Anniversaries, birthdays and other milestones in this week's Celebrations.
FREDERICKSBURG — Jim and Colleen Ehr will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. next Sunday, May 5, at the AMVETS Hall in Fredericksburg.
They were married April 22, 1989.
Jim is retired as owner/operator of Bearish Woodshop and Construction. Colleen is retired from nursing.
Their family includes Dave and Cindy Ehr of Stoughton, Wis., Mike and Amy Ehr of Marion, Kevin Foust of Madison, Wis., Leah and Drew Lucky of Atlanta, and Linda and Brent Saron of Phoenix. They have 14 grandchildren.
No invitations are being sent, and no gifts are requested.
Duane B. Rippel
Duane B. Rippel Aug. 28, 1935 — April 29, 2009
Time cannot heal a broken heart,
I know that is much too true.
Even though it’s been 10 years,
I still find myself missing you.
I think of all the yesterdays,
The good ones more than the bad.
I think of all the love we shared,
and all the fun we had.
Each day holds memories
Like waves upon a shore,
Always reminding me
How it was before.
There’s a place in my heart
that no one else can fill.
I love you so,
and I always will.
WATERLOO -- Robert and Ila Cronin are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Robert Cronin and Ila Schults were married May 2, 1969.
Robert retired from janitorial work, and Ila retired as a home health care aide.
Their family includes a daughter, Angela Bickel, and two grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to them at 2335 Lafayette St., Waterloo 50707.
If you see this guy -- Wish him a Happy Golden Birthday!
25 on the 25th
Happy Birthday, Son!
Love, your family
Cedar Falls American Legion Girls State
CEDAR FALLS — Cedar Falls High School juniors Kellen Chenoweth, Emma DeWitt, Devin O’Loughlin and Sophia Schillinger have been chosen by the Cedar Falls American legion Auxiliary Unit 237 to attend Girls State in June at Drake University.
Alternate is Rachel Brokenshire.
Chenoweth, daughter of Kathleen Sihler and Jonathan Chenoweth, takes part in Chamber Choir, All State, jazz band, cross country, Junior and Women’s Leadership.
DeWitt is the daughter of Gabbi and Jason DeWitt and is in band, MVP, Active Minds, Junior and Women’s Leadership and lighting and design/theater.
O’Loughlin, the daughter of Julie Husband and Jim O’Loughlin, participates in track, cross country, Volunteer Club, speech team, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad and Women’s Leadership.
Schillinger, the daughter of Suzy Freedman and Dean Schillinger, is in track, cross country, Active Minds, Teen Trust, MVP, Women’s Leadership and Environmental Awareness Team.
Girls State, in its 74th year, gives participants experience in learning about the political process.
Congratulations, Spencer Giddings!
INDEPENDENCE — Spencer Giddings has been chosen to receive a $1,500 Buchanan County Area Conservation and Natural Resources scholarship.
A student at Independence High School, Giddings plans to study environmental science, and possibly chemistry, at Iowa State University, majoring in animal science. He hopes to be in a career in which he works to protect and preserve natural resources
In applying, he noted his experiences hunting, fishing, kayaking, and hiking with his father, as well as attending summer and school programs at Fontana Park and Camp EWALU.
Scholars will also go to Nathan Schmitt of Aurora, is a student at East Buchanan High School; Zachary Nie of Jesup, a freshman at Iowa State; and Andrew Van Raden of Aurora, is a junior at ISU.
This year’s sponsors of the scholarships are Buchanan County Pheasants Forever, Buchanan County Wildlife Association, Friends of Fontana Park, Lime Creek Fish & Game Club, Littleton Hoohnliners, Tri-Rivers Waterfowlers and Wapsi Flyway.
WATERLOO — Craig and Elaine (Trost) James are observing their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were married May 3, 1969, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Waterloo.
Craig retired from MidAmerican, and Elaine retired from Wells Fargo.
Their family includes daughters Dawn (Steve Fischels) Jamieson of Raymond, Dana (Todd) Mueller of Albany, Wis., and Amy (Brian) Lechtenberg of Forest City.
They also have five grandchildren, Mark (Chelsea) Jamieson, Sarah (Chad) Draper, Casey Mueller and Ashley and Amber Burgess, and two great-grandchildren, Destany and Aydan Jamieson.
Cards may be sent to 121 Presley Circle, Waterloo 50701.
William "Bill" Parker Sr.
WATERLOO — William “Bill” Parker Sr. will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. May 5 at his daughter’s home, 1210 W. Ninth St., Cedar Falls.
He was born April 30, 1929, to Acle and Helen (Huntley) Parker.
Bill’s family includes his wife, Theresa, and children, Michael and Nancy Parker of Cedar Rapids, David and Syndi Parker of Midway, Utah, Cynthia and Willard Breu of Cedar Falls, Scott and Betty Parker and William Jr. and Susan Parker, all of Waterloo, and Todd and Sherry Parker.
There are 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Bill requests no gifts. If unable to attend, cards may be sent to 145 E. San Marnan Drive, Waterloo 50702.
CEDAR FALLS — Marika Yang has been chosen as one of the 2019 University of Iowa Community Credit Union Give & Grow Scholarship Program.
The daughter of Al and Cindy Yang, she attends Cedar Falls High School.
The program emphasizes the importance of giving back to communities through volunteer hours and contributions to non-profit organizations.
UICCU has awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to six recipients. In addition, UICCU will donate $1,000 to the charity of the scholarship winner’s choice. The charity Yang chose is Inclusion Connection.
GLADBROOK — Madeline Mussig has been selected to serve as a 2019 Cyclone Aide for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University.
Mussig is a English major from Gladbrook.
Cyclone Aides, a program coordinated by Iowa State University’s Office of New Student Programs, are undergraduate student leaders employed to assist with orientation and Destination Iowa State throughout the year.
The student leaders provide new students with an introduction to campus and its resources, provide campus tours, serve on information panels and share information about Iowa State with new students and their family members.
CEDAR FALLS — Robert Green was recently initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society.
Green was initiated at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Students named to the dean’s list at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., include:
DECORAH — Ashlynn Franzen, Tess Olinger, Katelyn Yee
WAVERLY — Eamonn McCullough
NEW HARTFORD — Elizabeth Huntley has been named to the president’s list at Clemson (S.C.) University for the fall semester.
Huntley is majoring in biochemistry.
CEDAR FALLS — Ross Pierschbacher is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
He earned a master of science degree.
New graduates of Rochester (Minn.) Community and Technical College include:
CRESCO — Taylor Cleveland
WATERLOO — Marc Braniff
CEDAR FALLS — Michelle Swartley has earned a spot on the dean’s list at Bluffton (Ohio) University.
The local students have been named to the dean’s list at Drake University, Des Moines:
CEDAR FALLS — Joshua Peterson
ELGIN — Callie Lembke
GRUNDY CENTER — Reagan Rathe
HAMPTON — Preston Miller
OSSIAN — Trevor Schweinefus, Blaine Woodson
WATERLOO — Austin McMahon
WAUCOMA — Stephanie Martin
CEDAR FALLS — Clair and Marilyn Kelley Bruce will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a card shower.
A family get-together also is planned for a later date.
They were married April 30, 1949, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cedar Falls.
Clair retired from the UNI Physical Plant Paint Shop, and Marilyn retired from the Cedar Falls High School Library.
Their family includes children Jim and Kathy Bruce of Cedar Falls, Steve Bruce and Nan Rogers of Spokane, Wash., and Doug Bruce and Roxanne Stone of Cedar Falls. They also have seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to 616 Franklin St., Cedar Falls 50613.
Happy Retirement to Bob Marovets!
Bob Marovets has retired from Lehigh Cement in Mason City.
We are having an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. May 4 at the Eagles Club, 2125 W. Lone Tree Road, Cedar Falls.
Please stop by and help us celebrate.
WATERLOO — Esther M. Cutsforth will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. next Sunday, May 5, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Sulentic Parish Center, hosted by her family.
A card shower is also planned.
She was born May 8, 1919, in Riceville to William and Eliza Worple. She married Robert Cutsforth on July 2, 1935; he died in September 1987.
Esther retired from Powers Manufacturing in 1981.
Her family includes two sons, Bob (the late Barbara) and Chuck (the late Carolee), both of Waterloo, as well as five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
No invitations are being sent, and no gifts are requested.
Cards may be sent to her at 1248 Sheerer, Waterloo 50701.
CEDAR FALLS — Don Pearce will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. next Sunday, May 5, at the Cedar Falls Community/Senior Center, 528 Main St., Cedar Falls, hosted by his children.
He was born March 9, 1929, in Eldora.
His family includes six children, Linda and Gordy Ceaglsky, Dan and Peg Pearce, Sharon and Wayne Vickery, Connie and Pete Kemp, Diana and Jim Myers and Duane and Tamara Pearce. He also has many wonderful grandkids, great-grandkids and great-great-grandkids.
No invitations will be sent, and no gifts are requested.
WAVERLY — Donald Heyer celebrated his 90th birthday on April 17 with family. A card shower is also planned.
He was born April 17, 1929. He and his wife, Linda, were married for 54 years on April 24.
His family includes children Lisa, Donnet and Nancy, along with seven grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to 607 10th Ave. NW, Waverly 50677.
CEDAR FALLS — Ron and Norma Leibold, of Cedar Falls, formerly longtime residents of Denver, are observing their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were married April 26, 1969, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Waterloo. They are both retired.
Their family includes daughters Robyn and Darin Bucknam of Mooresville, N.C., and Julie and Mike Schmidt of Dysart, along with three grandchildren.
CEDAR FALLS — Grayce Quigley and James Lee were united in marriage on Dec. 26, 2018, in Denver, Colo.
Grayce is a 2006 graduate of Riverdale High School, Port Byron, Ill., and the University of Iowa with a bachelor of business arts degree in accounting and a master of accountancy. She is a CPA and controller at Kroenke Sports & Entertainment in Denver.
James is a 2005 graduate of Cedar Falls High School, and the University of Iowa with a bachelor of business arts in finance and a master of accountancy. He is a CPA, financial adviser, and owner of Cedar Valley Tax Services.
Parents of the bride are Michelle Payne of Iowa City; Mitchell and Deweese Quigley of Lakeside, Calif.; and Brian and Julie Shelangouski of Klamath Falls, Ore. Parents of the groom are Brad and Jennifer Lee of Cedar Falls.
Grayce and James exchanged vows at Cherry Creek State Park in Denver. Reception celebrations with family and friends are being held in Centennial, Colo., and North Liberty, Iowa.
James and Grayce live together in Denver, Colo.
Thank you to all our family and friends who helped make our 50th anniversary celebration so memorable.
Whether you sent a card, gave a gift or joined us at our party, we appreciate your kindness.
We are very blessed and feeling very loved.
With sincere thanks,
Joe and Janice Demuth
The family of Robert G. Adams wishes to send our sincere thankfulness to our family, friends, business associates who cared and prayed for Bob during his year-long illness.
To dedicated doctors and nurses at UnityPoint Hospital, Internal Medicine Clinic, Cancer Treatment Center, Northeast Care facility, Care Initiatives in Waterloo.
To loyal friends Leon Mosley, Larry Welcher, Dennis Emery, John Casey, Terry Blank, Bob Zeyh, Mr. Joseph Hart, Mark Zanotti, Todd and B.J. from Leisure Services and many others, to classmates from 1964 Columbus High.
Special gratefulness to Mike Dolan Construction and Hickory House for the friendship.
Thanks to the Veterans Administration for much support.
In Rochester, Minn., at the Mayo Clinic and Methodist Hospital, Dr. Thomas Habermann, MD., Professor of Hematology, and his team of doctors and nurses gave us excellent love and care.
To Our Queen of Peace Catholic Church for the beautiful Mass, and Father Tony Kruse, Father Dennis Colter and Father Pierre Joseph for all the sacramental blessings for Bob.
To Deacon Ed Weber, singers, musicians providing holy music for Bob on his heavenly journey.
To Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service for providing professional care and guidance.
To B&B Inc. employees for carrying on and providing expertise and hard work for our customers during Bob’s absence.
Many blessings to all who were so loving and generous.
Robert G. Adams family