Lifestyles

Don and LaVerne Mealiff

Posted: Jun. 6, 2014 8:02 pm Updated: Jul. 18, 2014 9:15 pm

Don and LaVerne Mealiff of Mendon will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house, along with his sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Gerald Miller, who are also celebrating 60 years of marriage, from 2 to 4 p.m. June 15 at the Ursa Retreat House. The event will be hosted by their children. Family and friends are invited; they request no gifts.

Mr. and Mrs. Mealiff were married April 4, 1954, in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Arenzville. Mrs. Mealiff is a daughter of the late Kathryn and Henry Alhorn. Mr. Mealiff is a son of the late Marjorie and Walter Mealiff.

They are the parents of Janet (Stan) Hendrickson of Mendon, David Mealiff of Golden, Colo., Debbie (John) Dowdall of Tucson, Ariz., and Anita (Mike) Stasiak of Lakeland, Fla. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Mealiffs are retired from farming. For more than 20 years, they were known by many for their Honey Creek Kettle Corn business that they took to many area fairs and festivals.

They are members of Salem Lutheran Church in Mendon.

In Case You Missed It

Silver Saukees: Pittsfield's state title team to reunite after 25 years
Tony Baker recently watched a video of the 1991 Class A state championship game with his 11-year-old daughter. It had been several years since Baker, an all-stater as a senior at Pittsfield High School, had seen the game. "I sure was awful skinny, and those shorts were awful short," he said with a laugh. "But it was neat to watch. It's kind of a blur, but I can remember plays that were called in every game. It's so surreal."