Marion County Lake residents Joe and Barbara Tajchman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday and plan a family lunch July 24 at the lake hall before flying to Alaska in August for a rail and bus tour.
Joe Tajchman and Barbara Bolte were married July 9, 1966, at St. John Nepomucene Church, Pilsen.
The couple moved to Joe’s family farmstead in 1968. He continued to farm and feed cattle until he retired.
She worked at Tip Top dairy in Hillsboro, in the county clerk’s and treasurer’s offices, then in accounting and as office manager at Donahue Corp., Durham, before working with her daughter at Animal Health Center of Marion County, where she continues to work part-time.
The couple moved to the lake in 2011.
Their children are Jessica Laurin of Marion and Jenna Tajchman of Accra, Ghana. The Tajchmans have three grandchildren.