug. 23, 2011. The silver event was celebrated with a small celebration at their home. Barry Sitzmann Sr. and Julie Harms were married Aug. 23, 1986, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars...
Dave and Shirley Vander Hamm
Dave and Shirley Vander Hamm, Remsen, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 27, 2011. A family celebration is being planned for later this year. Dave Vander Hamm and Shirley Johnson were married Aug. 27, 1961, in Pierson. Their children are Scott (Melissa) Vander Hamm of Ingalls, Kan., and Stacy (Neil) Frost of Marshall, Minn. Their four grandchildren are Jhett and Logan Vander Hamm and Landon and Salem Frost...
Melvin and Joan Plueger
Melvin and Joan Plueger of rural Le Mars observed their 45th wedding anniversary Aug. 19, 2011. No special celebration is planned. Melvin Plueger and Joan Tammen were married Aug. 19, 1966, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Craig. They have one daughter, Laurie and Mark Schweitzberger of Kingsley, and two grandchildren, Jacob and Jordyn...
Hugh and Carol Boylan
Hugh and Carol Boylan of Le Mars will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 10, 2011. The couple was honored with a surprise celebration with their family, including a limousine ride and dinner at Archie's Waeside in Le Mars Aug. 5. The couple has four children: Christie and Tim Graettinger of Cherokee, Wendy Boylan of Le Mars, Julie and Chris Arens of Remsen and Scott and Mona Boylan of Le Mars. ...
Dennis and Peggy Dirks
Dennis and Peggy Dirks of Le Mars celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary while in Cancun, Mexico, and with a family dinner in Des Moines. Dennis Dirks and Peggy Wagner were married June 26, 1971, a the First United Methodist Church in Brookings, S.D...
Dale and Deb Kroeger
Dale and Deb Kroeger of Merrill will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at the Le Mars Municipal Park Shelterhouse, starting at 6 p.m. Hosting the silver event will be their children: Tiffany and Leo Brennan and their children, Hannah, Michael, Evan, and Connor of Le Mars; Courtney and Les Clark and their children, Emma and Quinley of Le Mars; and NIck Kroeger of Merrill...
Larry and Linda Hamer
Larry and Linda Hamer of Le Mars will observe their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 7, 2011. They will be celebrating the ruby event with their family. Larry Hamer and LInda Yeschick were married Aug. 7, 1971, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn...