Mike and Joan (Knipper) Wessels are celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary.

They were united in marriage June 12, 1981 at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Manchester.

They have four children: Ryan (Elizabeth) of Atkins, Angie (Kyle) Fagan of Manchester, Nick (Melanie) of Littleton, Colo., and Katie (Kyle) Altier of Englewood, Colo. They also have eight grandchildren.