CAMANCHE, IOWA — September 28th was a special day for Tim and Bev Sachsenmaier as they gathered with family and friends to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.
The couple was married at St. John’s Catholic Church in Glenwood City back in 1954. Not only were many friends and relatives including their children, brothers and sisters there, but also included with the guests were four of his cousins with ties to Glenwood City.
The four are the Brennan sisters: Birdie Moe of Baldwin; Shirley Marlette of Illinois; Donna Pat of Sparta and Fran Ellefson of Elmwood.
Other area people attending were Roger Moe, Dave and Sue Brathal of Hudson and Carlton and Paula DeWitt of Glenwood City.
The event was held at the Imperial Lanes in Camanche on Sunday, but guests had gathered at the couple’s home on Saturday for pizza and visiting and relating memories of the past. The couple’s five children are: Tim (Jackie) of Camanche, Roger (Tami) of Clinton, Iowa; Kathy Lund of Portland, Oregon, Theresa (Jeff) Hackney of Camanche and Michelle (Vic) Garsh of Long Grove, Iowa. The couple has 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Tim was employed with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad, and she was employed with Mercy Hospital.