Bob and Della Merten of Eldridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 15.
Della Arp and Bob Merten were married Oct. 15, 1971, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Davenport.
Bob and Della owned Quad City Turf Landscaping for 32 years. They retired in 2020.
They are the parents of Dena (Nate) Carlton of Eldridge, Mike (Nichole) Merten, and Renae (Kyle) Dolen, all of Milan, Ill.
Their grandchildren are Mikayla Carlton, Marissa Carlton, Wyatt Hudson, Jasmine Merten, Jordan Dolen, Josephine Dolen, and Joyce Dolen.