TOWANDA — Jerry and Clara Lehan of Towanda will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by attending Mass on Nov. 23 at St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, followed by a family dinner at Ozark House Restaurant. They also celebrated with a family vacation in June to Gulf Shores, Ala., and a Danube River cruise including visits to Budapest and Prague in November.
Lehan and Clara Leingang were married Nov. 23, 1967, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Columbia.
They are the parents of Matthew (Chari) Lehan, Frankfort; Mark (Heather) Lehan, Indianapolis, Ind.; Jennifer (Mike) Reitz, St. Charles, Mo.; J.J. Lehan, Superior, Colo.; and Brendan Lehan, St. Louis, Mo. They have eight grandchildren.
He worked in information systems for 43 years, the last nine at Illinois State University, retiring in 2004. She worked as a registered nurse for 46 years, working at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and 29 years at ISU Student Health Services, retiring in 2012. She is parish nurse at St. Patrick Church of Merna.