Gerald L. and Patricia A. Lyness

Gerald L. and Patricia A. Lyness, of Ryan, are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

Gerald L. Lyness and Patricia A. Ryan were married Nov. 23, 1968 at St. Patricks Church, Ryan.

They have four children: Polly (John) Monaghan, and Jeff (Cindy) Lyness, of Manchester, Renee (Chad) Levi, of Cedar Rapids and Sharri (Jim) Wenger of Masonville.

They have 14 grandchildren: Michaela (Monaghan) Ronnebaum, Megan, Kellie, Adam and Erin Monaghan; Nolan and Sam Lyness; Kelsey, Kerrigan and Maura Levi; Hannah, Hallie, Rachel and Marcus Wenger.

They will have a family celebration at home.