John and Edna Klema of Great Bend will celebrate their 65th anniversary on July 26, with a family dinner and a card shower.
Jim and Shari (Holliday) Krentzel of Oskaloosa, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer with their family in Ouray, Colo. The couple was married on June 7, 1964, in St. Francis. Jim has been a piano tuner/rebuilder for 50 years. Shari is a retired elementary music teacher. They have two children, Tia Scott of Kingsville, Mo., and Troy Krentzel of Gardner; and six grandchildren.
Prentice and Carol Weltmer of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on June 27, with a card shower.
Jim and Joan Forrest will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a card shower and reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 21 , at Glory Be in Larned. Hosts for the event will be their children, Kimberly Forrest and Kevin and Hollie Forrest; and grandchildren, Adele Forrest and James Forrest, all of Houston, Texas.
Don and Carol Peterson will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a Come and Go Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 15, at their home in Macksville. Hosts for the event will be their children, Tom and Tanna Faulkner, Beth Irvin and Lynn and Jan Peterson.
LeRoy and Jean Smith of rural Hoisington celebrated their 70th anniversary on June 5 at Lake Wilson. Joining them were their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their spouses. Their children are Connie and Eldon Schultz of Enid, Okla., Carol and Ron Polzin of Hoisington, Lee and Jane Smith of Concordia, Cathy and Gary McCurdy of Emporia and Roger and Dorothy Smith of Milton, W.V.
John and Shirley Koochel of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on June 10, with a card shower.
Richard G. and Betty L. Adee will celebrate their 70th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 21 at the St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Sharon Adee of Truchas, N.M., Julia Jilek of White Bear Lake, Minn. and Lynne (Don) Weiser of Salina.
Greg and Kim Schenk of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Schenk, to Jace Smith, son of Craig and Kari Smith of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bernard and MaryJo Schenk and Paul and Trella Berscheidt, all of Great Bend. Grandparents of the prospective groom are George and Shirley Shelton and PD and Fritzie Smith, all of Great Bend.
LeRoy and Arlene Wilhelm of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 6 with a card shower. A vacation is scheduled for a later date.
Marty and Kathy Chacon will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on June 7 at St. Patrick's Parish center. Hosts for the event will be their children and their spouses, Paula and Brian Hogan of Sammanish, Wash., Chris and Kim Chacon and Jeanine and Greg Goodner, all of Wichita, and Debbie and Kent Shank of Hutchinson. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Earl "Bill" and Norma Jo Cooper of Chase will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 5, with a card shower.
Ron and Ruby Feil will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 1st.
Jerry and Maggie Gerstenkorn will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 1, with a card shower.
Brent and Marilyn Rensch of Great Bend will celebrate their 40th anniversary on May 22. A surprise party was held on May 10, in Wichita, hosted by their daughters, Amber Brokar and husband Jeremy of Bel Aire and Megan Appelhans and husband Jarod, of Wichita. They have three grandchildren, Madison and Caden Brokar and Emma Appelhans. A trip to Hawaii with family is planned for a later date.