The children of Dick and Marianne Wakefield are hosting an open house July 31 from 2-4 p.m. in the lobby of the Continental Hotel to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of their parents.
The couple was married Aug. 2, 1951 with the Rev. M.R. Gonzalez officiating at the Mystic Methodist Church. They are both retired. Dick managed super markets for 37 years in Des Moines, Oelwein, Ottumwa and Centerville. Marianna was secretary at the Ottumwa Schools and Rathbun Fish Hatchery.
The Wakefields have three children: Cindy Rovner and her husband Mike of West Des Moines; Tom Wakefield and his wife Rhonda of Johnston; and Barbara Owca and her husband Joe of Clive. They have three grandchildren.
The couple requests no gifts.