Family

Wed
27
Jan

Birth announcement: Rixen

Erin and Jordan Rixen of Bennet, NE announce the birth of their daughter, Elin Kelly Rixen, November 11, 2015. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 ozs., and measured 20.5 inches at her birth. Elin joins brothers Flynn (7) and Fletcher (5).
Grandparents are Jenette and Keith Schulte of Dorchester, and Debbie and Jim Rixen of Waukon. Great-grandparents are Frannie and Bill Byrnes of Waukon, and Robert Cetin of North River Side, IL.

Wed
27
Jan

Votsmier, Palmer to marry February 6

Jen Votsmier and Lars Palmer, both of Waukon, announce their engagement and upcoming nuptials February 6, 2016 at the St. Patrick Church in Waukon.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Chuck and Lois Votsmier of Waukon, and a 2003 graduate of Waukon Senior High School. She earned her AAS degree in Culinary Arts from Kirkwood Community College in 2006, and is currently employed at Veterans Memorial Hospital as a CDM/Cook. Her grandparents are Rita and the late Bill Votsmier of Waukon, and the late George and Bertha Klas of New Vienna.
The groom-elect is the son of Mark and Deb Palmer of Waukon, and a 2000 graduate of Waukon Senior High School. He received is BS degree in Ag Systems Technology from Iowa State University in 2004, and is currently employed on the family farm. His grandparents are Wayne and Sandy Fish of Waukon, and the late Lee and Barbara Palmer and Howard Bergeson, all of Waukon.

Tue
19
Jan

Birth announcement: McCormick

Trent and Jayne McCormick of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Griffin Francis McCormick, January 13, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs. 4 ozs. and measured 20 inches in length at his birth. Griffin joins siblings Gabe (7), Grant (4) and Genevieve (2).
Grandparents are Jack and Diane Allison, Bob McCormick, and Carmen McCormick and John Farley, all of Waukon. Great-grandparents are Francis and Kathryn Stortz, Irene Allison and Jeanette McCormick, all of Waukon.
 

Tue
19
Jan

Birth announcement: Smith

Katrina Trappe and Cory Smith of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Nora Emmalynn Smith, January 8, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 ozs., and measured 19-3/4 inches at her birth.
Grandmother is Dawn Smith of Waterville. Great-grandparents include Aldean Dietrich of Frankville and Diane Cowell of Monona. Great-great-grandmother is Della Cowell of Luana.

Tue
19
Jan

Birth announcement: Spors

Emily and Jesse Spors of Marion announce the birth of their son, Karter Joseph Spors, December 9, 2015 at St. Luke's Birth Care Center, Cedar Rapids. He weighed 9 lbs. 4.2 ozs., and measured 21 inches at his birth.
Grandparents are Mark and Barb Howe of Waukon, and Steve and the late Teresa Spors of Ettrick, WI.

Tue
19
Jan

Agnes Anderson celebrating her birthday January 22

Agnes Magdaline Johnson Anderson will be celebrating a "special" birthday Friday, January 22. Helping her celebrate will be her husband of 69 years, Bob; their children, Linda (Dean) Krambeer, Larry (Maggie) Anderson and Lori (Randy) Hesse; eight grandchildren, Cori (Kevin), Dena (Bob), Tom (Kelsey), Russ (Elsa), Josh (Jessica), Zach (Alissa), Heath (Jill) and Heidi (Chris); and nine great-grandchildren, Amelia, Max, Kathryn, Henley, Thea, Solveig, Sid, Veda and Grady.
Cards may be sent to:
110 Twelfth Avenue NW
Waukon, IA 52172.
 

Wed
13
Jan

Birth announcement: Kofoed

Michelle and Jason Kofoed of Marion announce the birth of their son, Owen Michael Kofoed, December 12, 2015 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. He weighed 6 lbs. 7 ozs., and measured 19.25 inches at his birth.
Grandparents are Dana and Marcia Fink of Perry, and Chris and Lisa Kofoed of West Branch. Great-grandparents are Velma McDowell of Perry, Audrey Kofoed of West Branch, and the late Harris "Shooky" and Lorraine Fink.

Wed
13
Jan

Birth announcement: Lange

Brian and Sunny Lange of Dorchester announce the birth of their son, Westin Allen Lange, January 5, 2016, at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs. 2 ozs., and measured 21 inches at his birth. Westin Allen joins siblings Cael (6), and Garner (7).
Grandparents are Mark and Pat Lange of Freeburg, MN, and Jane Benson of La Crosse, WI. Great-grandmother is Vi Lange of Caledonia, MN.

Wed
13
Jan

Heim, Bjerke wed in October ceremony

Morgan Heim, daughter of Tom and Bev Heim of New Albin, and Shawn Bjerke, son of Bob and Cheryl Bjerke of Waukon, were united in marriage October 3, 2015 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Dorchester.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Tom Heim. Frank Heim, uncle of the bride, served as lector; and Mason and Madison Heim, cousins of the bride, were altar servers.

The bride wore an a-line tulle ballgown with champagne overlay and a gold embroidered and beaded bodice. She partnered the gown with a traditional cathedral length veil and blusher. Her ivory bouquet of roses and hydrangeas was tipped with gold.
The bridesmaids and usherettes wore floor length chiffon a-line navy gowns with a lace bodice and key-hole back. The personal attendants wore knee-length all lace navy gowns and the flower girls wore ivory tulle gowns with a gold sequined bodice.

Wed
06
Jan

Birth announcement: Byrnes

Jennifer and Nicholas Byrnes of Dorchester announce the birth of their daughter, Willa Bay Byrnes, December 28, 2015, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs. 4 ozs., and measured 20 inches at her birth. Willa Bay joins brother Silas (2).
Grandparents are Patricia and James Byrnes of Dorchester, and Charlie and Debbie Colsch of Rossville.

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