Dennis and Lois Merkes, of Cascade, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary May 10.

Dennis Merkes, of Farley, and Lois Rogers, of Cascade, were married May 10, 1975 at St. Martin Church, in Cascade with a celebration at the Cascade Legion Hall.

They have five children and seven grandchildren: Danny (Jenny) Merkes with children Logan, Brayden, Madison, Jayden of Farley; Jeremy (D: 1977); Jason (Shelley) Merkes with children Shyanne and Emery of Worthington; Laura (Matthew) Chase and Jonathan of Epworth; and Cheryl Merkes, of Cascade.