Donald and Margaret Welk of Morton, Ill. will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Donald Welk and Margaret Essig were married Feb. 12, 1956 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Washington. They have three children: Patti (Rick) Vance, Tremont, Ill.; Becky (Scott) Mischler and Karen (Mark) Martin, both of Morton.

They have seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Don and Marg are still active on their family farm, where they raise corn, soybeans, wheat, hay and cattle. They thoroughly enjoy spending time with their family. Every year for the past 44 years, Don and Marg have taken their family to Arkansas for a vacation at the lake. They have taught all of their children, grandchildren and several friends how to water ski. Don and Marg have created many lasting memories for their family.