Pilgers observe 50th anniversary

    Richard and Marilyn Pilger are observing their 50th wedding anniversary.
    The couple was married Aug. 7, 1965 at St. Clement Catholic Church.
    Richard is the son of Maxine Pilger and the late Daryle Pilger. Marilyn is the daughter of the late Herman and Dorothy Purk.
    They are parents of Ken (Doris) Pilger of Beardstown; Kristy (David) Boecker of Morton; and Keith (Monica Ford) of Beardstown. They have seven grandchildren: Austin, Emily, Ethan, Kaden, Keelan, Kyson, and Jack.
    Richard is retired from Ameren Illinois and Marilyn is the owner of 4 All Seasons.
    A celebration will be held at a later date.

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