Croonquist — 80 years old

MOORLAND – Alan Croonquist, of Moorland, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Friday.

Cards may be sent to 1405 250th, Moorland, IA 50566.

His family includes wife Bonnie; Mark Croonquist and Patty Croonquist, both of Fort Dodge; Jeffery and Theresa Croonquist, Clive; Pamela and John Neill, Austin, Texas; Scott and Angie Croonquist, Moorland. He has 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was born Dec. 6, 1933, on a farm near Harcourt. He graduated from Moorland High School and served in the Army for two years before returning home to farm with his father. He married Bonnie Fett on June 22, 1957 in Moorland. He worked as carpenter, rural mail carrier and farmer.