Evensens Celebrate Their 60th Anniversary

Mom and Dad Evensen
Ken and Lee Evensen display their wedding picture taken 60 years ago.

The former Letha (Lee) Marie Emmons married Kenneth (Ken) Edward Evensen on August 16, 1958 in an outdoor ceremony in Portage.

Ken and Lee are both retired but are still very active. They love to travel in their vintage motor home and participate in Tin Can Tourist events. Both were long-time volunteers for the Vicksburg Historical Society and both still work at part-time jobs to keep busy. Ken headed the crew at the Historic Village called the Thursday Guys for many years. They did most of the maintenance and building work on the grounds of the fast-growing village complex. Lee spent many hours assisting in the office with data entry and hosting visitors to the Depot Museum.

They were residents of Long Lake in Scotts for 32 years and have resided on a farm in Vicksburg for the last 28 years. They have three children, Laura (William) Sandahl, Peggy (Todd) LaPorte and Patsy (Jerry) VanSchoick.  They’ve also been blessed with six grandchildren, Taylor VanSchoick, Tyler Sandahl, Alex LaPorte, Kelsey Sandahl, Aaron LaPorte and Mitchell VanSchoick.

They celebrated with a family dinner at Bravo! in Portage and a dessert reception at the home of Patsy and Jerry VanSchoick.

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