50 Years: Ray and Sadie Harpenau

Ray and Sadie (Burger) Harpenau of Huntingburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5. They were married Sept. 5, 1971, in Jasper.

Ray is a retired heavy equipment operator and Sadie is a retired employee of Saint Meinrad Archabbey/Abbey Press.

The Harpenaus are the parents of Carmen Smith of Irrigon, Oregon, Susan (Steve) Durcholz of St. Henry, Kevin (Missy) Harpenau of Huntingburg, Jeff (Jane) Harpenau of Newburgh, Stacy (Jason) Voegerl of Huntingburg, and Joan (Adam) Baurenfiend of Huntingburg. They have 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Harpenaus celebrated with a family gathering in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in July. They will celebrate on Sept. 5 with a 7:30 a.m. Mass at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church.

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