CRYSTAL LAKE – Howard and Marilyn Podlesak of Crystal Lake will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in April.
Marilyn Dudley married Howard Podlesak on April 18, 1953, in Chicago. After their marriage, they lived in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland while he served in the Army. After raising their family in Chicago and Oak Park, they retired to Osage Beach, Mo., and moved to Crystal Lake in 1995.
Howard was employed as an engineering supervisor at GTE (Verizon) before retiring in 1982.
A devoted homemaker, Marilyn also enjoyed many careers as a church secretary, legal assistant and piano teacher.
Howard and Marilyn have three children, Jane (Bill) Stangeland, Jeffrey (Kathy) Podlesak and Nancy (Mel) Meister.
Seven grandchildren and a great-grandson complete their loving family.
They have enjoyed a long retirement, traveled to historic sites in America and continue to share many varied, interesting crafts and hobbies.