Family

Wed
06
Aug

Birth announcement: Zuercher

Matt and Tara Zuercher of Luana announce the birth of their son, Braxton Charles Zuercher, July 28, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs., 7.2 ozs. and measured 20 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins two siblings, Braelyn (4) and Brooks (2).
Grandparents are Don and Mary Meyer of Waukon and Joe and Linda Zuercher of Postville. Great-grandparents are Jean Lydon of Waukon, Sharon Miene of Postville, Dennis and Jane Meyer of Waukon, and Ben and Millie Zuercher of Garber.

Wed
06
Aug

Leonard and Lillie Wiegrefe to celebrate 70th anniversary

Leonard and Lillie Wiegrefe were married August 8, 1944 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in rural New Albin. An open house in honor of the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary will be held Friday, August 8 from 2-4 p.m. at the Caledonia Care Center in Caledonia, MN.
They have two children, Lee (Diane) Wiegrefe of  Austin, TX and Susan (Don) Fleege of Cedar Rapids. They have five grandchildren, Dawn, Dan, Jenny, Karen and Sara, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Those unable to attend the open house may send cards and well wishes to: 505 N. Badger Street #107, Caledonia, MN 55921.

Wed
06
Aug

Carlton Jones to celebrate 100th birthday

Carlton Jones of Waukon will celebrate his 100th birthday with an open house Sunday, August 10 at the Farm Bureau Building in Waukon from 1-4 p.m. Those unable to attend may send cards and well wishes to the Good Samaritan Center, c/o Carlton Jones, 21 E. Main St., Waukon, IA 52172.

Wed
06
Aug

Becker family reunion Aug. 31

Descendants of John Henry Becker and Mary Elizabeth Hammel, born in the 1800s, will gather for a family reunion Sunday, August 31 at Waukon City Park in the Sweeney Pavilion. A potluck dinner will be served at 11:30 a.m. with lemonade and table service provided. Those planning to attend are asked to  bring a covered dish and folding chairs. There will be chicken and hot dogs available to purchase at the reunion. Those planning to attend are also asked to bring any family photos and memories to share. RSVP by calling Janice at 319-389-2253 or email jmiles.miles83@gmail.com by August 17.
 

Wed
06
Aug

WHS Class of 1979 reunion

The 35-year reunion of Waukon Senior High’s Class of 1979 will be held at the Waukon Golf and Country Club Saturday, August 16.
Reservations for tee times for the afternoon golf outing will be accepted beginning August 11. Assemble a foursome or join a group by calling the Country Club at 563-568-9939. For more information about the golf outing, contact David Wiedner at dbwiedner@earthlink.net.
Louise (Monserud) Wild will lead a tour of the new high school at 4 p.m.
Social hour at the Country Club will begin at 6 p.m., followed by food, music and socializing from 7 to 11 p.m.
For more information, visit www.facebook/WaukonClassofSeventyNine. For information or address corrections, contact Cheri (Busness) Turner at cturne@q.com.

Wed
06
Aug

WHS Class of 1947 reunion

Waukon High School’s Class of 1947 will get together for breakfast Thursday morning, August 7. Class members are invited to meet at the east side of Quillin’s parking lot in Waukon at 8:30 a.m. to share rides to the Sportsman’s Club near Dorchester.

Wed
06
Aug

Bulman family reunion held

The 56th annual reunion of Bulman descendants was held Sunday, July 20 at the Community Center in Eitzen, MN.
Five Bulman ancestors came to America from Little Thetford, England (70 miles north of London) in the 1850s. A sailing ship took them to New Orleans, LA and then they went upriver to Evansville, IN, where they stayed for five years before settling in English Bench near Dorchester.
A potluck dinner was followed by a business meeting led by Chairman Bruce Bulman of Caledonia, MN. Five people portrayed the earliest pioneers and gave readings about them.

Wed
30
Jul

Birth announcement: Mitchell

Autumn and Todd Mitchell of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Juniper Lee Mitchell, July 20, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 5 lbs., 12.4 ozs. and measured 19-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins a sister, Brooke (1-1/2).
Grandparents are Dan and Syl Manning of Prairie du Chien, WI, Jim and Mary Mitchell of Waukon and Andrea Mueller of Lansing. Great-grandparents are George and Carmen Lee of Lansing, Patty and Gene Burroughs of Dorchester, George and Laure Manning of Lansing and Sandy Arentz of Florida. Great-great-grandparents are Florence Ames of La Crosse, WI, Margaret Blake of Dorchester and Evelyn Manning of Lansing.

Wed
30
Jul

Birth announcement: Vorwald

Matthew and Leigh Vorwald of Monona announce the birth of their son, Hayes Matthew Vorwald, July 23, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs., 13 ozs. and measured 21 inches in length at the time of his birth.
Grandparents are Mike and Lori Vorwald and Blane and Cheryl Corlett, all of McGregor. Great-grandparents are Harold and Joanne Vorwald of Monona and Ralph and Olga Corlett of McGregor.

Wed
30
Jul

Hammel, Bakula to wed Aug. 9

Sarah Hammel of Dorchester and Jason Bakula of Fort Atkinson are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The couple plans to exchange vows August 9 at St. John’s Nepomucene Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson. A reception will be held following the ceremony at the Echo Valley Banquet and Reception Hall in West Union.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Charles and Deborah Hammel of Dorchester. She is a 2006 graduate of Waukon Senior High and a 2010 graduate of Simpson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She is currently employed as a Quality Scientist at Zoetis, an animal pharmaceutical company located in Charles City.
The groom-elect is the son of John and Nancy Bakula of Fort Atkinson. He is a 2007 graduate of Turkey Valley High School and a 2009 graduate of Northeast Iowa Community College with a degree in Ag Productions and Agronomy. He is currently employed at Farmer’s Mill in Protivin.
 

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