Mr. and Mrs. Michael Runkel

WEIRTON — Mr. and Mrs. Michael Runkel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Presque Isle, Pa.

Runkel and the former Marlene Rybka were united in married on July 13, 1968, at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Weirton with the Rev. Emil Dobosz officiating.

He is the son of the late Mike and Aurelia Runkel. He retired from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 490, Steubenville, and Local No. 495, Cambridge, with 44 years of service.

She is the daughter of the late John and Irene Rybka. She is retired from Hancock School Employees Federal Credit Union in Weirton.

They have three daughters: Lisa Boron of Lugoff, S.C.; Lori Rypka of Frederick, Md.; and Amy Kirk of Frisco, Texas. There are seven grandchildren.