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ANNIVERSARIES

Tony and Virginia Bubon

Tony L. and Virginia M. Bubon, 203 N. Scandia St., Alpha, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Feb. 14.

The former Virginia Crouch and Mr. Bubon were married Feb. 14, 1946, in the Lutheran Parsonage in Orion.

They are the parents of Diane Peterson, New Windsor, and Kent Bubon, Alpha. There are five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

The couple were in business for 46 years at Bubon's Service Station, Alpha.

David and Beverly McIntire

David and Beverly McIntire, 327 16th Ave., Silvis, were honored Jan. 20 at a family dinner in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary.

The former Beverly Land and Mr. McIntire both of East Moline, were married Jan. 20, 1951, in the parsonage of the First Baptist Church, Silvis.

They are the parents of Dennis McIntire and Lynn Arndt, both of East Moline, and David McIntire, Preemption. There are six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. McIntire has been owner for 38 years of McIntire Dry Wall and Construction Co., in the Quad City area, and presently is employed part time for the Silvis School District as a bus driver.

Mrs. McIntire was employed for 21 1/2 years by ARA Mark Inc., Moline Division where she was office manager, retiring in 1995. She presently is employed part time by International Total Services Inc., Moline.

They are members of Grace United Methodist Church, East Moline.

Jim and Juanita Harker

Jim and Juanita Harker, Box 93, 302 Canton, Woosung, formerly of East Moline, will be honored Feb. 18 at a family dinner in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary.

The former Juanita Combs, Prophetstown, and Mr. Harker, Hooppole, were married Feb. 18, 1951, in Zion EUB Church, Hooppole.

Their children and spouses are Gail and Nels Nelson, Seward, Neb.; Karen and Gary Greenfield, Mount Morris, and Russ Harker, Gurnee. There are eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Harker was employed for 11 years by Universal Foods, Amboy, where he was a scheduling assistant. He retired in June of 1995.

The couple belong to Faith Assembly Church, Grand Detour.

Les and Vickie Brown

Les and Vickie Brown, Aledo, will be honored Feb. 18 at a reception in observance of their 25th wedding anniversary.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Aledo VFW Hall. It is requested that gifts be omitted.

The former Vickie L. Schrock and Mr. Brown were married Feb. 14, 1976, in the Center Presbyterian Church, Seaton.

They are the parents of Jennifer Robinson, Galesburg, and Melissa Matlick, Aledo.

Mr. Brown is owner and operator of AAA Pest Control, Aledo, and Mrs. Brown is employed by Bob White Masonry, Rock Island.

BIRTHDAYS

Merwin Baker

Merwin ``Mert'' Baker, 1418 17th St., East Moline, will be honored Feb. 18 at a reception in observance of his 75th birthday.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 until 5 p.m. in St. John's Catholic Church Parish Hall, Rapids City. It is requested that gifts be omitted.

Mr. Baker was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Moline. He married Margaret Larson of West Liberty, Iowa, on Oct. 19, 1946 , in St. John's Catholic Church, Rapids City.

Their children are Linda Vaughn, Kathie McIntosh, Marcia Allen, Chris Baker, Daniel Baker, Cordova, Pam, Paula and Marty Baker, all of East Moline, Denise Baker, Silvis, Steve Baker, Arlington, Texas, and Sandy Cordova, Thornton, Colo. There are 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Baker retired in 1977 after 34 1/2 years employment at East Moline Plant of International Harvester Co., where he was an assembler. He also was employed during those same years at Flicks Plumbing, Moline.

He belongs to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hampton.

Darlene Jones

Darlene Jones, 3223 67th Ave., Moline, will observe her 75th birthday on Feb. 17. She will be honored at a family reunion and dinner later this summer.

The former Darlene Blanchard Carlisle was born Feb. 17, 1926, in Illinois City. She was married to Cletis Jones on March 25, 1951, in the United Methodist Church, Rock Island.

Her children are Tamara L. Pratt, Coal Valley, and Kip L. Jones, Milan. There are seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One grandchild and one great-grandchild are deceased.

Mrs. Jones was a teacher at the former Cole School, north of Illinois City. She retired in 1986 from employment with Dan-A-Way Bus Lines, Coal Valley, and also as a representative of Avon Products.

She is a former member of the Methodist Church at Illinois City.

Wayne Nelson

Wayne Nelson, New Windsor, will be honored Feb. 17 at a family dinner in observance of his 90th birthday.

Mr. Nelson was born Feb. 13, 1911, in New Windsor. He married Olive Peterson of New Windsor, on Sept. 10, 1938, in Washington, Iowa. She is deceased.

He is the father of Darrell Nelson, Lincoln, Neb., Larry Nelson, New Windsor, and Susan Collins, Moline. There are four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Nelson retired in 1972 from employment with Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline.

He belongs to Calvary Lutheran Church, New Windsor.

Olga Swanson

Olga ``Brooks'' Swanson, Moline, will be honored Feb. 17 at a reception in observance of her 80th birthday.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 until 5 p.m. in the American Legion Building, Moline.

The honoree was born Feb. 10, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Her children and their spouses are Chris and Sue Swanson, Kent and Pam Swanson, and John and Selena Swanson, and a son-in-law, Joe Haney. A daughter, Paula Haney, is deceased. She has 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Swanson was a member of the Marine Corps during World War II. She moved to Moline in 1945. She is a life member of the Moline American Legion, Moline Vikings and the VFW.

ENGAGEMENTS

Burgess-Elliott

Robert and Kathleen Wakeley, Danville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer K. Burgess, Colona, to Christopher J. Elliott, also of Colona. He is the son of Russell and Janet Elliott, 3262 North Shore Drive, Moline, and Cheryl Ryckaert, Rock Island.

The couple will be married May 12 in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Davenport. Relatives and friends are invited to the 4 p.m. ceremony and a reception afterward in the Starlite Ball Room, Davenport.

The bride-elect graduated from Danville High School and Lutheran Hospital School for Nurses, Moline. She is a registered nurse at Illini Hospital, Silvis.

A graduate of Rockridge High School, Edgington, the prospective bridegroom attended Western Illinois University, Macomb, and graduated from Trinity School of EMS. He is a firefighter/paramedic with the city of Moline.

Kauzlarich-Humphrey

William and Julie Kauzlarich, 1525 12th St., Silvis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Lynn Kauzlarich, to Blake Nicholas Humphrey, son of Kevin and Jackie Humphrey, 1705 W. 3rd St., Milan.

The couple will be married Sept. 8 in St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. There will be a reception in the Milan Community Center.

The bride-elect graduated from United Township High School and Black Hawk College. She is attending Western Illinois University at the Moline campus, and is employed as a special education aide with the Black Hawk Area Education Center. She also is a nanny.

A graduate of Rock Island High School, Trinity School of Allied Health, and the University of Illinois Fire Academy, the prospective bridegroom is a fireman paramedic with the Rock Island Fire Department.

Hankel-Stotlar

Wayne and Phyllis Hankel, Dubuque, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Hankel, Elgin, to Jason Stotlar, Elgin, son of Grady and Holly Stotlar, 215 Linden Lane, Sherrard.

The couple will be married May 5 in the First Congregational Church, Dubuque. Relatives and friends are invited to the 3 p.m. ceremony and a reception from 5 to 10 p.m. in the Julien Inn.

The bride-elect graduated from Hempstead High School, Dubuque, and the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. She is a special education teacher in South Elgin.

A graduate of Sherrard High School, the University of Central England, Birmingham, and Western Illinois University, Macomb, the prospective bridegroom is a senior corporate recruiter in Chicago.

Scott-Wildermuth

Announcement is made of the engagement of Kendra Lynn Scott, Indianapolis, Ind., and Andrew E. Wildermuth, Milan. She is the daughter of Zena A. Scott, Torrance, Calif., and Kenneth and Hyatt Scott, Indianapolis. His parents are Roger E. and Janet Kirkpatrick, Davenport, and the late Ronald L. Wildermuth Sr., Milan.

A wedding date has not been selected.

The bride-elect is employed by Resort Condominiums International, Indianapolis, and the prospective bridegroom is executive chef at Thunder Bay Grill, Davenport.

Sandberg-Dyer

Announcement is made of the engagement of Carly Sandberg, Moline, and Christopher Dyer, Rock Island. She is the daughter of Debbie Duncan, Hampton, and Bruce and Lisa Sandberg, Moline. His parents are Lee and Karen Dyer, 2500 19th Ave., Rock Island.

The couple will be married April 21 in Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. There will be a reception at Black Hawk State Historic Site, Rock Island.

Both the bride-elect and prospective bridegroom graduated from Alleman High School. She attended Black Hawk College and is employed in the radiology department of Illini Hospital, Silvis. He is employed at the Carpenter Shop, Davenport.

WEDDINGS

Newswander-Larson

In a ceremony which took place on Nov. 25 in St. John's Catholic Church, Rapids City, Christine Elizabeth Newswander, Loves Park, became the bride of John Charles Larson, Rockford. The Rev. James DeBisschop officiated at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony.

Parents of the bride are William and Patricia Newswander, 204 S.E. 12th St., Aledo, and the bridegroom is the son of David and Joan Larson, Rockford.

Honor attendants were Theresa Newswander and Brett King.

Other attendants were Michele and Joseph Newswander, Ellen and Michael Musiak, Danette Jansen, Jennifer Robinson, Jennifer Turner, Cara Mack, Alexandra and John Zele, Ryan McMillin, James Arvanetes and Derek Schoonhoven.

There was a reception in the Sheraton Four Points, Rock Island. The honeymoon destination was Marco Island, Fla., and the couple reside in Loves Park.

The bride graduated from Aledo High School, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, and Midwestern University, Downers Grove. She is a physician assistant at Physicians Immediate Care, Rockford.

A graduate of Guilford High School, Rockford, and Northern Illinois University, the bridegroom is a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch, Rockford.

Brassfield-Downing

Sherri Brassfield, Moline, and Daniel Downing, Silvis, were married Jan. 18 in the Little Chapel of The Flowers, Las Vegas. The Rev. Robert Greer officiated at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Aileen Knight, 1923 30th St., Moline, and the late Ernie Brassfield. The bridegroom's parents, John and Marjorie Downing, also are deceased.

A postnuptial reception will be held Feb. 24. The couple spent their honeymoon in Las Vegas, and they reside in Moline.

The bride graduated from United Township High School, attended Black Hawk College and graduated from Lincoln Barber College, East Moline. She is owner of the Seventh Street Barber Shop, Moline.

The bridegroom is a graduate of United Township High School. He attended Black Hawk College, and is retired from Case IH, East Moline.

Yeater-Oltman

Kathleen Mary Yeater and Ryan Scott Oltman both of Philo, exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 28 in St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Coal Valley. The Rev. Richard Bresnahan officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Roy O. Yeater, Milan, and the late Jeanette Yeater. Parents of the bridegroom are Patricia and John Oltman Jr., Pontiac.

Honor attendants were Elizabeth Streeter and Marcus Trevino.

Other attendants were Heather Williams, Meghan Curran, Mike Morgan, Erik Antonsen, Dan Bechtel and Max England.

There was a reception at the Rock in Coal Valley. The honeymoon destination was Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, and the couple reside in Philo.

The bride is a gradute of Sherrard High School and the bridegroom graduated from Pontiac High School. Both graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where she is a PhD student and he is a graduate student. He is an aeronautical/software engineer at Frasca International, Urbana.

O'Brien-Shortenhaus

Holly O'Brien, West Des Moines, formerly of East Moline, became the bride of Ron Shortenhaus, also of West Des Moines, on Oct. 14 in St. Mark Lutheran Church, West Des Moines. The Rev. Jeffery Alvasted officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.

Parents of the bride are Gary and Loretta Batchelar, 45 Rainbow Drive, Bettendorf. The bridegroom is the son of Leon and Ruth Shortenhaus, Sioux City, Iowa.

Honor attendants were Sarah Link and Steve Shoemaker.

Other attendants were Dan and Joe Shortenhaus.

There was a reception at the Embassy Suites, Des Moines. The honeymoon destination was Sandals, Montego Bay, Jamaica. The couple reside in West Des Moines.

The bride graduated from Pleasant Valley High School and Western Illinois University, Macomb. She was a teacher in East Moline schools, and presently is a pharmaceutical representative Novarh's, Des Moines. A graduate of Sioux City East High School, Morningside College, Sioux City, and Drake University, Des Moines. He is employed by Investor's Management Group, Des Moines.

Dalmasso-Davila

Trinity Episcopal Church, Rock Island, was the setting on Oct. 8 for the wedding of Giovanna Adelia Dalmasso and Daniel Lee Davila, both of Rock Island. Officiating at the 3 p.m. ceremony were the Revs. Gary Dalmasso and the Right Rev. Keith Ackerman.

Parents of the bride are the Rev. Gary and Judith Dalmasso, 215 29th Ave., East Moline, and the bridegroom is the son of Jesus and Alice Davila, 1434 17th St., East Moline.

Honor attendants were Teresa Pepping and Antonio Davila.

Other attendants were Taryn and Carolyn Dalmasso, Gabrielle and Joshua Pepping, Zachary, David and Jesus Davila, Olin Morrow and Michelle and Jessica Brown.

There was a reception in the Holiday Inn, Moline. The couple reside in Rock Island.

Both the bride and bridegroom graduated from United Township High School. She is attending Augustana College, and he is attending Black Hawk College. He is a supervisor at United Parcel Service and Trinity Home Care Products.

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