Stephan and Janice Dixon will celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Staff reports

Stephen and Janice Dixon of Matherville will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary at Johnny’s Italian Steak House with family.

Janice M. Verbeke of rural Reynolds and Stephen Dixon of Rural Illinois City were married on April 18, 1959 at St. Josephy’s Catholic Church in Rock Island.

Their children are Julie (Scott) Bell, Viola; Andrea (Brad) Schafman, Milan; Deanna Emery, Milan; Elizabeth Bare, Rock Island; and Steven (Patti) Dixon, Matherville. They have nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Stephen was employed at John Deere Harvester in East Moline for 30 years and retired May 1 1993. Janice was employed at Rock Island County Abstract and Title Guarantee, Edgington and Moline Township as a Property Assessor, and Mercer County as a Chief Assessor. She retired in 1999.

They are members of St. Anthony’s Church in Matherville.

Cards and notes from friends and relatives can be sent to P.O.Box 596 Matherville, Il, 61263.