50th anniversary: Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Darrel (Judie) Thompson are celebrating 50 years of marriage today, Jan. 5, 2013.

Darrel Thompson and the former Judith Naumann exchanged marriage vows on Jan. 5, 1963 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Peru, Ill. The Rev. Heilener officiated.

They have made Morris their home since 1974. Their three children are Mark and his family who reside in Seneca, Lisa and her family who reside in Cary, N.C., and Paul and his family who reside in Ogden, Utah. They also have eight grandchildren.

A summer celebration with family and friends is planned.