Joanne and Edward Helmig

December 30, 2012

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Helmig, of Lima, celebrated 50 years of marriage Dec. 29, 2012. A family celebration was held.

Helmig and the former Joanne Sawmiller were married Dec. 29, 1962, at St. John Catholic Church, in Lima, by the Rev. Donald E. Heintschel.

They are the parents of three daughters, Kristin (David A.) Hefner, Monika (Jeffrey P.) Wolfe and Wendy Helmig, all of Lima. They have three grandchildren.

Helmig retired after 45 years as a plumbing, heating and cooling sales representative in Northwest Ohio. His wife retired in 2005 after 34 years of service as a teacher and director of technology at Lima Central Catholic High School.