Willis and Pauletta Fick were married on Aug. 26, 1961. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, with a family party. Relatives came from far and wide to congratulate Willis and Pauletta, including siblings, cousins, an aunt and many nieces and nephews. The party was hosted by their children and grandchildren and located at the home of their daughter, Corine. Willis and Pauletta live on their farm between Gratiot and Shullsburg. They have four children: Connie, Christine, Corine and Matthew. The couple also has seven grandchildren.