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50th Anniversary: Nelsons

John and Vera Nelson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Friday night, April 3.

A meal was served by the Knights, and there was dancing and listening music by "The Partners."

They were married at a candlelight service at the United Methodist Church in Chippewa Falls on April 4, 1959. John and Vera operated a dairy and beef farm near Elmwood. Vera was employed by First State Bank and Citizens State Bank at Elmwood for 33 years, retiring in 2001.