DeBakker — 60th

NORWAY – Mr. and Mrs. Clarence DeBakker celebrated 60 years of marriage on Feb. 6.

Lorraine and Clarence were married at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway on Feb. 6, 1954, at 9 in the morning. They had a large Polish wedding that started with a breakfast celebration at Lorraine’s home and an early afternoon sit down dinner for the bridal party, relatives, and out of town guests at the Moose hall in Norway.

The celebration continued into the evening with a reception for all guests and dance until midnight.

The couple has four children, Jean Gustafson of Norway, Carol (Dave) Hinds of Iron Mountain, Steve (Carla) DeBakker of Ishpeming, and Sandy Kadletz of Kingsford. They have five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Family attended Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway, Clarence and Lorraine receiving a blessing from Fr. Timothy Ekaitis. They continued the celebration at the Island Resort and Casino for dinner with family and friends.