Ernie and Johanne (Herr) Coleson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were married on Aug. 31, 1963, in Pandora, Ohio. They have lived in Anderson for the past 44 years, moving here from Findlay, Ohio.
They have three children, David (Roberta) Coleson of Anderson, Tony (Kirstin) Coleson of Union, Ky., and Becky (Bill) Ritchie of Thousand Oaks, Calif. They have four grandchildren, Tiffanie (Jake) Nabinger of Indianapolis, Dylan Coleson and Rachel Ritchie of California and Nikki Coleson of Kentucky.
Ernie is retired after teaching music and playing in the orchestra at the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis for 26 years.
Johanne is retired from the United States Postal Service after 22 years as a letter carrier in Anderson.
They have been members of The First United Methodist Church in Anderson since 1970.
They were honored by their children with a celebration with family and friends.