Look at those smiles! Mom’s enjoyment of life has been evident from early on! Please join us for an open house to celebrate 80 joyful years! Sunday, Sept 18.

1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Long Grove Community Center, where food, drink, music and laughter will be on tap.

Marlene Kappeler was born

September 15, 1936 on a farm in Muscatine Co, IA, to Frank and Malinda Kappeler. She graduated from Davenport High in 1954, and married Vince Kaczinski on August 31, 1957 in Davenport, IA. They celebrated 55 years of marriage and raised 5 children. Vince passed away April, 2013.

Marlene retired in 1999 after 26 years with the North Scott School System, and currently resides in Eldridge, IA. You’d be lucky to find her home, however, as she stays busy enjoying her friends and many activities: golf, bowling, euchre, 500 Club and dominoes.

Her children are Brenda Lee (Rich) Madsen; Collett (Danny) Gillam; Scott (Annette) Kaczinski Jeff Kaczinski and Denise (Drew) Poshard. She has

13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

We look forward to having you join us in celebrating this joyous occasion! Please, no gifts. However, the birthday girl sure does love to dance!! (Wink, wink)!