Wayne and Judy Wittkop, Le Mars, will oberve their 50th wedding anniversary May 30, 2011.
They celebrated the golden event with a cruise from Montreal to Boston. Joining them on the cruise were Judy's sister and brother, Janet Haack, and Father Donald Goergen, OP, along with family friend, Father Stan Drongowski, OP. The couple's children and grandchildren joined them in Boston.
Their children are Joellen and Dan Coon, Blair, Neb., Scott and Carolyn Wittkop, Pacific, Mo., and Russ and Xin Jie Wittkop of Le Mars. The couple has five grandchildren: Josh Breslow, Kaitlyn Coon, Nick Wittkop, and Zoe and Sherry Jo Wittkop.
Wayne and the former Judy Goergen were married May 30, 1961, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Francis Schultes officiating.
Wayne was employed for 30 years as construction supervisor with K-Products and then American Identity in Orange City. Judy was employed with Sacred Heart Hospital and then Floyd Valley Hospital for 37 years. The couple operates Wittkop Construction in Le Mars.