RAPID RIVER John Holtslander and the former Cindy Swanson are celebrating 40 years of marriage. The two were united in holy matrimony on March 11, 1972, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Sagola, Mich. Standing for the couple were Yvonne (Swanson) Schultz, sister of the bride, and Phillip Marsden, friend of the groom.
John retired in 2002 from Great Lakes Gas Transmission as a senior mechanic after 32 years of employment. Before working at Great Lakes, he served in the United States Navy.
In 2010, Cindy retired from the Delta County Road Commission where she worked as a payroll clerk for 20 years.
Cindy and John Holtslander
The couple is enjoying their retirement by spending time on home improvement projects, attending sporting events, and traveling.
John and Cindy are the parents of two children; Nathan Holtslander (Ashley Krause) of Appleton, Wis., and Tara (Gary) Figi of Farmington Hills.