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Paul Norman and Melba Mae Benter Darlage, of Seymour, plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 3 to 8 p.m. March 30 at St. John’s Lutheran School, Sauers. All family and friends are invited.

The couple was married March 29, 1964, on Easter Sunday evening at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauers, by the late Rev. Alvin Mueller.

Melba was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Martha Benter. Paul was the son of late Harry and Edna Darlage.

They have two children, Joseph (Mary) Darlage, Freetown, Sharry (Jarrod) Rothrock, Seymour; and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Darlage is a homemaker and enjoyed cake-making and decorating for family. She served as Washington Township trustee from 2002 to 2014 and is a member of Ladies Aid, Home Economic Club and Sunday school teacher for many years. She graduated from Brownstown High School in 1960. She was a former employee of Marion Kay Products from 1960 to 1967 and Rightway Fasteners part-time from 1998 to 2003.

Mr. Darlage was a lifelong farmer and previously Pioneer Seed salesman. He was born and raised on the same farm where he resides. He served as church chairman, treasurer and school board member. He is a member of the Men’s Club and a former member of Dudleytown Conservation Club. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1959.

They both were baptized, confirmed and married at St. John’s Lutheran Church, where they are still members, and they both attended St. John’s Sauers Elementary School for eight years.

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