Gene and Betty Kruse of Colesburg are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Gene Kruse and Betty Nachtman were married Aug. 9, 1969, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earlville.
They are the parents of four children: Kimberly (James) Sueppel, of Cashton, Wis.; Lynn (Scott) Schilling, of Colesburg; Jill (Brian) Kruse-Domeyer, of Dyersville; and John (Talia) Kruse, of Colesburg.
They have 13 grandchildren and one on the way.
They will celebrate this special occasion with family.