Lovendahls to celebrate 61st wedding anniversary
Carl Merril Lovendahl and Karen Sylvia Keck will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary. They were married July 16, 1960, in Topeka by Karen’s cousin, the Rev. Robert Beck. They are both graduates of Meriden High School.
Their parents were Carl and Ada Lovendahl and Irvin and Dorothy Keck, all of Meriden.
Merril is retired from Goodyear. Karen is a retired nurse. They have farmed north of Meriden since 1966.
They had three children, Kerril Bauerly and her husband, David, of Tonganoxie; Carl Derril Lovendahl, who died in 1983; and Daren Penry and her husband, Randy, of Topeka. They have seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family will celebrate with a dinner on Friday, July 16. Cards can be sent to the couple at 11861 X Rd., Meriden, KS 66512.