Wagners celebrate 50th anniversary

March 9, 2010

By Staff

VonEmma and Rueben Wagner in 1960

Wagners celebrate 50th anniversary

Rueben and VonEmma Wagner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 6, 2010, in Kauai, Hawaii.Rueben and VonEmma met in Scottsbluff, Neb., while still in high school. VonEmma was born and raised in Scottsbluff, while Reuben was raised in Gering, Neb., just a short distance away.

On March 6, 1960, shortly after graduating from high school, they were married and made their home in Scottsbluff.

In 1963, they started their family when daughter Shelly Dawn was born. Two years later, they had son Jason Richard.After visiting family in the Seattle area and seeing the opportunity for employment, along with several other reasons, they decided to make the move to the Northwest. In 1970, they left Scottsbluff for the small town of Issaquah.

Rueben and VonEmma Wagner in 2010

Rueben and VonEmma both enjoyed long working careers — Rueben spent 30 years with the Totem Foods Co. while VonEmma spent 25 years with The Boeing Co. Both have been retired for several years and they enjoy trips to Arizona every winter.

When home in Issaquah, they enjoy gardening and spending time with their family, which now includes three grandchildren.

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