ESCANABA - Edward J. Page and the former Lillian J. Peterson were united in Holy Matrimony 25 years ago on Feb. 14, 1987, during a ceremony held in Escanaba. Presiding over the ceremony was the former Escanaba Mayor, Donald Guindon.
Standing in for the couple during the original wedding was Lillian's daughter, Karen Fleury, as the maid of honor and Norman Fleury as the best man. The flower girl was Becky Fleury and ring bearer was Tim Fleury. Both are grandchildren of the bride.
Ed was employed at Stone Container Corp. in Chicago, Ill., as a maintenance supervisor for over 43 years. Lillian was a surgical technician at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Oak Lawn, Ill., and then moved back to the local area in 1992 and have made their home in Soo Hill.
Edward and Lillian Page
Ed managed Little League baseball teams for 18 years in Illinois and Rapid River. He joined the American Legion Post 301 in 1992 and was very active in remodeling and updating the old grade school in Rapid River where the Legion now holds its meetings.
The Pages renewed their wedding vows at the American Legion Post 301 in Rapid River on April 28 with Rev. Lobsinger presiding. Attending the couple were: Karen Fleury, maid of honor; Norman Fleury, best man; Becky Fleury and Genesis LaPalm, flower girls; and Tim Fleury, ring bearer.
Lillian is the mother of daughter, Karen L. Fleury. She also has two grandchildren, Becky Fleury and Tim (Angie) Fleury, and her first great-grandchild, Taylor Fleury. All are residents of Gladstone.
Edward is the father of two children, Renee (Page) Donfris and Tom Page, and one granddaughter, Nia Donfris, all of Illinois.