GLADSTONE - Dirk Manson and the former Susan Ebbesen were married 50 years ago on June 9, 1962, at First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Rev. Harry Lorenz presided. Attending the couple were: maid of honor, Nancy (Hite) Adams; bridesmaid, Mary (Ebbesen) Tuskan; best man, Bill Adams; and groomsman, Greg Kunesh.
Dirk and Sue are retired educators and both are active members of First Lutheran Church. Sue helps with the Friendship Kitchen at the Salvation Army and Dirk is a member of the Army Advisory Board.
The couple are involved in a variety of other volunteer activities in the community as well.
Dirk and Susan Manson
A celebration dinner was held recently in their honor at the Gladstone Yacht Club hosted by the couple's sons, daughters-in-law, and Susan's sisters, Mary Tuskan and Jane Coyne Smith.
The Mansons are the parents of two sons, Bert (Mary) of Escanaba and David (Cheryl-Marie) of Kalamazoo.
The couple also has six grandchildren, Jaena, Jeremy, Joshua, Robert, Siera and Mitchell.