Richard and Rita Krause, Russell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 21 with a blessing of marriage at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary Queen of Angels, Russell, with dinner, reception and dance to immediately follow at Russell VFW, hosted by their children. The couple requests no gifts.

Children of the couple are Richard Krause and wife, Tammy, Russell, Jeff Krause and wife, Terrie, Phoenix, and Kevin Krause and wife, Sheri, Ellis.

The couple has six grandchildren, Nathan and Ryan Krause, Katie and Anna Krause, and Dylan and Regan Krause.

Richard and Rita Krause were married Jan. 16, 1962, in Salina.