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Kluver 60th

Longtime Kenosha County residents Arnold and Bernadette (Otto) Kluver will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. The couple met in 1954 through mutual friends when he was visiting his parents in Minnesota. They married at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Brandon, Minn., on June 30, 1955.

Arnold worked for American Brass for 36 years before retiring in 1990. Bernadette is a homemaker and also worked at Vigansky’s until 1992. She is a member of the Southport Quilters Guild. Arnold and Bernadette belong to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

The Kluvers have four children: Carolyn (Robert) Wheeler of Kenosha, Robert (Mary) Kluver of Kenosha, Mary (Jeff) Evans of Hudson, Wis., and Scott Kluver of Washburn, Wis. They also have 10 grandchildren, one of whom is deceased.

They say the key to a successful marriage is having a loving family and taking care of one another.

Bohm 50th

Richard and Judith Bohm, residents of Kenosha County for 70 years, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday with a family party.

Richard and the former Judith Agazzi met at a carnival when they were 15 years old and married at United Church of Christ in Somers on July 3, 1965.

Richard works as an electrician at Marquette University. Judith worked as a hairdresser, retiring from City Slickers after 45 years. They are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

The Bohms have two daughters: Christine Bohm of Kenosha and Amy (Bruce) Brenner of Pleasant Prairie. They also have two granddaughters.

They say the key to a successful and lasting relationship is love and respect for each other.

Krebs 50th

Longtime Kenosha County residents Bernard and Pamela (Cripps) Krebs will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Friday. The couple met at Earl’s in 1963 when he got out of the Marine Corps, and were married at the Kenosha County Courthouse on July 3, 1965.

Bernie retired from Ameritech in 1985 after 30 years. Pam was a homemaker. They are members of St. Elizabeth Church.

Bernie and Pam have three children: Christopher (Cindy) Krebs of Bowling Green, Ky.; Sherry (Tony Infusino) Krebs of Kenosha, and Lisa (Charles) Haeuser of Racine. They also have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

They say the key to a successful and lasting relationship is patience and communication.

Maksen 60th

Lifelong Kenosha residents Bob and Lois Maksen will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at a later date.

Bob and the former Lois Bennett met at a wedding, while dancing the “bunny hop,” one month after he returned from serving a year in Korea with the U.S. Marine Corps. They were married at St. Matthew’s Church in Kenosha on June 18, 1955.

Bob retired from Outboard Marine in December 1989. Lois is a homemaker.

The Maksens have three children: Kathleen (Steve) Hoppenjan of Pleasant Prairie; Robert Maksen of Waunakee, Wis., and William (Kerri) Maksen of Sun Prairie, Wis. They also have seven grandchildren.

They say the key to a successful union is falling and staying in love, caring and respect for one another, keeping humor in your daily life and kisses each morning and night.

Nutini 60th

Longtime Kenosha County residents John and Mildred Nutini will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family party at their son’s home in Salem on July 5.

At his cousin’s suggestion, Mildred Gamberini wrote to John while he was stationed in Korea as a radio operator to the regimental commanders. When John was discharged from military service in November 1953, he returned to his hometown of Chicago. He came to Kenosha to meed Mildred in March 1954. They began dating, a lasting friendship formed, and they married in Kenosha at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on June 25, 1955.

John worked for American Motors Daimler/Chrysler, retiring in 1990. Mildred retired in 1995 from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. They are members of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and enjoy spending time with family.

The Nutinis have five children: Kathleen (Gary) Cohen, Mequon; John Jr. (Susie) Nutini, Evergreen, Colo.; Karen Mayer, Kenosha; Elizabeth (Steven) Bretzman, Green Bay, and James Nutini, Salem. They also have 11 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

They say the key to a successful and lasting relationship is faith, lots of patience, trust in each other and a good sense of humor.

Hinz 50th

Gary and Christy (Wagner) Hinz, Kenosha County residents for 50 years, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Friday with a family surprise party in their honor. The couple met at a mutual friend’s house and were married at First Congregational Church in Kenosha on June 19, 1965.

Gary worked for American Brass and retired from Tri-Clover. He is a blood donor and a member of the Alano Club of Kenosha. Christy worked for American Motors, the Elk’s Club and retired from the Kenosha Unified School District, but currently works as a substitute special education assistant. She is a member of St. Peter’s Church and its Women’s League.

Gary and Christy have two children, both of Kenosha: Tom Hinz and Carrie Lueck. They also have three granddaughters.

They say the key to a successful marriage is the commitment to having a close family.

Naber 65th

Richard and Cecilia Naber, who have been Kenosha County residents for 15 years, plan to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a reunion party in Colorado next month.

Richard and Cecilia Caycedo met at Marquette University in 1946. Cecilia attended a birthday party for Richard’s sister and he couldn’t take his eyes off of her. They were married on June 17, 1950, at San Ignacio Church in Bogota, Colombia, South America, and lived there for nine years.

Richard worked for the U.S. Department of Education, retiring in 1989. Cecilia worked as a nurse and retired in 1986. They attend St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Pleasant Prairie, where they have led several Bible studies. Richard is a reader at church and Cecilia takes communion to the sick. Cecilia makes Christmas ornaments each year for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Richard is an avid stamp collector.

The Nabers have four children: Martha (Lee Glowinski) Naber, San Francisco; Jose (Lee Ann) Naber, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Helen Naber, Bristol and Christine (Dan Whitlock) Naber, Healdsburg, Calif. They also have 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

They say “Love, forgiveness and a faith in God are the keys to a successful relationship. You go in to the marriage believing you will be married forever. Richard says he learned the magic words early in their relationship, ‘Yes, dear.’”

Zirbel 60th

Larry and Greta (Herring) Zirbel of Kenosha plan to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with three small get-togethers.

The couple met when Larry, while stationed at Fort Sill, Okla., hitchhiked with a friend to Dallas to attend the Texas State Fair. Greta’s family invited the two friends to have dinner at their home. Afterward, Larry hitchhiked to see Greta each weekend until he was sent to serve in the Korean War. They continued to correspond during the 14 months he served overseas and were married on June 11, 1955.

Larry and Greta are the retired owner/operators of Zirbel Electric and are active members of Bethany Lutheran Church.

The Zirbels have one son, Terry (Michelle) Zirbel of Davisburg, Mich.

When asked to comment on the key to a successful union they responded, “Being in love and also best friends. We enjoy doing things like traveling and being with friends, but we also feel it’s important to have friends and interests separately. Also, our faith in the lord that we will always be together.”

Other Anniversaries

Week of

Couples also celebrating significant anniversaries include:

— Tim and Sheryl (Perri) Nelson of Kenosha, 30 years on June 29.

— Jeffrey and Joelle (Ruffalo) Wroblewski of Kenosha, 25 years on June 30.

— Ken and Judy (Johnson) Specht of Kenosha, 10 years on July 2.

— Randall and Lisa (Acerbi) Mueller of Kenosha, 30 years on July 6.

Send information to celebrations@kenoshanews.com or mail it to Celebrations, 5800 Seventh Ave., Kenosha, WI 53140.


Week of

Couples also celebrating significant anniversaries this week include:

— Michael John and Amand Kay (Salo) Galster of Kenosha, 15 years on June 24.

— Andy and Kim (Dibble) Selovich of Kenosha, 10 years on June 27.

— William and Maria (Montemurro) Merritt of Kenosha, 35 years on June 28.

— Rick and Kim (Gotelaere) Mogensen of Kenosha, 30 years on June 29.

— Larry and Dawn (Ramcheck) Saari of Kenosha, 30 years on June 29.

— Jim and Donna (Gordon) Strupp of Kenosha, 20 years on July 2.

— Fred and Janice Whitten of Kenosha, 55 years on July 2.

Send information to celebrations@kenoshanews.com or mail it to Celebrations, 5800 Seventh Ave., Kenosha, WI 53140.


Week of

Couples also celebrating significant anniversaries this week include:

— Gary and Melissa (Beining) Pribyl of Somers, 20 years on June 24.

Send information to celebrations@kenoshanews.com or mail it to Celebrations, 5800 Seventh Ave., Kenosha, WI 53140.





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