Wayne and Joan Demmer, of Epworth, are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary Oct. 18, with a 9 a.m. mass at St. Patrick’s Church and a dinner following with their immediate family.

Wayne Demmer and Joan Faber were married Oct. 17, 1970, at Immaculate Conception Church in Sand Springs.

They are parents of: Lynn (Pete) Besler, of Epworth; Jill (Dan) Reuter, of Peosta; Russell (Jennifer) Demmer and Ryan (Katie) Demmer, of Epworth. They have 13 grandchildren: Paige, Nathan and Aidan Besler; Colin, Ally, Noah and Shay Reuter; Carter and Garret Demmer; Ava, Eli, Chloe and Stella Demmer.

Wayne and Joan will be celebrating with relatives and friends at a later date.