OTTUMWA — Mr. and Mrs. John Hennen will celebrate their 60th anniversary on July 26 with a family picnic at Sycamore Park and a small reception at The Lodge.
Jo'an Hagle and John Hennen were married July 26, 1954, at Mother Cabrini Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
John, a 1953 graduate of the University of Minnesota, came to work for John Deere in Ottumwa as a design engineer and retired in 1992.
Jo'an is a graduate of Miss Wood's School, associated with McCallister College, taught briefly and is a homemaker. Her hobbies of painting watercolors and poetry led her to publish her book, "Inklings."
John and Jo'an have lived in Ottumwa all their married life, raising 11 children. Their children include Mary Jo Knight, John E. Hennen, Michael Hennen, Anne Clabaugh, Theresa Holifield, Barbara Bray, Kethryn Denefe, Susan Ruiz, Nancy Strobel, David Hennen and Father Thom Hennen. They are also the proud grandparents of 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to 1 Oak Ridge Road Apt. #202, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.