Wendel and Anna Folkerts will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 5.

Wendel and Anna met in Great Bend, where Wendel was employed by New England Life Insurance and Anna was a Certified Shorthand Reporter.

They were married at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church at Fort Collins, Colorado in 1967.

Wendel is retired from NCRA, now CHS, and Anna volunteered at McPherson Memorial Hospital for 18 years.

Their children are Bret Folkerts of Hays, Chad and Lori Folkerts of Rush Center, Edward Folkerts of Winnipeg, Canada, Jeni and Terry Hanken and Jill and Mark Reifschneider of McPherson.

Wendel and Anna have eight grandchildren, James (Sara) Folkerts of Shawnee, Jenna (Chris) Reynolds of Raleigh North Carolina, Cole, Trey and Drew Hanken and Katlyn, Jack and Bo Reifschneider all of McPherson. They also have two great-grandchildren, Bella and Rhett Folkerts of Shawnee.

They will celebrate with family on Aug. 5 and later with a trip to Colorado where they were married and lived for five years.

Cards and well-wishes may be sent to 1216 Wildmeadow Road, McPherson, KS 67460.