50 years: Tom and Carol Vaal

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Vaal of St. Meinrad will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 4. A Mass of thanksgiving at 2 p.m. CDT in St. Meinrad Catholic Church, St. Meinrad, will be followed by an open house at the Fulda Sportsmen’s Club in Fulda. The couple requests no gifts.

Tom Vaal and Carol Waninger were married May 4, 1963, in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda. Father Edwin Miller officiated. Their attendants were Adeline (Waninger) Beier, Gene Vaal, Virlee (Werne) Waninger, Linda (Vaal) Mehringer, Lou Ann (Vaal) Lueken, Janet (Vaal) Dilger, Richard Waninger, Kenneth Waninger, Eugene Waninger and John Vaal.

Mr. and Mrs. Vaal are the parents of four children, David Vaal, and his wife, Tricia, Santa Claus, Brian Vaal, and his wife, Pam, St. Meinrad; Brenda (Mrs. Michael) Smith, Haubstadt; and the late Glenn Vaal, and his wife, Denise Vaal-Klem, Santa Claus. They have 10 grandchildren.

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