Marvin and Dolores Tepe of Okawville are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married on April 23, 1960 at St. Salvador Lutheran Church, Venedy. Marvin’s parents were Harry and Emma (Bening) Tepe. Dolores’ parents were Edward and Martha (Borrenpohl) Marquard. They have lived and farmed in rural Okawville their entire married life, attending Olive Branch Lutheran Church.
Marvin and Dolores are the parents of six children, 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Their family includes Michael Tepe of Okawville; Angelia Siddell and husband Sam of Carlyle and their children, Melinda and husband Carl Wicklander, Emily and husband Jon Brough, Jr. and their daughter Cassidy, Katherine and her husband Todd Franzen, Elisabeth and her husband Jeffrey Withrow, Victoria Siddell, Abigail Siddell, and Jonathan Siddell; John Tepe and wife Jeniffer of Red Bud and their son Noah; Samuel Tepe of Okawville; Matthew Tepe and wife Valerie of Venedy, and their children Madelyn, Chloe, and William; and Michelle Adubato and her husband Frank of Lincoln and their children Francesca, Ysabella, Bianca, and Mitchell.
A family dinner will be held to celebrate their anniversary. Cards and well wishes may be sent to 11297 State Rt 177, Okawville, IL 62271