Ben “Jack” and Barbara Tietjens, of rural Clinton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 16.
Barbara Peters and Ben Tietjenswere married Aug. 16, 1959, at St. John Lutheran Church in Clinton.
Ben was employed by the Thomson, Illinois, and Rock Island schools, teaching driver’s education for 31 years. Barbara was employed by the Franciscan Hospital as a registered nurse for 15 years.
They are the parents of Ann (Juanita Juarez) Tietjens, of Normal, Illinois; Julie (Tim) Larsen, of Moline, Illinois; Ronna (Aaron, deceased) Braaten, of Bettendorf; and Joleen (John, deceased) Wright, of Charlotte.
They have two grandchildren, Laurel and Annika Braaten; four stepgrandchildren, Sara, John, Rosie and Leah Wright; and a stepgreat-grandson, Kayson John.