John R. and Patricia M. Fortner, Villa Ridge, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 16, 2013, with a gathering in Jesuit Hall following the 4:30 p.m. Mass said by Father Brian Hecktor and Father Mark Fortner, S.C.J. The event was given by family and friends.

Mr. Fortner and the former Miss Tetrault were united in marriage Nov. 16, 1963, at St. Francis Borgia Church, Washington. The Rev. Jochem Manfred, OFM, officiated at the ceremony.

The Fortners’ children and their spouses are Jim and Christine Seko, Dan and Bonita Dauer and Thomas and Jennifer Fortner. Grandchildren are Gregory, Elizabeth and Daniel Seko, Tristan and Drew Dauer, Tommy, Vinney and Tony Fortner, and two angels.