Gladstone couple wed 40 years

GLADSTONE – Robert and Laura (Peacock) Manninen celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Feb. 16 with a trip to Las Vegas. A second trip is planned for this month to Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee.

Rob and Laura started their own business, Superior Lumber Inc., and have owned and operated it since 1984.

The Manninens are the parents of two children, Julie (Tony) Lambert and Joe (Elizabeth) Manninen. They also have five grandchildren, Kaili, Brendan, Carson, Isaac, and Makenlea Lambert.

Together Rob and Laura enjoy traveling to NASCAR races and spending time with family at their cottage on Little Shag Lake, Gwinn, where they also enjoy jet-skiing, water-skiing and fishing.