William "Willie" and Karen
William "Willie" and Karen
Karen Grindeland and William "Willie" Brown were united in Holy Matrimony at St. John's Lutheran Church at Locust Dec. 8, 1962.

Thus began a marriage that would stand the test of time. They are celebrating 50 years of blessings.

The Browns have three children, all graduating from Decorah High School and Luther College. They are: Todd, married to Jonel; Pam, married to Dean Haugen; and Cinday, Married to Klint Kjeldahl. They have seven grandchildren: Nick, Matt, Luke, Aly, Lars, Kyra and Anna.

A family dinner was at Rubaiyat Restaurant in Decorah.