Paula and Jan Kibele

BLUFFTON — Mr. and Mrs. Jan Kibele are celebrating 50 years of marriage with a private special dinner with children and grandchildren.

Kibele and the former Paula Brodman were married Sept. 9, 1972 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bluffton.

They are the parents of four children, Dawn (Michael) Ballinger, Leif (Marcia) Kibele, Holly (Doug) George and Chelsea (Jimmy Hovest) Kibele. They have nine grandsons and one granddaughter.

Kibele retired from the Lima Ford Engine Plant.

His wife retired from Bluffton Community Hospital.