Wednesday, 18 June 2008 06:45
The couple also took a five-day cruise. Their children will host a barbecue at a later date.
Paul Graber and Norma Thiessen were married June 14, 1958, at Tabor Mennonite Church, near Goessel.
Paul retired after 17 years with Norcraft Co. in Newton and now enjoys fishing, woodworking and stained-glass projects.
Norma retired after 33 years from Crossroads Credit Union in Goessel. Among her many hobbies is quilt making, having made several quilts for her family.
The couple’s children are Sheri and Scott Bonnet of Emporia, Jerry and Linda Graber of rural Newton and Diane and Fred Unruh, near Goessel.
They also have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Alex and Drew Bonnet, Just and Kristie Graber, Jessica and Adam Wulf, Kristin, Michelle and Luke Unruh, and Christian, Riley and Hunter Graber.
Cards may be sent to Paul and Norma Graber, 853 chisholm Trail, Newton, KS 67114.