Matjes celebrating 55 years of marriage


Arthur and Susanne Matje of Park View will be enjoying their 55th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Aug. 15, 1964, at St. Pius Catholic Church in Rock Island.

Susanne is retired from North Scott Foods as a baker. Arthur retired from Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home and still works part time for Chambers Funeral Home in Eldridge.

They enjoy Lions Club, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Their children are Chris (Rhonda) of Donahue, Craig (Diane) of Davenport, and Artie (Tammy) of Olathe, Kan. They have 13 grandchildren: Nick (Sherri), Mitch (Brittany) and Dakota Matje, Brett (Michell) Nelson, Blake Nelson, Christian Davidson, Zoe and Mary Kate Matje, and Quincy and Trey Harden. They also have six great-grandchildren.