Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Anderson of Spring Valley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Fellowship Hall at St. John's Lutheran Church in Peru. They request no gifts.
Rodney Anderson and the former Lyla Becherl were united in marriage Sept. 5, 1964, in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in McHenry, N.C. They have resided in the Illinois Valley area since 1967.
They are the parents of two daughters, Camille (Jeffrey) Jordan of Germantown Hills and Crystal Anderson of Normal. They also have three grandchildren, Katelynn, McKenzie and Nathan.
Rodney was employed as a pharmacist at May's Drug in Peru before owning and operating Dakota Drug in Spring Valley. He is retired from working at Green Tree Pharmacy in Minonk the last 20 years. Lyle worked as a pharmacy technician at Dakota Drug and Green Tree Pharmacy before retirement. They are members of St. John's Lutheran Church.