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60th Anniversary


Ron and Joan (Yanke) Rykert were married on July 9, 1955 in Amble, Michigan. They have lived in Cedar Springs for over 30 years. They have been blessed with four children, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A 60th Anniversary “Open House” will be held in their honor on Sunday, July 12th from 2 to 4 pm at the Courtland Township Hall, 7450 -14 Mile Rd. NE, Rockford, Michigan. Stop by and say Hi!

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65th Anniversary

65th Anniversary

22C-anniv-Frandsen122C-anniv-Frandsen2ALBERT & BETTY FRANDSEN

Albert and Betty Frandsen will celebrate 65 years of marriage on June 21, 2015 from 1 to 4 pm at Spencer Township Hall, 14960 Meddler Ave, NE, Gowen, Michigan, 49326.

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50th Anniversary



Dick and Arlene Pierce are blessed to celebrate their 50th anniversary on June 14, 2015. They were married June 12, 1965 in the Courtland-Oakfield Methodist Church in Courtland Center Township, Rockford, Michigan. Dick’s uncle Rev. Lawrence Lewis performed the ceremony. Their children are Carmen (Keith) Corbin of Noblesville, Indiana, Wayne (Christine) Pierce of Cedar Springs, Michigan, and Jeff Pierce of Pierson, Michigan. Their grandchildren are Catelin, Madelin and Brielle Pierce and Isak Corbin. They will celebrate with an “Open House” June 14, 2015 from 1 to 5 pm at Pierson Bible Church CMB Fellowship Building in Pierson, Michigan. Please, no gifts.

The secret of their success is “Knowing the Lord is in control.”

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50th Anniversary




Don and Nancy (McAnally) Hanna of Cedar Springs were High School Sweethearts, both graduated from Cedar Springs. The will celebrate 50 years of marriage on March 5th, 2015. the couple was married at Kent City Baptist Church in 1965. The Hannas are proud parents of Shelli and Robert Hall and Sandra and Alan Balcam. Their grandchildren are, Nichole and Fiancé Joshua Black, Joshua Hall, Austin and Alyssa Balcam. The family will be celebrating at a later date. Nancy was a stay at home mom and babysitter for children after school. Don retired from Knape and Vogt after 48 years in 2010.

Please wish our parents a Happy 50th Anniversary when you see them.

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50th Anniversary




Ed and Janice Hopkins were married on February 20, 1965 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Wyoming, Michigan. The late Rev. Fr. Felix La Pres, officiated the ceremony. Their journey together began four months earlier when two of their friends thought that they should meet on a blind date. They were right! They raised seven children in the Sand Lake area, living there for thirty-one years after moving from Grand Rapids. Their children are Jeff (Alene) Hopkins (Spencer, Jasen, Maddie and Abbey) of Cedar Springs, Melody (T.J.) Long (Jordan, Elaina, Tom and Anthony) of Wyoming, Michigan, Matt (Holly) Hopkins (Shelby, Chase, Heidi, and Ryan) of Cedar Springs, Rebecca (Jack) McHugh (Joshua and Logan) of Walker, Barry Hopkins of Grand Rapids and Mary Beth Hopkins, of Kentwood. Ed and Janice also have two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Ella. Their youngest daughter, Tammy passed away in the Fall of 1998. In 2002, the couple moved to Cedar Springs, while continuing to spend six months each year in Florida working for Walt Disney World. After leaving Florida and WDW, Ed began working at Spartan Distributing in Sparta, where he still works today. Janice is retired and has dinner ready and trips planned when he comes home. A two week Caribbean cruise was recently enjoyed to celebrate their 50th.

The secret to our success is to be willing to step outside of our comfort zones from time to time to find adventures together. But most of all, always being there for each other, not only as spouses, but as each other’s soft place to fall…..and laughing a lot and finding the silly in things, no matter how old we get….trying always to embrace that inner child.


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C-ANNIV-MullennixLee and Chris Mullennix celebrated their 30 year wedding anniversary on November 2, 2014. It was celebrated by renewing their vows. Family and friends attended.

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40th Anniversary




Dave and Cyndy Lange of Cedar Springs will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept 28 2014. Married in Ludington in 1974, they have lived in the Cedar Springs area for the past 22 years. Previously, they lived in Texas, Georgia, Connecticut, and all over Michigan. They have four children; Jennifer and Jon Waters of Belmont, Jamie Lange of Belmont, Amanda and Tony Wright of Greenville, and David Lange of Grand Rapids, and 10 grandchildren. A family dinner followed by a Caribbean cruise is planned to celebrate.

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25th Anniversary




John and Barb Wiles of Cedar Springs are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on September 23, 2014. John and Barb were married on September 23, 1989 and have two children, Luke Wiles and Meredith Wiles.

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50th Anniversary



Open House on September 7th at Village of Pierson Hall 2-6PM


Jim and Verna Smigiel will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary on September 7th at the Village of Pierson’s  hall at 90 Grand St. Jim and Verna were married in Sand Lake by the Justice of the Peace on August 28, 1964 with Betty Hilbrands, Wanda (White) Wagner and Jerald Magoon attending. Celebrating with them will be their children, Gayle Smigiel, Emily Woolf, Aaron and Jenifer Smigiel and Darrin and Melba Smigiel; and grandchildren, Destiny, Liberty, and Kaylee Smigiel and Brandon and Tifany Empie.

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Happy 60th Anniversary

C-anniv-Sharp-2-webC-anniv-Sharp-1-webTOM & SHIRLEY SHARPE 


Tom and Shirley (Porter) Sharpe of Cedar Springs will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on July 10, 2014.  Tom and Shirley have lived on Algoma Avenue since 1987, when Tom retired from Peerless Cement Company, and the couple moved to the Cedar Springs area from River Rouge.  Their children are:  Sheila and Steve Mencerelli of Pierson, Rodney and Judy Sharpe of Newaygo, Lori and Michael Tichvon of Vicksburg, Patrice and Richard Wesche of Crestview, Florida, and Leisa Mahanic and Scott Knecht of Pierson.  They have 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.  A family dinner is planned to celebrate the occasion.


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