Smiths celebrate 75th anniversary

Vern and Shirley Smith are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. Vern and the former Shirley Donnan were married Aug. 16, 1943, at First United Methodist Church in Alpena.

The couple have two children, Dane (Maggie) Smith of Kissimmee, Fla., and Dee Ann (Joe) Halfmann of West Bloomfield. They also have seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Vern and Shirley currently reside in Kissimmee, Fla.