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Donald and Marcella Bouxsein celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Marcella Mills) Bouxsein of Granville recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

The couple were married June 27, 1959, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in DePue by the Rev. Andrew Dzuryo. Their attendants were Kenneth Bouxsein, cousin of the groom, and Lois Grilc, sister of the bride.

They are the parents of four children, Jill Ketter (and Phil Pistorius) of Peoria, D. Jon (Barbara) Bouxsein of Hennepin, Jeffrey Bouxsein (deceased) and Jennifer (John) Pembleton of Princeton. They also have nine grandchildren, Gina (Louie) Parnell, Elyse Ketter, Tyler (Katie) Ketter, Jake (Jessie) Bouxsein, Nick Bouxsein, Nicole Bouxsein, Katy Bouxsein, Victoria Pembleton and Hailee Pembleton, and four great-grandchildren, Ethan and Wyatt Parnell, Ila Bouxsein and Bodie Ketter.

Donald was employed by Ira Bouxsein and Son Trucking, and retired as chief deputy at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. Marcella is a homemaker and retired from MidAmerican Growers.

More than 25 guests attended a surprise celebration. The bride and groom were estorted by white limousine to the beautiful chapel located on the grounds of Chapel Hill Golf Course in Princeton. Stepping out of the limo, they were greeted by guests, including original members of the wedding party, close friends and family. Father Patrick DeMeulemeester heartwarmingly conducted the blessing and renewal of vows, while these special moments were all being captured by Quentin Buffington. Following the services, the party enjoyed lunch and cake in the sunroom at Plantation Grill. The couple and their family would like to thank all those who took the time to send cards, gifts and warm wishes for their special day.

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