Donald & LaVonne AskelsonDonald and LaVonne (Ode) Askelson, Lake Park, Minn., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a private family dinner.
Donald and LaVonne (Ode) Askelson, Lake Park, Minn., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a private family dinner.
They were married Sept. 20, 1953, at the First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Audubon, Minn. They have lived on LaVonne’s family farm near Lake Park where they have raised their family.
They have eight children, Cynthia (Everett) Nelson, Hawley, Minn.; Debra (Paul) Sander, Douglas (Lauri Sayler), Lisa (Doug) Anderson and Julie (Joe) Dalen, all of Lake Park; Steven (Jackie Cleveland), Cedar Hill, Texas; Christy (Tom) Wiesmann, Moorhead; and Sherri (Troy) Capell, Midlothian, Texas; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. They also have two “angels in heaven,” Gretchen (granddaughter) and Brady (great-grandson).