Mr. and Mrs. Melvin “Sonny” Thierfelder, of Sedalia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at their home on April 22.
Jo Ann Arnold and Melvin Thierfelder were married April 29, 1962, at Lamine Baptist Church, by the Rev. William Morton. Florence Arnold, sister of the bride, and Richard Bird, future brother-in-law of the bride, were the witnesses.
Mr. Thierfelder retired from Pittsburgh Corning. Mrs. Thierfelder is semi-retired.
They have four children, Chris Thierfelder, Mike Thierfelder and Melissa Thierfelder, all of Sedalia, and Leslie Thierfelder, of Smithton; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends and relatives are invited to this surprise celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. at their home.
The couple request no gifts. Cards may be sent to them at 32473 Olive Branch Road, Sedalia, MO 65301.