Gene Baus and Marva Wyse were married Dec. 19, 1970, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Archbold, by Rev. Duane Schafer.
They are the parents of two daughters: Erika (Greg) Liestman, Fisher, Ill., and Jeanna (Sam) Reschly, Goshen, Ind. They have five grandchildren.
The Bauses celebrated their 40th anniversary this summer by taking a trip with their family to Gatlinburg, Tenn.