Anniversaries (Sept. 19, 2012)

Couple to celebrate 60th anniversary


Arthur and Violet (Schmidt) Wedel are celebrating 60 years of marriage.

They were married in a double-wedding ceremony with Violet’s sister and her husband in Missouri Sept. 14, 1952.

They took their honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls, Canada.

She was born and raised in Rich Hill, Mo., and husband Arthur was raised in Canton and rural Tampa.

The couple met when he was hired as an electrician for Violet’s family home.

In addition to working as an electrician and grain elevator steel worker, he was a farmer and a salesman for Moorman Manufacturing Co.

He retired from Moorman in 1982.

She worked in the dietary department at Parkside Homes and retired in 2007 after 30 years. They continue to farm.

They have three children. Dawn Wedel of Scottsdale, Ariz., Pam Wedel and husband George Adema of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Loyal Wedel of rural Tampa.

They also have two grandchildren to include Grayson Wedel of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Christianna Adema of Brooklyn, New York.

Well wishes or cards with favorite memories or pictures are welcomed and may be sent to them at: 3482 Falcon, Tampa, KS 67483.

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