Jim and Marie Casper
Jim and Marie Casper
Jim and Marie Casper will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday. They were married in Chicago and retired to the Sechrist Lake area in 2016 from Palos Heights, Ill.

They have three children, Michele (Kurt) Christensen, Jim (Lisa) Casper and Danene (Scott) Bloch; and seven granchildren, Nichole, Paige, Ashley, Madison, Charles, Kyle and Julia.

They celebrated with a two-week trip to the east coast that included Charleston, S.C.; Savannah, Ga.; the outer islands of Georgia; and Lexington, Ky.