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ANTWERP – Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zielke will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 25.

Wayne Zielke and Mary Jane Gilbert were married on Dec. 25, 1952, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Briceton.

The couple enjoyed raising their family on a farm just north of Forder’s Bridge. Wayne also worked as a commercial welder at Challenge Cook Brothers in Bryan. Mary Jane retired from Antwerp Exchange Bank and prior to that was employed by Antwerp Local Schools.

Over the years, the couple loved spending time camping at Silver Lake, Ind, taking trips to Florida in the winter and spending time with their family.

They are the parents of two sons, Jerry (Sue) and John (Darlene) Zielke, both of Antwerp; a daughter, Nancy (Del) McClain of Monroeville, Ind. and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

They will celebrate their anniversary with a Christmas family celebration hosted by their children and families.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 3:41 PM

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin (Reneé Sheets) West celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 16.

They are the parents of two children, Chad (Mandi) West of Dallas and a daughter, Candace West of Warren, Mich.

The couple are expecting their first grandchild in May.

They vacationed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to celebrate the occasion.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 2:45 PM

PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. Jerry DeLong of Paulding, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Jerry DeLong and Brenda Miller were married on Nov. 10, 1962, at the former Paulding Church of Christ by Rev. Zug.

Jerry is retired from the Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne and Brenda is retired from the Paulding County Hospital.

They are the parents of three children, Kevin (Kay) DeLong of New Haven, Ind., David DeLong of Leesburg, Ind. and Debbie (Steve) Thompson of Defiance.

They also have four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

In October, the couple celebrated the occasion with a trip to Lake Tahoe, Nevada and the surrounding areas of Carson City, Virginia City, Reno, Emerald Bay and the D.L. Bliss State Park.

Their children and grandchildren will host a party for them Friday, Nov. 23. Family and friends are invited. They ask that gifts be omitted, but greeting cards will be accepted.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 3:25 PM

Dave and Bonnie Evans of Middle Point announce the engagement of their daughter, Caressa Lee Evans, to Jesse Aaron Noffsinger, son of Lynn and Vicky Noffsinger of Cloverdale.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Lincolnview High School and Ohio State Beauty Academy. She is a stylist at House of Style, co-owner of N Focus Photography and also works at Laurie’s Naturescapes.

Her fiancé is a graduate of Wayne Trace High School and Northwest State College. He is the owner of Noffsinger Excavating.

The couple will exchange wedding vows at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 24, 2012 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Van Wert.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 3:32 PM

PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith, of Paulding, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lynne to Steven Matthew Shultz, son of Gary and Carol Shultz of Columbus.

The bride-elect is an accounting specialist with Tri-State Warehousing and J.A.T. Trucking of Fort Wayne.

Her fiancé is a Dish Network technician analyst. The couple will exchange vows at 1 p.m. Nov. 17, 2012 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fort Wayne.