Wellenkamp celebrates 100

    Marjorie Wellenkamp observed her 100th birthday Nov. 4. She was born in 1916 in Buckhorn Township, Brown County, to Ross and Fannie Boss Wagner. She married Alvin Wellenkamp on Sept. 12, 1942, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas. Alvin died Aug. 3, 1984.
    The Wellenkamps are parents of six children: Gary (deceased; Sharon Faye), Rodney (Evelyn), Roger (Pat), Terry (Connie), Bill (Kathy), and Sharon Lynn Wellenkamp. She is “Grandma” to 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
    Marjorie worked as a nurse’s aide for many years in Beardstown and in 1999 moved to Jacksonville, after living in Beardstown for nearly 50 years. She is a member of Salem Lutheran Church and a resident of Knollwood Retirement Village.
    An open house is planned by her children from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, upstairs at Knollwood Retirement Village, 20 Jacksonville Place, Jacksonville, IL 62650. Please come and share memories  and well wishes. Cards are welcome and may be sent to Box 78 at the above address if you are unable to attend.

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