Nelsons to celebrate 50th

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Nelson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 27 with their family and friends.

The couple will be honored for 50 years of marriage at a picnic reception from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Andrew Wiley Park, 53rd Ave.

Ernest and June Nelson were married on Aug. 31, 1950 in Erskine, Minn. they have lived in Sweet Home for 33 years.

Ernest and June worked many years as farmers as well as in the Sugar Beat Plant in Mentor, Minn, before moving to Sweet home. Ernest then worked for Willamette Industries for 18 years before retiring. June was employed with the state Disability Service for 15 years as well as being a homemaker.

Ernest and June are the parents of Wayne, Vern, Eugene, Wanda and Rhonda Nelson, Will and Connie Moyer and Lance and Bonnie Mason. They have 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.