Ellingers celebrate 50th anniversary

Leonard E. and Arlene F. (Soles) Ellinger, of Lewistown, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Dec. 22, 1962, at St. John’s Ridge Church, McClure.

The special anniversary was celebrated with a surprise party at St. Mark’s Church in Alfarata.

Their children are: Rodney Ellinger and wife, Teresa, of Lewistown; Sheila Salyer, of Asheville, N.C.; and Brett Ellinger, and wife, Becky, of Lewistown. They have five grandchildren.

Leonard has been self employed for his entire life. Arlene was a registered nurse and homemaker.

They are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church, McClure.

They attribute the success of their marriage to love and companionship.