ESCANABA - Family members and friends of Michael and Carolyn Needham joined with the couple as they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner held at the Terrace Bay Inn on Jan. 27.
Michael and the former Carolyn Breitenbach were married Jan. 28, 1961, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Escanaba. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Thompson.
Attending the bride were, Mary (Breitenbach) Anderson, Sharon (Miller) Broderick, Julie (Praiss) Newberg and Joyce (Curtis) Karius. Groomsmen were, Richard Breitenbach, William Breitenbach, Wallen Godlewski and Neil Blake.
Michael and Carolyn Needham
The Needhams are the parents of four children, Suzanne McMillan of Flemington, N.J., Lt. Col. Michael Needham of Fairfax Station, Va., Patricia Thompson of Rochester, Minn., and John Needham of Pataskala, Ohio. All the children surprised their parents by arriving home together to spend the weekend celebrating their anniversary.
The couple are also the grandparents of 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson.