Richard and Ruth Luechtefeld celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 18, 2014, with family and friends at a party given by their family.

Mr. Luechtefeld and the former Miss Gildehaus were united in marriage Jan. 18, 1964, at St. Francis Borgia Church, Washington. The Rev. Hildebrand Leonhardt, O.F.M., officiated at the 10 a.m. ceremony.

The Luechtefeld children are Donna and Danny Jackson, Debbie and Bob Schaefferkoetter, Richard and Dana Luechtefeld and Diane Eggemeyer. Their grandchildren are Amanda Pallardy, Cody Schaefferkoetter, Nick Jackson, Mike Eggemeyer, Kayla, Adam and Grace Luechtefeld; and great-grandchildren are Bailey, Clara and Monica.