PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. Ramiro Rodriguez will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on Aug. 24.
Ramiro Rodriguez and Bernadine Gonzalez were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 1963, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulding by Father Robert Haas.
Ramiro is retired from General Motors following 37 years of service. Bernadine is retired from Sheller-Globe after 33 years of service.
They are the parents of four children, Vince of Hilliard, Rachel (Jerry) Thomas of Bucyrus, and Erika (Todd) Pease of Paulding. A son, Jerald, is deceased.
The couple also have four grandchildren, Justin and Kylee Thomas and Braeden and Piper Pease of Paulding.
They have a great-granddaughter, Ally Vance-Thomas.
Their children and grandchildren will be hosting a party for family and friends on Friday, Aug. 24.
The couple are also planning a boat trip to Tennessee next summer with their children and grandchildren.
ANTWERP — Mr. and Mrs. Francis Coughlin celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11.
Francis Coughlin and Bonnie Mettert were married Aug. 11, 1948, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Antwerp by the Rev. John Flynn.
The couple are the parents of seven children, Linda Coughlin of Auburn, Ind., Judy (David) McCalla of Dallas, Deb (Dan) Corwin of Woodburn, Jim (Beth) Coughlin of Antwerp, Denny (JoAnn) Coughlin of Antwerp and Amy (Mitch) Wilhelm of Paulding. A daughter, Christine, is deceased.
They marked the occasion with a Mass of Thanksgiving on Aug. 11 at the Divine Mercy (formerly St. Marys) Catholic Church in Antwerp, followed by a brunch at Grant’s Reception Hall with their family.
SHERWOOD – Mr. and Mrs. Victor Bennett will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 10.
Victor Bennett and Janet Musselman were married on Aug. 10, 1963, by the Rev. Gilmore Creelman at the First Presbyterian Church in Cecil.
He is retired from the B.F. Goodrich Company and Zachrich Construction.
She is retired from the K-Mart Corporation.
The couple are the parents of two sons, Steve (Amy) Bennett of Sherwood and Jeff Bennett of Defiance; a daughter, JaNann (Naylan) DeVaux of Sherwood; and a daughter, Shelley, is deceased.
They also have two grandchildren.
The couple will celebrate the occasion with a family gathering and dinner.
GROVER HILL – Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Nickols will be celebrating 15 years of marriage on June 27.
The couple will be renewing their vows at 3 p.m. June 30, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
There will be a luncheon barbecue following the ceremony. All friends and family are welcome to come and share in this event.
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church is located on Road 151, outside of Grover Hill.
PAYNE – Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mutschelknaus celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 8.
Bob Mutschelknaus and Marilyn Bendele exchanged wedding vows on June 8, 1963, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulding.
They are the parents of two children, Julie Brokamp of Lexington, Ky. and Mike Mutschelknaus of LaCrosse, Wis.
They have been blessed with four granddaughters, Sarah and Emily Brokamp of Lexington, Ky. and Emma and Natalie Mutschelknaus of LaCrosse.
The couple celebrated the occasion with a reception hosted by their children, at the Diving Mercy Catholic Church Hall in Payne.
PAULDING – Harley and Jacki Dunakin will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on June 2.
Harley Dunakin and Jacki Huebner were married on June 2, 1973, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dave Everton.
Harley is retired from General Motors and Jacki worked in a cafeteria.
They are the parents of six children, Harley Dunakin Jr., Dionicia Webster and April Dunakin, all of Paulding, Shawn of Detroit, Erin of Maumee and Storm Dunakin of Fort Jackson, S.C.
The couple have 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The couple went on a cruise out of Port New Orleans for seven days to celebrate the occasion.
PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Ruth Riley will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on May 16.
They are the parents of two daughters, Vicky (Bill) Rager and Cindy (Larry) Grace.
The couple also have five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren who will help celebrate 65 years of happiness.
PAULDING — Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Hart will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on May 7.
Daryl W. Hart and Floanne R. Mott were married on May 7, 1988, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Defiance, by Jon Lebsack and Richard Ooten.
Daryl was employed by Hartzog Lumber for 14 years and has installed for Lowe’s since 2001.
Floanne is a barber/stylist at Hart’s Hair Care and Country Inn.
The are the parents of two children, Riley J. and Quinten E. Hart.
They will celebrate the occasion with an open house hosted by their family from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Paulding County Senior Center.
NEW LONDON – Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mobley recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Theresa Bradley and Charles Mobley exchanged wedding vows on April 11, 1953, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cecil.
They are the parents of five children. They also have 11 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
All of their children, spouses and grandchildren were together at Christmas time for an early anniversary celebration at their home in New London.
PAULDING – Louis and Carol Pracht will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary.
The couple was united in marriage on March 1, 1958 in the Paulding Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. Donald Teegarden.
They are the parents of two children, Deborah (Tim) Ryan of Swanton and David (Kelly) Pracht of Paulding.
They also have four grandchildren, Elisha, Emillee, Mesa and Dayton, and two great-grandchildren, Silas and Nehemiah (with the third on the way).
Louis and Carol are both retired and delight in spending time with their grandchildren, also attending their various sports and music activities at school and church.
The family will be dining out together to celebrate this special occasion.