Bill and Carol (Hirkala) Englert of Streator, IL have been married for 50 years as of August 9th. They were married on August 9, 1969 at St. Stephens Church in Streator. In attendance at the ceremony were Maid of Honor Suzanne (Lenhausen) Ishee, along with Bridesmaids Debbie (Hiltabrand) Wargo, Margie (Jolly) Graff, and Debbie (Shepherd) Bradford, and Flower Girl JoAnn (Englert) O’Kraski. Also in attendance were Best Man the late Bill Graff, along with Groomsmen Don Englert, Jack Rose, and the late John Stimac, and Ushers Jim Hirkala and Gerry Englert. The couple’s parents are the late Ray Englert and the late Rita (Krippel) Englert and Joe and Doris (Sornberger) Hirkala of Streator. Bill and Carol have six children, Kirk, Miranda, Luke, Crisandra, Marie (Josh), and Alanna Jo. They are the proud grandparents of 9 grandchildren, Marissa, Torri, Kaden, Clayton, Braydon, Connor, Gabriel, Mikey, and Mya Lynn, and one great-grandchild Charlotte Rose (Charlie). A celebration will be held in honor of their Golden Anniversary at Jerry’s Tap in Ransom on October 19th.