Larry and Mardi Bielema of Washington celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 14, 2017.
Mr. Bielema and the former Mardi Edlund were married October 14, 1967, at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, IL. The Reverend John Nieuwsema performed the 2:00 p.m. ceremony on a beautiful Fall day.
On October 14, 2017, a dessert reception was held from 2-4 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. A family dinner followed.
They are parents of Lisa (Steve) Galbraith of Morton, IL; Tom (Wendy) Bielema of Washington, IL; and Mike (Kili) Bielmea of Dunlap, IL. They also have 9 grandchildren.
Larry Bielmea was employed by Callender & Co. Insurance in Peoria, IL as an Insurance Broker for 35 years, retiring in 2014. Mardi worked at various OSF Medical Groups as a Registered Nurse, retiring in 2010.