Homrighausens mark birthdays together


William D. and Shirley J. Homrighausen observed their respective 93rd and 91st birthdays at Westwing Place in DeWitt on Sunday, March 18.

Bill was born March 12, 1925, at Jane Lamb Hospital in Clinton. He lived his first five years on a family farm near Grand Mound. Later, he graduated from DeWitt High School, Class of 1943. His retirement from Iowa Mutual Insurance Co. in 1986 after 42 years of employment.

Shirley was born March 19, 1927, in Beloit, Wis. She graduated from Moline High School with the Class of 1944 to soon begin a distinguished career in photography, journalism and travel. This included serving as director of the Plus 60 Club to conduct adventures around the world. After 51 years of association with The Quad-City Times, she continued writing a weekly column for both the DeWitt Observer and The North Scott Press.

The dual birthday celebration included vocal offerings of Travis Hosette recalling songs popularized by Frank Sinatra.