John and Karen Wellman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 19, 2013. They were married Oct. 19, 1963, in Tiffin, at the home of the Rev. George Longbrake.
John is the son of Evelyn Wellman and the late Henry Wellman. Karen is the daughter of the late George and Dorothy Whitmer.
They are parents of two children, John (Tammy) and Debra (Keith). They have seven grandchildren who complete their family.