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*Giesbrecht - 65th

Edward and Donna Giesbrecht

Edward and Donna Giesbrecht

November 13, 2012

Giesbrecht -- 65th

Edward and Donna Giesbrecht of Rickreall celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 11 with a celebration hosted by their children and attended by family and friends at Salt Creek Baptist Church in Dallas.

Edward Giesbrecht and Donna Ediger were married Nov. 14, 1947, at Salt Creek Baptist Church.

The Rev. Homer Leisy performed the ceremony. The couple was attended by Bertha Ediger and Clarence Hildebrand.

The couple have lived in Polk County all their lives, having previously resided in Dallas and Independence.

Edward and Donna are farmers.

The couple are active members of Salt Creek Baptist Church. They have served as Sunday school teachers, youth group leaders, deacons and ushers. They still raise strawberries and cane berries for their friends and family. Ed also keeps busy building things in his shop and Donna spends her time working in the yard and garden, as well as canning and baking. She regularly provides baked goods for church functions.

Their family includes Cheryl (Michael) Rainey of Cornelius, Donald of Salem, Gerald (Carol) Giesbrecht of Salem and the late Janice Reynolds The couple have 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

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