SOCIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ANNIVERSARIES
August and Edna Nagel
August and Edna Nagel, 110 1st Ave., Hampton, will be honored this month at a
family gathering in observance of their 65th wedding anniversary.
The former Edna Marburger and Mr. Nagel, both of Sabula, Iowa, were married
Aug. 14, 1931, in a Methodist Church in Rockford.
They are the parents of Wanda McCready, East Moline, and Ruth Ann Vyncke,
Silvis. There are six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Nagel was employed for 35 years by the Milwaukee Railroad, where he was a
section foreman, retiring in 1968. He also farmed for 12 years in Sabula,
retiring in 1980.
Mrs. Nagel was employed for more than 34 years at Deere Harvester Works, East
Moline, retiring in February of 1981.
Noe and Berneice DeRycke
Noe "Bud'' and Berniece DeRycke, 310 S. Reed St., Sheffield, will be honored
Aug. 17 at a family dinner in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary. An
anniversary Mass also will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church,
Sheffield, where the couple hold membership.
The former Berneice Christian, Sheffield, and Mr. DeRycke, Buda, were married
Aug. 17, 1946, in St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
They are the parents of Linda Lyon, Sheffield; Laura Jury of Sparland, and
John DeRycke, Prophetstown. There are nine grandchildren.
Mr. DeRycke is a retired farmer.
Sam and Alma Sloan
Sam and Alma Sloan, 402 1st St., Matherville, will be honored Aug. 18 at an
open house in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 3 to 5 p.m. in the couple's
home. It is requested that gifts be omitted.
The former Alma Watne, Davenport, and Mr. Sloan, Matherville, were married
Aug. 18, 1946, in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Davenport.
They are the parents of Sandra Fisher, Rock Island; John Sloan, Eldridge,
Iowa; Lori Stock, Bennett, Iowa, and Chip Sloan, Davenport. There are eight
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sloan was employed for 34 years at Farmall Plant of International
Harvester Co., Rock Island, where he was an electrician. He also was involved
in politics for many years in Scott County, and served one term on the Scott
County Board of Supervisors.
The couple belong to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Milan.
Richard and Gladys Gage
Richard and Gladys Gage, 3215 34th St., Rock Island, will observe their 50th
wedding anniversary on Aug. 17.
They were honored recently by their children and grandchildren at a dinner at
Steventon's, LeClaire, Iowa, to celebrate the event. The children are Rebecca
Stout and her husband Douglas, Rock Island, Suzann of Los Angeles, and Laura
Daab, Richmond, Va. There are two grandchildren.
The former Gladys Cutsinger of Sheldon, Iowa, and Mr. Gage, of Cherokee, Iowa,
were married Aug. 17, 1946, in the First Methodist Church, Sheldon.
Mr. Gage was a journalist for 40 years. He was the political reporter for the
Rock Island Argus and editor of the Target for the former Army Weapons
Command. For 21 years he was employed at WHBF-TV and radio, where he was
assistant news director, public affairs director and editorialist. He also was
president of the National Broadcast Editorial Association, and he was an Air
Force pilot during World War II.
Mrs. Gage was employed by the Navy Department in Washington, D.C., during
World War II, and by AMCCOMM at the Rock Island Arsenal.
The couple belong to South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.
Harry and Rose Lee
Harry and Rose Lee, 2930 24th Ave. A, Moline, will be honored Aug. 18 at a
reception in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 5 p.m. in Elim Covenant
Church, Moline, where the couple hold membership. It is requested that gifts
The event will be hosted by the couple's daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca
and David Griffith and Lori and Buckey Brems, all of Kenosha, Wis. There are
The former Rose Trybom, Moline, and Mr. Lee, East Moline, were married Sept.
3, 1946, in Elim Covenant Church.
Mr. Lee was employed for 43 years in the office of International Harvester
Co., East Moline, where he was a production forecast analyst. He retired in
1985. He is a member of the Blackhawk Genealogy Society and the Connecticut
Society of Genealogists.
Mrs. Lee retired in 1987 from Deere Administrative Center, Moline, where she
was a secretary. She is a "Befriender'' volunteer at Trinity Medical Center.
Maurice and Shirley Smith
Maurice D. and Shirley M. Smith, 2628 26th Ave., Court, Rock Island, were
honored Aug. 10 at a surprise reception and a family dinner in observance of
their 50th wedding anniversary.
The events took place in the home of the couple's daughter and son-in-law,
Candice M. and Thomas Hartman, Milan. They also have a son, Randall D. Smith,
Midlothian, Texas. There are three grandchildren.
The former Shirley M. Green and Mr. Smith, both of Rock Island, were married
Aug. 10, 1946, in the First United Methodist Church, Rock Island, where they
Mr. Smith is retired after 36 years employment at the Rock Island Post Office,
where he was a clerk. Mrs. Smith retired in 1989 after 34 years employment by
Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co., Moline, where she was a steno-teller.
Joe and Mildred Wylder
Joe and Mildred Wylder, 303 N. Walnut, Clinton, Ill., will celebrate their
70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 18. They will be honored at an open house at
the Vespasian Warner Library from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Revere Room, 310 N.
Quincy, Clinton. Relatives and friends are invited. It is requested that gifts
The former Mildred Miller, Jacksonville, Ill., and Mr. Wylder, Honey Bend,
were married Aug. 18, 1926, in Jacksonville.
They have four children, George and Tim of Clinton, Mary Jo Michel, Lincoln,
and Tom, Tallahassee, Fla., There are three grandchildren and four
Mr. Wylder was a teacher, coach and administrator, serving in Illinois high
schools in Palmyra, Stonington, Kilbourne, Beason, Reynolds and Rockridge
Community Unit School District, Taylor Ridge. Mrs. Wylder was a teacher in
Kilbourne, Reynolds and Clinton.
George and Barbara Schwarz
George and Barbara Schwarz, 2938 31st St., Rock Island, observed their 59th
wedding anniversay on July 24. They were honored at a family dinner with their
son and daughter-in-law Joseph and Patricia Schwarz, Vernon Hills, and then
took a trip to William Bay, Wis.
The former Barbara Reisinger and Mr. Schwarz, both of Chicago, were married
July 24, 1937, in St. Philomena Catholic Church, Chicago.
They have two grandchildren.
Mr. Schwarz was an industrial engineer for Quad City Die Casting Co. and also
was an adult education teacher at Black Hawk College. He retired in 1977.
The couple belong to St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island.
Harold and Lorraine Krause
Harold E. and Lorraine M. Krause, 1205 W. 3rd St., Milan, will be honored Aug.
18 at a family dinner in observance of their, 40th wedding anniversary.
The former Lorraine M. Redecker and Mr. Krause, both of Rock Island, were
married Aug. 18, 1956, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rock Island.
They are the parents of Steve Krause, Cheryl Peters, Coal Valley, and David
Krause, Waukesha, Wis. There are two grandchildren.
Mr. Krause is an associate professor at Black Hawk College. He is former owner
of the Rock Island Technical School, Milan.
Mrs. Krause is an X-ray technologist and Quad City magnetic resonance imaging
technologist at St. Anthony's Hospital, Rock Island. She also was a Quad City
Realtor for seven years.
The couple hold membership at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan.
Charles and Barbara Jackson
Charles and Barbara Jackson, 602 Cole St., Kewanee, formerly of Moline, will
be honored Aug. 18 at a surprise party in observance of their 25th wedding
Relatives and friends are invited to call beginning at noon in the home of the
couple's daughter, Angela Roth, 11623 E. 250th St., Lynn Center.
The couple's other children are Shane Jackson, Davenport; Christy Rogers,
Kewanee, and Jannae Jackson, East Moline. There are three grandchildren.
The former Barbara Ann Blocker, Rock Island, and Mr. Jackson, Milan, Mo., were
married Jan. 16, 1971, in the First United Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.
Mr. Jackson is a welder for Butler Manufacturing, Galesburg.
Charles and Ann Austin
Charles O. III and Ann Austin, 4507 41st Ave. Court, Rock Island, will be
honored Aug. 17 at a reception in celebration of their 25th wedding
Relatives and friends are invited to call beginning at 6 p.m. in Twin Towers,
3031 7th St., Moline.
The former Ann Osborn and Mr. Austin, both of Rock Island, were married July
31, 1971, in South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.
They are the parents of Julie and John Austin, both at home.
Mr. Austin is a mathematics teacher at Rock Island High School, and Mrs.
Austin is a learning disability specialist at St. Ambrose University.
George and Carol Zietler
George and Carol Zietler, 1796 285th St., Sherrard, will celebrate their 25th
wedding anniversary on Aug. 21.
The former Carol Martin, Milan, and Mr. Zeitler, Sherrard, were married Aug.
21, 1971, in Preemption United Methodist Church, where the couple hold
They are the parents of Douglas Zeitler, Bloomington, and Todd Zietler, at
Mr. Zeitler is a farmer and also a volunteer on the Sherrard Fire Department.
The couple belong to the Mercer County Farm Bureau.
Kenny and Connie Dodson
Kenny and Connie Dodson, 1803 55th St. Place, Moline, will be honored Aug. 18
at a reception in observance of their 25th wedding anniversary.
The former Connie Sandberg, Moline, and Mr. Dodson, New Windsor, were married
Aug. 14, 1971, in a Lutheran Church in New Windsor.
They are the parents of Corey and Keegan Dodson, Moline. There is one
Mr. Dodson is an assembler at John Deere Davenport Works.
Gwenola Mohr, 16228 Hubbard Road, East Moline, will be honored Aug. 18 at a
reception in observance of her 75th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. in St. Mary's
Catholic Church, Hampton, where the honoree holds membership. It is requested
that gifts be omitted.
The former Gwenola Wiltamuth was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Hampton Bluff. She was
married to John Mohr on Dec. 29, 1942, in St. John's Catholic Church, Rapids
She has two sisters, Dorothy Tousignant and Helen Gehring, 7 nieces and
nephews and 10 great-nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Mohr retired in 1976 after 30 years employment by International Harvester
Co. She also worked for two years at the Port Byron State Bank.
She is a member of Illini Hospital Auxiliary; Marcia Louise Gould Circle of
King's Daughters, Happy Hollow Home Extension and the Ladies of Elks, Moline
Florence Kapple, 13040 River Road, Plano, formerly of Woodhull, will observe
her 90th birthday on Aug. 18. She will be honored at a family dinner to
celebrate the event. She presently is residing in Willowcrest Nursing Home,
The former Florence Munson was born Aug. 18, 1906, in Moline. Her husband
Claude Kapple is deceased.
She has three sons, Wayne, Plano; Glenn, Minot, N.D., and Jerry, Addison.
There are 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Kapple was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Woodhull.
Announcement is made of the approaching marriage of Melody VanRycke, and Kevin
Penaflor, both of Prophetstown. She is the daughter of William and Susie
Knickel, Prophetstown, and the late Gilbert VanRycke, and his parents are
Manuel and Liza Penaflor, Sterling.
The couple will be married in a private ceremony Aug. 31. Relatives and
friends are invited to a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Latin American Social
The bride-elect graduated from Rock Falls High School and the prospective
bridegroom is a graduate of Sterling High School. Both are employed at the
Wahl Clipper, Sterling.
William and Patricia Bahle, Scottsdale, Ariz., announce the approaching
marriage of their daughter, Janine Marie Bahle, St. Louis, Mo., to Thomas R.
Maere, St. Louis, son of Thomas and Nancy Maere, 2039 53rd St., Moline.
The couple will be married at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 31 in the Blessed Sacrament
Church, Scottsdale. Relatives and friends are invited to the ceremony and a
reception at 3 in the Temple Solel, Scottsdale. There also will be a
postnuptial reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 in the East End Club, Moline,
to which relatives and friends are invited.
The bride-elect graduated from Horizon High School, Scottsdale, and the
prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Moline High School. Both graduated
from the University of Arizona, Tucson. She is attending St. Louis University
School of Medicine, and he is a sales representative for Trans Union, St.
Mike and Doreen Festge, Whitefish Bay, Wis., announce the engagement of their
daughter Kathryn Michelle Festge, Evanston, to Michael Eduardo Ricaurte, also
of Evanston, son of Dr. Eduardo and Diane Ricaurte, Rock Island.
The couple will be married on Oct. 19 in Our Savior's Lutheran Church,
Milwaukee, Wis. There will be a reception in the Miller Pavillion, Milwaukee.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Whitefish Bay High School, Augustana College,
and Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. She is a physical therapist at
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago.
The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Alleman High School, Augustana
College and Loyola University School of Law, Chicago. He is employed with the
law firm of Stevenson, Rusin and Friedman, Chicago.
Announcement is made of the approaching marriage of Kelly Lorraine Edmonds and
Dean Michael Behrens, both of Davenport.
She is the daughter of Donald Edmonds, 2819 81/2 Ave., Rock Island, and the
late Bonnie Edmonds, and his parents are Ron and Phyllis Behrens, Dubuque,
The couple will be married at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24 in the First Congregational
Church, Moline. Relatives and friends are invited to the ceremony and a
reception from 6 p.m. to midnight in the Tanglewood Hills Pavilion,
Terri L. Gaskin, Moline, and Jamie D. Just, Green Rock, have chosen Aug. 31 as
their wedding date.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. in the gazebo at the Whittington Home,
310 W. Main, Geneseo. Relatives and friends are invited to the ceremony and a
reception at 6 in J. Gatsby's, 417 15th St., Moline.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Kathy Gaskin, 2106 15th St. A, Moline, and
Ben Gaskin, Coal Valley. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Jan Just,
219 7th St., Green Rock, and David and Judi Just, 3809 179th N. St., East
Katherine Lynn Rasmussen, Silvis, and Charles Eugene Cunningham Jr., Green
Rock, have chosen Aug. 31 as their wedding date.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
Church, Silvis. Relatives and friends are invited to the ceremony and a
reception at 3:30 in the Milan Community Center.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Thomas and Lucille Rasmussen, 921 11th Ave.
C. Court, Silvis, and parents of the prospective bridegroom are Charles and
Luan Cunningham, 314 5th St., Green Rock.
Michelle Snave and Gary Versluys Jr., both of Rock Island, were married July
13 in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Milan. The Rev. Paul Pett officiated at
the 2 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Barry Snave, 2701 9th St., Rock Island, and
parents of the bridegroom are Gary Versluys, Barstow, and Barb VanDeVeire,
2706 47th Ave., Rock Island.
Honor attendants were Holly Prester and Wesley Wexell.
Other attendants were Kristal Hainline, Michelle Upton, Milissa and Jeff
Samolitis, Carrissa Kespohl, Austin, Tim and Todd Versluys, Jason Klingaman
and Brett Wexell.
There was a reception in the Moose Lodge, Rock Island. The honeymoon
destination was Hawaii, and the couple reside in Rock Island.
The bride graduated from Rock Island High School. The bridegroom is employed
by Rose Roofing and Creators Home Improvement, Moline.
St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Geneseo, was the setting on May 4 for the
wedding of Anne K. Coleman and Gordon R. Sammons, both of Geneseo. The Rev.
Thomas Wachtel officiated at the 11 a.m. ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Edward and Christy Coleman, 314 E. Pine, Geneseo, and
the bridegroom is the son of Willard and Yvonne Sammons, East Wolf Road,
Honor attendants were Elizabeth Coleman, Chris Darin and Christian Sammons.
Other attendants were Michelle Moody, Gloria Sammons, Gale Rampley, Steve and
Mike Coleman, Lance Nelson, Don Larson and Tom Allen.
There was a reception in the Geneseo Country Club. The couple's home is in
Both the bride and bridegroom graduated from J.D. Darnall High School,
Geneseo. She also graduated from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and St.
Ambrose University, and is a special education teacher at Millikin Elementary
School, Geneseo, and is a Jazzercize instructor in Geneseo. He graduated from
Western Illinois University, Macomb, and is employed by Sieben Hybrids Inc.,
Carrie Lynn Ziel, Libertyville, became the bride of Christopher Daniel Walter,
Mundelein, on May 4 in the First Evangelical Free Church, Moline.
Parents of the bride are Jim and Sharron Ziel, 1713 291/2 St., Rock Island,
and the bridegroom is the son of the Rev. Daniel and Pat Walter, 7 Blackhawk
Hills Drive, Rock Island. Rev. Walter officiated at the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.
Honor attendants were Cathy Vejvoda and Nathaniel Walter.
Other attendants were Kim Rose, Deborah Eyerly, Joy Burgoyne, Andrea and David
Walter, Sarah Blomquist, Adam Shields, Rob Holmstedt, Chad Gauger and Dave
There was a reception in the church activity center. The couple took a wedding
trip to Mille Lacs Lake, Minn., and they reside at 270 N. Lake St., Apt. 2E,
Both the bride and bridegroom graduated from Rock Island High School. She also
graduated from Trinity International University, Deerfield, and is a
pre-school teacher at Tamarak, Lincolnshire. He graduated from Wheaton, Ill.,
College and is a benefits consultant with Hewitt Associates, Deerfield.
Jennifer White and Dennis Adams, both of Cleveland, were married July 23 in
the Rock Island County Courthouse. Relatives and friends are invited to a
postnuptial reception beginning at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at the couple's home, 102
Noble St., Cleveland.
Parents of the bride are Linda White, 3208 Kennedy Drive, East Moline, and
Terry White, Moline. The bridegroom is the son of Joe Adams, Wisconsin, and
the late Berniece Adams.
The bride is attending Black Hawk College and the bridegroom graduated from
Riverdale High School, Port Byron, and is a carpenter in the Moline area.
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