Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Boessen, Wardsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Stanislaus Church followed by a family dinner at Madison's, hosted by their sons. A family vacation is planned for this summer. Eugene Boessen and Cheryl Oberschulte were married April 3, 1971, at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. Msgr. Bernard Boessen (deceased) officiated. They were attended by Janice Phillips, Mike Luetkemeyer, Sandy Daniels, Dan Brune, Al and Joanie Luebbering, Mary Lynn Boessen, Joe Boessen, Stan Boessen, and Monica Cas-tagno. Mr. and Mrs. Boessen have four children: Jeff Boessen and his wife Meredith, Wardsville; Chris Boessen and his wife Marcia, Wardsville; Brad Boessen and his wife Whitney, St. Louis; and Adam Boessen and his wife Marisa, St. Louis. They also have 11 grand-children: Drew Boessen, Audrey Boessen, Addison Boessen, Macy Markway, Olivia Boessen, Brooke Boessen, Grant Boessen, Jada Markway, Bo Boessen, Blair Boessen, and Margot Boessen.