Forsches Mark Golden

Bill and Lucy Forsch of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday.

They were united in marriage on May 17, 1968, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cleveland, by the Rev. Edward Vajda.

Lucy Forsch is the daughter of Freda Rhodes Rushman of Bridgeport and the late Richard Rushman. She is a graduate of Bellaire High School and is a retired real estate agent for Howe Realty.

Bill Forsch is the son of the late Charles and Leah Forsch of Wheeling. He is a graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and is a retired coal miner for Consol’s Shoemaker Mine.

They are the parents of two children. The family includes Holley Forsch Bossell and her husband Joe of Worthington, Ohio, and Michael of St. Clairsville. They have one grandson.

Their daughter will host a dinner in their honor at Mehlman Cafeteria in St. Clairsville with family and friends.