The Blands

Raymond and Julia Bland celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner June 29, 2014, at Fort Ball Pizza Palace, Tiffin.

The couple was married June 27, 1964, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel.

Julia is the daughter of the late Victor and Agnes Ward. She is retired from Farmland Foods, New Riegel.

Raymond, the son of the late Benjamin and Violet Bland, is retired from Whirlpool Corp.

They are the parents of three children, Linda (Doug) Slavey of Sycamore, Connie (Mark) Griffin of Tiffin and Jason Bland of McCutchenville. They also have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.