Bob and Judy Nordstrand celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party for 130 family members and friends hosted by their children July 18 at VFW Hall on Fletcher Street. Out-of-town guests came from Indiana, Missouri, Canada, Florida, Petoskey and Cheboygan.
Mr. Nordstrand and the former Judy Parteka were married Jan. 17, 1959, at St. Mary Catholic Church of Alpena. Their children are Natalie (Kenney) Summers of Northville, Michael (Sandra) Nordstrand of Whitmore Lake, Melinda Nordstrand of Alpena and John (Jodi) Nordstrand of Grand Rapids. They also have 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The couple spend their winter months in the Rio Grande Valley in Harlinger, Texas.