Bill and Erma Rau are celebrating their 50th anniversary Saturday, December 9. The couple were married December 9, 1967 at the Christ EUB Church, Continental by Rev. Larry Hopkins.
Bill is the son of Leroy and Esther Rau, and Erma is the daughter of Lauren and Violet Wagner. Their two children are Bernie (Theresa) Rau of Continental, and Janie (Dale) Noffsinger of Paulding. Their grandchildren are Jake Rau, Riley Noffsinger, Wyatt Noffsinger, Lindsey Miller and Ben Miller. Their great-grandchildren include Grant Clementz, Danielle Clementz, Bricen Miller and Brea Miller.
Bill is retired from General Motors Powertrain, Defiance. Erma is also retired.
There is a celebration for family and friends hosted by their children, at 2:00pm, Saturday, December 9 at the American Legion Post 541 in Continental. The couple request that gifts be omitted.