A 50th wedding anniversary was celebrated September 26, 2009, by George and Maureen (Patterson) Phillips of Rockford.
A surprise dinner reception was held at Egypt Valley Country Club in honor of the occasion.
Children of the couple are Jeffrey and Denise Flikkema and Gregory and Doreen Schoenborn. They have four grandchildren, George Michael and Katie Maureen Flikkema, and Patrick Ryan and Heather Marie Schoenborn.
Friends and family wish George and Maureen Phillips many more cherished anniversaries.