Leroy and Lois (Stevens) Bendt, Ionia, Michigan were married on Aug. 20, 1962 in St. Johns, Michigan. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with an Open House on Aug. 12, 2012 in Ionia, Michigan.
Children of the couple are Debra (Brian) Curtis, Michigan; Marcy (Tony) Calabro, Florida; Duane Bendt, Michigan; Missy (Scott) Livasy, Michigan. They have 20 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Leroy was born and raised in Detroit Lakes and is a 1945 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School. Anyone wishing to send congratulations to the couple can mail them to: 360 E Tuttle Rd., Lot 173, Ionia, Michigan 48846.