Bernard and Helen
Bernard and Helen
Bernard and Helen Franzen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a mass at St. Luke's Church in St. Lucas at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.

Following mass, an open house is from 1-5:30 at the Community Center in Hawkeye. The Toe Tappers will provide the music and refreshments will be served.

Bernard Franzen and Helen Blong were married Oct. 19, 1963, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waucoma.

Hosting the event are their children, Charles Franzen of St. Lucas; Mary Michel of Littleton, Colo.; Kathy Louigu of Brooklyn Center, Minn.; Irene and Darryl Bohr of Ossian; Rita and Melvin Brandenburg of Fort Yates, N.D.; and Becky and Lonnie Oelmann of Becker, Minn.

They have 18 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Everyone is welcome.