John and Pat Bertsche, Shawnee, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this month at a reception hosted by their family at Rainbow Mennonite Church, Kansas City, Kan.
John Bertsche and Pat Baker were married Aug. 7, 1960 in Atlanta, Ill. They are parents of two daughters, Susan (Elias) Awad and Nancy (Brad) Grittman. They have four granddaughters.
Mr. Bertsche is retired from farming. Mrs. Bertsche is retired from Livingston County Cooperative Extension Service.
The Bertsches also celebrated last summer with a two-week trip to Europe with their family.