Merlin (Mert) and Lillian Jasper are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

Merlin Jasper and the former Lillian Lueck were married June 17, 1950 at S.S. Peter & Paul Church in Petersburg.

They are the parents of Dr. Duane (Rhonda) Jasper of Independence, Daniel Jasper of Phoenix, Ariz., Carolyn (Ernie) Mills of Janesville, Wis., Michael (Annette) Jasper of Gilbert, Ariz. and Mark Jasper, deceased.

They have nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

They plan to celebrate with a family get together at a later date.