Ralph Witmer and Doris (Blosser) Witmer of rural Salem celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a celebration at their family farm on Aug. 14. Many friends and family members attended.
The Witmers have been owners of Witmer's Inc. in Columbiana for 60 years. They are also partners in Das Dutch Haus and The Dutch Village Inn and Shoppes. They are active members of Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana.
They have nine children, Ellen (Greg) Witmer Bowman, Grace (Alan) Witmer Styer and Nelson (Kristine) Witmer, all of Salem, Irene (Dusty) Witmer Rhodes of Colorado Springs, Colo., Miriam (Jay) Witmer Reesor of Markham, Ontario, Sharon (John Francomacaro) Witmer of Alexandria, Va., Rachel (David) Witmer Martin of Akron, Pa., Wayne (Luisa) Witmer of Broadway, Va., and Rebecca (Tom) Witmer O'Connor of Pittsford, N.Y. They also have 26 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.