Char and Dave "Whitey" Distel will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
They were married Aug. 31, 1963, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, by the Rev. Paul Dorley.
Char is the daughter of the late Eddie and Dorothy Beisner and worked at J.C. Penney, Tiffin, and Allen Eiry Senior Center, Tiffin, as the activities director.
Dave, the son of the late Bernard and Alice Distel, retired from Ohio American Water Co., Tiffin.
They are parents of two children, Howie Distel of Holly, Mich., and Stacie (Jon) Meyer of Kettering. Two grandchildren, with one on the way, complete their family.
There will be an open house 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Seneca County Museum, 28 Clay St. The couple requests no gifts, but contributions in their honor may be made to the Seneca County Historical Society Museum Fund.