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Family seeks 'card shower' for 80-year-old former resident

Family seeks 'card shower' for 80-year-old former resident

Request for shower of birthday wishes

Virgil and Audrey Duit. Audrey was a local daycare provider in the community several years ago. She is turning 80 on Jan. 26 and her family thought a card shower would be a great way for her to celebrate.

The family of former Forest City resident Audrey want her to receive a "shower" of birthday cards.

Duit is turning 80 years old on Jan. 26, and her family wants her to receive 80 birthday cards filled with memories and stories from the past, and future wishes.

Birthday greetings can be mailed to: Audrey Duit, P.O. Box 475, Slater, Iowa 50244.

“Mom is more of a quiet person and having a party would not have been her style,” said her eldest daughter, Bonita Wiley. “A card shower lets her connect with people in a more subtle way, without being the center of attention.”

Duit and her husband, Virgil, are former residents of Forest City. Duit was a daycare provider, and active in the Methodist Church. She was also supportive of her children’s interests be they sports or musical, according to Wiley.

“Our dad coached girl’s basketball and taught biology at the Forest City High School,” said Wiley. “We thought she would enjoy hearing from people she knows through a birthday card shower.”

The Duits have five children: Bonita Duit-Wiley is the eldest and graduated from Alden, before they moved to Forest City. She attended and graduated from Waldorf. Her siblings Brenda Duit -Schafbuch, Belinda Duit-Schafbuch, Barb Duit-Hilleshiem and Bryce Duit, all graduated from Forest City High School.

Wiley said that they had done something similar for their dad’s 80 Birthday and thought their mom would enjoy the same.

“We’ve been blessed with wonderful mother,” said Wiley. 

Jesusa Christians is the Community Editor of the Forest City/Britt Summit-Tribune.


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