Marie and Bill Welk of 4704 Werth Road, Alpena, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30 at a dinner with family.
The couple are the parents of Susan Diane (the late James) Moore and the late Michael Gary Welk. They also are blessed with two grandchildren, Christopher James Moore (Jennifer Walker and Ethan) and Airman First Class Courtney Marie Moore, currently stationed at Misawa AFB, Japan.
William F. Welk, Jr. and the former Marie E. Spragg were married Aug. 30, 1952 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena. After raising their family in Detroit, Bill retired from General Motors with 30 years. The couple returned to Alpena in 1995 where they could enjoy hunting, snowmobiling, family and friends.