2016-09-29 / Life in Leelanau

Durkins, who met in art school, celebrate


KENNETH AND Marcia (Hoffbauer) Durkin on their wedding day, and as they are today. KENNETH AND Marcia (Hoffbauer) Durkin on their wedding day, and as they are today. A private celebration has been held for Kenneth and Marcia Ray Durkin of Empire in honor of their 50 years of marriage.

Kenneth Durkin and Marcia Ray Hoffbauer were wed on Sept. 22, 1956, by Jack Mendelsohn, minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Indianapolis. The couple met at John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis.

Ken is a professor emeritus of art and Marcia is a retired Montessori preschool director. They have lived in Leelanau County for 30 years.

The Durkins have three children, Lisa, Eric and Megan; and six grandchildren.


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