Leslie and Betty Tormoehlen of Brownstown, plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. April 18 in the auditorium at St. Paul Lutheran Church Wegan. All family and friends are invited.

The couple were married April 18, 1965, on Easter Sunday evening at St. John’s Lutheran Church Sauers by the late Rev. Alvin Mueller.

The former Betty Benter is the daughter of the late Lawrence and Martha Benter. He is the son of the late Louis and Lena Tormoehlen.

The couple have three children, Brian (Kristina) Tormoehlen, Seymour, Tim (Crystal) Tormoehlen, Brownstown, and Lesley Ann (Zach) Derringer, Vallonia; and nine grandchildren.

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She is a homemaker and enjoys painting, sewing, gardening and baby-sitting. She is a member of Wegan Ladies Aid, a former member of Home Economic Club and Sunday school teacher. She graduated from Brownstown High School in 1964, and she worked as a part-time employee of Rightway Fasteners for several years.

He is a farmer and drove a Moorman’s feed truck out of Jonesville from 1970 to 1978. He is a seed salesman, previously selling for Agratech Campbell’s, and now Stewart Seeds. He has served as church treasurer, elder, trustee and on the cemetery committee. He also is a member of a Wegan dartball team. He graduated from Tampico High School in 1962.

The couple live on the same farm where he was born and raised in Grassy Fork Township, Jackson County. Both are active members of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Two of their favorite hobbies they’ve enjoyed as a couple are playing euchre and traveling. They have visited the Bahamas; Cancun, Mexico; Canada; and many of the United States including Hawaii. The couple are planning a trip to Alaska in celebration of their 50th anniversary.