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Robert C. and Elizabeth Ann Rieth in 1983 on their wedding day (AP)

Robert C. and Elizabeth Ann Rieth (AP)
Robert C. and Elizabeth Ann Rieth

Posted on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

UNION, Mich. — Robert C. and Elizabeth Ann (Weldy) Rieth are celebrating their 30th anniversary this month.

They were married Aug. 26, 1983, at Chapel Hill Church in Union.

The couple celebrated their 30th anniversary with a weekend in Chicago. While there, they visited Arlington Race Track for Liz to see the horses and the Ikea store, also for Liz. Bob enjoyed himself at shopping at the PGA Tour Superstore.

Bob owns Riethco Plumbing, Union. Liz was a veterinarian receptionist for many years. Now she’s a homebody.

Their children are Karie Hoffer of Grand Rapids and Ashley Rieth-McDowell of Austin, Texas.

Bob and Liz enjoy spending time around the pool with Liz’s sister, Jane Bickel, and all three family dogs. Other activities for Bob include golfing at Four Lakes Golf Club in Edwardsburg, where he is a member of “The Bandits” team. Liz enjoys anything with animals and her rescue dogs, Max and Minnie.

Both were members of Porter Township Fire and Ambulance Dept., where Bob volunteered for 25 years. Liz also followed Karie through cheerleading and dance team and Ashley in Sleepy Hollow 4-H Horse Club.