Dale and Lewis Sturgeon and Helen Marie Nash were joined together in marriage on an extremely hot day with temperatures hovering around 100 degrees on June 7, 1946 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Reverend Herman G. McCoy officiated. The Best Man was Roger Sturgeon, brother to the groom and the Maid of Honor was June Nash Pigott, the bride's sister.
The bride was dressed in a white satin, long sleeved, lacy gown and carrying a beautiful bouquet of flowing yellow and white roses. Guests, including the couple's proud parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sturgeon and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Nash, Sr. both of Cherokee, enjoyed a reception following in the church basement of nuts, cake and ice cream, followed by a small lunch at the home of the bride's parents.
Dale and Helen set up residence in Cherokee where it became home for them until retirement. Dale and Helen are best known for their years of business as owners/operators of Cherokee Bowl and Coachman Lounge. Retirement, after playing in the Florida Keys and Pharr, Texas, had them eventually make Arnolds Park their home.
Seven grandchildren, Karena, Kristopher, Eric, Rachel, Vanessa, Courtney, and Steven, and thirteen great-grandchildren later, Alexandria, Rachel, Liberty, Liam, Stella, Mathew, Kristopher, Katie, Harrison, Tate, Cole, Seth, and Hannah, are privileged to witness our parent's, grandparent's and great grandparent's renewing of their vows at high noon on June 10 followed by a meal consisting of charcoal grilled prime rib.
A special scrapbook commemorating their sixty years together will be available to view. If anyone has a photo or story to share for this scrapbook, you may mail it to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sturgeon, P.O. Box 572, Arnolds Park, IA 51331.