Bob and Evelyn Senecal, Lawrence, were married 50 years ago on Aug. 22, 1959, at St. Bartholomew Church, in Newayo, Mich. In August, the couple’s four children, Michelle, Mike, Matt and Rob, spouses and 10 grandchildren co-hosted a yard sale followed by a private outdoor dinner party at the home of Rob and Katie Senecal and a brunch at Maceli’s.
Bob and Evelyn have celebrated the year by traveling throughout the states visiting relatives and friends and hosting separate vacations with each of their children and families.
Bob is dean emeritus of Kansas University’s Division of Continuing Education, where he served for 34 years. He is formerly a Mott Foundation director, in Flint, Mich., community development specialist for the University of Iowa, and specialist for the Kansas Board of Regents and State Education Commission. He earned a doctorate in administration of higher education and adult education from the University of Iowa before moving to Kansas in 1969.
Evelyn recently retired after nearly 30 years as a certified financial planner where she owned a franchise business with Ameriprise Financial Services and served as a senior financial adviser and member of the Hall of Fame. She is formerly a home economics instructor for Flint Community College in Michigan and the University of Iowa, where she earned a doctorate in administration of higher education and home economics. She has served as assistant to the dean of the KU School of Law and associate dean of the College of Home Economics at Kansas State University.
In lieu of a reception, the Senecals invite friends to stop by their residence at 2101 La., to offer best wishes.