Leo and Emmeline Dahlem, Eudora, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora, followed by a dinner and reception at the church's parish hall, 820 Birch St.
Leo Dahlem and Emmeline Rinke married Nov. 17, 1956, at Holy Family Church in Eudora, with the late Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating.
Leo retired from General Motors in 1987 after 31 years of employment. Emily retired from the City of Lawrence in 1998, after 27 years as the executive secretary to the city manager.
The Dahlems are members of Holy Family Catholic Church. They attended the archdiocesan golden wedding anniversary celebration June 11, 2006, at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City, Kan. More than 100 couples were present for the Mass and reception. Each couple received a 50th anniversary certificate and a gold cross from Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann. Pictures taken with the Archbishop were also given to each couple.
Hosts of the dinner and reception will be their children, Gregory and Julie Dahlem, Eudora, and Gary Dahlem, Kansas City, Mo. They have two grandchildren.