50 years: Tony and Marlene Merder

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Merder, 1716 N. Mill St., Jasper, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a blessing given by Father John Brosmer and a dinner for invited guests Saturday, June 29 at the home of a son and his wife in Santa Claus.

Tony Merder and Marlene Brosmer were married June 29, 1963, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jasper. Father Carl Shetler officiated. Their attendants were Martha and Maurice Rickelman, Shirley and Fred Barth, Bob and Carol Kempf, Bill Schmitt, Carolyn (Zoglman) Schmitt and Hannah and Cathy Traylor.

The Merders are the parents of four children, Dean Merder and wife Donna of Santa Claus, Dwain Merder and wife Lisa of Ireland, Dana Berger and husband Tim of Jasper and Danielle Schnell and husband Lee of Celestine. They have 11 grandchildren.

Mr. Merder retired from Kimball International, and Mrs. Merder is a private health care provider.

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