Blanches celebrating 50 years of marriage Aug. 21

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Richard (Butch) and Marianne Blanche of Eldridge will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 21.

Butch and Marianne Dell were married Aug. 21, 1971, at Assumption Catholic Church, Charlotte.

Marianne is retired from MidAmerican Energy after 20 years as a workers’ compensation case manager.

Butch is retired after working in the banking industry for 35 years.

They have two children, Melissa Billings of West Des Moines, and Reid Blanche of Eldridge. A son, Ryan, is deceased. Their grandchildren are Braeden Billings and Livia and R.J. Blanche.

They will celebrate the anniversary with a family dinner. A family vacation is planned at a later date.

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