Wonderful Thanks to Sonia at Dubois Associates for connecting us our latest food shoot! Enjoy! Hungry Now?
We lost a very important person in our lives. Our dad was our rock and he will be missed.
Robert James Ocken Sr., husband and beloved father of five, passed away May 23, 2010, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, due to complications from heart surgery. He was 67.
Born March 2, 1943, in Evanston (Chicago), Illinois, Robert or Bob, as he was known to friends, lost his father as a young man, before he had even graduated Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne, which he did in 1961. He began college at Purdue University in Fort Wayne, and for a time made his living as a disc jockey, but then enlisted in the Air Force in 1964. He married Kathleen Duesel on March 28 of that year in Arcola, IN.
Initially stationed in Salina, Kansas, Bob’s Air Force service eventually moved his growing family to Guam in 1966, and there son Thomas David Ocken joined older brothers Robert James Jr. and John Martin, who had been born in Kansas. Bob served as an inventory specialist, ordering supplies to repair B-52 bombers being used in the Vietnam War.
The family returned to the United States in 1968, and moved to Missouri, where Bob was stationed at Whiteman AFB. He left the Air Force and returned to Fort Wayne in 1969, where son Christopher Michael was born, as well as daughter Jennifer Lynn. He applied his military know-how to a new career as a warehouse floor and operations manager, first for American Hoist in Fort Wayne, and later for Carter Precision and Atlantic Machine Tools in Houston, Texas, as well as Flexible Metal in Atlanta, Georgia.
But Fort Wayne was always his home, and he and Kathleen returned in 2001. Throughout his life, Bob was known for his easy laugh and his penchant for woodworking and home renovations, as well as for keeping everything he might possibly someday need in the basement. He loved to travel and will be remembered as always ready for an adventure with his children,whether on the golf course, through Texas and northern Mexico by VW van, or putting together a bridal show in Baton Rouge.
Preceded in death by his father, John (Jack) Ocken, and mother, Bernice Ketter Ocken, Bob is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his two brothers, Jack Ocken of Roanoke, IN, and Tom Ocken of Albuquerque, NM; his sister, Mary Ocken Hess of Roanoke, IN; and his five children, Bob Jr., John, Tom, Chris, and Jennifer, as well as 13 grandchildren.
Save the Date!
An Engaging Cocktail Party! – An evening design with a BRIDE in mind!
June 17, 2010 – Old State Capitol – 6-9 pm
Downtown Baton Rouge , LA
Greetings! Hope this finds you ready for some cocktails! If so,we is pleased to invite you to Out of the Box Bridal’s An Engaging Cocktail Party
Thursday, March 11, 2010
5:30 to 8:30 pm
The Private Dining Rooms of Spiaggia
980 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 3
Join us, as well as a selection of other great wedding service providers, for an elegant evening as Chicago’s lake and lights spread out before you.
Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages to taste, plus entertainment that will actually help with your planning. You’ll mix and mingle with an intimate assortment of Chicago’s hippest wedding service providers — without fighting a crowd of thousands!
A special CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to Stacy and Ian! They got married!
Stacy and Ian decided on Friday the 12th to get married on Valentine’s Day in Puerto Rico. The second best part of the whole deal … they took Jenn with them! We found out on Friday, Jenn was on a flight to Puerto Rico on Saturday and the Wedding was at 4:00pm on Sunday! What a perfect Valentine’s weekend! Here are the pictures to prove it.
“From the very beginning Jenn and the team at Ocken Photography were just as excited about our upcoming wedding as we were! Their evident excitement made them so much fun to work with. Throughout the engagement session, creation of our save the dates, bridal portrait session, and all of the wedding festivities Kenny and I always commented on how easy and effortless it was working with Jenn and the team. But fun and ease aside, the quality of our photos and albums were unparalleled. Jenn is not just a wedding photographer, she is an artist and this is obvious in the beautiful memories that she captures! We strongly recommend Ocken Photography to anyone seeking not just a photographer, but a team who will make your entire wedding experience more enjoyable.”
Rachel Gates Hebert & Kenny Hebert – Scared Heart Academy
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We just love the two photos Kalene and Matt choose for the potential photo to use for their save the dates! We are asking our fans and blog readers to help us decide! Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject put option 1 or option 2!
If you have a comment please feel free to let us know in the body of the email. We would love to hear it and we might just post it on our blog!
Special THANKS to Nealy Beach, Kalene’s wedding planner and invitation consultant, for sending us Kalene & Matt as clients and letting us use the Save the Dates on our Blog!
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