Joe and Elaine Nofzinger of Manitou Beach, Mich., recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. They were united in marriage Aug. 27, 1960, at Tedrow Mennonite Church.
Joe is retired from Parker Rustproofing and farming. He enjoys fishing and woodworking. Elaine is a homemaker. She enjoys reading and scrapbooking. They both enjoy spending time with their family.
The couple has three children, Jolene (and Roger) Cooley of Byron Center, Mich., Kirk (and Susan) Nofzpinger of Dublin, Ohio, and Brian (and Jolene) Nofzinger of Blissfield, Mich. They also have six grandchildren, Josh and Rachel Cooley, and Megan, Ryan, Makayla and Luke Nofzinger.
They celebrated with a weekend stay at the Sauder Heritage Inn with their children and grandchildren, where they visited Sauder Village and enjoyed dinner at The Barn Restaurant.