Melvia Ewoldt to celebrate 100th birthday


Melvia Ewoldt will celebrate her 100th birthday on Aug. 8 with a family dinner.

Melvia was born on a farm near Maysville to Emil and Wilma Burmeister. She married Arno “Barney” Ewoldt in 1940. He passed away in 2015, a week short of their 75th anniversary.

They had three children: Gary and Suzanne, both of Eldridge, and Jane of Reno. She has six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One grandson is deceased.

Cards would be welcome at 200 S. 5th St., Eldridge, IA 52748.