Philip and Kathleen Anderson celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary | Advertisement

Philip and Kathleen Anderson of Kenosha will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 29 with a 4 p.m. mass at St. Mark’s Catholic Church followed by a family dinner at The Hobnob.

They enjoyed a Viking riverboat cruise in Paris, Germany and Prague last fall and are planning a Viking cruise in Russia and the Baltic Sea in June.

Philip Anderson and Kathleen Morrison met at an eighth grade CYO dance. They were married at St. Mark’s Catholic Church on January 29, 1972. They have lived in Kenosha all their lives.

They have three children: Brad (Jim Stitzlein) Anderson, of Stevens Point; Jeff (Kristin Falk) Anderson of Waukesha; and Susan (Jess Martzahl) Anderson of Pleasant Prairie.

Philip worked in the family business, Burgess, Anderson and Tate from 1968 to 2000. He was then an agent for Sentry Insurance and Modern Woodman until his retirement. He now works part-time for the Draeger-Langendorf funeral home in Racine.

Kathleen has been a hairdresser for 52 years. She has owned her own salon, Country Village Hair Salon, for 28 years and is still working.

They have been active members of St. Mark’s Catholic Church throughout their married life. Kathy sings in the choir and the cantors.

Philip was a basketball referee for many years and currently works on the scoreboards at both Carthage Collage and UW-Parkside. They both enjoy golfing, traveling and playing Eucher.

Their advice for a successful and lasting relationship? Trust in God and treat each other with respect.

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