Friday, July 29, 2011

Marv and Nettie Karn to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Marv and Nettie Karn of Pierce will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Pierce 1860 Days.

They met in Salem, OR in the summer of 1949 at a roller skating rink, where Nettie worked, and two years later married in Vancouver, WA on Aug. 18, 1951.

Marv served four years in the U.S. Air Force as an A&E Mechanic and later earned his wings as an aircraft engineer and crew chief. After an honorable discharge in January 1955, Marv worked for the State of Oregon for 10 years, seven months as a correctional officer for the state penitentiary in Salem.

On Dec. 13, 1965 they moved to Pierce for work at Jaype Plywood Mill, retiring in Aug. 1994.

Nettie cooked at the old Pierce school and 25 years as cook at local restaurants in Pierce, while raising four sons, and some friends’ children that finished high school at Timberline, when their parents moved away.

Nettie is known for spoiling all of the neighbor kids and dogs. Her cooking is famous as well as her wit, when it comes to her “nasty Nettie’s killer cakes” (hotcakes that they patch the potholes in the road with) and her pies, homemade soup, chili and pastry.

Marv loves hunting, camping, fishing and the outdoor style of Pierce and most of the good people of Pierce.

The Karns will be out of town on their anniversary date, Aug. 18.

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