Joan Cronin of Marcus, Iowa, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a family gathering on April 21 at Marcus Community Center.
Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 605, Marcus, Iowa 51035.
Joan was born on April 20, 1928, in Granville, Iowa. Joan and her husband, Elmer Theisen, who died in 1988, have 11 children, Mick and Jean Theisen of Marcus, Deb and Rick Hellman of Burt, Iowa, Patty and Joe Schulte of Omaha, Gail and Rich Grzywa of Omaha, Randy (deceased) and Kim Theisen of Le Mars, Iowa, Denise Theisen of Spencer, Iowa, Christy and Scott Carlson of Marcus, Paula and Tom Kleen of Sioux City, Brian and Lorie Theisen of Le Mars, Marilyn and Rod Wellman of Sioux City, and Mark and Julie Theisen of Le Mars. Joan has 34 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren (with three more on the way), and one great-great-grandchild. Joan married Joe Cronin in 1990. Joe had 12 children whose families remain close to her. He died in 2008.