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BIRTHDAYS

Walter Schulte

Walter C. Schulte, 900 Crosstown Ave., Apt. 207, Silvis, will be honored at a family dinner May 7 in observance of his 85th birthday. He and his wife Joanna also will be celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary.

Mr. Schulte was born May 7, 1915, in East Moline. He married Joanna Van Thorre, East Moline, on May 9, 1939, in St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline.

Their children are Steven Schulte, San Pedro, Belize, Central America; Sharon Jones, Westwego, La.; Simone Andon, East Moline, and Sheryl Schulte, Yorktown Heights, N.Y. There are six grandchildren and six great-grandchldren.

Mr. owned Schulte Lawn and Garden Center, formerly Van Thorre Hardware, retiring in 1978. He presently is a volunteer at Illini Hospital, Silvis.

He is a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Rapids City.

Bernice Meyer

Bernice M. Meyer, Northridge Apartments, Davenport, will be honored May 7 at a reception in observance of her 80th birthday.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Club Mokan, 4227 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport.

The former Bernice Claussen was born May 4, 1920, in Scott County Iowa. She was residing in Eldridge, Iowa, when she was married to Harold H. Meyer of Davenport, on Dec. 15, 1938, in Davenport. He died in July of 1992.

She has six sons, Duane, DeWitt, Iowa; Eugene, Blue Grass, Iowa; Ronald, Eldridge; Jerry, Davenport; Kenneth, Andalusia, and Jim, Bettendorf, and a daughter, Lynn Roman, Prophetstown. There are 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Meyer is a member of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Davenport.

Paul Boyles

Paul J. Boyles, 2156 Ridge Road, Reynolds, was honored Friday at a family dinner in celebration of his 80th birthday.

Mr. Boyles was born April 28, 1920, in Preemption Township. He married Louise Murry on Feb. 7, 1934, in Ottawa, Ill. She is deceased.

His children are Paul Boyles Jr., Lawrence ``Larry'' Boyles and Kathee Seiver. A daughter, Rita Jackson is deceased. There are six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Boyles farmed in Perrytown Township.

He is a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Aledo.

Kathryn Duncan

Kathryn ``Kaye'' Duncan, 1220 47th Ave., East Moline, was honored April 15 at a family dinner at Homestead Restaurant, Woodhull, in observance of her 80th birthday.

The former Kathryn Thatcher was born April 13, 1920, in Kewanee. She was married to Robert Duncan on May 1, 1942, in Moline.

Her children and spouses are Sharon and Bill Wagoner, Swedona, and Tom and Randee Duncan, Moline. There are four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She retired as a legal secretary for John Sandholm, attorney. She previously was a teller at the State Bank of Orion for 10 years, and a secretary at the Moline Water Department.

She is a member of the First Baptist Church, Moline.

Oma Shappard

Oma Shappard, 1318 172nd St. N., East Moline, will be honored May 6 at a family dinner in celebration of her 80th birthday.

The former Oma Neely was born May 6, 1920, in Stahl, Mo. She was married to Clyde True in 1941 in Missouri. She later was married Carl Wren in 1946 in East Moline.

Her children and spouses are Marvin and Linda Wren, and Orland and Juli Wren, all of Moline; Allan and Sue Wren, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Carl Wren Jr., East Moline. There are nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was married to Earl Shappard in 1971. He died in 1994.

She has four stepchildren, Sandy Laboy, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Bruce and Tammy Shappard, Davenport; Deb and James Griffith, Van Buren, Ark., and Brent and Nancy Shappard, East Moline. There are 16 stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Mrs. Shappard was employed at the East Moline State Hospital, retiring in 1974.

She is a member of Silvis Heights Baptist Church.

Sara Mae Hile

Sara Mae Hile, 1631 28th Ave., Moline, will be honored May 7 at a reception in observance of her 80th birthday.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Bethany Baptist Church, 700 35th Ave., Moline, where she holds membership. It is requested that gifts be omitted.

The former Sara Mae Swensson was born May 7, 1920, in Moline. She was married to Loren W. Hile, Davenport, on Oct. 4, 1946, in Bethany Baptist Church. He is deceased.

Her children are Steve Hile, Naperville, and Bill Hile and Sara Jones, both of Molilne. There are four gradnchildren.

She was a secretary for the Moline School District #40 Board of Education, retiring in 1982. Previously she had been employed by First National Bank and First Federal Savings and Loan, both in Moline.

Eleanor Adams

Eleanor Adams, P.O. Box 71, Rapids City, will be honored May 6 at a family dinner in observance of her 80th birthday.

The former Eleanor Stafford was born May 3, 1920, in Geneseo. She was residing in Silvis when she was married to Myrl Adams of Rapids City, on Nov. 18, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo. He died May 13, 1986.

Her children and spouses are Dennis and Bobbie Adams, Port Byron, and Marlo and Mike Doyle, Rock Island. There are five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Adams is a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Rapids City.

ANNIVERSARIES

Oliver and Dorothy Rowe

Oliver ``Elton'' and Dorothy Rowe, 218 14th St., Silvis, will be honored May 7 at a reception in observance of their 60th wedding anniversary.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. at Silvis United Methodist Church, 1301 2nd Ave., where they hold membership. It is requested that gifts be omitted.

The former Dorothy Swim and Mr. Rowe, both of Rock Island, were married May 9, 1940, in the chapel of Little Bit-O-Heaven, Davenport.

Their children and spouses are Warren and Donna Rowe, Geneseo, and Arlon and Sherry Rowe, Starsbury Park, Utah. There are 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Rowe was a crane director for the Rock Island Lines, Silvis Shops, for 34 years, retiring Dec. 31, 1975.

Mrs. Rowe worked in the scheduling department of Montgomery Elevator Co., Moline, for 12 years, retiring Dec. 31, 1978.

Leonard and Marian Ballegeer

Leonard and Marian Ballegeer, 1015 10th St., Silvis, will be honored May 6 at a reception in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5 to 9 p.m. in the East End Bolders Club, 3712 4th Ave., Moline. It is requested that gifts be omitted.

The former Marian Nelson, Silvis, and Mr. Ballegeer, East Moline, were married May 5, 1950, in Elim Covenant Church, Moline.

They are the parents of Sandra Hanson, Moline, and Marcia Stoner, Milan. There are two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Ballegeer was employed for 32 years at John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, where he was a machine operator, retiring March 1, 1980.

The couple belong to the United Methodist Church, Silvis.

Ralph and Jean Teerlinck

Ralph and Jean Teerlinck, 506 6th St., Andover, will be honored May 6 at a reception in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall of Mary Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Orion, where the couple hold membership. A celebration Mass will be said at 6 p.m.

The former Jean Grymonprez, Geneseo, and Mr. Teerlinck, Atkinson, were married May 6 in St. Patrick Catholic Church, Colona.

Their children are Gary Teerlinck, Andover, and Alan Teerlinck and Luanne Hiatt, both of Lynn Center. There are four grandchildren.

They farmed in the Lynn Center area for 45 years, retiring in 1993.

Duane and Beverly Allison

Duane L. and Beverly J. Allison, 3407 12th St., East Moline, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary today. They will be honored at a family dinner in June.

The former Beverly J. Bower, Rock Island, and Mr. Allison, East Moline, were married April 29, 1950, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rock Island.

They are the parents of Marcia Park, Rock Island, Martin Allison, Kennesaw, Ga., and Scott Allison, East Moline. There are three grandchildren.

Mr. Allison was employed for 35 years by John Deere Plow and Planter Works, Moline, where he was a quality analyst. He retired in 1984. Mrs. Allison retired in 1987 after 25 years at the Rock Island Arsenal where she was a computer specialist.

James and Barbara Sharpe

James L. and Barbara Sharpe, Silvis, will be honored May 7 at a luncheon reception in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Freiden's Road, Port Byron. It is requested that gifts be omitted.

The former Barbara Hammond and Mr. Sharpe were married May 9, 1950, in Erie.

Their children and spouses are James Jr., and Marlo Sharpe, Hanover Park; Kay Trask, East Moline, John and Lynette Sharpe, Townsend, Mass.; Kevin and Diane Sharpe, Moline, and Kenneth and Loree Sharpe, East Moline. There are 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Mr. Sharpe retired in March of 1980 from the Rock Island Lines Railroad. Mrs. Sharpe retired from the Harvest Day Bakery, Rock Island, in October of 1979.

The couple belong to Peace Lutheran Church, Port Byron.

Frank and Helen Mankoski

Frank and Helen Mankoski, 601 28th Ave., East Moline, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on May 6. They will be honored at a family dinner to celebrate the event.

The former Helen Nalevanko, Moline, and Mr. Mankoski, East Moline, were married May 6, 1950, in St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline, where the couple hold membership.

Their children and spouses are Linda and Kirby Marks, Des Moines, Kathy and Bruce Meadows, Rochester, Minn., and Rita and Vince Weinert, East Moline. There are six grandchildren.

Mr. Mankoski was employed for 30 years at East Moline Plant of International Harvester Co., where he was a designer in the mechanical engineering department. He retired in 1975.

Mrs. Mankoski was a secretary for Associates Discount, Moline.

Bill and Marilyn Hessman

Bill and Marilyn Hessman, 1119 110th St., Joy, will observe their 40th wedding anniversary on May 1.

They will renew their wedding vows at a 10 a.m. Mass today in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Edgington. They will be honored at a family dinner afterward.

The former Marilyn Olson, Joy, and Mr. Hessman, Edgington, were married May 1, 1960, in St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan.

Their children and spouses are Jeff and Nancy Hessman and Leanne and Paul Thomas, all of Aledo, and Jason and Hiemi Hessman, Monmouth. There are four grandchildren.

Mr. Hessman has been a self-employed farmer for 40 years north of Joy.

They belong to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Andalusia.

Jake and Jeanne Cunningham

Jake and Jean Cunningham, Rock Island, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday.

They will be honored at a home Mass celebrated by Mrs. Cunningham's brother, the Rev. Don Dietz, and at a family dinner at Rexie's Gourmet House, Rock Island, on May 6.

The former Jeanne Dietz and Mr. Cunningham were married April 29, 1950, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island, where they hold membership.

Their children and spouses are Michael John and Laura Clements-Cunningham, Greendale, Wis; Robert James Cunningham, Micanopy, Fla.; Kathleen Mary Cunningham, and Barbara Jo and Joe Haggard, Worthington, Okla., and Peter Joseph and Kusuma Cunningham, Columbia, Md. There are six grandchildren.

Mr. Cunningham was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 1983.

ENGAGEMENTS

Bert-Bates

Announcement is made of the engagement of Kathleen F. Bert and Curtis R. Bates, both of Rock Island. She is the daughter of Willamae Bert, 2510 6th St. Court, East Moline, and the late Stanley F. Bert. His parents are Clifford and Janice Bates, 3915 10th Ave., Moline.

The couple will be married on Oct. 20 in the Church of Christianity, Moline. Relatives and friends are invited to the 6:30 p.m. ceremony and a reception at 7:30 in Twin Towers, Moline.

The bride-elect graduated from United Township High School and attended Black Hawk College. She is a dispatcher at the Dispatch, Moline. The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Moline High School and is employed by Blackhawk Foundry and Machine Co., Davenport.

Rodell-Hantz

Announcement is made of the engagement of Denise K. Rodell, Moline, and Jimmie E. Hantz Jr., Milan. She is the daughter of Joanne Rodell, 527 20th Ave., Moline, and James and Gina Rodell, 2201 30th St., Rock Island. His parents are Jim and Carol Hantz, 2115 15th St. A, Moline.

The couple will be married July 8 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. Relatives and friends are invited to the 1:30 p.m. ceremony. There will be a reception afterward.

Both the bride-elect and prospective bridegroom graduated from Moline High School. She is employed at the Old Kent Bank, Silvis, and he is employed by Blackhawk Foundry and Machine Co., Davenport.

Fifer-Bacorn

Richard and Wendy Fifer, Colona, announce the engaggement of their daughter, Julie R. Fifer, East Moline, to Joel F. Bacorn, East Moline, son of Reginald and JoEllen Bacorn, East Moline.

The couple will be married Oct. 7 in a private ceremony in Colona. A reception will be held at the American Legion, Colona.

Both the bride-elect and prospective bridegroom graduated from United Township High School. She also is a graduate of Trinity School of Nursing, Moline, and is a registerd nurse at Aspenwood Health Care Center, Silvis. A Navy veteran, he is employed by R and S Transportation, East Moline.

Lecander-Riesebieter

Sarah Lecander and Jason Riesebieter, both of Milan, have chosen May 13 as their wedding date.

Relatives and friends are invited to the 3 p.m. ceremony in the First Lutheran Church, Moline, and the reception at 5 in American Legion Post 246, Moline.

Parents of the bride-elect are Ron and Arlene Lecander, Decorah, Iowa, and the prospective bridegroom is the son of Rick and Celia Riesebieter, 11420 135th St., Coal Valley.

WEDDINGS

Daebelliehn-Wicks

Jennifer Ann Daebelliehn and Brian Patrick Wicks, both of Moline, were marrie Feb. 22 in the Candlelight Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nev. The Rev. J.C. Chevalme officiated at the 2:50 p.m. ceremony.

Parents of the bride are Danny and Jeanie Daebelliehn, 2509 12th St., Moline, and the bridegroom is the son of Ruth Ann Wicks of Kincaid, and Ronald E. and Sylvia Wicks, Peoria.

Honor attendants were Jana Daebelliehn, Robert Wicks and the bridegroom's father.

There was a reception in the Blue Cat Brew Pub, Rock Island. The couple took a Caribbean cruise, and they reside in Moline.

The bride graduated from Moline High School and is a casino supervisor at Jumer's Casino Rock Island. She also is employed at the Blue Cat Brew Pub, Rock Island. A graduate of Edinburg, Ill., High School, the bridegroom is a supervisor at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

Milhollan-Nordstrom

Christ Lutheran Church, Hilton Head Island, S. C., was the setting on Nov. 6 for the wedding of Lara Leigh Milhollan and Gregory Paul Nordstrom, both of Charlotte, N.C. The Rev. Mark A. Beebe officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.

Parents of the bride are Thomas and Elaine Milhollan, Moon Township, Pa. The bridegroom is the son of Roger and Janice Nordstrom, Moline.

Honor attendants were Alisa Milhollan, Susan Cromp and Charles and Bradley Nordstrom.

Other attendants were Elizabeth, Jennifer and Matthew Nordstrom, Jennifer and Thomas Nowak, and Thomas Milhollan.

There was a reception at Charleston's, Hilton Head Island. The honeymoon destination was Maui, Hawaii, and the couple's home is in Charlotte.

The bride graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and is employed by Bank of America Mortgage Co., Charlotte. The bridegroom is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Durham, N.C. He is employed by Banc of America Securities LLC, Charlotte.

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