Paul and Norma Meier are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Paul and the former Norma Bingner were wed on October 3, 1953 at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Shannon.
The couple have two children, Carmen (Alan) Schadewaldt of Rock City, ConniAnn Keckler (deceased) and a son-in-law, Donald Keckler of Lanark.
The couple have five grand children. Kayla (Tony) Diehl of Lanark, Nicole (James) Merboth of Forreston, Kara Brinkmeier of Rockford, Michele (Jonathan) Mellette of Huntsville, Alabama and Daniel Keckler (deceased). They also have two step grand children. Shawn (Jessica) Schadewaldt of Dakota and Stacy Schadewaldt of Lincoln, IL.
Paul and Norma also have two great granddaughters, Violet & Lily Diehl of Lanark and two step great granddaughters, Shelli and Riley Schadewaldt of Dakota.
Paul is retired from 33 yrs from Barker Lumber Company of Shannon and 17 years from Carroll Service Lumber Co. Norma is retired 20 years from Parkview Home of Freeport.
Cards may be sent to Paul and Norma at 13 S. Stanton, Shannon IL 61078.
Swanns Welcome New Son
Lanier, Jr and Julie (Nelson) Swann of Ringwood, IL are the parents of a son, Kammeran Russell, born August 23rd. He weighed 6 lbs, 5 oz and was 19 in long. Kammeran is welcomed home by two brothers, Kaven and Kaileb.
Maternal grandparents are John and Yvonne Nelson of Lanark. Paternal grandparents are Lanier, Sr and Barbara Swann of Ellensboro, NC. Great grandparents are Howard and Joan Sperry of Alexis, IL and James and Betty Nelson of Bradford, IL.