Dorothy Polzin of Hoisington will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 4 with a open house at 172 S. Main in Hoisington.
Catherine Seyfert, of Hunter, will celebrate her 85th birthday on June 20 with a card shower. Her children and their spouses are, Janice and Nick Kastner of Wichita, Terry and Julie Seyfert of Beloit, Sharon and Larry Dohe of Lincoln, Cherie Simmons of Beloit, and the late Shirley Beuerlein. She has 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Dr. Robert J. Weaver celebrated his 90th birthday with a family and friends dinner hosted by Derinda Bussman, Teresa Bachand and Mary Sue Schneider.
Vera Bellendir will celebrate her 80th birthday with a come-and -go reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on April 29 at the Best Western, 2910 10th in Great Bend.
Major Gosser will celebrate his 80th birthday on April 30 with a card shower. He worked in the oil fields in Iowa, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas before retiring. In 1955, he married Phyllis Wickham. They have four children, Major Gosser II and Kathy of Clay Center, Neb., Susan Day and Terry of Englewood, Ohio, Jon Gosser and Bobbi of Amarillo, Texas, and Dawn Gosser of Ashville N.C. Cards may be sent to him at 1001 ...
Alberta Ledesma celebrated her 80th birthday with a reception/dinner on April 7 in Hoisington. Hosts for the event were her son Herman and wife Nancy and her sister, Gina Zamarripa, all of Great Bend.
Gladys Apel will celebrate her 80th birthday with a Come-and-Go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 7 at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone. Hosts for the event will be her husband Norman; her children Mike Price from Haysville, Eddie and Terry Price from Great Bend, Bob Price from Cushing, Okla., and Sherri Cox of Derby; and her step-children Gerilyn Hoard and David Apel, both of Salina, Briana Ernst of Henderson, Nev., and Amy Astrab of Derby.
Wilbur Cotten will celebrate his 91st birthday with a family dinner. Wilbur was born on April 3, 1921, in Stockton. On June 21, 1947, he married Phoebe Joyce Benedick. She died on Jan. 10, 1977. A toolpusher in the oilfield, he retired in 1990. His children are Bill and Janet Dayton, Jodi and Jim Snyder, Joe and Ginger Cotten, Jeff and Tammy Cotten and the late Jennifer Marsh. He has nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Maxine Rogers will celebrate her 101st birthday on March 27 with a card shower. Maxine was born March 27, 1911, in Larned. She married Preston Rogers on Jan. 2, 1932. He died May 3, 1988. She was co-owner of two restaurants and owner of Roger's Aquarium, all in Great Bend. She has volunteered at the Senior Center for 30 years. Cards may be sent to 1310 Sherman, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Vivian Grossardt will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Claflin United Methodist Church, Third and Hamilton in Claflin. Hosts for the reception will be her children, Jim and Linda Grossardt of Minden, Neb., Joan and Stan Sutton of Topeka, Ted and Gretchen Grossardt of Paris, Ky., and Marie and Dan Bachman of Susank. She has two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Bernice Koch will celebrate her 98th birthday on March 16 with a card shower. Bernice was born on March 16, 1914, in Alden. She married Harry Koch. He died on April 3, 1994. A resident of Ellinwood, she was a secretary/insurance agent for Farmers Mutual Insurance, a housewife and a mother. She has five children, Marvin Koch of Ellinwood, Barbara Hoar and Ron Koch, both of Great Bend, Gloria Roberts of Hutchinson and Twila Bartels ...
Helen Jonas will celebrate her 80th birthday on Feb. 29 with a card shower. Helen was born on Feb. 29, 1932. Cards may be sent to her at Cherry Village, 1401 Cherry Lane, Room 307, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Patricia (Pat) Thorson will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Grove Park Club in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her five children, Patty (Rick) Kirkpatrick, Jim Thorson and John Thorson all of Ellinwood, Greg Thorson of Great Bend, and Jeff (Dori) Thorson of Omaha, Neb. She has four grandchildren, Andy (Jen) Kirkpatrick of Ellinwood, Ashley (Derek) Ohl of Manhattan, and TJ LaRocca ...
John Detmer will celebrate his 80th birthday on Feb. 21 with a card shower. Born on Feb. 21, 1932 in the Willowdale area, he is a retired farmer and past owner of EQ Muffler. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. On Sept. 5, 1964 he married Helen Debes. He has four children and three grandchildren, Angela and David Maneth and their daughter Mary of Wichita, Connie and Mark Wagner of Danville, ...
Charles Gustin will celebrate his 80th birthday with a card shower. Cards may be sent to 1976 N.W. 100th Ave., Olmitz, Ks. 67564
Genola McCarter will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 30 at Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road in Great Bend. Friends and family are encouraged to attend or send cards.
Juanita Mawhirter will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 15 with a card shower. She was born on June 15, 1923, on a rural Hudson farmstead. Her children are Sandy Watson, Marsha Mawhirter, Jayne Boles and Dan Mawhirter.
Georgia Bauer of Pawnee Rock will celebrate her 80th birthday on June 11 with a card shower. Georgia Folkerts Bauer was born on June 11, 1933, on the family farm north of Larned. She has five children: Terry Bauer, Mike Bauer and wife Susan, and Bret Bauer and wife Terri, all of Pawnee Rock; Mary and husband Kevin Holle of Herndon; and Laurie and husband Richard Josefiak of Rozel; and 15 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren with another expected in July.
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