Charles Pappas is turning 80

Ashlee Boers

    Charles Pappas of Sherrard will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 2 - 5 p.m. at Swedona Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.

    Charles was born Oct. 30, 1931 in Silvis, and was raised and educated in Mercer County. He married his wife Janice on April 10, 1954 in Swedona Lutheran Church.

    He retired from John Deere Harvester in Sept. of 1987, after 31 years. He also was an election judge for 10 years.

    Charles is a member of Swedona Lutheran Church, and enjoys camping, bowling, cards, bingo and horseshoes.

    The Pappas' have three children, Charles Pappas, Mark (Cyndie) Pappas and Chris Secymore. They also have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

    Cards may be sent to: Charles Pappas, 3344 148th Ave., Sherrard, IL 61281,