Ralph and Norma Weerts of Newton will be honored for their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. July 29 at First United Methodist Church, 801 N. Main in Newton.

Ralph Weerts and the former Norma Olson were married July 29, 1952 in McIntosh, South Dakota. Since that time they have resided at 406 E. Sixth in Newton.

He is a registered electrician working for 38 years with Newton Electric; before that he served for four years as a electrician with the U.S. Navy. She has been a homemaker for 65 years.

Hosts for the celebration are their children and spouses Martha and Jack Kasper, Cindy and Jim Casey, all of Newton; and their son and spouse Randy and Janet Weerts of Towanda.

The couple has 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.