Mersch — 70 years

Marcy and John Mersch

John and Marcy Mersch, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Saturday with a reception for relatives and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Parish Center, 402 N. Eighth St. A Mass will follow at 4:15 p.m.

Cards may be sent to them at 1431 Lainson Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501.

Their family includes Larry Mersch, of Fort Dodge; Valerie Graves, of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Tommy Mersch, of Humboldt; Johnny Mersch Jr., of Fort Dodge; and Gary Mersch, of Clare. Their son, Timmy Mersch, is deceased.

Marcy Crawford and John Mersch were married on Aug. 18, 1948.