50 years: Jim and Paula Blessinger

Jim and Paula Blessinger of Jasper will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oct. 6, with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. in St. Joseph Parish Center, Jasper. They will renew their vows at the 11 a.m. Mass Oct. 6 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Jim Blessinger and Paula Dillon were married Oct. 5, 1963, in St. Joseph Catholic Church. The late Monsignor William Lautner officiated. Their attendants were Carol (Blessinger) Stein, Nina (Dillon) French, Thomas Blessinger, Doug Prechtel and Carlys Moffatt.

The Blessingers are the parents of three children, Fred Blessinger and wife Bonnie of Kokomo and Suzanne Eckert and husband Bob and Michael Blessinger and wife Nancy, both of Jasper. They have nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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