The children of Orpha and Ben Emkes are hosting a reception in honor of their mother’s 90th birthday from 3 to 5 p.m. April 13 at Celebrations Reception Hall and Event Center, 357 Tanger Blvd., Suite 101, Seymour.
Orpha Emkes was born April 15, 1924, to Ernest and Bertha (Bloch) Rachuy in Westbrook, Minn. She married Bernard “Ben” Emkes in June 1946. He worked in the fertilizer business, which brought them to Seymour in 1949.
She was kept busy raising their eight children — Bernie, Joan, Mark, Sandra, Michael, Jane, John and Jana.
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