ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - John Gibbs Sr., and Yvonne Bastyr Gibbs celebrated their 50th wedding anniversar July 23. The couple married July 23, 1960, at St. Joseph's Church in Jordan, Minn.
Yvonne graduated from St. Theresa's College in Winona, Minn.
John is a graduate of St. Norbert's High School in Green Bay and the University of Notre Dame.
John and Yvonne Gibbs
The couple has lived in the Chicago area for many years and has many extended family members in the Twin Cities, the Midwest and on both the east and west coasts.
John and Yvonne currently travel, exercise, garden and support service organizations by volunteering with their parish, St. Edna in Arlington Heights, Ill.
The couple's children are Colleen (DeForest), Clare (Daryl), Jack (Jennifer), and Mark (Colleen).
They also have 11 grandchildren - Andrew, Brandon, Audrey, Grace, Neil, Tess, Kalen, Ella, Ainsley, Brianna and Connor.
John and Yvonne's children and their families will join with the couple as they celebrate their 50th anniversary with a holiday in Colorado.