MIDDLEBURY — Steve and Janet (McDowell) Rathka are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in September.
The couple was wed Sept. 5, 1964, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Elkhart. The parents of the bride, LaMar and Marian McDowell, hosted the wedding reception at their home immediately following the wedding.
Mr. Rathka retired as senior vice president at Valley American Bank in Mishawaka. Mrs. Rathka retired from School City of Mishawaka after teaching special education at several PHM and Mishawaka schools
Their children are Kimberly (Jim) Strowig of Elkhart and Todd Rathka of Mishawaka. Their grandchildren are Jarrett and Sara Rathka of Mishawaka.
Their children hosted a family luncheon to celebrate the couple’s anniversary.