Mr. and Mrs. John G. Duesler Sr., Courtdale, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2, 2011.
Monsignor Anthony Norkunas married the couple in St. Mary’s Annunciation Church, Kingston. Attendants were the late Anna Mae Masonis Roman and Sylvester Kuchinskas.
Mrs. Duesler is the former Dorothy Masonis, daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie Masonis, Edwardsville. She is the mayor of Courtdale and is retired from the Health Sciences Office at Wilkes University and the Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds Office.
Mr. Duesler is the son of the late Galvin and Nell Duesler, Wilkes-Barre. He is retired from the Citizens’ Voice and is one of the founders of the newspaper. He is a school van driver.
The couple has four children, Drs. John G. Duesler Jr. and his wife, Bernice, Huntingdon Valley; Diane Cowman and her husband, Shawn, Courtdale; Sean G. Duesler and his wife, Jennifer, Edwardsville; and Denise Duesler and her boyfriend, Christopher Dubaskas, Edwardsville.
They have 13 grandchildren, Regina, John G. III, James and Aniela Duesler; Trevin, Tyler and Trey Cowman; Galvin, Cameron, Aubrey, and Molly Duesler; and Kasen Heim and Kaden Dubaskas.
The occasion was celebrated with family and friends at the home of Mrs. Duesler’s sister, Nancy Roberts.