The Rev. Phillip and Patricia Friedeman, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday. A marriage covenant renewal service will be followed by a buffet, hosted by their sons, for invited guests and family at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.
Phillip Friedeman and Patricia Hiss were married Aug. 9, 1959, at the First Congregational Church of Great Bend, with the Rev. Edward Brantz officiating.
Phillip graduated from Kansas University in 1959, Andover Newton Theological School in 1963, and Illoff School of Theology in 1976. He began phased retirement after 35 years, serving nine churches in six states. He currently serves as a director of aftercare for Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Patricia attended Doane College in 1955 and graduated from Emporia State University in 1958. She taught school for three years before becoming a full-time homemaker until moving to Lawrence where she was an associate with KU Endowment until 2001.
They have two sons, P. Shawn and wife Sheryl, Missoula, Mont., and Thad and wife Barbara, Pierre, S.D.
Cards and well-wishes may be sent to the couple at 808 Fox Chase Court, Lawrence, KS 66049.