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Jim and Mary Lea Harpenau

Friday, August 26, 2011

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.

Hosting the golden event will be their children: Dale and Cindy Harpenau of Fort Smith, Ark., Jim and Kay (Harpenau) Buys of Ankeny, Al and Donna Harpenau of Russellville, Ark., Mark and Lisa Harpenau of Ankeny, Wayne and Julie Harpenau of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mike and Diane (Harpenau) Weydert of Humboldt, and Brad and Jill (Harpenau) Buckalew of Winterset.

They have 23 grandchildren: Allison, Elise, Ty and Grace Harpenau; Andy, Jacob and Emily Buys; Alaina, Mallory and Ryan Harpenau; Seth, Henri and Olivia Harpenau; Nathan, Mitchell and Katie Harpenau; Taylor, Morgan, Joe and Claire Weydert; and Haley, Braden and Bryce Buckalew.

Jim Harpenau and the former Mary Lea Pick were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, Oct. 21, 1961 by Father Leo Harpenau.

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