Hall — 50th


William and Karlene Hall

Breitung Township — William “Bill” and Karlene Hall celebrated their golden 50th wedding anniversary on June 21.

The former Karlene Louise Welk married William Norman Hall in 1969, at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Riverside, Calif. At the time, Bill, son of the late Edwin and Lois Hall of Bark River, was stationed at March Air Force Base.

They moved “home” to the Upper Peninsula in February 1970 after Bill was discharged from the service.

Bill was employed with Mead Paper in Escanaba and volunteered with the Bark River Fire Department for 40 years. Karlene is a homemaker and was a freelance photo journalist and correspondent, writing for U.P. and Wisconsin newspapers and magazines.

Both love spending time with their grandchildren, family and friends. They have made several cross-country trips to the west coast to visit family and friends.

After retirement, the couple moved to Iron Mountain, where they divide their time living at White Birch Village and River’s Bend Campgrounds.

The Halls have three daughters, Monique Marie (Joe) Nelson of Sleepy Hollow, Ill., Danielle Kae and Angelech Louise (Michael) Joslin, all of Bark River. They also have two grandchildren, Brianna Elizabeth and Caleb William Nelson of Sleepy Hollow

They are members Maranatha Assembly of God of Kingsford.