Family

Wed
24
Oct

Birth announcement: Collins

Ryan and Samantha Collins of Harpers Ferry announce the birth of their son, Leo Markus Collins, born October 11, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 ozs. and measured 23 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins siblings, Dalen (3) and Rayna (1-1/2).

Grandparents are Mark and Nancy Reiser of Lansing and Mike and Teri Collins of Harpers Ferry. Great-grandparents are Dale and Elaine Reiser of Dorchester.

Wed
24
Oct

Birth announcement: Jacobson

Isaac and Christa Jacobson of Postville announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Kenneth Jacobson, born October 13, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 9 lbs. 10 ozs. and measured 22-3/4 inches in length at the time of his birth.

Grandparents are Guy and Sheryl Miner of Castalia and Mike and Jodi Jacobson of Clermont. Barbara Ungerer of Hawkeye is a great-grandparent.

Wed
17
Oct

65th wedding anniversary for John and Lorna Kerndt


Lorna and John Kerndt - then and now

John and Lorna (Severson) Kerndt of Waukon were married October 19, 1953. They plan to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a mass and a private family dinner.

The Kerndts have five children: John (Karen) Kerndt of Decorah, Tom (Beth) Kerndt of Waukon, Craig Kerndt of Waukon, Kari (Gary) Hammel of Waukon and Kristi (Robert) Campbell of Waukon. They have seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Cards and well-wishes may be sent to 205 9th Street NW, Waukon, IA 52172.
 

Wed
17
Oct

Walter and LaVon Germann 60th wedding anniversary


Then and now - LaVon and Walter Germann

Walter and LaVon Germann of Postville will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Walter Germann and LaVon Kurth were united in marriage October 22, 1958 and have four children, Lynn (Brian) Monroe, Jeff Germann (special friend Bridget), Karen (Gary) Crawford and their son, Kevin Germann, who is with them in spirit.

In honor of the occasion, cards may be sent to 752 Woodchuck Drive, Postville, IA 52162.
 

Wed
17
Oct

Carlton Christianson to celebrate 80th birthday


Carlton Christianson

An open house birthday celebration in honor of Carlton Christianson’s 80th birthday is scheduled for Saturday, October 20 from 1-4 p.m.

The celebration will take place at the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank basement meeting room located at 201 West Main in Waukon. Everyone is invited to attend.
 

Wed
17
Oct

Birth announcement: Kemp

Rachel and Ian Kemp of Decorah announce the birth of their daughter, Alayna Louise Kemp, born September 23, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, MN. She weighed 4 lbs. 11 ozs. and measured 17-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins a sister, Maci (4).

Grandparents are Steve and Amy Marlow of Independence and Tom and Judy Kemp of Decorah. Great-grandparents are Cyril and Shirley Larkin of Waukon, and Jan and Al Kemp-Isen and the late Louis Kemp of Harpers Ferry.

Wed
17
Oct

Birth announcement: Jannsen

Jacob Jannsen and Morgan Stegen of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Judah Sylvan Jannsen, born October 9, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs. and measured 20-1/2 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins a brother, Elijah (3).

Grandparents are Jeff and Janet Jannsen of Waukon, Mikki Stegen of Lansing and Marty Stegen of Greencastle, PA. Great-grandparents are Wayne Johnson of Waukon, Denis and Marlene Welch of Lansing and Lela and Carol Blagsvedt of Houston, MN.

Wed
10
Oct

Connie Luster to celebrate 90th birthday October 13

The family of Connie Luster will be hosting an open house celebration in honor of her 90th birthday Saturday, October 13 from 12-3 p.m. The open house will be held at the Legion Hall in Harpers Ferry.

Connie’s 90th birthday is September 27. Cards and well wishes may also be sent to her at Thornton Manor, P.O. Box 700, Lansing, IA 52151.
 

Wed
10
Oct

Carlton Christianson 80th birthday celebration October 20

An open house birthday celebration in honor of Carlton Christianson’s 80th birthday is scheduled for Saturday, October 20 from 1-4 p.m. at the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank basement meeting room located at 201 West Main in Waukon. Everyone is invited to attend.
 

Wed
10
Oct

Birth announcement: Thorstenson

Elsa Thorstenson
Elsa Thorstenson

Jon and Serene Thorstenson announce the birth of their daughter, Elsa Sophia Thorstenson, born October 13, 2017 in Shanghai, P.R. China. She weighed 9 lbs. 3.3 ozs. and measured 20-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth. Elsa will be baptized October 14, 2018. Sponsors are Darren and Kelly O’Connor.

Grandparents are Virgil and Debbie Thorstenson of Monona and Zhao Rongqiang and Gu Chengying of Shanghai.

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