Joe Ritchie and Wilma Maass were united in marriage Nov. 25, 1947, at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen. They farmed for many years in Union Township.
The couple are blessed with their children, Jerry (Gloria) Ritchie, North Liberty, Donna (LeRoy) Mowry, Miami, Mo., Janice (Ed) Fix, Beavercreek, Ohio, Sharon (Al) Pratt, Le Mars and the late Jim Ritchie.
They have eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Greetings may be sent to them at 1299 4th Ave SE #105, Le Mars, Iowa 51031.