Mr. and Mrs. Michael Solmen celebrate 60 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Solmen of Leetonia recently celebrated 60 years of marriage with a surprise party hosted by their daughter, Judy (Ken) Brown, at her farm in Hanoverton.

The former Donna “Mickey” McDonal and Mr. Solmen were united in marriage on July 3, 1954, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem.

Before retirement, Mr. Solmen worked at the Deming Co. and Hunt Valve in Salem. Mrs. Solmen worked at Superior Wallpaper and Paint and Weyant’s Paint and Wallcovering, also in Salem.

The Solmens also have a son, Mark, and seven grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren.