Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Milestone Announcements

| June 9, 2024 1:00 AM


Henry and Jeanne Netzer

50th Anniversary

Henry and Jeanne were married on June 9, 1974, in Oshkosh, Wis., shortly after his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. They then embarked on a Navy career which included his nuclear propulsion training in California and Idaho; assignment to the USS HAWKBILL, SSN 666 in Hawaii; then shore duty in Groton, Conn. After seven years on active duty, Henry transferred to the Navy Reserve for an additional 13 years, retiring as a Navy Captain. He worked for the Navy as a civilian research engineer in Connecticut and later at the Lake Pend Oreille facility in Bayview. They made Hayden their home since 1990.

Jeanne is a University of Wisconsin, Madison, graduate in physical therapy and served in clinics and hospitals in Maryland, California, Hawaii and Connecticut while also being a tremendous mother. They are the proud parents of a daughter, Carolyn (Jhar Fuller) and two sons, Andy (Ashley) and Mike (Veronica), who have blessed them with a dozen grandchildren (Will, Kellie, Bryce, Leila, Evangeline, Soleil, Brugh, Isla, Brooks, Elliott, Shepard and Scout) who live in Idaho, Illinois and Texas.

Henry and Jeanne have each engaged in short-term mission work supporting friends in Brazil (Henry) and Ethiopia (Jeanne).

After retiring from his Navy work, Henry and Jeanne continue to be active in the leadership of their Coeur d’Alene Church and service on the USS IDAHO Commissioning Foundation, as well as keeping up with the grandkids. The Netzers have recently visited Connecticut for the Christening of the USS IDAHO and plan to return to Annapolis for a 50th-year graduation reunion.

They, along with their immediate family, plan to celebrate this milestone in July with a commemorative dinner in Coeur d’Alene followed by a family trip to Glacier National Park.

Rick and Janna Scharf

50th Anniversary 

Rick Scharf and Janna Rankin met as teenagers in Coeur d’Alene while cruising Sherman Avenue during spring break in 1972. On a whim, Rick and a friend decided to drive across the border for a first-time visit to the USA from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They approached Janna’s car full of girlfriends near her house at Ninth and Sherman and followed them up and down Sherman until they stopped for gas at 13th Street. The rest is history.

They were married on June 15, 1974, in the Cardston, Alberta, Canada, temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their first apartment was the second floor of the historic J. C. White house at Eighth and Sherman, which was moved in 2019 to the foot of Tubbs Hill south of City Hall, to become the Museum of North Idaho. 

Over the course of their 50 years of marriage, Rick’s corporate jobs moved them to Spokane; Honolulu, Hawaii; Anchorage, Alaska; Omaha, Neb.; Raleigh, N.C.; Fort Collins, Colo.; and Hayden. In 1988, Rick achieved his dream of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen and you won’t find a more patriotic, grateful, proud American than him. They currently reside in Highland Park Estates in Post Falls where Rick is beyond delighted to have a golf course out his back door.

Janna and Rick work as a real estate team at Keller Williams Realty Coeur d’Alene, where Janna serves as Associate Broker and Rick heads the Commercial Division. Janna first obtained her real estate license in 1978. Rick joined Janna in real estate 10 years ago after his retirement from the corporate world. Janna and Rick continue to find much personal satisfaction in guiding their friends and clients to success with their real estate investment goals. 

Rick and Janna are the parents of five children, two awesome daughters-in-law and three exceptional grandchildren. They’re looking forward to a family celebration in Florida later this summer. 

Larry and Gena Major

55th Anniversary

Larry and Gena Major were married in Miles City, Mont., on July 5, 1969.

They have one daughter, Ashley (Major) Muehlhausen. Ashley is married to Paul Muehlhausen and they have five children: Isabella, Sophia, Giavanna, Gabriella and Asher.

Larry retired in 2013 as a baker manager for 49 years. Gena retired in 2017 after working for North Idaho Eye Institute for 35 years.

They have enjoyed the past 45 years living in North Idaho. They like the four seasons. They now enjoy the time with their family and grandchildren and the special memories that they are making.

Mitchell and Cissy Martin

40th Anniversary

Mitchell and Cissy Martin, of Rathdrum, are celebrating their 40th anniversary.

Their daughter is Mackenzie (Colby) Ivey of Spokane. They have three grandchildren.

Cissy worked as a senior escrow officer for title insurance and is now retired. Mitchell is the pastor of New Hope Fellowship in Post Falls.

Mitchell and Cissy Martin plan to celebrate their anniversary in July at Quinn's Hot Springs for a short trip then to Banff on a family trip.



We are delighted to announce the forthcoming union of Dan Moudree and Tiana Williams. The couple will exchange vows in a ceremony June 22, 2024, marking the beginning of their lifelong journey together.

Dan, the son of Sharon Hogan, and Tiana, the daughter of David and Carrie Trojan, are eagerly anticipating this special day, surrounded by family and friends.

The ceremony will take place at The Turtle House in Clark Fork, Idaho, followed by a reception filled with joy, laughter and cherished memories.

Please join us in extending our heartfelt congratulations to the happy couple as they embark on this new chapter in their lives.


Eleanor Forsberg

100th Birthday

Eleanor Forsberg will celebrate her 100th birthday June 15, 2024.

Eleanor was born and grew up in a large family on a farm in South Dakota.  

Many in the North Idaho Silver Valley will recall Eleanor (and Fritz) from their lifetime in Pinehurst.  

Since 2017, she has been living in New Hampshire, enjoying families of the younger generations. 

Eleanor’s activities are limited these days, but we know she will enjoy making a wall display of birthday cards. Send cards to 388 Buffalo Road, Wentworth, NH 03282.

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Submit your milestones to hmain@cdapress.com or in person at the Coeur d’Alene Press, 215 Second St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Listings include:

• Wedding anniversaries for couples married 25 years and every fifth year thereafter (2 photos accepted)

• Engagement announcements (1 photo accepted)

• Wedding announcements (1 photo accepted)

• Births (1 photo accepted)

• Milestone birthdays at age 70 and every fifth year thereafter or every year after age 90 (1 photo accepted)

• Generations (1 photo accepted)

• Higher education graduates (1 photo accepted)

• Military announcements (1 photo accepted)

Deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesdays.

    Henry and Jeanne Netzer, 50th Anniversary
    Rick and Janna Scharf, 50th Anniversary
    Rick and Janna Scharf, 50th Anniversary
    Larry and Gena Major, 55th Anniversary
    Mitchell and Cissy Martin, 40th Anniversary
    Williams-Moudree engagement
    Eleanor Forsberg, 100th Birthday