BC: In loving memory of a daughter, sister, and aunt Connie Marie Vsetecka Born December 23, 1963 Died December 25, 1963
FC: 50 Years Of Living Laughing and Loving
1: Happy 50th Anniversary.! Thanks for the Laughs and the Memories. Thanks for being such great parents at such young age and for instilling in us the wisdom to raise our own. We love you. | Vsetecka
2: James Allan Vsetecka | James Allan Vsetecka Jr. was born to James P. Vsetecka Sr. and Edith W. (Stika) on September 27, 1940. He was the only child in their family. | James loved to stay busy whether it be riding on the tractor with his dad, helping with the farm chores, fishing on the Mississippi, riding bicycle to and from school or the neighbors house, going to Aunt Emma's for her special baked goodies, or playing his many musical instruments.
3: Born on Sept. 27 1940 | Everyone agrees ... He is so Handsome | James Sr. born 7/4/1913 Edith born 6/14/1918 Married 5/10/1938 | Parents
4: Darlene Marie Reicks | Darlene M. Reicks was born to Albert J. Reicks and Louise C. (Scholbrock) on March 19, 1942. Darlene was one of six children. Darlene remembers playing with her favorite toy accordion and doll from Christmas. She would always get the prettiest wrapped present from her Aunt Tillie. Her mother would start weeks before, baking Christmas goodies. She remembers taking one day summer vacation trips with her family after Sunday church with a picnic packed for the day.
5: Family | Albert J. born 8/17/1909 Louise C. born 10/11/1908 Married 2/10/1931 Siblings Betty L. born 7/21/1932 Merlin A. born 11/27/1934 Virgil E. born 9/13/1936 Shirley A. born 9/23/1938 Luverne M. born 4/29/1944
6: Jim and Darlene met at a dance in Spillville, Iowa. They enjoyed going to movies and dances from then on. | Darlene was impressed with Jim's good nature and he wasn't a show off. Jim enjoyed talking with Darlene and she enjoyed dancing which was something he loved to do.
7: Married January 6, 1962 in St. Joseph's church, Cresco, Iowa. | Day Schedule 1. Wedding 10am 2. Pictures, studio 3. Dinner, church basement 4. Reception in Granger, MN 5. Supper, church basement 6. Went dancing at Matters, Decorah, IA
8: Robert Allan Vsetecka | Born December 1, 1962
10: Randy Paul Vsetecka | Born September 21, 1965
12: Cynthia Louise Vsetecka | BORN March 3, 1969
14: Stacy Edith Vsetecka | Born Sept. 23, 1972
17: The Years | "Teen" | Like branches on a Tree, Our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one
18: Randy and Kelly | Mom and Dad, Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary. It is a milestone not many achieve. I admire and respect the commitment and devotion you have shown to each other. Your relationship is an inspiration to those around you. God has blessed you and our family and I only wish the best for you both in the future. Love Always, Randy Dear Jim and Darlene, Congratulations on your 50th Wedding Anniversary! It is such a wonderful landmark in your life and relationship. It is also a testament to the strong love you share. Your values, kindness and love are a wonderful example to your children and grandchildren. Best wishes and here is to many more years to come! All my love, Kelly | Married on August 13, 1994
19: Then | Now
20: The VseteckaFamily | Randy, Kelly, Ryan,(3/24/96) and Nick (2/20/99) | Having a place to go is Home Having someone to love is Family Having both is a Blessing
22: Steve and Cindy Married 7/27/04 | Then
23: Now | Thanks Mom and Dad for being a great example and showing us how to make a marriage work. I cherish every thing you have done for my family. You have supported us with the ups and downs throughout the years and I just hope I am just as supportive to my family as you are with yours. Love always, Cindy Jim & Darlene, Thank you so much for being the best in-laws that I could imagine. Your kindness, generosity, and willingness to always lend a hand has been wonderful. I can't express in words how glad that I am a part of your family. You have set a great example for us all. It is a lesson that we should all learn from. Love, Steve
24: The Huesman Family
25: Family | TOGETHER | we have it | ALL | Steve, Cindy,, Hailey (7/20/05), Andrew ( 12/2/07)
26: Ben & Stacy | Married Dec. 19, 1999 They had 3 children Sam (4/27/02), Morgan (3/15/04), Sid (8/28/07) | Family | Then
27: And | Now | Mom and Dad, Congratulations on your 50th. It is hard to believe you are celebrating 50 years. I am so blessed to have such wonderful & caring parents. You have always been there for me throughout the years. Ben & I would like to personally thank you for all you have done. We know you're just a phone call away & ready to give us some parental advice to helping out with babysitting to butchering season. We are so grateful for all that you do for us. We love you very much! Stacy & Bem
28: The Jacobs Family | Ben, Stacy, Sam, Morgan, and Sid
29: OtherThings may change us, but we always start and end with | Family
30: The Grand Kids | So I hear it's your 50th wedding anniversary! That's an achievement that not just anybody can brag about. I myself can barely imagine what that could be like. Although I'd imagine that it would take a lot of dedication, time, & patience.. I just wanted to take the time to congratulate you both on this mile stone in your lives. Also I''d like to thank you on all the wonderful things you've done for me and the rest of us through the years. You guys rock! Sincerely, Ryan | Ryan | Dear Grandma and Grandpa, Thank you for sharing your 50th anniversary with us. Congratulations for making it this far. You are the best grandma and grandpa ever! Love, Ryan | Nick
31: I love going to their house to see the cows., staying on the farm and playing. I enjoy it when you take me to different events and McDonalds like Sam and Morgan. I enjoy chatting with you on the phone. When you babysit you play games with me. I love you very much. You are good grandparents. And I enjoy having ice cream with grandpa! Love, Sid | We love going with you to Disney on Ice last winter. We enjoyed traveling to the cities for the show and staying on the farm. I, Sam, loves the big TV and playing video games. We enjoyed Disney World this last summer. You take us to parades, McDonalds when we are hungry. | We love that you come and cheer us on at their different sporting events through out the different seasons from swimming, baseball, softball to basketball. We also love that you are able to come to our Christmas programs every year and Grandparents Day at School. love always, Sam and Morgan | Sid | Morgan | Sam
32: Andrew | I remember grandma and grandpa taking us to Disney World which was a lot of fun. I remember grandma making me special crustless pumpkin pies just for me with whip topping.. I remember sleeping over at grandma and grandpa's with my cousins. I have asked many times for you to sleep at my house too! Grandma and Grandpa thank you for all you do for me. Love, Hailey | Hailey | Grandpa and grandma would pick me up with their dirty old car from Rehana's. I tell them that their truck is faster! I had fun going on the plane and to Disney World with them. I liked going to the farm and riding the tractor with grandpa down the road. And I also like staying overnight at the farm with my cousins. I love you! Andrew
33: Grandsons | GRanddaughters
34: Friends | Family | 50th Wedding Anniversary January 6, 2012
35: We celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at The Pub in New Hampton with family and close friends. Mom and dad did not know at the time that we had a surprise party planned for them in April. But soon after they started to plan their own party, so we had to let them know that there was a planned surprise party in April. It is sure is hard to plan a surprise for those social people!
36: An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow
37: Alta Vista Hall | April 21, 2012
38: Memories Forever
39: A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity...The order varies for any given year. January 6, 2012 Congratulations on 50 of those amazing years!!
40: Walt Disney WorldResort June, 2012
41: "True love stories never have endings."