Marianne (Fredrickson) and Jim Wilson, of Beloit, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a private gathering at their home. They were married on Sept. 20, 1969 at the Holiday Inn in South Beloit.
The couple were high school sweethearts that got back together when Jim returned from Vietnam after serving with the Marines. They have lived in Beloit for 39 years.
Jim was a financial advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors before retiring in 2017. Marianne worked at Beloit Memorial Hospital as a recovery room nurse before retiring in 2012.
The Wilsons have three children, Chris (Jenni), Ryan (fiancée Charlene) and Darren. They have four grandchildren.