ANNIVERSARIES

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Ratzlaffs mark 50th

with family & friends

Marvin and Marilyn (Seibel) Ratzlaff of rural Hillsboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on July 25.

The couple were married July 25, 1954, in Harvey, N.D.

Their children are Cora Friesen and husband Merle of Hillsboro; Andrea Schellenberg and husband Marvin and Craig Ratzlaff and wife Tammy, all of Wichita; and Debbie Karber and husband Curtis of Fairview, Okla.

The couple has 13 grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Enszes celebrate 50th with luncheon

Willie and Marilyn (Wiens) Ensz of Hillsboro will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a luncheon on Saturday, July 31, at the Hays House in Council Grove.

The couple were married July 29, 1954, in Hillsboro.

Willie was employed with Southwestern Bell Corp./Lucent in Wichita and retired in 1986. Marilyn was employed as a secretary with Communications Workers of America Local 6402 and retired in 2002.

The luncheon will be hosted by the couple’s children and grandchildren, Rick, Gail and Christian Ensz of Stilwell; and Scott, Marianne, Hunter, Chase and Annabelle Ensz of Prairie Village.

Waners to celebrate

50th anniversary

George E. and Patricia (Meysing) Waner of Marion will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception and open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, August 8, at Holy Family Parish Hall, 415 N. Cedar, Marion.

The couple will also celebrate the occasion earlier that day with a renewal of marriage vows beginning at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Holy Family Parish in Pilsen.

The event is hosted by their children, Leo and Julie Waner of Waunakee, Wis., Mary Kay and David Holland of Shawnee, Okla., Ann Marie and Steven Buckendahl of Benton; and their six grandchildren.

The couple were married Aug. 12, 1954, at St. John Nepomucene Church with Father Arthur Tonne officiating.

George has owned and operated an auto-repair and patternmaker shop since 1954, taught auto mechanics for seven years, and is now retired. Patricia taught elementary school for 35 years in the Marion County school system and retired in 1997.

Friends and family are invited to the reception and open house, and the family requests no gifts.

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