Karen S. and William E. “Bill” Haas Jr. of Godfrey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 26, 2016.
Bill and the former Karen Sue Greene were united in marriage on Nov. 26, 1966, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton by the late Msgr. James A. Suddes.
Bill, who served in the U.S. Air Force, was employed by National Food Supermarket in Godfrey as a frozen food manager and eventually retired in 1995 after 26 years of service.
Karen dedicated many years to education and retired as a principal at East Alton School District No. 13 in 2004.
Bill and Karen have two children, William E. “Will” Haas III of Godfrey and Amy M. (Daniel) Paulda of Brighton.
The couple also has three grandchildren, Shea Radcliff, Megan Paulda and Matthew Paulda, all of Brighton.
Their anniversary was celebrated with family and friends at Tony’s Loft in downtown Alton.