Anniversaries (Sept. 9, 2009)


Couple celebrated 65th anniversary

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Kermit and Ruth Ratzlaff of Hillsboro celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 7-10 at the Cross Wind Center in Hesston.

They were married Aug. 11, 1944, in Los Angeles, Calif. After earning his doctorate degree from UCLA, Kermit spent his career in physiology at Southern Illinois University before retiring to Hillsboro in 1993.

Reunion activities included a six-generation slide presentation, “Of John Deere, Frogs and Mission,” the Ratzlaff Family Quiz Show, worship together, a trip to the Salt Museum in Hutchinson, as well as a celebratory dinner Sunday with Kermit’s sisters, Irma Koop and Merlie Friesen, at The Water's Edge.

Their children are Ken and Ginger Ratzlaff of Lawrence, Ron and Nancy Ratzlaff of St. Charles, Mo.; Dave and Liz Ratzlaff of Batavia, Ill.; Marilyn and Warren Lovinger of Nevada, Mo.; and Gene and Jewel Ratzlaff of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

They also have 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Anniversary and birthday party
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A Ramona couple will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with another family member who will be turning 85.

Charles and Ruth (Skibbe) Heiser and sister Norma Raccuglia of Olathe will be sharing their milestones together from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Fellowship Hall at the Strassburg Baptist Church, 2249 Pawnee, Marion.

They were married Sept. 1, 1949, at the Strassburg Baptist Church.

Their children Don Heiser of McPherson and Mark and Katherine Heiser of Ramona and their grandchildren are hosting the event.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the anniversary and birthday party, but no gifts are requested.

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