Kent and Judith Wietholder of 1226 E. 2000th St., Liberty, were honored for their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise reception, hosted by their children.
Mr. Wiet-holder and the former Judith Ware were married June 8, 1968, at St. Mary Church.
Mrs. Wietholder is a daughter of the late Joe and Arlene Ware. Mr. Wietholder is a son of the late John and Alice Wietholder.
They are the parents of Linda (Todd) Haverstock, Angela (Joe) Janik, Sandra (Dan) Zylstra, Melissa Wietholder, Kent Jr. Wietholder, Julie (Joe) Lane, John (Laura) Wietholder, Patricia (Dave) Klauser, Sara (Dan) Shelts and Elaina (Lafe) Gooding. They have 34 grandchildren; two grandchildren are deceased.
Mr. Wietholder is a retired truck driver. He enjoys hunting and making birdhouses.
Mrs. Wietholder enjoys mowing and Bible studies.
They are members of Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy and enjoy fishing, cooking, birdwatching and spending time with family.