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Published: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

65th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Ritzman of DeKalb will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with their family.

Allyn Ritzman and Otta Rygh were married Dec. 4, 1948, at First Lutheran Church in Lee. Otta is retired from General Electric and Allyn is retired from McCanns Mobil Station.

The couple has six children, Linda Ritzman of Crestwood, Roger (Barb) Ritzman of Wheaton, Carol (Jon) Victor of Wheeling, Nancy (Mike) Wayman of Cherry Valley, Diane (Allen) Bark of Hinckley, and Susan (Chris Wolfert) Sokolowski of Rochelle. They also have 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sexton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by taking a trip to Australia and New Zealand.

Lee Sexton married Deanna Deatherage on Dec. 6, 1963, at Victory Baptist Church in DeKalb. They have two sons, Trent (Joelle) Sexton of DeKalb, Barry Sexton of Doha, Qatar; and three grandchildren, Blake, Sarayna and Coby.


Jill Kerbel and Paul Piane of Chicago Ridge are engaged to be married Feb. 1, 2014, in Countryside.

The daughter of Sally and Bruce Kerbel of Sycamore, the bride-to-be graduated in 2009 from Sycamore High School and from Kendall College in 2011. She is employed as a pastry chef's assistant at Lula Cafe in Chicago.

The son of Carol and John Piane of Oak Lawn, the groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Richards High School in Oak Lawn and a 2011 graduate of Kendall College. He works as a cook at Tinley Park Convention Center.

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