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Published July 15 2012

Phil Hamre

An open house to celebrate the 80th birthday of Phil Hamre, Shelly, Minn., and Moorhead, will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shelly Senior Center. No gifts, please.

He was born Nov. 16, 1932, near Beltrami, Minn. He farmed near Nielsville, Minn., for many years, worked at American Crystal Sugar in Crookston, Minn., and Hillsboro, N.D., and worked as a welder at the missile site in Langdon, N.D.

He and his wife, Janet (Smith), have five children, John, Jason, Kathleen Stoppler, Angela Nord and Tracy Sand; and 11 grandchildren.