Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Wansing, Meta, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary May 11 with a dinner and open house in Meta, hosted by their children. Donald J. Wansing and Mary Jane Boessen were married May 11, 1974, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, St. Thomas. Fr. James Offutt officiated. They were attended by Sharon (Boessen) Bax, St. Thomas; James Wansing, Eldon; Joyce Boessen, St. Thomas; Leroy Wilde, Jefferson City; Margaret Ann (Boessen) Bauer, deceased; Andy Massman, Meta; Karen (Bax) Otto, St. Elizabeth; Robert Wansing, St. Elizabeth; Cheryl Boessen, St. Thomas; and Keith Loethen, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Wansing have four children: Jennifer (Wansing) Ortmeyer and her husband Bradley Ortmeyer, Taos; Dale Wansing and his wife Melissa Wansing, Wardsville; Brian Wansing, deceased; and Lindsey (Wansing) Lepper and her husband Derek Lepper, Jefferson City. They also have 10 grandchildren: Aleksa Ortmeyer, Kaelyn Ortmeyer, Brynn Ortmeyer, Chace Ortmeyer, Joseph Wansing, Jonathan Wansing, Parker Wansing, Khael Lepper, Kodi Lepper, and Caysen Lepper.