James and Jerilyn (Westgor) Forde, Moorhead, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner party at the Nicollet Island Inn, Minneapolis. A family celebration will be held in June in Tennessee.
They were married on Jan. 26, 1963, at First Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, Wis.
James was a long-time professor of mathematics at Concordia College and Jerilyn worked at Trinity Lutheran Church, the Charles Ambuehl Agency and Concordia College.
They have two daughters, Nicole (Bryan) Delorme, St. Louis Park, Minn.; and Larissa (Kevin) Dreyer, La Crosse, Wis.; and four grandchildren, Cameron and Audrey Delorme and Otis and Emmett Dreyer.