Robert and Mercedes Altwies celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 14, 2013.
The couple was married Dec. 14, 1963, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. George Koerber. They celebrated with a pre-anniversary trip to Ireland and Scotland in the fall.
Mercedes is the daughter of the late Theodore and Rose Willman.
Robert is the son of the late Charles and Mary Altwies. He retired from the Arizona Department of Corrections.
They are the parents of two sons, Nick of Lexington, Ky., and Dan of Jackson, Wyo. They have two granddaughters.