Allen and Rosie Fowler, Linwood, KS will celebrate their 70th anniversary May 29, 2017. They were married in Lawrence in 1947. Allen retired from Kmart Distribution Center and Rosie retired from USD 497 Food Service. Allen and Rosie have two sons, David Fowler (deceased) and Michael Fowler of Lawrence, four granddaughters Melissa, Mary, Erin, and Reagan Fowler all of Lawrence and two great-grandchildren Ariyah Selleck and David Meyers.
In celebration of Al and Donna Kuhlman’s 60th wedding anniversary on June 1st, their family is encouraging friends and family to honor their special day with a card shower. Please send cards of congratulations to: Mr. & Mrs. Al Kuhlman, 3603 Yale, Lawrence, KS, 66049. The family celebrated earlier in the year with a ski trip to Colorado. They married June 1st, 1957, in Portland, IN, and moved to Kankakee, IL. In 1972, they moved to Topeka, KS, relocating to Lawrence, KS, in 1997. Al owned and operated Engineering Design Service in Topeka until 1997, retiringin 2002. Donna worked for Kmart Pharmacy for 22 years, and retired in 1997. Their children are Rhonda Eisenhart Froelich of Topeka, KS; Robyn and Casey Ford of Wakarusa, KS; Kevin Kuhlman of Las Vegas, NV; Tim and Michin Kuhlman, Henderson, NV; Todd and Lori Kuhlman, Charlotte, NC. They have six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Carl and Joyce Burkhead of Lawrence were married on June 2, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri at the church where they first met when she was nine and he was eleven. In the mid-fifties, they fell in love while Carl was attending the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (now known as the Missouri School of Science and Technology) in Rolla, Mo. They were blessed with a son, Jeff Burkhead, and a daughter, Carla Joy Wilson (husband Tim) all now residing in Lawrence. Carl and Joyce moved to Lawrence in the 1960’s and Carl taught at KU for 34 years.They have also been blessed with seven terrific grandchildren and three special grandsons-in-law. In late June, their ninth delightful great grandchild is to be born. Most of their family now live in Lawrence! To celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary there will be a backyard family party on June 11th. Carl and Joyce are extremely grateful to God for these many years together.
On May 28, 2017, Ron and Carolyn Lang will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 28, 1967 in Topeka, Kansas. Mrs. Lang is the daughter of the late Edwin and Melba Miller of Topeka. She worked at Kansas University for 30 years and retired from KU's Natural History Museum as the Office Manager and Events Coordinator. Mr. Lang is the son of the late Robert and Inez Lang of Leavenworth, Kansas. Ron is a retired Lawrence High School English teacher. They have two children, Shaun Lang, wife Luann and son Jackson of Los Angeles, California and daughter Errin Martinez, husband Ryan and two daughters, Angel and Allie.