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COLFAX — Loren and Joy Poppe of Colfax will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation planned for August.

Poppe and Joy Alpers were married May 12, 1968, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Chenoa. Their attendants were Beverly Sohn and Larry Poppe.

They are the parents of Lori (Ben) Hiltabrand, Pleasant Plains, and Beth (Eric) Feit, Bloomington. They have four grandchildren.

He was operations manager at Struck Electric, then worked at State Farm, retiring in 2009. She is church secretary at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Chenoa.