Michael and Rose Ann Ardner were to celebrate their 50th anniversary at a 5:30 p.m. Mass Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Sts. Patrick and Andrew Catholic Church, Bascom. A family buffet was to follow at Reino's banquet room, Tiffin.
The couple was married Feb. 2, 1963, at the former St. James Catholic Church, Kansas, by the Rev. Roger Bonifas.
Rose Ann is the daughter of Bertha Reinhart of Fostoria and the late Florian Reinhart. She is a homemaker and cake decorator.
Michael retired after working at General Electric and then Sentinel Career Center, Tiffin. He is the son of the late Robert and Eileen Ardner.
They are parents of four children, Dennis (Bonnie Schube) Ardner, Cheryl (Robert) Schube, Ken (Deb) Ardner and Ron (Michelle) Ardner, all of Tiffin. Eleven grandsons and five great-grandchildren complete their family.