Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nilges, Loose Creek, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Henry Nilges and Mary Louise Brand were married October 24, 1953, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. Fr. Mers officiated. They were attended by Margaret Mary Thessen Kliethermes, Loose Creek; Vince Dudenhoeffer, Centerville, Iowa; and Alberta Brand Mantle, deceased. Mr. and Mr. Nilges have four children: Phyllis Prenger and her husband Tom, Linn; Virgil Nilges, Loose Creek; Marlene Stiefermann and her husband Warren, Jefferson City; and Carolyn Pointer and her husband Tim, Linn. They also have 10 grandchildren: Kyle Prenger, Keith Prenger, Kale Prenger, Colby Nilges, Lindsey Mullins, Michelle Mosley, Christa Warren, Dustin Maasen, Matthew Pointer, and Taylor Pointer, deceased; 18 great-grandchildren and two more very soon.