JANESVILLE-Ellen and Gerald Kotche celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at home with family.
Kotche and Ellen Buttke were married Sept. 14, 1963, in Sun Prairie. He is retired from Operating Engineers 139. She was self-employed by Ellie's Drapery Workroom.
Their family includes Jerry Davis, Appleton; Jamie Kotche, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Bobbi Jo Bogner, Janesville. They also have seven grandchildren.