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Willette - Gafner

November 18, 2008
Daily Press

ESCANABA - Charles and Patricia (Willette) Gafner of Escanaba marked 60 years of marriage Oct. 2. They celebrated with family members locally and in Minneapolis, Minn.

The couple became husband and wife at All Saints Church in Gladstone Oct. 2,1948. Attending the bride were Beverly Gafner, Ann Quinn and Elaine Schram.

Standing with the groom were Leon Gravelle, Donald Lewis and James Douglas.

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Patricia and Charles Gafner, 1948

Flower girl and ring bearer were Roberta Watson and James Sabourin.

Pat and Charlie enjoy dancing, attending their grandchildren's sporting events and spending time at their camp at Cornell. As snowbirds, they winter in Palmetto, Fla.

The couple raised eight children - Lynn (Jim) Soderberg, David, and Jim (Chris) Gafner, of the Escanaba area, Edward (Chris) of Shawano Wis., Karen (Mark) of Rockford, Mich., Paula (Ron) Kreiter of Sterling Heights, Mich., Laura (Howard) Richards of Roswell, Ga., and Peter (Debbie) Gafner of Minneapolis, Minn. Their family also includes 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.



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