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Dale P. and Joyce R. Sommers

Dale P. and Joyce R. Sommers were married Oct. 26, 1963.
Posted on Oct. 19, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

OSCEOLA — Dale P. and Joyce R. (Burris) Sommers are celebrating their 50th anniversary this month.

They were married Oct. 26, 1963, at Osceola Church of the Brethren.

They are celebrating with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at McCoy Memorial Baptist Church, 134 Saint Clair Ave., Elkhart. The couple asks for no gifts.

Mr. Sommers retired from Bayer Inc. after 34 years and volunteers at HCJB Global Technology Center, Elkhart. Mrs. Sommers sold Avon products for more than 20 years, worked at Burger King in Elkhart from 1989-99 and at McDonald’s in Mishawaka from 1999-2003. The couple were 4-H leaders in St. Joseph County for 35 years.

Their children are Daniel S. (Michelle) Sommers of Plymouth, David C. (Christine) Sommers of Liddo Village, Tangerang, Indonesia, Rebecca J. (Brian) Eastling of Bemidji, Minn., and Andrew B. (Michelle) Sommers of Granger. They have 20 grandchildren.

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