Marilyn and Jack Willey of Maquoketa will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. All family and friends are invited to the Maquoketa Art Experience, 124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, from 2 – 4 p.m.

A family dinner will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16.

Jack and the former Marilyn Hess exchanged wedding vows Sept. 28, 1968, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Farley.

They are the parents of three children: Jason of Eldridge; Eric of Port Richey, Florida; and Keesha Frahm of Eldridge.

They have nine grandchildren.

Jack and Marilyn owned and operated Jack & Associates Cosmetology Salon in Maquoketa. They are now retired.  Jack is a current member of the Jackson County Board of Supervisors.