WILLITZ 60th anniversary

The Rev. and Mrs. John Willitz are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. John and the former Janet Black, both 1955 graduates of Fort Atkinson High School, were married by the Rev. Henry Gieschen Sept. 20, 1958 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. They retired in Fort Atkinson in October of 2007 after John served 34 years in the ministry of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod church in western Wisconsin and Alexandria, Minn. Their family includes five children — Jonathan (Sheryl) Willitz of Bloomington, Ill.; Joel (Dawn) Willitz of Wausau; Julie (Frank) Retz of Boyceville; Jane (Michael) Jensen of Fort Atkinson; and James (Leslie) Willitz of Fort Atkinson — 27 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

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