SPALDING - A total of 250 friends and family members recently gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ken and Anita DuBois of Spalding at the DuBois Camp in Spalding.
The former Anita Motto and Ken DuBois were married May 9, 1959, at St. George Catholic Church in Bark River. The couple celebrated their golden anniversary with a Mass held at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding.
Original attendants were Janice Bal, sister of the bride, Barbara Bailey, friend, Deana Kauffman, cousin of the bride, Sherry Hansen, sister of the groom, Glenn Jamar, friend, Tony Otradovec, cousin of the bride, and John Hafeman, friend. Clary Veeser, sister of the bride, was flower girl.
Anita and Ken DuBois, 1959
Ken, now retired, worked as an operating engineer for Fox Valley Construction. He also owned a Christmas tree business which is still family-owned. Ken's hobbies include restoring antique tractors. He is a member of the Mid County Antique Tractor Club and the Wisconsin Tree Association. He also enjoys spending time at his cabin.
Anita, a busy homemaker, helped manage the family tree farm business and continues to manage the wreath and roping departments. Anita enjoys gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
The couple's children are daughters, Lisa (Jay) Farley of Spalding and Denise (Todd) Kammerzelt of Sheboygan, Wis., and son Greg (Lynn) DuBois of Spalding.
Ken and Anita have seven grandchildren: Kenlyn Farley of Novi, Mich.; Jayson Farley, Adam Dubois, Alissa DuBois, and Ben DuBois, all of Spalding; and Caitlin Hendrixson and Ashley Hendrixson, both of Sheboygan.
Out-of-town guests traveled from Wisconsin, Illinois and Arizona to celebrate the DuBois' 50th anniversary.