Duane and Sue Vanderwalker of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 12 with a marriage blessing by Father John Dowling at the vigil Mass. They enjoyed a party with close friends and a stay at the Biltmore Inn.
Father Joseph Egan officiated their marriage in 1963 at St. Mary Church in Woodstock, Ill. The Vanderwalkers’ three children are: Jonathan Vanderwalker (deceased); Kevin Vanderwalker of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; and Christine Vanderwalker Blum of Marengo, Ill.; and they have four grandchildren.
Mr. Vanderwalker retired from the city of Algonquin, Ill., and Mrs. Vanderwalker retired from Citibank. They moved to the Glade in 1999.