Gary and Dianne (Scharnhorst) Wendel where married at St. John Lutheran Church Western Douglas on April 26, 1969.
They have two children JoLynne (Bob) Etscheidt, of Iowa City, and John (Amy) Wendel, of Rochester, Minnesota. They have three grandchildren: Amber and Aaron Etscheidt and Grayson Wendel.
They will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a family dinner. Well wishes can be sent to 314 Ninth St. NE, Waverly, IA.