Tim and Joan Farmer celebrate 50th anniversary Tim and Joan Farmer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 9, 2011. They were joined in marriage on September 9, 1961 at Bethany Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich. They celebrated this summer on July 17 with an open house at Rockford Baptist Church. Many of their family and friends were in attendance. The Farmers are the parents of Tim Farmer of Grand Rapids, Ron and Shawn Aulbach of Rockford, and Chris and Shanna Hansen of Bliss, N.Y. They are the grandparents of AnnMarie, Brennan, AisLynn, Brysonn and Braylenn Aulbach, and Caleb, Lucas, Isaac, Micah and Shayla Hansen. Tim and Joan currently reside in Newaygo and spend their winters in Melbourne Beach, Fla. They enjoy spending time with family and many friends, are active at Rockford Baptist Church and enjoy outdoor activities.