Tom and Ruth Chikalla celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 25.
They were married June 25, 1960, at St. Augustine Church in Wausaukee, Wis.
Tom and Ruth met while they were students at the University of Wisconsin.
Ruth taught biology at Kennewick High School and later volunteered at Christ the King School. She attended Columbia Basin Colleg to become a registered nurse.
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Tom worked for General Electric, Battelle and retired from PNNL as an associate director.
They have three children, Paul Chikalla of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Mark (Debra) Chikalla of Dallas, Texas; and Karyn (Brian) Oldfield of Richland. They have three grandchildren.