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.
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.
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.
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 and Lindsey (AJ) Campbell, all of Omaha, Neb.; and two great-grandchildren Madison Kirkpatrick of Ellinwood, and Oliver Campbell of Omaha, Neb.
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, Ind., Cheryl and Wayne Kohl and their children, Jessica and John, of Greeley, Colo., and Al Detmer of Greeley, Colo.
Vernon Dirks will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 9, with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Albert City Building, across the street east from the Farmers Bank in Albert. Hosts for the event will be his daughters, Carolyn Humburg and husband Tom, of Great Bend, and Charlene Miller of Monument, Colo. and his son Gerald Dirks of Albert.