Gerald and Elvita Beran of Odin will celebrate their 60th anniversary with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Odin Gymnasium. Hosts for the event will be their children and Jane and Rick Schreiber of Claflin. The couple has seven children, Robin and Anne Beran of Peoria, Ill, Gerald Jr. and Lisa Beran, Terry (Tex) Beran, Kevin Beran, Craig and Michelle Beran, Eric and Kris Beran, all of Odin, and Joy and Tim Hertach of Claflin; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Gerald Beran and Elvita Dolechek were united in marriage on Oct. 25, 1950 at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Dubuque. Residents of Odin, Gerald is a farmer and Elvita is a homemaker.