David and Marilynn Ripke, Pettisville, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
David Ripke and Marilynn Bowditch were married Dec. 23, 1967, at First Church of God, Defiance, by Rev. Russell Bowditch, the father of the bride.
They have three children: Shannon (Doug) Krieger, Archbold; Tami Mast, Goshen, Ind.; and Ryan (Sarah) Ripke, Pettisville. They have 13 grandchildren.
The couple will celebrate the occasion by spending a couple of days with family after Christmas with a celebration dinner.