Riessens to celebrate 65th anniversary


Vernon and Jean Riessen of Durant will observe their 65th wedding anniversary on June 23. The couple will celebrate with family.

Cards are welcome and may be sent to the couple at 104 Eighth Avenue, Durant, IA 52747.

Elba Jean Connell and Vernon Riessen were married June 23, 1956 in Valdosta, Georgia.

They are the parents of Rodney (Kelli) Riessen of Fort Dodge, Rita (Roger) Overton of Hernando, Florida, Rick (Lori) Riessen of Stockton, Rebecca (Rick) Sorgenfrey of Durant, Rhonda (Matt) Bartenhagen of Durant, the late Russell Riessen (his wife Mary of Durant) and the late Rex Riessen (his wife Carrie of Franklin, Indiana).

They have 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.