Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:44
Albert and Martha Loewen of North Newton will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Koerner Heights Church of the Mennonite Brethren in Newton, followed by a reception from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Albert Loewen and Martha Jane Thiessen were married June 28, 1957, at Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church in Inman. Albert was employed by the former Crossroads Coop in Goessel and North Newton, and Martha taught school in Cimarron, Hillsboro and Goessel. Both are retired. The event is hosted by their three children, Lois and Siegfried Snyder of Wichita, James and Naomi Loewen of Wichita and Duane and Kathy Loewen of Newton; and 13 grandchildren.
Stephen and Tamara (Swarts) Klenda of Lincolnville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception at 6:30 p.m. July 7 at Pilsen Community Center. They were married July 10, 1982, in Pilsen. They have one daughter, Stephanie and Chris Byer of Plainville with granddaughter Lyndsie; and two sons, Russell Klenda and Kim Hamm of Tampa with step-granddaughter Corina Zapata and grandson Preston Klenda, and Brandon of Lincolnville. They request no gifts.