Tom and Marla Luehder of Belleville celebrated their 50th anniversary with 14 of their family members in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 18, 2013.
Tom and the former Marla Ann Smith, were married on October 18, 1963 at St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Belleville, Illinois, by the late Reverend Paul J. Schlueter.
Tom is retired from Delta and Pineland Seed Company of Scott, Ms., where he served as President of the International Division. Marla is semi-retired from homemaking and various volunteer positions.
They have three wonderful children and three marvelous children-in-law: Stephanie and Charles Schrope of Prior Lake, Mn., Michelle and Brian Hill of Woodstock, Ga., and Christopher and Elizabeth Luehder of Rochester, Mn.
They have five outstanding grandchildren: Jonathan and Joshua Schrope, Olivia and Rowen Luehder, Alexandria and Clayton Patterson and one precious great-grandson, Emmett William Patterson.