GLADSTONE - James and Gloria (Sinnaeve) Brassick recently celebrated 50 years of marriage with an anniversary celebration held at American Legion Post 71 in Gladstone. The event was hosted by the couple's children.
James and Gloria were united in matrimony during a ceremony held at St. Joseph Church in Perkins on Dec. 3, 1960. Serving as best man was Norbert Deloria, a friend of the groom. Gloria (Saari) Sinnaeve, sister-in-law of the bride, was the matron of honor. Groomsman and bridesmaid were Harold Sinnaeve, brother of the bride, and Janet (Makela) Weldum, best friend of the bride. Diane (Waeghe) Berlinski and Mark Waeghe, niece and nephew of the bride were the flower girl and ring bearer.
All the original attendants, with the exception of Janet Weldum, were in attendance at the anniversary celebration.
James and Gloria Brassick
The Brassicks owned and operated Jim's One Stop in Gladstone from 1964 until 1989 and Jim's Quick Stop in Kipling from 1985 until 1994. James later worked as a broiler cook at the Log Cabin and a bartender until his retirement.
Gloria was employed as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Bishop Noa Nursing Home until her retirement in 2007. She currentlyworks as a deli cook for area stores, a bartender/waitress at Bills Bar, and waitress at the Pantry Restaurant and Truck Stop in Rapid River.
Both are members of All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone. They also enjoy landscaping and working in their yards and water ponds.
The Brassicks raised three children, Jim (Tina) Brassick of Gladstone, Doug (Mary) Brassick of Bark River, and Ed (Gwen) Bruzas of Gladstone. They also have five grandchildren, Sirena, Travis, Mike, Douglas Jr. and Casey, and two great-grandchildren, Geneva Rae and Michael. Two other great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Heidi, died in infancy.
Approximately 100 family members and friends attended the couple's anniversary celebration. Their granddaughter-in-law, Jenny Bruzas, made the three-tiered wedding cake, which was cut by granddaugther, Sirena. Musical entertainment was provided by "Little Bit of Outlaw."