Dave and Joan Rauch of Damascus will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 17. Their children and grandchildren will honor the couple with a small family dinner at their home.
The former Joan Criss, daughter of the late William and Ida Criss, and Mr. Rauch, son of Alice Kraly and the late Wilbur Rauch, were married at 7:30 p.m. June 17 at the First Church of the Brethren in Alliance. The Rev. J.D. Zeigler officiated the ceremony.
The Rauches have resided in the Damascus area for their married life. They attend Damascus Friends Church and have been involved in numerous community groups. They both have been very active in the church as well as Ruritans.
Mrs. Rauch was a homemaker and caregiver of many children.
Mr. Rauch was employed as a delivery milkman, a farmer, a teacher, a landscaper, and retired from Strawn Oilfield.
The couple's four children are Judy (Tim) Smith, Jane (Roger) Dunn, Missy (John) Morris and Dave (Erin) Rauch. They have eight grandchildren.