Birthdays, August 12, 2015

Janzen to celebrate 100 years Aug. 16

Gladys Ester (Leppke) Janzen of Hillsboro, born Aug. 17, 1915, is celebrating her 100th birthday with an open house from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, in the fellowship hall of Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St.

A lifelong resident of Marion County, she born to Henry and Anna Leppke on the family farm, five miles south and one-quarter mile west of Marion.

She was married to Irvin R. Janzen Aug. 25, 1937. During most of their married life, the couple lived in Hillsboro, where she worked in a restaurant, dry cleaning business and as a custodian at HUMC before retiring.

The event is being hosted by her son, Ralph W. Janzen; grandsons Ray and wife Anne Janzen and Corey and wife Julie Janzen; great-grandchildren Ryan Janzen, Kelli and Josh Housman, Jared Janzen and Jessica Janzen and great-great granddaughter Rylee Hous?man.

The family requests no gifts, but cards and well wishes may be sent to her in care of Salem Home, 704 S. Ash, Room 210, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Celebration slated for Duerksen?s 70th

A come and go birthday celebration for Carol Reimer Duerksen will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Newton Activity Center, 415 N. Poplar.

The event is honoring her 70th birthday. No gifts are requested.