Mr. and Mrs. Richard Welschmeyer, Freeburg, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving along with a trip and family dinner at a later date. Richard Welschmeyer and Lucille Hoelscher were married August 29, 1964, at St. Margaret Antioch Catholic Church, Osage Bend. The late Rev. Michael Schaller officiated. They were attended by Dorothy Veit, Jefferson City; Catherine Bruemmer, deceased; Esther Klebba, deceased; Janice Plemmons, Freeburg; Jerome Welschmeyer, Dixon; Leroy Welschmeyer, deceased; Irvin Hoelscher, Osage Bend; and Don Bruemmer, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Welschmeyer have two children: Linda Johnson and her husband Eric, Visilia, Calif., and Ann Pondrom and her husband Aaron, St. Robert. They also have eight grandchildren: Sevee Johnson, Rhett Johnson, Cort Johnson, Sophia Johnson, Jax Johnson (deceased), Isabella Pondrom, Carter Pondrom, and Isaac Pondrom (deceased).