Eldon and Betty (Blindert) Pluemer of Potosi are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.
They were married May 23, 1950 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson and raised eight children: Gail (Chuck) Steiner, Potosi; Pam (Mark) Walsh, Dubuque, Iowa; Anjie (Troy) Newell, Castle Rock, Colo.; Becky (Jim) Hutchins, Barrington, Ill.; David (Susan Anstis), Delray Beach, Fla.; Brian (Stacey), Duluth, Ga.; Jody (Mark) Bartels, Lancaster; and Jill Wiedenbeck (Dave Lynn), Dubuque, Iowa. Two children, JeanAnn and Peggy, died in infancy. They also have 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Eldon worked for John Deere Dubuque Works for 40 years; Betty worked at Dubuque Packing Company, waitressed and tended bar at the DugOut and several other area establishments, and was also an Avon representative for many years.
Friends and family are invited to an open house event being held Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Holiday Gardens in Potosi. No gifts please. Your presence is our present.