Bill and Marilyn Ristau of 7511 W. Long Lake Rd., Alpena, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a cookout held at their home and attended by 75 friends and family members. A cake that replicated their original wedding cake was made by Carole Jones.
Members of the original wedding party who attended the celebration were Carole Jones (a sister) of Lachine, Gary Jones (a brother) of Lachine, Alan Roy (a cousin) of Alpena and Dave Standen (a cousin) of Flint.
The couple has three children: Paula Potvin of Alpena, Crissy (Todd) Lipski of Alpena and Kimberly (Tim) Ahlers of Adrian. Their grandchildren are Emma, Ethan and Eva Lipski, and Dylan and Danny Potvin.
Mr. Ristau and the former Marilyn Jones were married July 26, 1969, at St. Bernard Catholic Church of Alpena with Father O'Brian officiating. Marilyn is currently employed at JCPenney.