Tom and Elaine Wattier

The family of Tom and Elaine (Bierschenk) Wattier are requesting a card shower in honor of celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 28. Tom and Elaine were married in 1969 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Randolph.

Their children include Shelly (John) Black of Whitewater, Wis., Becky (Tim) Bloom of Laurel, Lisa Kessler of Dakota Dunes, S.D., and Jeff (Jaime) Wattier of Grand Island. They have 11 grandchildren, Sheldon (John) Brennemann, Grace Black, Nate Black, Abbie Bloom, Aaron Bloom, Kylie Berg, Kienna Berg, Kade Kessler, Trevor Wattier, Alayna Wattier and Jaci Wattier.

Cards can be sent to Tom and Elaine at 517 W. Second St., Laurel, NE 68745.

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