Tony and Karen Axman will celebrate their 50th anniversary in October with an event to be shared with family and friends. Hosts of the celebration will be their children. Karla and Doug Crissman and Steve Axman and Sherry Doonan, all of Great Bend, David and Cindy Axman, of Lawrence, and Ryan and Ann Axman, of Hoisington; their eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Karen Koochel of Albert and Tony Axman of Olmitz were united in marriage on Aug. 21, 1961 at the Holy Trinity Church in Timken. The couple resides on the family farmstead north of Olmitz enjoying their love of nature and being a part of their historical rural community.