Mr. and Mr. Kenneth Boessen, St. Thomas, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with an open house at the St. Thomas Parish Hall, hosted by their children. Kenneth Boessen and Joyce Prenger were married November 30, 1968, at St. Joseph's Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. Gerald Poelker performed the ceremony. They were attended by Marilyn (Prenger) Veit; Diana (Prenger) Strickland; Rosemary (Pringer) Mertens; Margaret (Boessen) Bauer, deceased; Carla Schaefer; Jim Boessen; Jim Groene; Dennis Strickland; Virgil Kirkweg; and Marshall Boessen. Mr. and Mrs. Boessen have four children: Cheryl Boessen, Mark and Lora Boessen, Gregg and Susan Boessen, all of St. Thomas, and Angie and Darrin Haslag, Taos. They also have seven grandchildren: Emma Boessen, Olivia Boessen, Philip Boessen, Madison Boessen, Bria Boessen, Kenley Haslag, and Scott Haslag.