Edward and Loleta Brotzke of 6999 M-65 South, Lachine, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Edward and the former Loleta Waters were married Sept. 9, 1961, in Troy.
In honor of the occasion, a surprise reunion has been planned for Sept. 3 at their home.
The couple's children are Roy (Brenda) Brotzke of Lachine, Tina (Bob) Borowski of Spruce, Shari (Chris) Fitzgerald of Alpena and Chuck (Megan) Brotzke of Chesterfield.
Grandchildren are Kyle Provo, Heather Timm, Suni (Chris) Travis, Bridget Brotzke, Shawn Krzemski, Ron (Dianna) Suarez, Natalie Banks, Richard (Sara) Suarez, James (Brandy) Borowski, Justin Borowski, Brandy Wambaugh, Vernon Vassallo II, Steve Vassallo, Charles Brotzke II, Landon Brotzke and Ashlyn Brotzke. A grandson, Roy Brotzke II, is deceased.
Great-grandchildren are Vivian Provo, Marcus Timm, Dominic Timm, Jesse Travis, Hunter Travis, Courtney Hack, Dayna Krzeminski, Brianna, Maddox Suarez, Kai Kai, Jillian Borowski, Dillan McEwen, Christopher, Xavier Wambaugh and Gracelyn Vassallo. A great-granddaughter, Savannah, is deceased.
Members of the original wedding party were Chuck and Judy Green (best man and maid of honor), Lena and Jerry Watson, and both sets of parents, Harry and Hilda Waters, and Vesta and Edward Brotzke.
Edward retired from John Carlos of Mt. Clemens in 2004.