Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Waldschmidt, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Oct. 4, 2008, at Fischer Pipe Testing Shop, Ellis. The celebration started with Mass at St. Mary Church, Ellis, with a special blessing by Father Curtis Carlson, followed by a potluck hosted by their children at the shop.

Children of the couple are Ronald Waldschmidt and wife, Diane, Connie Fink and husband, Ernie, Phyllis Richards and husband, John, John Waldschmidt and wife, Linda, Viola Fischer, Charles Waldschmidt and wife, Verlene, Pete Waldschmidt and wife, Sandy, Judy Herman and friend, Jack Carver, Paula Befort and husband, Howard, Debbie Herman and husband, Randy, and Dee Dee Donly and husband, Bruce, and the late Richard Waldschmidt.

The couple have 23 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Rudolph T. and Agnes M. (Fisher) Waldschmidt were married Oct. 5, 1943, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis.