Bill and Rita Humphrey Anniversary


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Posted Online: Nov. 13, 2012, 10:58 am
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Bill and Rita Humphrey, Milan, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at a family dinner.
The former Rita Pingel and Bill Humphrey were married on Nov. 22, 1952, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rock Island.
They have five children, Doug and Julie, Kevin and Kitty, Milan; Pam and Ron Brown, Rock Island; Brian, San Bruno, Calif.; and Beth and Dave Holland, Delavan, Ill. They are blessed with 11 grandchildren/stepgrandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren/stepgreat-grandchildren.
Bill's 80th birthday was celebrated on Aug. 20 and Rita's 80th birthday was celebrated on Sept. 5.
Bill was employed for 33 years for the Department of the Army, Rock Island Arsenal. He retired in 1990 and worked for 14 years at Saukie Golf Course, Rock Island.Rita is a homemaker.
They are members of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan.












 



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