Robert and Frances Handke of Atchison will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception at St. Patrick’s School Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. A Mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church will be held at 8:30 a.m. that morning with a blessing by Fr. Jeremy Heppler during regular services.
The couple were united in marriage June 6, 1949, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Fr. Cyprain Nordus officiating.
From this marriage were born seven children: Gary (Kathy) Handke, Peggy (Ron) Lutz, Wayne (Jennifer) Handke, Robert (Angela) Handke, Glen (Jennifer) Handke, Phillip (Robin) Handke and Karen (Nelson) Birkinsha. The couple also have 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Cards may be sent to: 3995 Phillips Road. Atchison, KS 66002. Bob and Frances request no gifts!