John & Annette (Boland) Olesen of Streator, IL recently celebrated their GOLDEN wedding anniversary. They were married on August 2, 1969 in Sycamore. In attendance at the ceremony were Maid of Honor Betty Wilson of Grand Ridge and Best Man Ray Wilson of Grand Ridge. The couple’s parents were the late John Olesen Sr. & the late Cleo Null of Streator and the late William & Katie Boland of Rutland. They are the parents of six children; Gary (Peggy) Cox of Ottawa, Jim (Trudy) Cox of Streator, Cindy (Scott) Grady of Streator, Todd (Jennifer) Olesen of Streator, Michelle (Joe)Triplett of Bloomington, and Tina (Rob) Keen of Streator. They are also the proud grandparents of 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Both John & Annette are retired. John worked at Thatchers Glass for 32 years, 5 years in Lincoln, and security at JCWhitney & Nicor Gas. Annette worked for 31 ½ years at Thatchers Glass, Cargillin Grand Ridge, Evening Caregiver for Becky Dady for 10 years, and spent 16 years babysitting her two granddaughters. A celebration was given by their children on July 20th at their daughter’s residence.