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Ron and Jeanette Leseman, of Newport; Tom and Gina McCauley, of Cottage Grove; Jim and Linda Bieter, of Cottage Grove; and Bev and Michael Schmitz, of Newport; were among more than two dozen couples to attend St. Thomas Aquinas’ recognition luncheon for couples married 50 years or more. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

St. Paul Park church members celebrate 50-plus years of marriage

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Alice Talcott knew the moment she laid eyes on her husband, Ken, that he was the one for her. She was a nurse’s aide, he was her patient, and both fell madly in love in 1944.


The Talcotts, of Cottage Grove, were one of more than two dozen couples honored last week for celebrating 50 or more years of marriage by congregation members of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Paul Park.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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