Bill and Marilyn Hessman celebrate 50th anniversary

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Bill and Marilyn Hessman, Joy, are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 1, 2010. Bill Hessman and the former Marilyn Olson were married May 1, 1960, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan, with Fr. John Callahan officiating.

The couple have farmed at Joy all their married life. They are the parents of three children; Jeff (Nancy) Hessman, Joy, Leanne (Paul) Thomas, Aledo, and Jason (Amber) Hessman, Joy. They have six grandchildren; Cody, Beth, Mara, Cole, Taylor, Emily and another grandchild due in July. 

They are members of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Andalusia, where Bill is an usher and Marilyn has been organist for 50 years.

The couple will be celebrating with a mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2010, with a potluck dinner in the church basement following mass.