Robert 'Bob' and Wilma Huegel

Posted: Oct. 22, 2017 12:01 am

Robert "Bob" and Wilma J. Huegel of 1089 N. 1925th Ave., Mendon, Ill., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a train trip to the West in the spring.

Mr. Huegel and the former Wilma Dowd were married Oct. 28, 1967, at the First Methodist Church in Springfield, Ill.

Mrs. Huegel is a daughter of the late Robert "Jack" Dowd and Veda E. Dowd Carroll of Decatur, Ill. Mr. Huegel is a son of the late Lawrence "Bud" and Irene Huegel of Quincy.

Together they raised Jolene Wise of Charleston, W.Va., Robin (Scott) Walden of Quincy and Lynn (Nigel) Houghton of Potomac Falls, Va. A few years later, Laura Nugent of Quincy was born. They have eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Huegel retired from IBM, and Mrs. Huegel retired from the school district office in Burlington, Ill.

They are members of the First Church of Christian Science.

The couple met at the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. office in Springfield, where Mrs. Huegel worked and Mr. Huegel serviced the office machines.