William and Patricia Van Dyk will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 9. They were married at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Grand Rapids, Mich., but now reside in Cherokee Village.
Bill and Pat Van Dyk have five children, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Chris, their oldest son, and his wife, Karen, reside in Nevada. Will, Mark and Milissa live in California. And Martin, along with his wife, Cheryl, resides in Texas.
A weekend getaway to Branson is planned for the couple. They hope to be back in town by June 11 when Father Kevin of St. Michael's Catholic Church will bless them as they exchange new rings at the 9 a.m. Mass. No other celebration has been planned.